Magic Moments

Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David , 1958
Famous Music Corp. & Casa David Music Co.Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers
Recorded at Studio A, New York City  
Recording Time 2:41
Recorded December 03, 1957, Matrix No. H2PB 8173 Take 8-A

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           Single release: RCA-45/78RPM-47/20-7128
Single Flip Side: "Catch a Falling Star"
US Chart Position No. 4
UK Single release: RCA-78RPM-1036 ( February 1958 )
Single Flip Side: "Catch a Falling Star "
UK Chart Position No. 1
Italian Best Seller 1958
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0816
Single Flip Side: "When You Were Sweet Sixteen"
RCA ITALIANA Single release: NR-0667
Single Flip Side: "Catch a Falling Star "
GERMANY Single release: RCA-45RPM-74-16-380 ( 1973 )
Single Flip Side: "Catch a Falling Star "
Collectables Single release: COL-045287
Single Flip Side: "Round and Round"
Single release: RCA Special Products URC-1097 ( 1985 )
Single Flip Side: "Catch a Falling Star"
Portugal Single release: RCA-45RPM-PB-9262
Single Flip Side: "The Hands of Time ( Brian's Song )"
Como's Golden Records ~ 1958RCA Italiana SingleMagic Moments / The Hands of Time

In the 1950s, Burt Bacharach, a piano accompanist for top-name singers, was a struggling songwriter. The only trouble was that his songs were so original and so different from regular popular songs that few publishers would hear them, let alone publish them. But 1957 was Bacharach's year. Teamed with lyricist Hal David, he produced two hits, "The Story of My Life", a song with a 52-bar chorus and some notes to be whistled by the singer, and "Magic Moments", a much simpler song with an intriguing melody and a happy lilt. Perry's lovely million-seller has created many magic moments for listener's ever since.

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

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