You Must Believe in Spring

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You Must Believe in Spring
Studio album by Bill Evans
Released 1981
Recorded August 23-25, 1977
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles
Genre Jazz
Length 33:48
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Helen Keane, Tommy LiPuma
Bill Evans chronology
We Will Meet Again
You Must Believe in Spring
Re: Person I Knew
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
All About Jazz (favorable) [1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]
Los Angeles Times 5/5 stars [3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[4]

You Must Believe in Spring is an album by jazz pianist Bill Evans, recorded by Evans, bassist Eddie Gómez, and drummer Eliot Zigmund in August 1977 and released after Evans' death in September 1980. It was Evans's last recording sessions done with Gomez on bass, who left after eleven years with Evans to pursue other musical projects. Evans also recorded the title song as a duet with jazz vocalist Tony Bennett on their second album of duets titled Together Again (1977).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "B Minor Waltz (For Ellaine)" (Evans) - 3:12
  2. "You Must Believe in Spring" (Alan Bergman/Marilyn Bergman/Jacques Demy/Michel Legrand) - 5:37
  3. "Gary's Theme" (Gary McFarland) - 4:15
  4. "We Will Meet Again (For Harry)" (Evans) - 3:59
  5. "The Peacocks" (Jimmy Rowles) - 6:00
  6. "Sometime Ago" (Sergio Mihanovich) - 4:52
  7. "Theme from M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless)" (Mike Altman/Johnny Mandel) - 5:53

Bonus tracks[edit]

Rhino reissued You Must Believe in Spring on CD in 2003 with three new Bonus Tracks added:

  1. "Without a Song" (Edward Eliscu/Billy Rose/Vincent Youmans) - 8:09
  2. "Freddie Freeloader" (Miles Davis) - 7:37
  3. "All of You" (Cole Porter) - 8:09



  1. ^ All About Jazz review
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott. You Must Believe in Spring at AllMusic
  3. ^ Feather, Leonard. "Jazz Albums: Bill Evans a Rewarding Set". The Los Angeles Times. February 22, 1981. Retrieved 2013-04-17.
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 74. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 

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