Sunday, August 6, 2017

BEFORE THE HIT VERSION. This post: LXXXVII-  TILL I LOVED YOU. Continues: next week.
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
Till I Loved You
 Till I Loved You - Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand's 1989 album 'Till I loved You' featured the title track, recorded as a duet with her then current beau Don Johnson (star of TV's 'Miami Vice'). Although this was the earliest version issued as a single, it was in fact a remake.
The original was recorded as part of a musical based around Spanish artist Francisco Goya. Although the musical never materialized, a concept album entitled 'Goya: A Life In Song' was released in 1989. Placido Domingo portrayed the painter. Dionne Warwick joined him for the duet on the recording.
A single was issued later, this time pairing the tenor with Jennifer Rush. The disc reached #24 in the UK. That same year, Streisand and Johnson's duet peaked at #16 in Britain and #25 in America.   
Goya-a life in song.jpg
Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’.  You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:

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