The song of the day for Thursday, February 18, 2016 is “Some Other Time.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Some Other Time,” was written in 1944 by Leonard Bernstein, with lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden. It was written for the musical On The Town, the story of three sailors on leave in New York City and their romantic adventures. This song is sung at the end by two of the couples. Inexplicably, this beautiful song was cut from the 1949 film version.
This is one of my favorite songs ever written. It joins that handful of songs that have their own playlist on my iPod. At last count, I had 10 versions. Next to the recording by Tony Bennett and Bill Evans, I also love the ones by Blossom Dearie, Barbara Cook and the recording from The Bernstein Songbook, with Comden, Green, Nancy Walker and Cris Alexander.
About This Version
Today’s recording of “Some Other Time” is from The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album, recorded in 1975. There’s nothing left to say other than it’s perfect. Every note.
Just a note here: iTunes is offering The Complete Tony Bennett/ Bill Evans Recordings for $9.99. This includes both of their albums, as well as alternate takes. If you don’t have it already, this is a great addition to the musical library of any Tony Bennett fan.