The song of the day for Sunday, September 17, 2017 is “Lost in the Stars.”
About This Song
“Lost in the Stars” was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for the 1949 musical of the same name. Lost in the Stars Was based on the 1948 novel by Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country. Set in South Africa in an era when apartheid seemed as if it would never end, the plot concerns a black priest whose son kills, in a robbery attempt, a white man who is a friend of his father. The priest sings this song at the end of the first act, in a complete crisis of faith.
About This Version
Tony Bennett first recorded “Lost in the Stars” in 1956. However, today I’m featuring his 1962 live recording from his 1962 Carnegie Hall concert, which is (thankfully) available on the multi-album set Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall. Ralph Sharon did the arrangement. It’s a beautiful recording.
“Lost in the Stars,” as well as Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall, is available from iTunes.