Tony Bennett’s ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’ is an album recorded with the Count Basie Orchestra and released on June 18, 1962 by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.I Left My Heart In San Francisco (Douglass Cross, George Cory) – 02:52 . 2.Once Upon A Time (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) – 02:57 . 3.Tender Is The Night (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) – 02:38 . 4.Smile (Charlie Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner) – 02:49 . 5.Love For Sale (Cole Porter) – 03:09 . 6.Taking A Chance On Love (Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche) – 01:54 . 7.Candy Kisses (George Morgan) – 02:25 . 8.Have I Told You Lately? (Harold Rome) – 02:39 . 9.Rules Of The Road (Carolyn Leigh, Cy Coleman) – 02:42 . 10.Marry Young (Carolyn Leigh, Cy Coleman) – 02:20 . 11.I’M Always Chasing Rainbows (Harry Carroll, Joseph Mccarthy) – 02:40 . 12.The Best Is Yet To Come (Carolyn Leigh, Cy Coleman) – 02:28
Musicians : Tony Bennett — Vocals . Ralph Sharon — Piano . Candido Camero— Percussion On (5) . Sabu Martinez— Percussion On (5) . Billy Exiner — Percussion On (5) . The Count Basie Orchestra — Instruments
Production : Produced By Ernie Altschuler, Mitch Miller, Al Ham . The Count Basie Orchestra — Arrangements On (6) . Ralph Sharon — Arrangements On (5) . Marty Manning — Arrangements On (1 – 2 – 3 – 7 – 8) . Cy Coleman — Arrangements On (10 – 12) . Ralph Burns — Arrangements On (4 – 9) . Frank De Vol — Arrangements On (11)
Package : Joe Norton – Photography
Recorded October 1957-January 1962 At Cbs 30Th Street Studio, New York.
Released On June 18, 1962 By Columbia.
But theres the problem , bennetts voice seems entirely one dimensional to me favouring smoothness and clarity to the soulbearing grit or charm that sinatra applied . It never feels to me like he inhabits the songs . […]
It seemed to be a combination of Broadway songs and other contemporary material, carefully selected and arranged to show off Bennett’s now-burnished vocals…. […]
The song was first performed in 1961 in the Venetian Room at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco; yesterday the song was played throughout the city on radio and in public performances at Union Square. […]