Duets II (Special Edition)

 
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Tony Bennett
Duets II (Special Edition)

[ Columbia Records / 2 CD/DVD ]

Release Date: Monday 26 September 2011

Tony performs more of his his classic hits with the biggest stars on CD + DVD - including the late Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, k.d. lang, Norah Jones and Willie Nelson.

Tony performs more of his his classic hits with the biggest stars on CD + DVD - including the late Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, k.d. lang, Norah Jones and Willie Nelson, among other stellar musicians.

American icon Tony Bennett celebrate his 85th birthday in 2011 with a new album, 'Duets II'. Bennett began the live recording process with several artists during Grammy week in February at LA's famed Capitol Studios. 'Duets II', produced by Phil Ramone follows up 'Duets - An American Classic', the 2006 Grammy-winning CD which became Bennett's best selling recording to date.

Alone Tony Bennett is legendary. In partnership with another singer, he's extraordinary. A sterling all-star roster joined Tony in the studio including Mariah Carey, Natalie Cole, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones and the late Amy Winehouse.

Singer Tony Bennett recorded the classic pop standard "Body And Soul," with Amy Winehouse at Abbey Road Studios in London in March 2011.

The following is Tony Bennett's statement on the passing of Amy Winehouse: "Amy Winehouse was an artist of immense proportions and I am deeply saddened to learn of her tragic passing. She was an extraordinary musician with a rare intuition as a vocalist and I am truly devastated that her exceptional talent has come to such an early end. She was a lovely and intelligent person and when we recorded together she gave a soulful and extraordinary performance. I was honored to have the opportunity to sing with her. It had been my sincere hope that she would be able to overcome the issues she was battling and I send my deepest sympathy to her father Mitchell, her entire family and all of those who loved her."

Some of country's biggest names have joined the round-up including Faith Hill, Willie Nelson and Carrie Underwood. From the international pantheon: angel-voiced tenor Andrea Bocelli from Italy and Latino singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz from Spain. Josh Groban and John Mayer also collaborated with Bennett. Michael Bublé and k.d. lang who were both featured on the original 'Duets' CD have returned for 'Duets II'.

Tracks:

Disc 1 - CD:
1. The Lady Is A Tramp (with Lady Gaga)
2. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (with John Mayer)
3. Body And Soul (with Amy Winehouse)
4. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (with Michael Bublé)
5. Blue Velvet (with k.d. lang)
6. How Do You Keep The Music Playing (with Aretha Franklin)
7. The Girl I Love (with Sheryl Crow)
8. On The Sunny Side of the Street (Willie Nelson)
9. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (with Queen Latifah)
10. Speak Low (with Norah Jones)
11. This Is All I Ask (with Josh Groban)
12. Watch What Happens (with Natalie Cole)
13. Stranger In Paradise (with Andrea Bocelli)
14. The Way You Look Tonight (with Faith Hill)
15. Yesterday I Heard The Rain (with Alejandro Sanz)
16. It Had To Be You (with Carrie Underwood)
17. When Do The Bells Ring For Me (with Mariah Carey)

Disc 2 - DVD:
1. Introduction
2. The Experience
3. Recording Live
4. Duet with Andrea Bocelli
5. Duet with Alejandro Sanz
6. Duet with John Mayer
7. Duet with Michael Buble
8. Reflections
9. Credits