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The song 'Emily', with words by Johnny Mercer.


One of the comments on the movie asks about the song "Emily".

Only the melodic theme was used in the movie, but the song was recorded by several people, including Tony Bennett and Andy Williams. The Andy Williams recording is now available on CD.

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You can Also find Barbra Streisand's Version of this song on one of her albums called The Movie Album!!!

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Emily was also recorded by Frank Sinatra and Dick Haymes and both are available on CD. I own all the male recordings and consider the Dick Haymes version to be by far the best. His straight ahead treatment, with only a trio (piano, bass, & drums) accompanying him is what this song needs. Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and Andy Williams all try to make "Emily" their song. It's not. Dick Quaintance ([email protected])

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is there no record of julie andrews singing this song?

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Who is the one singing in the movie?

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No-one sings it in the movie. That's what started this thread.

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Tony Bennett also does a very nice version of the song.

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I love the melody, written by Johnny Mandel. Mandel is a great movie composer with a lot of other works to his credit, such as "The Verdict", "Being There", "M*A*S*H", "Harper", and "The Sandpiper".

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Tierney Sutton does a great rendention as well on her album "Dancing in the Dark".

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Who are we kidding here? Sinatra's version is the definitive version. In fact it's the best thing associated with this overrated movie.
The song is on Sinatra's album "Softly As I leave You" (another great song)

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All those are good (Sinatra a classic, of course), but for me the prize is the a cappella version by The Singers Unlimited. Vocal harmony doesn't get any better, and Johnny Mandel has been heard to say that their harmonic choices are better than his own.

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