This week, we’re featuring our favorites from Tony Bennett’s live recordings. For Sunday, January 20, 2013, our choice is Lost In The Stars.
About Lost In The Stars
This song was composed by Kurt Weill, with lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, for the musical of the same name. Lost in the Stars was based on the 1948 Alan Paton novel Cry, The Beloved Country, which takes place in apartheid South Africa.
About This Version
Tony Bennett first recorded Lost in the Stars in 1958 with the Count Basie Orchestra, where it appears on In Person! This live version is from Bennett’s legendary 1962 Carnegie Hall concert.
Lost in the Stars, as well as the full Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall album, is available from iTunes.