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The Movie Song Album

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972480923
  • Catalog Number: 724809
  • Sales rank: 58,314

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Maybe September (4:03)
  2. 2 Girl Talk (3:14)
  3. 3 The Gentle Rain (2:12)
  4. 4 Emily (3:25)
  5. 5 The Pawnbroker (3:08)
  6. 6 Samba de Orfeu (2:08)
  7. 7 The Shadow of Your Smile (3:38)
  8. 8 Smile (3:34)
  9. 9 The Second Time Around (2:44)
  10. 10 Days of Wine and Roses (2:58)
  11. 11 Never Too Late (3:25)
  12. 12 The Trolley Song (2:35)
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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
Al Cohn Arranger
Charlie Chaplin Composer
Johnny Mandel Arranger
David Rose Arranger
Geoff Parsons Composer
John Turner Composer
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