The song of the day for Friday, July 31, 2020, is “Being Alive.”
About This Song
“Being Alive” is the closing song in the Stephen Sondheim musical Company, which ran on Broadway for 705 performances. Company was nominated for fourteen Tony Awards and won six, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Hal Prince), Best Book of a Musical (George Furth), Best Original Music, and Best Original Lyrics as well as Best Scenic Design (Boris Aronson). Company is the first Broadway musical your author saw and she has a special place in her heart for this musical.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Being Alive” in 2004 for his album The Art of Romance. Lee Musiker wrote the arrangement. The Art of Romance won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
“Being Alive,” as well as The Art of Romance, is available from Apple Music.