The song of the day for Saturday, March 9, 2019, is “Stranger in Paradise.”
About This Song
“Stranger in Paradise” was written in 1953 by Robert Wright and George Forrest, based on Alexander Borodin’s “Gilding Dance of the Maidens.” It was the hugely popular song from the 1953 musical Kismet. The popularity of Kismet is due in large part to Tony Bennett. At the time Kismet was preparing to open, New York City was having a massive newspaper strike and publicizing the opening of the musical was nearly impossible. The producers asked Tony Bennett to record “Stranger in Paradise” to help promote the production. His version was a hit and so was Kismet.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Stranger in Paradise” in 1953 and features an arrangement by Percy Faith; it was released as single that year. Today’s song was included on the 1962 Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits.
Stranger in Paradise – Remastered, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“Stranger in Paradise,” as well as Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits, is available from iTunes.
For our video today, we have Tony singing his duet of “Stranger in Paradise” with Andrea Bocelli for the album Duets II.
Tony Bennett & Andrea Bocelli’s official music video for ‘Stranger In Paradise’. Click to listen to Tony Bennett on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/TonyBennettSpotify?IQid=TonyBSIP As featured on Duets II.