The song of the day for Thursday, December 5, 2013 is “Theme from Summer of ’42.”
About This Song
Also known as “The Summer Knows,” today’s song is from the 1971 movie Summer of ’42. The song was written by Michel Legrand, with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman.
I spent the summer of 1971 doing summer stock theater at Pennsylvania State University and having the time of my life. On one of our rare evenings off, a group of us went to see this movie and I loved it from the start and still do.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this song for the album of the same name, released in 1971. There are some wonderful songs on this album in addition to today’s song, including “Walkabout,” “It Was Me” and “The Shining Sea.” Today’s song was arranged and conducted by Torrie Zito and was produced by Teo Macero.
Today’s song was a request from one of our readers. Please don’t hesitate to request any Tony Bennett song that you’d like to hear. You can use the comments box on any page for your request.
“Theme from the Summer of ’42,” as well as the album Summer of ’42, is available from iTunes.