Tony Bennett’s ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’

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.

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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.

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RateYourMusic
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 . […]

allmusic
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…. […]

Contact Music
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. […]

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