The song of the day for Saturday, March 2, 2019, is “Yesterday I Heard the Rain.”
About This Song
“Yesterday I Heard the Rain” was written in 1968 by Mexican composer Armando Manzanero, with English lyrics by Gene Lees. Entitled “Esta Tarde Vi Llover” in the original Spanish, is one of Manzanero’s most highly regarded songs. Born in 1935, Manzanero studied music in Mexico City and composed his first song at the age of fifteen. At the age of sixteen, he became a professional pianist. His songs, like “Yesterday I Heard The Rain” are beautiful and romantic songs. He is considered to be one of the most successful composers from Latin America.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Yesterday I Heard the Rain” in 1968 for the album also titled Yesterday I Heard the Rain. Torrie Zito wrote the very fine arrangement.
Yesterday I Heard The Rain (Esta Tarde Vi Llover) – 2011 Remaster, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“Yesterday I Heard the Rain,” as well as the album of the same name, is available from iTunes.
Tony Bennett and Alejandro Sanz recorded “Yesterday I Heard the Rain” for the 2012 album Viva Duets. Here is a video of the recording of the song.
Music video by Tony Bennett & Alejandro Sanz performing Yesterday I Heard The Rain. (C) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment