The song of the day for Monday, February 10, 2020, is “The Shadow of Your Smile.”
About This Song
“The Shadow of Your Smile” was written by Johnny Mandel and Paul Francis Webster in 1965 for The Sandpiper, starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. It was filmed, beautifully, in Big Sur on the California coastline. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Tony Bennett’s 1965 recording won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Shadow of Your Smile” in 1965; the song was included in The Movie Song Album, released in 1966. It was arranged and conducted by its composer, Johnny Mandel. The recording features Jimmy Rowles on piano.
“The Shadow of Your Smile,” as well as The Movie Song Album, is available from iTunes.