The song of the day for Thursday, June 4, 2020, is “Lost in the Stars.”
About This Song
“Lost in the Stars” was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for the 1949 musical of the same name, based on the 1948 novel by Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country. Set in South Africa in an era when apartheid seemed as if it would never end, the plot concerns a black priest whose son, in a robbery attempt, kills a white man who is a friend of his father. The priest sings this song at the end of the first act, in a complete crisis of faith.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Lost in the Stars” for the first time in 1956 for his second album, Tony. The arrangement was written by Percy Faith.
“Lost in the Stars,” as well as Tony, is available from iTunes.