"Almost Like Being In Love" is arguably the outstanding song from the 1947 Alan Jay Lerner/Frederick Loewe musical Brigadoon
, and is certainly the most widely recorded.
In the 1954 film version it is performed by Gene Kelly in the presence of his fellow game hunter, who looks almost as perplexed as the highland cattle and the pig to whom the song is also addressed. Unsurprisingly, Kelly also dances, and this particular routine is far from dissimilar from the one he performed two years earlier in Singin' In The Rain
, albeit without the umbrella.
"Almost Like Being In Love" has also been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Cliff Richard, among others.
Alexander Baron - London, England