The song of the day for Sunday, May 26, 2013 is Being Alive.
About This Song
Being Alive is from Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 musical, Company. This production of Company has always been very special to your author. It was my first Broadway musical, my first trip to New York and my introduction to Elaine Stritch.
Robert, the only single man in a group of married couples, sings Being Alive at the end of show as he finally realizes that in order to really be alive, he must share that life with someone.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded Being Alive in 2004 for his wonderful album The Art of Romance.
The song was arranged by Lee Musiker, Tony Bennett’s musical director and pianist. We chose this song today as May 26 is Lee’s birthday.
Happy Birthday, Lee, from The Year of Tony Bennett.
Being Alive, as well as The Art of Romance, is available from iTunes.