MOONLIGHT SERENADE - 2005


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I Only Have Eyes For You

Liner Notes

Maybe I've earned the right to do these songs, maybe I haven't. Let time be the judge. I have always sung standards, from the time I was a little girl mooning, as most of us were, over Frank Sinatra's great classic renditions.

This is my fourth collection of these timeless songs, from Torch in 1981, My Romance in 1990, and Film Noir in 1997. Each one carefully guided by the hands of the wonderful producer/arrangers, giving me a different take on the material.

Now, with Richard Perry, my hugely talented and dear friend, I go down this road again. Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz (to name some of the great contributors to this era of the American popular song).

Richard and I, working together on so many albums (yes, they once were called albums, just as refrigerators were called "ice boxes") in the seventies as well as single cuts in years after that, had been looking for a project to collaborate on again. Richard, having worked recently on the Rod Stewart albums, had a newly renewed taste and swagger in a romantic concept.

Moonlight Serenade. Songs you can dance to, make love to and engage perhaps in a dry martini or a pre-dawn swim to. "What a great idea, Richard," I said, knowing I didn't have time to do a whole ten, eleven or twelve songs.

Now here it is: magically, as if by Richard's wizardry, before you. I hope that you put it under your pillow and see if the tooth fairy comes. I have often been mistaken for the tooth fairy.

Credits

Release Date: July 19, 2005
Label: Columbia Records
Album Billboard Peak: # 7


Produced by: Richard Perry
Associate Producer: Lauren Wild
Mixed by: Bobby Ginsburg at Reagan's Garage, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by: Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles, CA
Tracks recorded by: Bobby Ginsburg and Carter William Humphrey at Fox Force Five, Hollywood, CA
Vocals recorded by: Dylan Margerum at The Cutting Room, New York, NY
Strings recorded by: Bobby Ginsburg at Westlake Recorders, Hollywood, CA
All other recording at: Reagan's Garage, Los Angeles, CA

Additional Engineering and Pro Tools: Jeff Phurrough, Nick Sample, Marc Gonzalez, Jimmy Parr
Assistant Engineers: Anthony "Rocky" Gallo, Cesar Ramirez, Phil Carbo
Production Coordinator: Ben McCarthy
Administrative Assistance: Shauna Krikorian

Photography: Bob Gothard
Art Direction & Design: Lauren Camara

Personal Management: Kerri Brusca, KB Management
Personal Assistant to Carly Simon: Denise Searle
Website Management: Jodie Wright
Legal Representation: L. Lee Phillips

Moonlight Serenade
Lyrics by: Mitchell Parish
Music by: Glenn Miller

I stand at your gate
And the song that I sing is of moonlight

I stand and I wait
For the touch of your hand in the June night
The roses are sighing
A moonlight serenade

The stars are aglow
And tonight how their light sets me dreaming
My love, do you know
That your eyes are like stars brightly beaming?
I bring you and sing you
A moonlight serenade

Let us stray till break of day
In love's valley of dreams
Just you and I
A summer sky
A heavenly breeze kissin' the trees

So don’t let me wait
Come to me, tenderly in the June night
I stand at your gate
And I sing you a song in the moonlight
A love song
My darling
A moonlight serenade

So don’t let me wait
Come to me tenderly in the June night
I stand at your gate
And I sing you a song in the moonlight
A love song
My darling
A moonlight serenade...moonlight

Arranged by: Richard Perry, Mike Thompson, Lauren Wild
Drums: John Ferraro
Bass: Chris Golden
Piano: Mike Thompson
Guitar: Vin D'Onofrio
Saxes and Clarinet: Doug Webb
Trumpets and Trombones: Lee R. Thornburg
Synth Strings: Mike Thompson

© EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (ASCAP)
I've Got You Under My Skin
Lyrics & Music by: Cole Porter

I've got you under my skin
I've got you deep in the heart of me
So deep in my heart
You're really a part of me
I've got you under my skin

I tried so not to give in
I said to myself this affair
Never will go so well
So why should I try to resist
When baby I know so well
That I've got you under my skin

I'd sacrifice anything
Come what might
For the sake of having you near
In spite of a warning voice
That comes in the night
And repeats and repeats in my ear

Don't you know little fool
You never can win
Use your mentality
Wake up to reality

But each time that I do
Just the thought of you
Makes me stop before I begin
'Cause I've got you under my skin

I'd sacrifice anything
Come what might
For the sake of having you near
In spite of the warning voice
That comes in the night
And repeats how it yells, in my ear

Don't you know little fool
You never can win
Why not use your mentality
Wake up to reality

Well each time that I do
Just the thought of you
Makes me stop before I begin
'Cause I've got you under my skin
'Cause I've got you under my skin
Yeah, I've got you under my skin
Sho' nuf I do baby, sho' nuf I do

