FROM THE ARCHIVE 264 -1963-

In Other Words (Fly Me to the Moon)
Written by Bart Howard.

Released 1963 on the EP In Other Words ….. Today it is available on several CD collections.

1964 Shirley Bassey has performed the song live on a Carnegie Hall concert which has been released 1994 digitally remastered on the collection Bassey – The EMI/UA Years.

As far as I know Bart Howard wrote this song 1954 for the movie “Once Around” with the original title “In Other Words”. In 1962 Joe Harnell revived the song with the title “Fly Me To The Moon” which became one of the biggest hits of the bossa nova wave. In 1964, one year after Shirley Bassey’s recording, Frank Sinatra recorded the song with the Count Basie Orchestra arranged by Quincy Jones. “Fly Me to the Moon” had the fitting title and lyrics to be played 1969 by the Apollo 11 mission during the landing phase on the moon and they used Sinatra’s recording. So it became the first song to be heard in outer space. After the astronauts had returned to the earth they received an all-star tribute in Houston were Frank Sinatra again performed this song. All this made the song very famous and it is still one of the standards and literally hundreds of famous artists have performed and recorded it.

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Lyrics:

Poets often use many words
To say a simple thing
It takes thought and
Time and rhyme
To make a poem sing
With music and words
I’ve been playing
For you I have written a song
To be sure that you know
What I’m saying
I’ll translate as I’ll go along
Fly me to the moon
And let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like

On Jupiter and Mars
In other words

Hold my hand
In other words
Darling kiss me
Fill my heart with song
And let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for

All I worship and adore
In other words

Please be true
In other words
I love you
Fill my heart with song
And let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for

All I worship and adore
In other words

Please be true
In other words
I love you

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1962 AT

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2 thoughts on “FROM THE ARCHIVE 264 -1963-”

  1. I SAW THIS CONCERT ON THREE NIGHTS IN ONE WEEK, AT THREE DIFFERENT VENUES, , COVENTRY ,{ LEICESTER, WHERE I MET DAME SHIRLEY & HAD MY PHOTO TAKEN WITH HER IN HER DRESSING ROOM, } & FIVE DAYS LATER ,IN MY HOME TOWN OF BIRMINGHAM, WHERE AGAIN I HAVE A PHOTO GIVING DSB MY GIFT OF A PANDA, FOR HER EXPECTED DAUGHTER SAMANTHA, WHICH PIETER KINDLY INCLUDED THE PHOTOGRAPHS , ON AN ARCHIVE 18 MONTHS AGO ,
    I HAVE THE ORIGINAL E/P FROM 1963 [ IN OTHER WORDS ]
    THANKS PIETER FOR THIS ARCHIVE,. GREAT MEMORIES FOR ME.

    DENNIS JERSEY CHANNEL ISLANDS

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