Classics: Tony Bennett – The Shadow Of Your Smile (Columbia)
From the very first notes of Tony Bennett‘s rendition of ‘The Shadow Of Your Smile’, you just can feel it. That specific thing bringin’ you back to the souvenir of the 60’s in America. And, by that, its countless legends. Be they singers or actors if not both of them like Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin. And no doubt as to how Tony Bennett came up with everything of a First League crooner. Bringin’ something pretty much unique in his performance. And most likely contributing to propel ‘The Shadow Of Your Smile’ among the most famous songs in the history of American Music.
A composition by the likes of John Mandell with lyrics courtesy of Paul Francis Webster, ‘The Shadow Of Your Smile’ is also known as ‘Love Theme from Sand Piper’. Meanwhile standing as the main theme from the 1965 Vincente Minnelli directed film of the likes. Strangely enough, it only became a minor hit for Tony Bennett. Which didn’t get countless artists to cover it along with time. From Frank Sinatra to Barbra Streisand and Astrud Gilberto. But also Marvin Gaye, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Pieces Of A Dream to name a few. With D-Train probably givin’ its most groovy version as a part of their 1983 ‘Music’ album on Prelude.