It’s Like Reaching For The Moon

reaching-moon

PROFILE
Songwriters Al Sherman, Al Lewis, Gerald Marquesee
Year Written 1936
About It’s Like Reaching For The Moon
This song was first recorded by Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra in 1936 and was a hit for her. The song has also been recorded by Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald and Barbara Carroll.

Lyrics

It’s like reaching for the moon
It’s like reaching for the sun
It’s like reaching for the stars
Reaching for you

You’re so far above me
How can I expect an an angel to love me
Who is so divine as you are?

It’s like flying without wings
Playing fiddle without strings
And a million other things
No one can do

No, my hopes are slender
In my secret heart I pray
You’ll surrender soon
No, it’s like reaching for the moon

Session / Album Information

1989

“It’s Like Reaching For The Moon” was recorded in May, 1989 and was released the following year on Astoria: Portrait of the Artist. It was arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli.

This recording released on:

  • 1990: Columbia CD: CK 45348 — Astoria. Portrait Of The Artist
  • 1990: CBS/Sony CD: CSCS-5057 — Astoria. Portrait Of The Artist [Japan]
  • 1990: CBS LP 12″: 4660051 — Astoria. Portrait Of The Artist [UK]
  • 2011: Disc #57 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK56) Astoria: Portrait of the Artist
  • 2013: Sony Music Entertainment: 98381 — Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist

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