Movie Song Album

The Movie Song Album

by Tony Bennett
     
 

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By the mid-1960s, retreating from the rock & roll onslaught, that old-time staple of the pre-rock days, the big romantic ballad, had been relegated to Hollywood, where it turned up in the opening and closing credits of movies. Like other classic pop singers, Tony Bennett had sought it out there, and with this album, coincident with his first (and last) acting role in

Overview

By the mid-1960s, retreating from the rock & roll onslaught, that old-time staple of the pre-rock days, the big romantic ballad, had been relegated to Hollywood, where it turned up in the opening and closing credits of movies. Like other classic pop singers, Tony Bennett had sought it out there, and with this album, coincident with his first (and last) acting role in The Oscar, he devoted himself exclusively to movie themes, everything from "The Trolley Song" (Meet Me In St. Louis) to "Days Of Wine And Roses." Some of the tunes were not first-rate, but in "The Shadow Of Your Smile" and "The Second Time Around" (previously recorded by Frank Sinatra), Bennett found material worthy of him, and even when he was faced with minor material, be sang movingly.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972480923
catalogNumber:
724809
Rank:
56331

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Bennett   Primary Artist,Vocals
Luiz Bonfá   Guitar,Vocals
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Quincy Jones   Conductor
Neal Hefti   Conductor
Lou Levy   Piano
Johnny Mandel   Conductor
Dom Um Romão   Drums
David Rose   Conductor
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Quincy Jones   Arranger
Neal Hefti   Arranger
Larry Wilcox   Arranger
Cohn   Arranger
Ernie Altschuler   Producer
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Arranger
David Rose   Arranger
John Turner   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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