I remember how I first heard that song a series
“Spartacus Love Theme” by Bill Evans
My second installment of “I remember how I first heard that song” features another track that I first learned of through my high school radio station, WNTH. (Yeah, it is a really good radio station).
It was from a guy in my grade who hosted his own show. He was very erudite and culturally knowledgeable, the type of person where it is a bit of a mystery how at a young age he is able to have such sophisticated and eclectic music tastes.
This song is called “Spartacus Love Theme,” from Spartacus and is supposedly the “most accessible song in the film.” When I first heard it, I thought it was beautiful. At the time, I would fantasize a lot about living in New York City, and when I heard the song it evoked for me a sidewalk near Washington Square Park in autumn. I pictured feet walking quickly down the street among yellow and red and brown leaves. The song has a lovely sound, kind of upbeat but also a little sad and wistful. I hadn’t listened to it in awhile, but it came up on my iPhone recently, which is what made me think to post it.