In a 1965 interview with LIFE, Frank Sinatra said: "For my money, Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business. He excites me when I watch him. He moves me. He's the singer who gets across what the composer has in mind, and probably a little more." And for the past sixty-odd years, Tony has been doing exactly that.With 15 Grammy Awards and a multitude of Gold and Platinum status recordings under his arm, this man sure knows how to work those pipes.
Duets II is another collection of American Songbook standards performed in the best of ways.It includes collaborations with the best voices of music: Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Norah Jones and K.D. Lang grace the recording booth with this legendary singer.
But it is the tragic and premature passing of Amy Winehouse that makes this album truly special; her appearance on the duet "Body And Soul" is the last known recording of the British songbird, and it is a truly heartrending version of the 1930 jazz classic. If this isn't Grammy material, we don't know what is!
180 gram audiophile vinyl
Available on vinyl for the first time!
Includes the last known recording of Amy Winehouse
Side A 1. The Lady Is A Tramp - duet with Lady Gaga 2. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - duet with John Mayer 3. Body And Soul - duet with Amy Winehouse 4. Don't Get Around Much Anymore - duet with Michael Bublé 5. Blue Velvet - duet with k.d. lang
Side B 1. How Do You Keep The Music Playing - duet with Aretha Franklin 2. The Girl I Love - duet with Sheryl Crow 3. On The Sunny Side Of The Street - duet with Willie Nelson 4. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) - duet with Queen Latifah
Side C 1. Speak Low - duet with Norah Jones 2. This Is All I Ask - duet with Josh Groban 3. Watch What Happens - duet with Natalie Cole 4. Stranger In Paradise - duet with Andrea Bocelli
Side D 1. The Way You Look Tonight - duet with Faith Hill 2. Yesterday I Heard The Rain - duet with Alejandro Sanz 3. It Had To Be You - duet with Carrie Underwood 4. When Do The Bells Ring For Me - duet with Mariah Carey