Love Look Away

Love Look Away

PROFILE
Composer Richard Rodgers
Lyricist Oscar Hammerstein
Year Written 1958
About Love Look Away
“Love Look Away” is from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song. While the score is quite beautiful, Flower Drum Song is seldom performed today due to concerns regarding Asian-American stereotypes.

Lyrics

Love, look away
Love, look away from me
Fly when you pass my door
Fly and get lost at sea

Call it a day
Love, let us say we’re through
No good are you for me
No good am I for you

Wanting you so I try too much
After you go I cry too much

Love, look away
Lonely though I may be
Leave me and set me free
Look away, look away, look away from me

Look away, look away, look away from me

Session / Album Information

1958-1

Love Look Away was recorded on November 2, 1958 and released in 1958 as a single. The same recording was used on the 1962 album Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits. It was arranged by Glenn Osser.

This recording released on:

  • 1958: Columbia 45: 4-41298
  • 1960: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8335 — More Tony’s Greatest Hits
  • 1960: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1535 — More Tony’s Greatest Hits
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8563 — Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1763 — Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits
  • 1963: CBS LP 12″: SBPG 62149 — I Wanna Be Around (UK)
  • 1966: CBS LP 12″: DP 66010 — A String Of Tony’s Hits (UK)
  • 1972: CBS LP 12″: CBS 68200 — All-Time Greatest Hits [UK]
  • 1972: Columbia LP 12″: KG 31494 — All-Time Greatest Hits
  • 1993: Columbia House Music Collection CD: 2C2 8221 — The Great American Composers: Rodgers & Hammerstein
  • 1997: Columbia CD: CK 65316 — All-Time Greatest Hits
  • 2002: Columbia/Legacy CD: 86634 — The Essential Tony Bennett
  • 2008: Columbia/RPM/Legacy CD: 731397 — The Essential Tony Bennett [Limited Edition 3.0]
  • 2011: Disc #21 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK21) Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits

1958-2

“Love Look Away” was recorded live on November 28, 1958, but was not released until 2011 on Rarities, Outtakes & Other Delights, Vol. 1, from the Tony Bennett Complete Collection.

This recording released on:

  • 2011: Disc #1 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK1) Rarities, Outtakes & Other Delights, Vol. 1

1962

“Love Look Away” was recorded live at Tony Bennett’s concert at Carnegie Hall on June 9, 1962 and was initially released in 1962 on the album Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall. Ralph Sharon arranged the song.

This recording released on:

  • 1962: CBS LP 12″: BPG62116 — At Carnegie Hall – Part 1 (UK)
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8705 — At Carnegie Hall – vol.1
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″: C2L 23 — Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″: C2S 823 — Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall
  • 1993: Sony Music Special Products CD: 15056 — Tony Bennett Sings for You
  • 1995: Sony Music CD: WK 75012 — Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall
  • 1997: Columbia CD: C2K 64609 — At Carnegie Hall June 9, 1962: Complete Concert
  • 2011: Disc #24 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK23) Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall

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