Arranged by: Richard Perry, Lauren Wild, Andy Chukerman
Drums: John Ferraro
Bass: Chris Golden
Piano: Jim Cox
Guitar: Vin D'Onofrio
Saxes solo: Doug Webb
Add'l Synth: Mike Thompson
Synth Strings: Andy Chukerman

© Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

I Only Have Eyes For You
Lyrics by: Al Dublin
Music by: Harry Warren

My love must be a kind of blind love
I can't see anyone but you

Are the stars out tonight?
I don't know if it's cloudy or bright
'Cause I only have eyes for you, dear

The moon may be high
But I can't see a thing in the sky
'Cause I only have eyes for you

I don't know if we're in a garden
Or on a crowded avenue
You are here
So am I
Maybe millions of people go by
But they all disappear from view
And I only have eyes for you

I don't know if we're in a garden
Or on a crowded avenue
You are here
So am I
Maybe millions of people go by
But they all disappear from view
And I only have eyes
Yes, I only have eyes
I only have eyes for you
Only have eyes for you
Only have eyes for you
Only for you

Arranged by: Richard Perry, Mike Thompson, Lauren Wild
Drums: John Ferraro
Bass: Chris Golden
Piano: Mike Thompson
Guitar: Vin D'Onofrio
Sax Solo: Tom Evans
Synth Strings: Alex Navarro

© WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Moonglow
Lyrics by: Eddie De Lange
Music by: Will Hudson/Irving Mills

It must have been moonglow
Way up in the blue
It must have been moonglow
That led me straight to you

I still hear you saying
My love, hold me fast
And I start to praying
Oh Lord, please let this last

We seemed to float right through the air
Heavenly songs seem to come from everywhere

And now when there's moonglow
Way up in the blue
I'll always remember
That moonglow gave me you

We seemed to float right through the air
Heavenly songs seem to come from everywhere

And now when there's moonglow
Way up in the blue
I'll always remember
That moonglow gave me you
That moonglow gave me you
That moonglow gave me you

Arranged by: Richard Perry, Mike Thompson, Lauren Wild
Drums: John Ferraro
Bass: Chris Golden
Piano: Mike Thompson
Guitar: Vin D'Onofrio
Clarinet solo: Doug Webb
Synth Strings and Vibes: Mike Thompson

© EMI Mills Music Inc. (ASCAP)/ Scarsdale Music Corp. (ASCAP)

Alone Together
Lyrics by: Howard Dietz
Music by: Arthur Schwartz

Alone together
Beyond the crowd
Above the world
We’re not too proud
To cling together
We’re strong
As long as we’re together

Alone together
The blinding rain
The starless night
We're not in vain
For we’re together
And what is there to fear
Together

Our love is as deep as the sea
Our love is as great as a love can be
And we can weather
The great unknown
If we’re alone together

Our love is as deep as the sea
Our love is as great as a love can be
And we can weather
The great unknown
If we’re alone together
Together

As long as you're close to me
Our love is as deep as a love can be
As long as you're close to me
Our love is as great as a love can be
Alone together

Arranged by: Richard Perry, Mike Thompson, Lauren Wild
Fender Rhodes and Synth Strings: Mike Thompson
Bass: Chris Golden
Guitar: Vin D'Onofrio
Drum Program and Percussion: Sammy Merendino
Stritch solo: Doug Webb

© WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) & Arthur Schwartz Music Ltd. (ASCAP)
In The Still Of The Night
Lyrics & Music by: Cole Porter

In the still of the night
As I gaze from my window
At the moon in its flight
My thoughts all stray to you

In the still of the night
While the world is in slumber
Oh, the times without number darling
When I say to you

Do you love me, as I love you?
Are you my life to be
My dream come true?
Or will this dream of mine
Fade out of sight

Like the moon growing dim
On the rim of the hill
In the chill, still of the night

Do you love me, as I love you?
Are you my life to be
My dream come true?
Or will this dream of mine
Fade out of sight

Like the moon growing dim
On the rim of the hill

Arranged by: Richard Perry, Lauren Wild
Drums: John Ferraro
Bass: Chris Golden
Piano: Jim Cox
Guitar: Vin D'Onofrio
Flute: Doug Webb
Add'l Synth: Andy Chukermand, Mike Thompson
Synth Strings: Alex Navarro

© Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

The More I See You
Lyrics by: Mack Gordon
Music by: Harry Warren

The more I see you
The more I want you
Somehow this feeling
Just grows and grows
With every sigh
I become more mad about you
More lost without you
And so it goes

Can you imagine
How much I love you
The more I see you
As years go by
I know the only one for me
Can only be you
My arms won't free you
And my heart won't try

Each time I look at you
Is like the first time
Each time you're near me
The thrill is new
And there is nothing thing I wouldn't do for
The rare delight of the sight of you

With every sigh
I become more mad about you
More lost without you
And so it goes

Can you imagine
How much I love you
The more I see you as years go by
I know the only one for can only be you
My arms won't free you
And my heart won't try

