The Bad and the Beautiful

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PROFILE
Composer David Raksin
Year Written 1952
About The Bad and the Beautiful
“The Bad and the Beautiful” was the theme song for the 1952 film of the same name that starred Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon and Dick Powell. While the film is considered a melodrama, it’s an extremely well-made melodrama that was directed by Vincente Minnelli.

Session / Album Information

1976-1

“The Bad and the Beautiful” was recorded in September, 1976 and was released the following year on Together Again.

This song is a piano solo played by Bill Evans.

This recording released on:

  • 1977: Improv LP 12″: 7117 — Together Again
  • 1991: DRG CD: CDMRS901 — Together Again
  • 1996: Victor CD: VICJ-5177 — Together Again
  • 1999: Rhino CD: R2 75837 — Together Again
  • 2002: Recall CD: RECA 353 — Have You Met Miss Jones? [UK]
  • 2003: Concord CD: CCD-2198 — Together Again
  • 2004: Concord CD: CCD4-2255 — The Complete Improv Recordings
  • 2009: Concord CD: FAN-31281 — The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings
  • 2011: Disc #53 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK52) Together Again

1976-2

“The Bad and the Beautiful” (alternate take #1) was recorded in September, 1976 but was not released until the 2003 Concord release of Together Again.

This recording released on:

  • 2003: Concord CD: CCD-2198 — Together Again
  • 2004: Concord CD: CCD4-2255 — The Complete Improv Recordings
  • 2009: Concord CD: FAN-31281 — The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings

1976-3

“The Bad and the Beautiful” (alternate take #2) was recorded in September, 1976 but was not released until the 2003 Concord release of Together Again.

This recording released on:

  • 2003: Concord CD: CCD-2198 — Together Again
  • 2004: Concord CD: CCD4-2255 — The Complete Improv Recordings
  • 2009: Concord CD: FAN-31281 — The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings

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