Essential Tony Bennett [Limited Edition 3.0]

Essential Tony Bennett [Limited Edition 3.0]

by Tony Bennett
     
 

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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 '50sSee more details below

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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:
09/16/2008
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0886973139721
catalogNumber:
731397

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Because of You
  2. Cold, Cold Heart
  3. Blue Velvet
  4. Rags to Riches
  5. Stranger in Paradise
  6. Sing You Sinners
  7. The Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Gigolo and Gigolette)
  8. Just in Time
  9. It Amazes Me
  10. Love Look Away
  11. Firefly
  12. Put on a Happy Face
  13. The Best Is Yet to Come
  14. Tender Is the Night
  15. Once Upon a Time
  16. I Left My Heart in San Francisco
  17. I Wanna Be Around
  18. The Good Life
  19. This Is All I Ask
  20. When Joanna Loved Me
  21. The Rules of the Road

Disc 2

  1. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
  2. If I Ruled the World
  3. Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
  4. The Shadow of Your Smile
  5. Smile
  6. The Very Thought of You
  7. For Once in My Life
  8. Yesterday I Heard the Rain (Esta Tarde VI Llover)
  9. My Favorite Things
  10. I Do Not Know a Day I Did Not Love You
  11. How Do You Keep the Music Playing?  -  Ralph Sharon Trio
  12. When Do the Bells Ring for Me?
  13. Night and Day
  14. Last Night When We Were Young
  15. Steppin' out with My Baby
  16. It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
  17. Mood Indigo
  18. Keep the Faith, Baby  - k.d. lang

Disc 3

  1. Lazy Afternoon
  2. Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)
  3. Lost in the Stars
  4. My Funny Valentine
  5. Danny Boy
  6. Song from "The Oscar" (Maybe September)
  7. Country Girl

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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
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
U.K. Orchestra Ltd.   Guest Appearance
Torrie Zito   Conductor
Doug Richeson   Bass
Count Basie Orchestra   Guest Appearance
Ray Charles Singers   Guest Appearance
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
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
Torrie Zito   Arranger
Ham   Producer
Herman Leonard   Cover Photo
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Mark Unterberger   Packaging Manager

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