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Home (When Shadows Fall)

Album This song officially appears on the Kisses On the Bottom Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2012

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

“Home (When Shadows Fall)” is a song written by Harry Clarkson, Geoffrey Clarkson and Peter van Steeden in 1931. Van Steeden’s contribution was administrative and he was compensated by being given writer credit.

It was later performed by soul singer Sam Cooke and appeared on his album “Ain’t That Good News” in 1964.

The song is covered by Paul McCartney on his standards album, Kisses on the Bottom, released February 7, 2012.

The song has been recorded by;

Dean Martin (1966)

Nat King Cole (1950)

Louis Armstrong (1932, 1957)

The Dorsey Brothers (1931)

Rudy Vallee (1932)

Harry James Orchestra (1944)

Slim Whitman (1972)

Dick Haymes (1944)

Vic Damone (1960)

Mills Brothers (1959)

Muggsy Spanier (1950)

Gracie Fields (1932)

Jack Teagarden w/ Coleman Hawkins (1944)

Margaret Whitting (1957)

Ruth Etting (1931)

Jane Froman (1957)

Arthur Tracy (1931)

Ray Anthony (1957)

Della Reese (1965)

Bob Hope (1994)

Johnny Hartman w/ Erroll Garner (1949)

Gerry Mulligan (1994)

Merle Johnston w/ Smith Ballew (1931)

Jimmy Grier w/ Dick Webster (1932)

Mildred Bailey (1933)

Arthur Tracy (1938)

Abe Lyman Orch. w/ Frank Munn (1945)

Billy Daniels (1949)

Jackie Gleason (1957)

Matt Dennis (1959)

Gordon MacRae (1959)

The Ventures (1960)

Helen Humes (1961)

Jimmy Rushing (1971)

Paul McCartney (2012)

Paul McCartney in "Conversations With McCartney", by Paul Du Noyer:

That’s one I remember from my dad’s era. I used to do an instrumental version of it, just before the Beatles. I liked the chords, so I used to play a guitar instrumental, when me and John were just getting it together.

Last updated on March 28, 2016

Lyrics

Evening marks the close of day,
Skies of blue begin to grey,
Crimson hues are fading in the west.
Evening ever brings to me
Dreams of days that used to be,
Memories of those I love the best.

When shadows fall
And trees whisper, "Day is ending",
My thoughts are ever wending home.
When crickets call,
My heart is forever yearning
Once more to be, returning home.

When the hills conceal the setting sun,
Stars begin a-peeping, one by one.
Night covers all,
And though fortune may forsake me,
Sweet dreams will ever take me home.

When the hills conceal the setting sun,
Stars begin a-peeping, one by one.
Night covers all,
And though fortune may forsake me,
Sweet dreams will ever take me home.

Officially appears on


Kisses On the Bottom

Official album • Released in 2012

4:04 • Studio version

Paul McCartney:
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma:
Producer
Diana Krall:
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins:
Drums
Robert Hurst:
Bass
John Pizzarelli:
Guitar
Mike Mainieri:
Vibraphone
London Symphony Orchestra:
Orchestra
Alan Broadbent:
Orchestra arrangement, Orchestra conductor
Roman Simovic:
Concertmaster

Session Recording:
Second half of 2011 (?)
Studio:
Avatar Studios, New York, USA

Session Overdubs:
Late 2011 (?)
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Kisses On The Bottom - Complete Kisses

Official album • Released in 2012

4:04 • Studio version


Bootlegs


Kisses on the bottom - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:04 • Studio version


Videos

Live performances

“Home (When Shadows Fall)” has been played in 1 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Home (When Shadows Fall)” has been played


Live From Capitol Studios

Feb 09, 2012 • USA • Los Angeles • Capitol Records Building


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