Spring in Manhattan

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PROFILE
Composer Anthony Scibetta
Lyricist Alice Reach
Year Written 1963
About Spring in Manhattan
Anthony Scibetta, the composer of “Spring in Manhattan,” was a friend of Blossom Dearie and it was she who invited them to lunch together. Tony Bennett said in the liner notes for Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett that “It was refreshing to hear someone say something good about New York, so I decided to record it.”

Lyrics

Spring in Manhattan
Starts after dark
After a lazy afternoon
In Central Park

Washington Square may be where
You’ll feel her first warm touch
Down in the village, you’ll find
She may be much, too much

Spring in Manhattan
Never stays long
Still if you fall in love
She’ll bless you with a song

And if you’ll listen to every word
The song she’ll sing will bring
Spring in Manhattan
To stay all winter long

Session / Album Information

1963

“Spring in Manhattan” was recorded on April 8, 1963 and was released as a single that same year. It was also on the album The Many Moods of Tony. It was arranged by Don Costa and featured the Will Bronson Singers.

This recording released on:

  • 1963: Columbia 45: 4-42779
  • 1963:  CBS 45: AAG 153
  • 1964: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8941 — The Many Moods Of Tony
  • 1964: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 2141 — The Many Moods Of Tony
  • 1964: CBS LP 12″: SBPG 62245 — The Many Moods Of Tony [UK]
  • 1991: Columbia CD: C4K 46843 — Forty Years – The Artistry Of Tony Bennett
  • 1993: CBS/Sony CD: SRCS-6641 — Forty Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett
  • 2004: Columbia/Legacy CD: C5K 92784 — Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett
  • 2011: Disc #28 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK27) The Many Moods of Tony

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