A Wonderful World

A Wonderful World

by k.d. lang, Tony Bennettk.d. lang


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The majestic resurgence of Tony Bennett’s career in the past 15 years has been marked by a series of shrewdly conceived concept recordings. A Wonderful World joins this illustrious group. Not only does it concentrate exclusively on songs that were made famous by Louis Armstrong, it also brings Bennett together with another major singer: k. d. lang. Bennett and lang had recorded together on Bennett’s MTV Unplugged and his 2001 release Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues. It turns out that their easygoing duets were mere previews for this ambitious and brilliantly executed project. Although both Bennett and lang have their own moments to shine, the majority of World finds them singing together, and the combination couldn’t be improved upon. Individual vocal excellence is matched by mutual respect, and the combination is deliciously winning. Neither singer tries to evoke Armstrong or his uniquely individual approach to a song; yet Bennett and lang’s love for “Pops” is somehow communicated in every breath. Although it sneaks in at the tail end of the year, A Wonderful World is one of the highlight recordings of 2002.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/05/2002
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886979167827
catalogNumber: 791678
Rank: 35474


  1. Exactly Like You
  2. La Vie En Rose
  3. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
  4. You Can Depend On Me
  5. What a Wonderful World
  6. That's My Home
  7. A Kiss To Build a Dream On
  8. I Wonder
  9. Dream a Little Dream of Me
  10. You Can't Lose a Broken Heart
  11. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
  12. If We Never Meet Again

Album Credits

Performance Credits

k.d. lang   Primary Artist
Tony Bennett   Primary Artist
Scott Hamilton   Tenor Saxophone
Peter Matz   Conductor
Clayton Cameron   Drums
Paul Langosch   Bass
Lee Musiker   Piano,Musical Direction
Gray Sargent   Guitar

Technical Credits

Earl Hines   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Peter Matz   Orchestration
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Dae Bennett   Engineer
Danny Bennett   Executive Producer,Management
T Bone Burnett   Producer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Rob Mathes   Vocal Arrangements
F.E. Miller   Composer
Lee Musiker   Arranger
J. Neiburg   Composer
Wilbur Schwandt   Composer
B. Smith   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Tom Young   Engineer
Charles Carpenter   Composer
J.P. Johnson   Composer
Josh Cheuse   Art Direction
Mike Piersante   Engineer
Martin Kirkup   Management
Louis Dunlap   Composer
Brian Dozoretz   Engineer
Horace Gerlach   Composer
Guglielmi Luis Guglielmo   Composer
R. Leveen   Composer
R. Thiele   Composer
H. Ruby   Composer
C. Gant   Composer
M. David   Composer
Édith Giovanna Gassion   Composer
Steven Jensen   Management
Otis T. Rene   Composer
B. Kalmer   Composer
D. Dougherty   Composer
E. Reynolds   Composer

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