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Classics (2013)

Artist: Tony Bennett
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Format: CD
Sku: 260256814
UPC: 888430264922
UPC 14: 00888430264922
Release Date: 1/28/2014
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
0. DISC 1:
1. Boulevard of Broken Dreams, The (Gigolo and Gigolette)
2. Because of You
3. Cold, Cold Heart
4. Blue Velvet
5. Rags to Riches
6. Stranger in Paradise
7. Just in Time
8. Way You Look Tonight, The
9. Put on a Happy Face
10. I Left My Heart in San Francisco
11. I Wanna Be Around
12. Good Life, The
13. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
14. If I Ruled the World ~ (featuring Will Bronson Singers/The Ralph Sharon Trio)
15. My Favorite Things
16. How Do You Keep the Music Playing
17. When Do the Bells Ring for Me
Disc 2
Song Title
0. DISC 2:
1. New York, New York ~ (featuring Frank Sinatra)
2. Evenin'
3. What a Wonderful World
4. Smile
5. Shadow of Your Smile, The
6. Best Is Yet to Come, The ~ (featuring Diana Krall)
7. For Once in My Life
8. One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
9. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
10. Lady Is a Tramp, The ~ (featuring Lady Gaga)
11. Body and Soul
12. It Had to Be You
13. Steppin' Out with My Baby ~ (featuring Christina Aguilera)
14. It Had to Be You ~ (featuring Carrie Underwood)
15. Steppin' Out with My Baby ~ (featuring Christina Aguilera)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Tony Bennett.
Muze PNote Photographers: Steve Banks ; Don Hunstein; Mark Seliger; Josh Cheuse; Kelsey Bennett.
Muze PNote After a successful singing career in the 1950s, Tony Bennett, like many of the jazz-based crooners of his era, had a bit of a commercial falloff with the advent of rock & roll in the early '60s. Bennett, for his part, moved even closer to jazz in his stage shows, and then saw his popularity spike when his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," became a big pop hit in 1962. It was Bennett at his best, working to the pop side of jazz, and as the '60s progressed, Bennett became firmly established as an iconic singer and entertainer, his singing always warm, graceful, and full of an easy and offhand elegance. He picked his material carefully, avoiding novelty and trendy songs, and he built an impressive catalog of classic songs, many of which are firmly established as part of the ever shifting American Songbook. This two-disc set is interesting because the selections were made by Bennett himself, with the first disc, easily the best of the two, given over to Bennett as a solo singer, while the second is drawn largely from his two Duets albums and features Bennett performing with Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, and others. But it's the solo performances that really capture him at his best. Bennett has noted that he started with the song itself in making the selections here, and then looked for what he thought was the best performance and presentation of it, and since he's released nearly 70 albums in his long career, and many of those were live shows, he had a lot of performances to choose from. There are wonderful versions here of "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," "I Wanna Be Around," and his other signature songs, all of which come off as emotionally warm and compelling, with an easy and lightly swinging jazz feel. The duets disc has the same warm vibe, and Bennett is a gracious and generous duet vocalist, but to hear him take a great song and broaden it and build it vocally into a perfectly balanced emotional piece of art, well, he doesn't need to share the stage with anybody to do that. ~ Steve Leggett

Producer: Didier C. Deutsch (Compilation)

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Will Bronson Singers
Muze Guest Artist Ralph Sharon Trio
Muze Guest Artist Frank Sinatra
Muze Guest Artist Ray Charles
Muze Guest Artist K.D. Lang
Muze Guest Artist Barbra Streisand
Muze Guest Artist Juanes
Muze Guest Artist Diana Krall
Muze Guest Artist Stevie Wonder
Muze Guest Artist John Mayer
Muze Guest Artist Michael Buble
Muze Guest Artist Lady Gaga
Muze Guest Artist Amy Winehouse
Muze Guest Artist Carrie Underwood
Muze Guest Artist Christina Aguilera

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Capitol Sings Cole Porter
Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Classic Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Essential George Gershwin (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Def American Songbook Vol.1
Muze Music Compilations Cocktails With Cole Porter
Muze Music Compilations Very Best Of Cole Porter
Muze Music Compilations That Old Feeling-Clas0605
Muze Music Compilations America's Greatest Hits 1953
Muze Music Compilations Duets & Duets Ii:90th Birthday
Muze Music Compilations America's Greatest Hits 1954 5
Muze Music Compilations Jazz After Dark
Muze Music Compilations Vol 1-1956 British Hit Parade
Muze Music Compilations One Fine Day (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Evening At Rao's:songs From An Italia
Muze Music Compilations Centennial Celebration
Muze Music Compilations Johnny Mercer Dream?s On Me Celebrati
Muze Music Compilations Recollection
Muze Music Compilations Men Of Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Live At Shea Stadium
Muze Music Compilations Bridge School Concerts 25Th Ann Ed
Muze Music Compilations 2012 Grammy Nominees
Muze Music Compilations 1961 British Hit Parade Part 1:Januar
Muze Music Compilations 1961 British Hit Parade Part 2:April
Muze Music Compilations 1961 British Hit Parade:b Sides Pt 2
Muze Music Compilations 1960 British Hit Parade:b Sides Pt 3
Muze Music Compilations America's Greatest Hits:1957
Muze Music Compilations Mad Men Christmas:music From And Insp
Muze Music Compilations Year In Your Life 1953
Muze Music Compilations Year In Your Life 1954
Muze Music Compilations Irving Berlin Songbook Vol 4
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Ray Charles
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:jazz
Muze Music Compilations Now Disney 3
Muze Music Compilations Readers Digest:piano Men

Associated Artists and Works

Basie, Count
At Carnegie Hall ~ Basie, Count
The White House Sessions: Live 1962 ~ Brubeck, Dave
Cole, Nat
Cole, Nat "King"
Crosby, Bing
Gaga, Lady
Cheek to Cheek [Deluxe Version] ~ Gaga, Lady
Cheek to Cheek ~ Gaga, Lady
Goulet, Robert
Jones, Jack
Jones, Jack (Vocal)
Krupa, Gene
Lang, K.D.
A Wonderful World ~ Lang, K.D.
Duets ~ Sinatra, Frank
Duets [20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ~ Sinatra, Frank
Smooth Jazz All Stars
The Smooth Jazz All Stars
Torme, Mel

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/28/2014
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2013
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 88843026492
Music Label Name Label : Columbia (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00888430264922

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Bennett,Tony
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