Lanza recorded "And Here You Are" on 31 March 1952 for his weekly CBS Coca-Cola-sponsored radio program "The Mario Lanza Show." (Conductor: Ray Sinatra.) The song, which was written especially for the tenor by composer Tony Iovello, one of the arrangers on the show, and lyricist Mel Levin, does not appear to have been recorded by any other singer. It was first released on a Reader's Digest set in 1968. RCA subsequently released it on LP in 1981 and on CD in 1991 (on the still-available three-disc set The Mario Lanza Collection.")
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About this recording:
Recorded on April 24, 1952 for the CBS Coca-Cola-sponsored "The Mario Lanza Show," and conducted by Ray Sinatra. First released on the 1954 LP "A Kiss and Other Love Songs," and currently available on the 2001 CD My Romance and 1991 3-CD set The Mario Lanza Collection. The song was composed in 1931 by Wayne King, Victor Young and Egbert Van Alstyne, with lyrics by Haven Gillespie.
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