Original RCA Recording

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


           Single release: RCA-45/78RPM-47/20-7128
Single Flip Side: "Catch a Falling Star"
US Chart Position No. 4
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0816
Single Flip Side: "When You Were Sweet Sixteen"
Como's Golden Records ~ 1958

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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