The song of the day for Saturday, February 28, 2015 is “Falling In Love With Love.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Falling In Love With Love,” is one of the many hit songs from the 1938 musical The Boys of Syracuse by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The musical is based on Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, as adapted by George Abbot. It’s one of their most charming scores.
About This Version
“Falling In Love With Love” was not released on the original album of If I Ruled The World, but was added for the re-release of the album on CD in 1997. It’s really a wonderful arrangement. In the context of the song in the production, the song is sung by women who are working at their spinning wheels; the lovely opening verse (thanks, as always, for singing the verse, Mr. Bennett), you can not only hear but almost see those spinning wheels
This is our last song from the February album of the month: If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set. The album for March will be announced tomorrow and I hope you will love it as much as I do.
“Falling In Love With Love,” as well as If I Ruled The World: Songs for the Jet Set, is available from iTunes.
It’s YouTube Saturday. Today we feature Tony singing another of the great songs from The Boys From Syracuse: “This Can’t Be Love.”
And, while we’re at it, here’s one of my favorite songs from the same show: “Sing For Your Supper,” with Rebecca Luker, Debbie Shapiro Gravitte and Christine Ebersole.
And, if you’re like me and can’t get enough of this fabulous score, here’s the cast recording from the 1997 Broadway revival, courtesy of our friends as Spotify.