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A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

by Amanda Palmer

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That certain night, the night we met
There was magic abroad in the air
There were angels dining at the Ritz
And a nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
I may be right, I may be wrong
But I'm perfectly willing to swear
That when you turn'd and smiled at me
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square

The moon that lingered over London town
Poor puzzled moon, he wore a frown
How could he know we two were so in love
The whole damn world seemed upside down
The streets of town were paved with stars
It was such a romantic affair
And as we kissed and said goodnight
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square

I know, 'cause I was there
That night in Berkeley Square


released July 29, 2020
Vocals: Amanda Palmer

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Mihhail Gerts

BBC Radio 3 Recording Engineer: Robert Winter

BBC Radio 3 Recording Producer: Ann McKay

FOH Engineer: Griff Hewis

Barbican Lighting: Matt Barnes

Tom Philpott: Planning Manager, BBC Symphony Orchestra

Produced in association with BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

A Nightingale Sang at Berkley Square by Manning Sherwin, arranged by Jherek Bischoff and was recorded by the BBC on 12 November, 2019 at the Barbican Hall and first broadcast on BBC Radio 3
on 23rd December 2019

Mastered by Jherek Bischoff

(p) 2019 BBC.  The copyright in the recording is owned by the BBC. The BBC word mark and logo are trademarks of the British Broadcasting Corporation and used under licence.  BBC Logo © BBC 2007

Licensed exclusively by Eight Foot Records, 2019


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