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Tony Bennett Handpicks The Classics Set For US Release on January 28, 2014

16 DEC 2013 | VIA LEGACYRECORDINGS.COM

Tony Bennett Handpicks The Classics

 

Quintessential Career-Spanning Collection Set For US Release on January 28, 2014

on RPM/Columbia/Legacy Recordings

 

The Classics Available in Standard & Expanded Deluxe Editions

 

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RPM/Columbia/Legacy Recordings will release The Classics, a newly compiled collection of twenty Tony Bennett recordings, each personally selected by the artist, providing definitive takes on "a song that sounds like it was written yesterday even though it may have been written 500 years ago or 50 years ago."  Tony Bennett's The Classics is available for pre-order now and will be in stores on January 28.

 

When approached to curate an anthology of classic recordings drawn from across his career, Bennett kept "two things in mind: choosing songs that exemplify to the highest degree a timeless quality, while selecting a performance of those songs that present them in a very immediate and 'live' approach. I feel that songs I selected for The Classics absolutely meet both of these criteria."

 

The Classics opens in 1951 with "Because of You," Tony's first Columbia Records single and first #1 record, includes the "solo tracks that I felt most closely represented the highest level of musical craftsmanship that has been my mandate as I have built my recording catalog" and spotlights some of the finest of Bennett's acclaimed duets, sung "with artists who I admire and have loved working with over the years."  The Classics finds Tony Bennett sharing songs with Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, k.d. lang, Barbra Streisand, Juanes, Diana Krall, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Michael Bublé, Lady Gaga, and Amy Winehouse. 

 

The Classics is the latest Tony Bennett Legacy entry which has already enjoyed two highly acclaimed releases early this year:  the never before released, Bennett/Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962 and the much-anticipated Tony Benentt Live At the Sahara, Las Vegas 1964.  Additionally, Tony Bennetts entire catalog was made available for the first time on i-Tunes this past fall.

 

Tony Bennett's The Classics is available in an expanded deluxe edition featuring ten addition tracks.

 

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TONY BENNETT THE CLASSICS (Standard Edition)

1. Because Of You

2. Just In Time

3. I Left My Heart In San Francisco 

4. I Wanna Be Around

5. The Good Life

6. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)

7. How Do You Keep The Music Playing

8. When Do The Bells Ring For Me

9. New York, New York - Duet with Frank Sinatra

10. Evenin' - Duet with Ray Charles

11. What A Wonderful World - Duet with k.d. Lang

12. Smile - Duet with Barbra Streisand

13. The Shadow Of Your Smile - Duet with Juanes

14. The Best Is Yet To Come - Duet with Diana Krall

15. For Once In My Life - Duet with Stevie Wonder

16. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - Duet with John Mayer

17. Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duet with Michael Bublé

18. The Lady Is A Tramp - Duet with Lady Gaga

19. Body And Soul - Duet with Amy Winehouse

20. Steppin' Out With My Baby - Duet with Christina Aguilera

 

TONY BENNETT THE CLASSICS (Deluxe Edition)

1. Boulevard of Broken Dreams

2. Because Of You

3. Cold, Cold Heart

4. Blue Velvet

5. Rags To Riches

6. Stranger In Paradise

7. Just In Time

8. The Way You Look Tonight

9. Put On A Happy Face

10. I Left My Heart In San Francisco 

11. I Wanna Be Around

12. The Good Life

13. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)

14. Of I Ruled The World

15. My Favorite Things

16. How Do You Keep The Music Playing

17. When Do The Bells Ring For Me

18. New York, New York - Duet with Frank Sinatra

19. Evenin' - Duet with Ray Charles

20. What A Wonderful World - Duet with k.d. lang

21. Smile - Duet with Barbra Streisand

22. The Shadow Of Your Smile - Duet with Juanes

23. The Best Is Yet To Come - Duet with Diana Krall

24. For Once In My Life - Duet with Stevie Wonder

25. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - Duet with John Mayer

26. Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duet with Michael Bublé

27. The Lady Is A Tramp - Duet with Lady Gaga

28. Body And Soul - Duet with Amy Winehouse

29. It Had To Be You- Duet with Carrie Underwood

30. Steppin' Out With My Baby - Duet with Christina Aguilera

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