Days Of Wine and Roses

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PROFILE
Composer Henry Mancini
Lyricist Johnny Mercer
Year Written 1962
About Days of Wine and Roses
This song was written for the 1962 film of the same name, starring Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon. This movie is arguably the most powerful film ever made about alcoholism and the struggles of the Remick and Lemmon to stop drinking. There are scenes in this film that I know I will never forget; it a true masterpiece. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Lyrics

The days of wine and roses laugh and run away like a child at play
Through a meadow land toward a closing door
A door marked “nevermore” that wasn’t there before

The lonely night discloses just a passing breeze filled with memories
Of the golden smile that introduced me to
The days of wine and roses and you

Session / Album Information

1965

“Days of Wine and Roses” was recorded on December 29, 1965 and released in 1966 on The Movie Song Album. It was arranged by Larry Wilcox.

This recording released on:

  • 1966: CBS LP 12″: BPG 62677 — The Movie Song Album (UK)
  • 1966: Columbia LP 12″: CL 2472 — The Movie Song Album
  • 1966: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9272 — The Movie Song Album
  • 1969: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9891 — Love Story: 20 All-Time Great Recordings
  • 1971: CBS LP 12″: 66297 — Love Songs (UK)
  • 1973: Columbia LP 12″: C 32239 — Sunrise, Sunset
  • 1973: Embassy LP 12″: EMB 31002 — Trolley Song
  • 1976: Columbia Special Products LP 12″: P2 13756 — Hollywood Hits
  • 1988: Columbia CD: CK 09272 — The Movie Song Album
  • 2006: RPM/Columbia/Legacy CD: 82876 87233 2 — The Movie Song Album
  • 2011: Disc #32 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK31) The Movie Song Album
  • 2011: Disc #48 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK47) Sunrise, Sunset

1975

“Days of Wine and Roses” was recorded in June, 1975 and was released that year on The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album.

This recording released on:

  • 1975: Fantasy LP 12″: F 9489 — The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
  • 1984: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab LP 12″: MFSL-1-117 — The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
  • 1991: Fantasy CD: OJCCD-439-2 — The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
  • 1992: Fantasy/OJC CD: OJCCD 439 — The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
  • 2000: Fantasy CD: 204392 — The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
  • 2001: JVC XRCD CD: JVCXR-020802 — The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
  • 2006: Fantasy CD: FCD-30177 — The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
  • 2009: Concord CD: FAN-31281 — The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings
  • 2011: Disc #52 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK51) The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album

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