Greatest Hits of the 60s

Greatest Hits of the 60s

by Tony Bennett
     
 

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Released the month that Tony Bennett turned 80, this LP-length compilation of his 1960s records gives a good account of his second decade of recording, even if it doesn't quite live up to the "greatest hits" claim of its title. All of Bennett's Top 40 pop hits of the '60s are included, among them the Top 20 entries "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," "I Wanna Be… See more details below

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Released the month that Tony Bennett turned 80, this LP-length compilation of his 1960s records gives a good account of his second decade of recording, even if it doesn't quite live up to the "greatest hits" claim of its title. All of Bennett's Top 40 pop hits of the '60s are included, among them the Top 20 entries "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," "I Wanna Be Around," and "The Good Life." But the compilers were more concerned with presenting 48 minutes of highlights of the '60s tracks than with following the singles charts slavishly. They signal this right at the beginning by starting with the non-hit tracks "Put on a Happy Face," "The Best Is Yet to Come," and "Once Upon a Time." Proceeding in chronological order by recording date, they then select from among the modest hits Bennett enjoyed in the wake of his comeback with the Grammy-winning "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" in 1962, adding in the non-hit songs "Speak Low" and "My Favorite Things" as they make their way to the end of the decade, when Bennett was recording more contemporary fare, such as the Beatles' "Something." The '60s was arguably Bennett's most accomplished decade artistically, even while it became commercially problematic as the impact of the British Invasion increased from 1964 on. Bennett was not primarily a singles artist by this point, and the compilers have balanced the biggest hits with other worthy material. Given its length, this album is no more than a sampling of Bennett's '60s work. But it does arguably feature the best three-quarters of an hour of his recorded work in the decade.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/29/2006
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886977392825
catalogNumber:
773928
Rank:
88459

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Bennett   Primary Artist
Cy Coleman   Conductor
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Ralph Burns   Conductor
Peter Matz   Conductor
Frank deVol   Conductor
George Siravo   Conductor
Don Costa   Conductor
Robert Farnon   Conductor
Johnny Mandel   Conductor
Marty Manning   Conductor
Torrie Zito   Conductor

Technical Credits

Kurt Weill   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Tony Bennett   Executive Producer
Cy Coleman   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Composer
Ralph Burns   Arranger
Mitch Miller   Producer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Peter Matz   Arranger
Frank deVol   Arranger
George Siravo   Arranger
Ogden Nash   Composer
Ernie Altschuler   Producer
Danny Bennett   Executive Producer
Don Costa   Arranger
Robert Farnon   Arranger
Jack Gold   Producer
Wally Gold   Producer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Arranger
Marty Manning   Arranger
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Anthony Newley   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Torrie Zito   Arranger
Don Hunstein   Cover Photo
Josh Cheuse   Art Direction
Hank Parker   Back Cover Photo
Mike Kull   Tape Research
D. Cross   Composer
B. Howard   Composer
C. Ornadel   Composer
C. Leigh   Composer
L. Adams   Composer
C. Strouse   Composer
Howard A. Roberts   Producer
R.N. Miller   Composer

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