Each time I look at you
Is like the first time
Each time you're near me
The thrill is new

Arranged by: Richard Perry, Mike Thompson, Lauren Wild
Drums: John Ferraro
Bass: Chris Golden
Piano & Synth Strings: Mike Thompson
Guitar: Vin D'Onofrio
Add'l Synth: Alex Navarro
Trumpets solo: Larry Lunetta

© WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Where or When
Lyrics by: Lorenz Hart
Music by: Richard Rodgers

Sometimes you think you lived before
All that you lived today
Things you do come back to you
As if they knew the way
Oh, the tricks your mind can play

It seems we stood and talked
Like this before
We looked at each other
In the same way then
But I can't remember where or when

The clothes you're wearing
Are the clothes you wore
The smile you are smiling
You were smiling then
But I can't remember where or when

Some things that happen
For the first time
Seem to be happening again

And so it seems that we have met before
And laughed before
And loved before
But who knows where or when

Some things that happen
For the first time
Seem to be happening again

And so it seems that we have met before
And laughed before
And loved before
But who knows where or when
But who knows where or when

Arranged by: Richard Perry, Mike Thompson, Lauren Wild
Drums: John Ferraro
Bass: Chris Golden
Piano: Mike Thompson
Guitar and Solo: Vin D'Onofrio
Synth Strings: Mike Thompson

© Williamson Music Co. & Chappell & Co (ASCAP)

My One And Only Love
Lyrics by: Robert Mellin
Music by: Guy Wood

The very thought of you makes my heart sing
Like an April breeze
On the wings of spring
And you appear in all your splendor
My one and only love

The shadows fall and spread their mystic charms
In the hush of night
While you're in my arms
I feel your lips so warm and tender
My one and only love

The touch of your hand is like heaven
A heaven that I've never known
And the blush on your cheek whenever I speak
Tells me that you are my own

You fill my eager heart with such desire
Every kiss you give sets my soul on fire
I give myself in sweet surrender
My one and only love

The touch of your hand is like heaven
A heaven that I've never known
And the blush on your cheek whenever I speak
Tells me that you are my own

You fill my eager heart with such desire
Every kiss you give sets my soul on fire
I give myself in sweet surrender
My one and only love...love, love

Arranged by: Richard Perry, Mike Thompson, Lauren Wild
Drums: John Ferraro
Bass: Chris Golden
Piano: Mike Thompson
Guitar: Vin D'Onofrio
Harmonica Solo: William Galison
Synth Strings: Alex Navarro, Mike Thompson

© Colgems-EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP) / Warock Corp. (ASCAP)
All The Things You Are
Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by: Jerome Kern

Time and again I’ve longed for adventure
Something to make my heart beat the faster
What did I long for?
I never really knew

Finding your love I’ve found my adventure
Touching your hand
My heart beats the faster
All that I want in all of this world is you

You are the promised kiss of springtime
That makes the lonely winter seem long
You are the breathless hush of evening
That trembles on the brink of a lovely song

You are the angel glow that lights a star
The dearest things I know are what you are
Some day my happy arms will hold you
And some day I’ll know that moment divine
When all the things you are
Are mine

You are the angel glow that lights a star
The dearest things I know are what you are
Some day my happy arms will hold you
And some day I’ll know that moment divine
When all the things you are
Are mine
All the things you are
Are mine

Arranged by: Richard Perry, Mike Thompson, Lauren Wild
Drums: John Ferraro
Bass: Chris Golden
Piano & Synth Strings: Mike Thompson
Guitar: Vin D'Onofrio
Flugelhorn Solo: Lee R. Thornburg

© Universal Polygram International Publishing Inc. (ASCAP)

How Long Has This Been Going On
Lyrics by: Ira Gershwin
Music by: George Gershwin

I could cry salty tears
Where have I been all these years?
Listen you, tell me do
How long has this been going on?

There were chills up my spine
And some thrills I can't define
Listen sweet, I repeat
How long has this been going on?

Oh, I feel that I could melt
Into heaven I've been hurled
Now I know how Columbus felt
Finding another world

Kiss me once
Then once more
What a dunce I was before
What a break
For heaven's sake
How long has this been going on?

What a kick
What a buzz
Boy, you click like no one does
Hear me sweet
Oh, I repeat
How long has this been going on?

Lover, when in your arms I creep
What a rendezvous
Don't wake me up if I'm asleep
Let me dream that it's true

Kiss me twice
Then once more
Oh, that was nice
Let's make it four
What a break
For heaven's sake
How long has this been going on?
How long has this been going on?

Arranged by: Richard Perry, Doug Webb, Lauren Wild
Drums: John Ferraro
Bass: Chris Golden
Piano: Jim Cox
Guitar: Vin D'Onofrio
Saxes and Clarinet: Doug Webb
Synth Strings: Andy Chukerman

© WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)