Ultimate Tony CD (2000)

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Specifications

Label Sony
SKU 60440928
UPC 074646357026
UPC 14 00074646357026
Format CD
Release Date 10/3/2000
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Author Tony Bennett
Compilation Appearance Capitol Sings Cole Porter
Compilation Appearance Duets
Compilation Appearance Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil
Compilation Appearance Essential George Gershwin (Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Def American Songbook Vol.1
Compilation Appearance Cocktails With Cole Porter
Compilation Appearance Very Best Of Cole Porter
Compilation Appearance That Old Feeling-Clas0605
Compilation Appearance America's Greatest Hits 1953
Compilation Appearance Duets & Duets Ii:90th Birthday
Compilation Appearance America's Greatest Hits 1954 5
Compilation Appearance Jazz After Dark
Compilation Appearance Vol 1-1956 British Hit Parade
Compilation Appearance One Fine Day (Ost)
Compilation Appearance Evening At Rao's:songs From An Italia
Compilation Appearance Centennial Celebration
Compilation Appearance Johnny Mercer Dream?s On Me Celebrati
Compilation Appearance Recollection
Compilation Appearance Men Of Christmas
Compilation Appearance Live At Shea Stadium
Compilation Appearance Bridge School Concerts 25Th Ann Ed
Compilation Appearance 2012 Grammy Nominees
Compilation Appearance My Best Friends Wedding (ost)
Compilation Appearance 1961 British Hit Parade Part 2:April
Compilation Appearance 1961 British Hit Parade:b Sides Pt 2
Compilation Appearance 1960 British Hit Parade:b Sides Pt 3
Compilation Appearance Year In Your Life 1953
Compilation Appearance Year In Your Life 1954
Compilation Appearance Irving Berlin Songbook Vol 4
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Of Ray Charles
Compilation Appearance Box Set Series:jazz
Compilation Appearance Now Disney 3
Compilation Appearance Readers Digest:piano Men
Associated Artist/Work Basie, Count
Artist Influence Art Tatum
Artist Influence Billie Holiday
Artist Influence Billy Eckstine
Artist Influence Bing Crosby
Artist Influence Charlie Parker (Sax)
Artist Influence Dizzy Gillespie
Artist Influence Don Cornell
Artist Influence Ella Fitzgerald
Artist Influence Frank Sinatra
Artist Influence Joe Mooney
Artist Influence Joe Williams (Vocals)
Artist Influence Johnny Hartman
Artist Influence Louis Armstrong
Artist Influence Mabel Mercer
Artist Influence Sarah Vaughan
Artist Influence Stan Getz (Sax)
Artist Contemporary Andy Bey
Artist Contemporary Arthur Prysock
Artist Contemporary Barbra Streisand
Artist Contemporary Betty Carter
Artist Contemporary Bill Evans (Piano)
Artist Contemporary Bill Henderson (Vocals)
Artist Contemporary Billie Holiday
Artist Contemporary Bobby McFerrin
Artist Contemporary Buddy Greco
Artist Contemporary Carmen McRae
Artist Contemporary Clay Aiken
Artist Contemporary Dave Grusin
Artist Contemporary Dean Martin
Artist Contemporary Dee Dee Bridgewater
Artist Contemporary Diane Schuur
Artist Contemporary Dinah Washington
Artist Contemporary Eartha Kitt
Artist Contemporary Eddie Jefferson
Artist Contemporary Ella Fitzgerald
Artist Contemporary Engelbert Humperdinck (Vocal)
Artist Contemporary Etta Jones
Artist Contemporary Eydie Gorme
Artist Contemporary Frank Sinatra
Artist Contemporary Frankie Laine
Artist Contemporary Freddy Cole
Artist Contemporary Harry Connick, Jr.
Artist Contemporary Jerry Vale
Artist Contemporary Johnny Hartman
Artist Contemporary Jon Hendricks
Artist Contemporary Judy Garland
Artist Contemporary Karrin Allyson
Artist Contemporary Kurt Elling
Artist Contemporary Liza Minnelli
Artist Contemporary Matt Monro
Artist Contemporary Mel Torm?
Artist Contemporary Michael Bubl?
Artist Contemporary Natalie Cole
Artist Contemporary Nnenna Freelon
Artist Contemporary Norah Jones
Artist Contemporary Peggy Lee (Vocals)
Artist Contemporary Perry Como
Artist Contemporary Robert Goulet
Artist Contemporary Rosemary Clooney
Artist Contemporary Sammy Davis, Jr.
Artist Contemporary Sarah Vaughan
Artist Contemporary Sheila Jordan
Artist Contemporary Shirley Horn
Artist Contemporary Steve Lawrence
Artist Contemporary The Ralph Sharon Trio
Artist Contemporary Tony Martin
Artist Contemporary Vic Damone
Artist Follower Andy Williams
Artist Follower Anthony Newley
Artist Follower Barbra Streisand
Artist Follower Frankie Randall
Artist Follower Harry Connick, Jr.
Artist Follower Jack Jones
Artist Follower Johnny Mathis
Artist Follower Linda Eder
Artist Follower Little Jimmy Scott
Artist Follower Liza Minnelli
Artist Follower Mandy Patinkin
Artist Follower Michael Feinstein
Artist Follower Scott Walker
Artist Follower Tom Jones
Technical Info
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)
CatalogID 63570
Lable Name Columbia/Legacy
Released 10/03/2000
Original Release 2000
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00074646357026
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Tony Bennett (vocals); Jimmy Rowles, Tommy Flanagan (piano).
Liner Note Authors: Frank Sinatra; Tony Bennett.
Recording information: 04/04/1951-07/16/1993.
Photographers: Don Hunstein; Lois Greenfield; Mark Seliger; Nigel Parry; Herman Leonard.
Arrangers: Don Costa; Johnny Mandel; Al Cohn; Marty Manning; Percy Faith; Ray Conniff; Frank DeVol.
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.
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."
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 Bennett Sings, Basey Swings was a precursor to later jazz-based work. From the mid-'80s on, he achieved renewed popularity with generations of listeners who hadn't been born when he first appeared. He continued to sing popular standards in a warm, husky tenor, varying his timing and phrasing with a jazz fan's sense of spontaneity to bring out the melodies and lyrics of the songs effectively. ~ William Ruhlmann
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (12/1/00, p.103) - "...A well-chosen collection....reaffirming Bennett's evolving vocal artistry." - Rating: A
Disc 1
1 I Left My Heart In San Francisco,I Left My Heart In San Francisco
2 Because Of You
3 Rags To Riches
4 Just In Time
5 Stranger In Paradise
6 Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, The (Gigolo And Gigolette)
7 I Wanna Be Around,I Wanna Be Around
8 Good Life, The
9 Shadow Of Your Smile, The
10 Put On A Happy Face
11 If I Ruled The World
12 Smile,Smile,Smile,Smile,Smile
13 Night And Day,Night And Day
14 How Do You Keep The Music Playing,How Do You Keep The Music Playing,How Do You Keep The Music Playing
15 Mood Indigo
16 Blue Velvet,Blue Velvet,Blue Velvet
17 Steppin' Out With My Baby,Steppin' Out With My Baby,Steppin' Out With My Baby
18 When Joanna Loved Me
19 When Do The Bells Ring For Me
20 Best Is Yet To Come, The
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