The Ultimate Tony Bennett

The Ultimate Tony Bennett

by Tony Bennett

SACD(Super Audio CD)

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Tony Bennett, our premier popular vocalist, knows a good song when he comes upon it. This single-disc collection, culled from Bennett's 40-plus-year career at Columbia Records, is stocked with first-rate tunes, many of which Bennett helped make standards: "The Good Life," "I Wanna Be Around," "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Stranger in Paradise," and, of course, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." Yet hear how he puts his own mark on all manner of preexisting material including "Smile," "Night and Day," "Blue Velvet," and "Put on a Happy Face," even daring to venture into Sinatra territory with "The Best Is Yet to Come." What Bennett brings to it all is an irrepressible, optimistic spirit; a warming glow that's impossible not to respond to. His voice has mellowed beautifully over the years. Today Bennett brings a lifetime of experience to a song, for a heartening effect. (His 1999 rendition of Ellington's "Mood Indigo" is exceptional proof of his maturing artistry.) In short, this collection helps to support the claim that Bennett is the best we've got and has been a major artist for decades.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/07/2000
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646357064
catalogNumber: 63570

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Bennett   Primary Artist,Vocals
Ray Conniff   Conductor
Percy Faith   Conductor
Cy Coleman   Conductor
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Frank deVol   Conductor
Jorge Calandrelli   Conductor
Don Costa   Conductor
Johnny Mandel   Conductor
Marty Manning   Conductor

Technical Credits

Alexander Borodin   Composer
Ray Conniff   Arranger
Percy Faith   Arranger
Frank Sinatra   Liner Notes
Tony Bennett   Producer,Liner Notes
Sacha Distel   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Mitch Miller   Producer
Frank deVol   Arranger
Ettore Stratta   Producer
Steven Berkowitz   Executive Producer
Jerry Ross   Composer
Richard Adler   Composer
Cohn   Arranger
Ernie Altschuler   Producer
Danny Bennett   Producer,Executive Producer
Barney Bigard   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Don Costa   Arranger
Duke Ellington   Composer
André Fischer   Producer
Adolph Green   Composer
David Kahne   Producer
Johnny Mandel   Arranger,Composer
Marty Manning   Arranger
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Jack Reardon   Composer
Allen Stanton   Producer
Charles Strouse   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Sadie Vimmerstadt   Composer
Bernie Wayne   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Ham   Producer
Lee Morris   Composer
John Turner   Composer
Herman Leonard   Tray Card
Arnold Levine   Art Direction
Mark Seliger   Cover Photo
George Forrest   Composer
Jack Segal   Composer
George Cory   Composer
Douglass Cross   Composer
Charles DeForest   Composer
Stacey Boyle   Tape Research
Lauren Atlas   Packaging Manager
Harn   Producer
Lee Adams   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer
Cyril Ornadel   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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