The Shadow Of Your Smile by williamanthony

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The Shadow Of Your Smile


Tony Bennett




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"The Shadow of Your Smile", also known as
"Love Theme from The Sandpiper", is a popular song.
The music was written by Johnny Mandel with the lyrics written
by Paul Francis Webster. The song was introduced in the 1965 film
The Sandpiper, with a trumpet solo by Jack Sheldon and later
became a minor hit for Tony Bennett
(Johnny Mandel arranged and conducted his version as well).
It won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and the Academy Award
for Best Original Song. In 2004 the song finished at
#77 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs poll of the top in American cinema.

Well-known versions of the song were recorded by Barbra Streisand
(on her 1965 album My Name Is Barbra, Two...), by Johnny Mathis
(on his 1966 album with the same title), singer Shirley Bassey
(on her 1966 album I've Got a Song for You), Andy Williams,
Chris Montez, Percy Faith, Rita Reys, Al Martino, Perry Como, Nancy Sinatra,
Astrud Gilberto, Peggy Lee, Sammy Davis, Jr., Sarah Vaughan and Frank Sinatra. Connie Francis recorded the song in English, Spanish
(La sombra de tu sonrisa), Portuguese (À sombra do teu sorriso)
and in Italian (Castelli di sabbia). Trini Lopez included it on his
Reprise Records album (Trini).

In the spring of 1966, Tony Bennett would record
"The Shadow of Your Smile" for a Columbia Records studio album
titled: "The Movie Song Album".
The song was the number 1 song on side 2 of the album. Columbia used
contracted studio musicians and multiple arrangers to complete the project.

Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known professionally
as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards,
big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, having created works under
the name Anthony Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in
Astoria, Queens, New York

Born and raised in Astoria to an Italian-American family, Bennett
began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II
as a U.S. Army infantryman in the European Theater. Afterward, he developed
his singing technique, signed with Columbia Records and had his first
number-one popular song with "Because of You" in 1951.
Several top hits such as "Rags to Riches" followed in the early 1950s.
He then refined his approach to encompass jazz singing. He reached an artistic peak
in the late 1950s with albums such as The Beat of My Heart and
Basie Swings, Bennett Sings. In 1962, Bennett recorded his
signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco".





"The Shadow Of Your Smile"

One day we walked along the sand
One day in early spring
You held a piper in your hand
To mend its broken wing
Now I'll remember many a day
And many a lonely mile
The echo of a piper's song
The shadow of a smile

The shadow of your smile
When you are gone
Will color all my dreams
And light the dawn
Look into my eyes
My love and see
All the lovely things
You are to me

Our wistful little star
Was far too high
A teardrop kissed your lips
And so did I
Now when I remember spring
All the joy that love can bring
I will be remembering
The shadow of your smile


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williamanthonyLEVEL 82

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hazel45LEVEL 83

Comment by hazel45

You are a star...Your voice is amazing ....
I see Williamanthony

Happy new year

CottoncandygalLEVEL 74

Comment by CottoncandygalGOLD +3

Happy Autumn!!/ (Little LUCY....very sweet) 3 -1/2 lbs.-- (daughters pup). (out of studio)


HI Hazel

... in top row yet

a MOST warm and memorizing sing

did a superb sing***************love it ! CC

Happy New year!


Comment by TDCPATRON

Come to PoppyCats Daily & sing for us - this is where the fun never stops!

PRodrigueLEVEL 78

Comment by PRodrigueGOLD

Hi William, From the first note my friend I knew his was going to be an awesome rendition from you. This is one of my favorite Tony Bennett songs and your interpretation is wonderful. This could have been your song William and I loved my listen very much! An outstanding 5 star performance! Happy New Year! Regards, Paul


Comment by Jojo54321GOLD

Oh my goodness this is so very nice. I close my eyes and listen and lose myself in the story you sing. Your vocals are smooth and calming. I really enjoyed this. Beautiful sing!
Happy New Year to you and yours!

jc4uLEVEL 104

Comment by jc4uPATRON +1

"Love Walked In" r/c1b6cb201 Blessings, Prayers, Amen!

Hi, William,
A very big favorite - Movie and song. . . .
You made this into an even more mesmerizingly beautiful song
with this amazing rendition - your voice sounds magical on this,
William; loved this!
Happy New Year!

Bill_WolfsongLEVEL 83

Comment by Bill_WolfsongGOLD

Hi William,
Beautiful sing my friend
I remember my dad playing the Perry Como version on a 75 till it wore out
Great job on this classic
Happy New Years
Bill / Wolfy