The song of the day for Monday, January 17, 2022, is “You Must Believe In Spring.”
About This Song
“You Must Believe In Spring” was written by Michel Legrand for the 1967 French film Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, which starred Catherine Deneuve. Jacques Demy wrote the original French lyrics; Alan and Marilyn Bergman wrote the English lyrics. “You Must Believe In Spring” has been widely recorded by artists including Sylvia Syms, Barbra Streisand, and Bill Evans, in a posthumous release of an album with the same name, featuring sessions with Eddie Gomez and Eliot Zigmund.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “You Must Believe In Spring” in 1976 for their second album, Together Again, released in 1977.
John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey played this recording on their program Radio Deluxe this weekend in a program dedicated to lyricist Marilyn Bergman, who died last week. They reminded me just how perfect Tony sings on this record, and so I’m happy to present it as the song of the day.
“You Must Believe In Spring,” as well as Together Again is available on Apple Music.