The song of the day for Monday, March 8, 2021, is “Soon It’s Gonna Rain.”
About This Song
“Soon It’s Gonna Rain” was written by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks, which ran for astounding 42 years and 17,162 performances at the Sullivan Street Playhouse. For several decades, the New Yorker magazine, getting tired of describing the musical I guess, started quoting from James Joyce’s Ulysses instead of the standard content.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Soon It’s Gonna Rain” in 1962 for On The Glory Road, featuring a lovely arrangement by Ralph Sharon. The album was ready to be released, but Columbia pulled it at the last minute. The album was finally released in the 2011 Complete Collection box set.
“Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” as well as On the Glory Road, is available from Apple Music.