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Lover, Come Back to Me

For the unrelated song by Dead or Alive, see Lover Come Back to Me (Dead or Alive song).

"Lover, Come Back to Me" is a popular song. The music was written 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. Its middle section is based on "June: Barcarolle" from Tchaikovsky's The Seasons, opus 37b.

Film versions

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

"My Coloring Book / Lover, Come Back To Me"
The Second Barbra Streisand Album
Released November 1962
Format Vinyl single
Recorded 1962
Genre Soul
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg
Producer 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 release 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 later re-recorded the song for her second album "The Second Barbra Streisand Album", which later appeared on the compilation "The Essential Barbra Streisand". In her first television special, "My Name is Barbra", she performs a bitterly jubilant version of the song, showcasing her versatility. 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 accompanying DVD release.

Official Versions

Notable Recordings

Appearances in Popular Culture

See also

References

External links

  • Lover Come Back to Me at jazzstandards.com

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