When Lights Are Low

Released on April 20, 1964
Label Columbia
Release Number CS 8975
Format 12″ LP Stereo
When Lights Are Low was released in 1964. After a series of more popular music albums following the success of I Left My Heart In San Francisco, Tony Bennett, accompanied only by the Ralph Sharon Trio, returned to his jazz roots and created a swinging album of jazz and popular vocals.

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Side One Side Two
Nobody Else But Me 2:56 Judy 3:00
When Lights Are Low 4:57 Oh! You Crazy Moon 2:23
On Green Dolphin Street 4:02 Speak Low 2:08
Ain’t Misbehavin’ 2:42 It Had To Be You 3:15
It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie 2:18 It Could Happen To You 1:18
I’ve Got Just About Everything 6:08 The Rules of the Road 2:13
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Additional Songs for 2006 Release

How Long Has This Been Going On? 2:43
All Of You 2:17
We’ll Be Together Again 2:44
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Primary Musical Personnel

Vocals Tony Bennett
Piano, Arrangements Ralph Sharon
Bass Hal Gaylord
Drums Billy Exiner


When Lights Are Low was recorded over three sessions in February and March 1964.

February 26, 1964

March 26, 1964

March 27, 1964

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Production Personnel

1964 Original Release
Producer Ernie Altschuler
Engineers Frank Laico, Robert Waller
2006 CD Release
Executive Producer Danny Bennett
Producer Didier C. Duestch
Mastering  Dae Bennett
Project Design  Lisa Buckler, Jay Krugman
A&R  Steve Berkowitz

Additional Releases

  • 1964: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 2175 — When Lights Are Low
  • 1990: CBS/Sony CD: CSCS-5242 — When Lights Are Low [Japan]   (1990)
  • 2006: RPM/Columbia/Legacy CD: 69699 85807 2 — When Lights Are Low
  • 2011: Disc #29 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874603-JK28)


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