The Song of the Day for August 6, 2012 is Boulevard of Broken Dreams, by Harry Warren (music) and Al Dubin (lyrics) was written in 1993 and was used in the 1934 film Moulin Rouge. Tony originally recorded the song in 1949 on a demo record. He recorded the song for Columbia in 1950 and it was his first big hit. Tony sang the song at the Paramount Theater when he was invited to perform there by Bob Hope.
Today we feature a version of Boulevard of Broken Dreams that you may not have heard. This version was recorded for Astoria: Portrait of the Artist (which is in my top five favorite Tony Bennett albums) in 1990.