The song of the day for Wednesday, March 20, 2013 is The Shadow Of Your Smile.
About This Song
Written by Johnny Mandel, with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, The Shadow of Your Smile was written as the theme song for the Richard Burton – Elizabeth Taylor film The Sandpiper from 1965. This song won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and the Academy Award for Best Original Song. I felt in love with Big Sur and the California coastline from seeing this movie. Our family made our first vacation trip to California a year later and seeing Big Sur for real was really wonderful. I still love that part of coast all these years later.
About This Version
This version is from Tony Bennett’s delightful The Movie Song Album. Composer Mandel, a frequent collaborator of Bennett, arranged and conducted this recording. Bennett sings The Shadow of Your Smile regularly in his live concerts.
The Shadow of Your Smile, as well as The Movie Song Album, is available from iTunes.