The Very Thought Of You

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PROFILE
Composer and Lyricist Ray Noble
Year Written 1934
About The Very Thought of You
This ballad by the British composer and band leader Ray Noble has been popular since it was written in 1934. Noble recorded it with his own orchestra; Bing Crosby also recorded it that same year. Other significant recordings include those by Frank Sinatra, Carmen McRae and Nat King Cole.

Lyrics

The very thought of you
and I forget to do
those little ordinary things
that everyone ought to do.
I’m living in a kind of daydream,
I’m happy as a king.

And foolish though it may seem, to me that’s everything.
The mere idea of you.
The longing here for you.
You’ll never know how slow
the moments go
till I’m near to you.

I see your face in every flower.
Your eyes in stars above.
It’s just the thought of you,
the very thought of you, my love.

You’ll never know how slow
the moments go
till I’m near to you.

I see your face in every flower.
Your eyes in stars above.
It’s just the thought of you,
the very thought of you, my love.

Session / Album Information

1965

“A Time For Love” was recorded in Fall 1965 and released in 1966 on the album  A Time For Love. It was arranged by John Keating and featured Bobby Hackett on cornet.

This recording released on:

  • 1965: CBS 45: BA-221314
  • 1965: CBS 45: 202021
  • 1966: Columbia 45: 4-43715
  • 1966: CBS EP: EP6151 — The Best Of Bennett [UK]
  • 1966: CBS LP 12″: SBPG 62800 — A Time For Love [UK]
  • 1966:  Columbia LP 12″: CS 9360 — A Time For Love
  • 1966: Columbia LP 12″: CL 2560 — A Time For Love
  • 1967: Hallmark LP 12″: SHM 769 — The Very Thought Of You
  • 1969: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9891 — Love Story: 20 All-Time Great Recordings
  • 1971: CBS LP 12″: 66297 — Love Songs (UK)
  • 1971: Harmony LP 12″: KH 30758 — The Very Thought Of You
  • 1990: CBS/Sony CD: CSCS-5243 — A Time For Love [Japan]
  • 1991: Columbia CD: CSK 4083 — Forty Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett (Promo)
  • 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
  • 1999: Sony International CD: 91207 — The Essential Tony Bennett: A Retrospective
  • 2002: Columbia/Legacy CD: 86634 — The Essential Tony Bennett
  • 2004:  Columbia/Legacy CD: C5K 92784 — Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett
  • 2007: Sony Music CD: 715320 — Sings the Ultimate American Songbook, Vol. 1
  • 2008: Columbia/RPM/Legacy CD: 731397 — The Essential Tony Bennett [Limited Edition 3.0]
  • 2011: Disc #33 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK32) A Time For Love

2006

“The Very Thought Of You” was recorded was recorded in March, 2006 with Paul McCartney and was released that same year on Duets: An American Classic. It was arranged by Jorge Calandrelli.

This recording released on:

  • 2006: RPM Records/Columbia CD: 82876809792 — Duets: An American Classic
  • 2006: RPM Records/Columbia CD: 82876887352 — Duets: An American Classic [Target Stores]
  • 2006: Sony BMG CD: 828768858721 — Duets: An American Classic [Australia]
  • 2006: Sony BMG CD: 82876885862 — Duets: An American Classic [UK, Singapore]
  • 2011: Disc #70 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK68) Duets: An American Classic
  • 2013: Columbia/Legacy – Sixty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett

2012

“The Very Thought Of You” was recorded in 2012 with Ana Carolina and released on the deluxe edition of Viva Duets.

This recording released on:

  • 2012: RPM Records/Columbia CD: 88765400972 – Viva Duets (Target Release)
  • 2012: RPM Records/Columbia CD: 88765402412 – Viva Duets (Deluxe edition)

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