Lover, Come Back to Me

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"Lover, Come Back to Me" is a popular song composed by Sigmund Romberg with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II for the Broadway show The New Moon, where the song was introduced by Evelyn Herbert and Robert Halliday (as Robert Misson). The song was published in 1928.

Film versions[edit]

The song was performed by Lawrence Tibbett and Grace Moore in New Moon, the 1930 film adaptation of The New Moon, and by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy in the 1940 adaptation, also titled New Moon.

Barbra Streisand version[edit]

"My Coloring Book"/"Lover, Come Back to Me"
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Single by Barbra Streisand
from the album The Second Barbra Streisand Album
Released1962 (1962)
Recorded1962
LabelColumbia
Composer(s)Sigmund Romberg
Lyricist(s)Oscar Hammerstein II
Producer(s)Mike Berniker
Barbra Streisand singles chronology
"Happy Days Are Here Again/When the Sun Comes Out" "My Coloring Book"/"Lover, Come Back to Me" "People/I Am Woman"

Arranged and conducted by George Williams, the song was released as Barbra Streisand's second single in November 1962 as a double single with "My Coloring Book".[1]

Produced by Mike Berniker, and recorded before Streisand's first album sessions, the single was sent to radio.[2]

In 1963, Streisand re-recorded the song for her second album "The Second Barbra Streisand Album", which appeared on the compilation "The Essential Barbra Streisand". In her first television special, My Name is Barbra, she performed a bitterly jubilant version of the song. In 2000, she performed the song on her Timeless Tour and a live recording was included on the live album "Timeless: Live in Concert" and the DVD.

Streisand versions[edit]

Other notable recordings[edit]

Appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barbra Archives: Records/First Singles Archived 2009-07-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ The Barbra Streisand Music Guide Archived 2008-10-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890–1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research. p. 31. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890–1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research. p. 36. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  5. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin: Record Research. p. 89. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  7. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d e Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. New York City: Oxford University Press. p. 245. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
  9. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  10. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  11. ^ Ed Townsend, "Lover Come Back to Me" single release Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  12. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin: Record Research. p. 427. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  13. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890–1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research. p. 451. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  14. ^ Annette Hanshaw
  15. ^ Sita Sings the Blues

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