The song of the day for Friday, April 5, 2013 is You Must Believe in Spring.
About This Song
You Must Believe In Spring was written by Michel Legrand for the 1967 film musical The Young Girls of Rochefort, with lyrics by the film’s director, Jacques Demy. The English lyrics were written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman.
About This Version
Today’s version is from Tony Bennett’s and Bill Evans’ second album, Together Again, released in 1977 on Tony’s Improv label.
Alan and Marilyn Bergman said this in the liner notes for 2003 Concord Records CD release of Together Again:
When you write a song, it’s because you have something you want to say. When you finish it, you hope you’ve said what you meant. Where you hear it sung, there are those magical rare times when it’s what you meant and more. When we heard Tony and Bill’s interpretation of You Must Believe in Spring, we knew it was one of those times.
You Must Believe in Spring, as well as the remastered Together Again album, is available from iTunes.
And, because someone from Kiev searched for this song today on Google and found this site as a result, we present Bill Evans’ wonderful piano solo of The Bad and the Beautiful by David Raskin; this is Alternate Take #1.