Yesterday I Heard The Rain

Armando Mazanero

Armando Mazanero


PROFILE
Composer Armando Manzanero
Lyricist Gene Lees
Year Written 1968
About Yesterday I Heard The Rain
Entitled “Esta Tarde Vi Llover” in the original Spanish, is one of Armando Manzanero’s most highly regarded songs. Born in 1935, Manzanero studied music in Mexico City and composed his first song at the age of fifteen. At the age of sixteen, he became a professional pianist. His songs, like “Yesterday I Heard The Rain” are beautiful and romantic songs. He is considered to be one of the most successful composers from Latin America.

Lyrics

Yesterday I heard the rain
Whispering your name
Asking where you’d goneIt fell softly from the clouds
On the silent crowds
As I wandered onOut of doorways black umbrellas
Came to pursue me
Faceless people as they passed
Were looking through me
No one knew meYesterday I shut my eyes
Face up to the skies
Drinking in the rain

But your image still was there
Floating in the air
Brighter than a flame

Yesterday I saw a city
Full of shadows without pity
And I heard the steady rain
Whispering your name
Whispering your name

Session / Album Information

1968

“Yesterday I Heard The Rain” was recorded on February 26, 1968 and released that year on the album Yesterday I Heard The Rain. It was arranged by Torrie Zito.

This recording released on:

  • 1968: CBS 45: 3573
  • 1968: CBS 45: 3573 — Yesterday I Heard The Rain [UK promo]
  • 1968: Columbia 45: 4-44510
  • 1968: Columbia 45: 4-33144
  • 1968: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9678 — Yesterday I Heard The Rain
  • 1968: CBS LP 12″: 63351 — Yesterday I Heard The Rain [UK]
  • 1968: CBS Special Products EP: WEP 1134 — Top Choice ’68
  • 1969: CBS LP 12″: 63612 — Greatest Hits, Volume II (UK)
  • 1969: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9814 — Tony Bennett’s Greatest Hits, Vol. IV
  • 1970: Columbia LP 12″: C 30240 — Sings His All-Time Hall Of Fame Hits
  • 1993: Columbia CD: CK 53571 — The Essence Of Tony Bennett
  • 1997: Columbia CD: CK 65405 — Sings His All-Time Hall of Fame 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 #36 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK35) Yesterday I Heard The Rain

2011

“Yesterday I Heard The Rain” with Alejandro Sanz was recorded in 2011 and was released that year on Duets II. It was arranged by Jorge Calndrelli.

This recording released on:

  • 2011: RPM Sony 88697662532: Duets II
  • 2011: RPM Sony 88697961501: Duets II (LP)
  • 2011: Disc #71 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK69) Duets II

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