Premiere: Tierney Sutton’s ‘I Knew I Loved You’


Tierney Sutton, right, and Serge Merlaud.

(Photo: Courtesy Tierney Sutton)

Vocalist Tierney Sutton has released a beautiful new ballad, “I Knew I Loved You.” It’s the first single from Paris Sessions II, Sutton’s new album due out this spring. Written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and Ennio Morricone, it is a nearly forgotten chestnut featuring Sutton’s silky vocals with guitarist Serge Merlaud and NEA Jazz Master flutist Hubert Laws.

“No two words evoke musical romance more than ‘Morricone’ and ‘Bergman,’” Sutton said. “This track marries two of Ennio Morricone’s best-loved themes. The first, from Cinema Paradiso, has been widely recorded. The second, ‘Deborah’s Theme’ from 1984’s Once Upon A Time In America, is also widely beloved, yet the song based on the theme, created at the request of Quincy Jones, has been inexplicably overlooked.”

You can now hear, and view, the song here. DB

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