The Essential Tony Bennett [Limited Edition 3.0]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like most entries in Sony/Legacy's Essential series, 2002's The Essential Tony Bennett is an excellent, exhaustive retrospective of a lengthy, hit-filled career at Columbia. Although Bennett spent time at other labels -- particularly in the '70s -- he made his best-known and greatest recordings for Columbia, from the late '50s through the '90s, which is what provides the bulk of the material here. Though this skips through the '70s material, it does provide what amounts to Bennett at his best, whether it's on "Rags to Riches" and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" in the '60s, or on latter-day classics like "Steppin' out with My Baby." Bennett surely recorded ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like most entries in Sony/Legacy's Essential series, 2002's The Essential Tony Bennett is an excellent, exhaustive retrospective of a lengthy, hit-filled career at Columbia. Although Bennett spent time at other labels -- particularly in the '70s -- he made his best-known and greatest recordings for Columbia, from the late '50s through the '90s, which is what provides the bulk of the material here. Though this skips through the '70s material, it does provide what amounts to Bennett at his best, whether it's on "Rags to Riches" and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" in the '60s, or on latter-day classics like "Steppin' out with My Baby." Bennett surely recorded more great material than can fit on a two-disc, 40-track collection, but this contains the cream of the crop and it's hard to imagine a collection like this being executed better than this.[Columbia/Legacy/RPM's Limited Edition 3.0 appeared in 2008 and included a bonus CD -- in addition to the original, two-CD set.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2008
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886973139721
  • Catalog Number: 731397

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Because of You (2:56)
  2. 2 Cold, Cold Heart (2:37)
  3. 3 Blue Velvet (2:59)
  4. 4 Rags to Riches (2:48)
  5. 5 Stranger in Paradise (3:04)
  6. 6 Sing You Sinners (2:15)
  7. 7 The Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Gigolo and Gigolette) (2:30)
  8. 8 Just in Time (2:33)
  9. 9 It Amazes Me (3:15)
  10. 10 Love Look Away (2:45)
  11. 11 Firefly (2:17)
  12. 12 Put on a Happy Face (2:39)
  13. 13 The Best Is Yet to Come (2:34)
  14. 14 Tender Is the Night (2:40)
  15. 15 Once Upon a Time (2:56)
  16. 16 I Left My Heart in San Francisco (2:51)
  17. 17 I Wanna Be Around (2:10)
  18. 18 The Good Life (2:15)
  19. 19 This Is All I Ask (3:13)
  20. 20 When Joanna Loved Me (3:05)
  21. 21 The Rules of the Road (2:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (2:54)
  2. 2 If I Ruled the World (3:01)
  3. 3 Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) (4:11)
  4. 4 The Shadow of Your Smile (3:39)
  5. 5 Smile (3:32)
  6. 6 The Very Thought of You (4:30)
  7. 7 For Once in My Life (3:23)
  8. 8 Yesterday I Heard the Rain (Esta Tarde VI Llover) (3:40)
  9. 9 My Favorite Things (3:17)
  10. 10 I Do Not Know a Day I Did Not Love You (3:27)
  11. 11 How Do You Keep the Music Playing? - The Ralph Sharon Trio (4:20)
  12. 12 When Do the Bells Ring for Me? (2:57)
  13. 13 Night and Day (3:34)
  14. 14 Last Night When We Were Young (2:26)
  15. 15 Steppin' out with My Baby (2:53)
  16. 16 It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing (3:37)
  17. 17 Mood Indigo (4:33)
  18. 18 Keep the Faith, Baby - k.d. lang (3:50)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Lazy Afternoon (2:22)
  2. 2 Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone) (6:14)
  3. 3 Lost in the Stars (4:01)
  4. 4 My Funny Valentine (2:37)
  5. 5 Danny Boy (4:58)
  6. 6 Song from "The Oscar" (Maybe September) (3:17)
  7. 7 Country Girl (3:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tony Bennett Primary Artist
Ray Conniff Conductor
Percy Faith Conductor
Ron Carter Bass
Cy Coleman Conductor
Tommy Flanagan Piano
Bobby Hackett Cornet
Chico Hamilton Guest Appearance
Herbie Hancock Piano
Elvin Jones Drums
Jimmy Rowles Piano
Ralph Burns Conductor
Ralph Sharon Piano, Conductor
Frank deVol Conductor
George Siravo Conductor
Al Cohn Tenor Saxophone
Jorge Calandrelli Conductor
Clayton Cameron Drums
Don Costa Conductor
Robert Farnon Conductor
Joe La Barbera Drums
k.d. lang Guest Appearance
Paul Langosch Bass
Johnny Mandel Conductor
Marty Manning Conductor
Glenn Osser Conductor
Gray Sargent Guitar
The U.K. Orchestra Ltd. Guest Appearance
Torrie Zito Conductor
Doug Richeson Bass
Count Basie Orchestra Guest Appearance
The Ray Charles Singers Guest Appearance
The Ralph Sharon Trio Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Ray Conniff Arranger
Percy Faith Arranger
Ralph Burns Arranger
Ralph Sharon Arranger
Mitch Miller Producer
George Siravo Arranger
Ettore Stratta Producer
Al Cohn Arranger
Ernie Altschuler Producer
Danny Bennett Producer, Executive Producer
Don Costa Arranger
Robert Farnon Arranger
André Fischer Producer
David Kahne Producer
Teo Macero Producer
Johnny Mandel Arranger
Marty Manning Arranger
Glenn Osser Arranger
Phil Ramone Producer
Allen Stanton Producer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Torrie Zito Arranger
Al Ham Producer
Herman Leonard Cover Photo
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Seth Foster Mastering
Mark Unterberger Packaging Manager
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