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Ultimate Tony (2000)

Artist: Tony Bennett
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Format: CD
Sku: 60440928
UPC: 074646357026
UPC 14: 00074646357026
Release Date: 10/3/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. I Left My Heart In San Francisco ~ Tony Bennett
1. I Left My Heart In San Francisco ~ Tony Bennett
2. Because Of You ~ Tony Bennett
3. Rags To Riches ~ Tony Bennett
4. Just In Time ~ Tony Bennett
5. Stranger In Paradise ~ Tony Bennett
6. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, The (Gigolo And Gigolette) ~ Tony Bennett
7. I Wanna Be Around ~ Tony Bennett
7. I Wanna Be Around ~ Tony Bennett
8. Good Life, The ~ Tony Bennett
9. Shadow Of Your Smile, The ~ Tony Bennett
10. Put On A Happy Face ~ Tony Bennett
11. If I Ruled The World ~ Tony Bennett
12. Smile ~ Tony Bennett
12. Smile ~ Tony Bennett
12. Smile ~ Tony Bennett
12. Smile ~ Tony Bennett
12. Smile ~ Tony Bennett
13. Night And Day ~ Tony Bennett
13. Night And Day ~ Tony Bennett
14. How Do You Keep The Music Playing ~ Tony Bennett
14. How Do You Keep The Music Playing ~ Tony Bennett
14. How Do You Keep The Music Playing ~ Tony Bennett
15. Mood Indigo ~ Tony Bennett
16. Blue Velvet ~ Tony Bennett
16. Blue Velvet ~ Tony Bennett
16. Blue Velvet ~ Tony Bennett
17. Steppin' Out With My Baby ~ Tony Bennett
17. Steppin' Out With My Baby ~ Tony Bennett
17. Steppin' Out With My Baby ~ Tony Bennett
18. When Joanna Loved Me ~ Tony Bennett
19. When Do The Bells Ring For Me ~ Tony Bennett
20. Best Is Yet To Come, The ~ Tony Bennett
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Tony Bennett (vocals); Jimmy Rowles, Tommy Flanagan (piano).
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: Frank Sinatra; Tony Bennett.
Muze PNote Recording information: 04/04/1951-07/16/1993.
Muze PNote Photographers: Don Hunstein; Lois Greenfield; Mark Seliger; Nigel Parry; Herman Leonard.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Don Costa; Johnny Mandel; Al Cohn; Marty Manning; Percy Faith; Ray Conniff; Frank DeVol.
Muze PNote Throughout his career, Tony Bennett has managed to be both a singer's singer and a first rate entertainer--not nearly as easy as it sounds. Though blessed with a beautiful natural timbre, Bennett doesn't settle for merely caressing our eardrums. A popular singer by definition, Bennett's style is informed by jazz phrasing and rhythm. And while mostly known for the heart he brings to his material, there is also ample evidence of nuanced thinking going into what comes out.
Muze PNote On this excellent collection that highlights his recordings for Columbia spanning five decades, Bennett's famous ardor and aesthetic honesty are omnipresent. The requisite chestnuts--"I Left My Heart in San Francisco," "Rags to Riches," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"--are all here, as befits any ultimate Bennett collection, but we're also treated to the more intimate fare of Bennett with long-time associates the Ralph Sharon Trio on "Steppin' Out With My Baby," a very early take on "Blue Velvet," and a suave-meets-down-and-dirty "Mood Indigo."

Producer: Danny Bennett; David Kahne; Ernie Altschuler; Ettore Stratta; Al Harn; Al Ham; Allen Stanton; Mitch Miller; Andre Fischer; Tony Bennett; Didier C. Deutsch (Compilation); Darcy M. Proper (Compilation)

Artist Overview

One of the finest voices of 20th century American pop, Tony Bennett began his career in the '50s, under the watchful eye of producer Mitch Miller, recording huge hits such as "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," and "Because of You." In 1958, his album BASIE SWINGS-BENNETT SINGS was a precursor to later jazz-based work. That same year, "Firefly" was Bennett's last US Top 40 entry until 1962, when he made a major comeback with the Grammy-winning "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." In '93 and '94 he was awarded Grammys for his albums PERFECTLY FRANK and STEPPIN' OUT.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Dreaming Of A White Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Capitol Sings Cole Porter
Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 15-Wild Cool & Swingin' T
Muze Music Compilations Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Classic Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Our Favorite Things
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Christmas!
Muze Music Compilations Stardust
Muze Music Compilations Essential George Gershwin (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Def American Songbook Vol.1
Muze Music Compilations Nicky's Jazz For Kids
Muze Music Compilations Cocktails With Cole Porter
Muze Music Compilations Very Best Of Cole Porter
Muze Music Compilations Society Of Singers Presents: great Vo
Muze Music Compilations Classic Christmas (3 CD Set)
Muze Music Compilations All Time Christmas Favorites
Muze Music Compilations Jingle Bell Swing
Muze Music Compilations That Old Feeling-Clas0605
Muze Music Compilations The Christmas Album 0605
Muze Music Compilations Duets
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 Now That's What I Call Christmas Vol 3
Muze Music Compilations Jazz After Dark
Muze Music Compilations Vol 1-1956 British Hit Parade
Muze Music Compilations Christmas Classics:yesterday Today
Muze Music Compilations One Fine Day (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Hard To Find Jukebox Classics 1958:Mo
Muze Music Compilations Christmas With Sinatra and Friends
Muze Music Compilations Centennial Celebration
Muze Music Compilations Johnny Mercer Dream?s On Me Celebrati
Muze Music Compilations Recollection
Muze Music Compilations Recollection (3CD + 1 DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Martha Stewart Living Music:tradition
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 This Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Volare:greatest Italian/american Voca
Muze Music Compilations Towne Countrye Collection
Muze Music Compilations Year In Your Life 1951
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:joy Of Christmas
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 Let It Snow
Muze Music Compilations Decade Of Hits:50s
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 America's Greatest Hits:1956
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:jazz
Muze Music Compilations Now Disney 3
Muze Music Compilations Christmas:16 Most Requested Songs

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 : 10/03/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 63570
Music Label Name Label : Columbia/Legacy
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00074646357026

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (12/1/00, p.103)
- "...A well-chosen collection....reaffirming Bennett's evolving vocal artistry." - Rating: A

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