Cy Coleman, who composed many of our favorite Tony Bennett songs, was born on June 14, 1929. We salute Cy Coleman, who wrote one of my favorites, “The Best Is Yet To Come,” which is our song of the day for June 14, 2013.
About This Song
Cy Coleman wrote “The Best Is Yet To Come” in 1959, with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. The song is associated with both Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, who sings it regularly at his live concerts.
About This Version
Today’s version is from Bennett’s legendary Carnegie Hall concert, recorded on June 9, 1962. The arrangement by Ralph Sharon with the orchestra is pretty much perfect. Listen for the muted trumpet at the very beginning of the song with the call and response. Great!
If there is a song that we at The Year of Tony Bennett consider a theme song, it may be “The Best Is Yet To Come.”
“The Best Is Yet To Come,” as well as the complete Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall album, is available from iTunes.