Sings The Ultimate American Songbook, Vol.1

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Sings The Ultimate American Songbook, Vol.1

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Track Listings

1. Listen Anything Goes (From Anything Goes)
2. Listen Very Thought of You
3. Listen Way You Look Tonight (From Swing Time)
4. Listen Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye Pfrom Seven Lively Arts)
5. Listen That Old Black Magic (From Star Spangled Rhythm)
6. Listen Foggy Day (From A Damsel in Distress)
7. Listen I'll Be Seeing You
8. Listen Ain't Misbehavin' (From Hot Chocolate)
9. Listen It Had to Be You (From Show Business)
10. Listen Moonglow
11. Listen She's Funny That Way
12. Listen You Go to My Head
13. Listen They Can't Take That Away from Me (From Shall We Dance)
14. Listen You'll Never Get Away from Me (From Gypsy)
15. Listen Taking a Chance on Love (From Cabin in the Sky)

About the Album

A different sort of Tony Bennett compilation than the usual, Sings the Ultimate American Songbook, Vol. 1 packages 15 performances, spanning five decades, that comprise, from Bennett's brief notes, "A revolution in popular music that will never be topped." (He's speaking, of course, about the American songbook and not his performing career.) While listeners won't find "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" or even "Cold, Cold Heart," the names of the composers -- Porter, Kern, Gershwin, Mercer -- are familiar, as are the song titles. Still, compiler Didier C. Deutsch chose some very obscure performances to illustrate Bennett's take on the Great American Songbook, including a ghostly "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" from 1958, "Ain't Misbehavin'" from 1964, and a 1971 version of "That Old Black Magic" with help from Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond (the first two make their wide CD debut here). Of course, there are plenty of familiar items as well, including "The Way You Look Tonight" (from the 1997 film My Best Friend's Wedding); two songs from his 1993 Sinatra tribute Perfectly Frank; and "Anything Goes," although this version comes from a 1962 live album. The happy result is a compilation that can be enjoyed equally by long-time devotees as well as first-time fans. ~ John Bush, Rovi
Artist: Tony Bennett
Studio Label: CD
Edited: No
Format: CD
Enhanced: No
Number of Discs: 1
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.22
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.4 x 4.25 x 5.25
UPC: 0088697153202

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5★ by 2reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Ultimate in music I enjoy hearing Tony Bennett, in fact, I saw himin person this past week in Kansas City and hesang songs from this album. I keep this CD inmy car and play it all the time. Tony's music isso smooth and relaxing. What a guy!!!!!! I have had a problem with a couple of CDs ordered fromWalmart. I hadn't played them very much whenthey started skipping... Hopefully, this won't do it. 10/26/2007
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