The song of the day for Wednesday, January 22, 2020, is “Where Do You Start.”
About This Song
“Where Do You Start,” written in 1987, is one of the great songs from
Alan and Marilyn Bergman, with a beautiful melody by Johnny Mandel. This song has had many beautiful recordings: Nancy Lamott, Shirley Horn, Rosemary Clooney, Barbra Streisand, the Brad Mehldau Trio, Annie Ross, and Tony Bennett.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Where Do You Start” in 2004 for his album The Art of Romance. Composer Johnny Mandel wrote the arrangement.
On a personal note–I’d been a fan of Tony’s for quite a while. But the release of The Art of Romance coincided with the purchase of my first iPod. Literally, I could not stop listening to the album for many weeks–on the bus, at work, after I got home–thanks to that iPod, I could listen to the album, anytime, anywhere. I fell in love with The Art of Romance and in love with Tony Bennett.
“Where Do You Start,” as well as The Art of Romance, is available from iTunes.