The song of the day for Sunday, March 23, 2014 is “Some Other Time.”
About This Song
“Some Other Time” is from the 1944 musical On The Town. The music was written by Leonard Bernstein and the lyrics were written by Adolph Green and Betty Comden. The plot concerns three sailors on a 24-hour leave. Other great songs from this show are “New York, New York” and “I Can Cook, Too.” Some Other Time is one of the loveliest tunes that Bernstein ever wrote.
About This Version
Today’s song is from the first album that Tony Bennett made with Bill Evans: The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album. This song is one of my favorites from the album. In the show, it’s sung as a quartet by the two couples as they say goodbye. Even though they promise to ‘catch up some other time,’ that promise comes into to question with the wonderful ‘Oh well,” which drops a full octave. Both musicians found the heart of the song and the result is extraordinary. And heart-breaking, as it should be.
“Some Other Time,” as well as The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.