I Left My Heart In San Francisco

Released on  June 18, 1962
Label  Columbia
Release Number  CS 8669
Format  12″ LP Stereo

I Left My Heart In San Francisco was released on June 18, 1962. Although based around Tony Bennett’s new hit song, ” I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” the remaining songs on the album were culled from earlier singles releases and unused items from earlier sessions.


Songs

Side One Side Two
I Left My Heart In San Francisco  2:52 Candy Kisses  2:25
Once Upon A Time  2:57 Have I Told You Lately?  2:39
Tender Is The Night  2:38 The Rules of the Road   2:42
Smile  2:49 Marry Young  2:20
Love For Sale  3:09 I’m Always Chasing Rainbows  2:40
Taking A Chance On Love  1:54 The Best Is Yet To Come  2:28
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Primary Musical Personnel

Vocals Tony Bennett
Piano Ralph Sharon
Refer to individual session topics for a complete list of musicians for this album

Sessions

Material used on I Left My Heart in San Francisco was recorded in these sessions held between 1956 and 1962.

December 30, 1958
October 25, 1957
June 24, 1959
February 28, 1960
July 30, 1960
April 6, 1961
September 6, 1961
January 23, 1962

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Production Personnel

1962 Original Release
Producer  Ernie Altschuler

Awards

  • 1963: Grammy Award – Record of the Year
  • 1963: Grammy Award – Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male

Additional Releases

  • 1959: Released in the UK by Phillips (840059BY)
  • 1990: Released on CD by Columbia (CK-8669)
  • 2006: Released on CD by BMG/Columbia/Legacy/RPM/Sony Music Entertainment (773924)
  • 2006: Released on CD by RPM as I Left My Heart in San Francisco [An American Classic Celebrates 80] (84782)
  • 2011: Disc #23 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874603-JK23)

 

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