Tony Bennett Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett (5-CD)

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  • Number of Discs: 5
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  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Sony

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
  • Buy for $0.992.Because Of You
  • Buy for $0.993.Cold, Cold Heart
  • Buy for $0.994.Blue Velvet
  • Buy for $0.995.Rags To Riches
  • Buy for $0.996.Stranger In Paradise
  • Buy for $0.997.While The Music Plays On
  • Buy for $0.998.May I Never Love Again
  • Buy for $0.999.Sing You Sinners
  • Buy for $0.9910.Just In Time
  • Buy for $0.9911.Lazy Afternoon
  • Buy for $0.9912.Ca, C'Est L'Amour
  • Buy for $0.9913.I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • Buy for $0.9914.It Amazes Me
  • Buy for $0.9915.Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)
  • Buy for $0.9916.Lost In The Stars
  • Buy for $0.9917.Lullaby Of Broadway
  • Buy for $0.9918.Firefly
  • Buy for $0.9919.A Sleepin' Bee
  • Buy for $0.9920.The Man That Got Away
  • Buy for $0.9921.Skylark
  • Buy for $0.9922.September Song
  • Buy for $0.9923.Till

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Begin The Beguine
  • Buy for $0.992.Put On A Happy Face
  • Buy for $0.993.The Best Is Yet To Come
  • Buy for $0.994.This Time The Dream's On Me
  • Buy for $0.995.Close Your Eyes
  • Buy for $0.996.Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Good-Bye)
  • Buy for $0.997.Dancing In The Dark
  • Buy for $0.998.Stella By Starlight
  • Buy for $0.999.Tender Is The Night
  • Buy for $0.9910.Once Upon A Time
  • Buy for $0.9911.I Left My Heart In San Francisco
  • Buy for $0.9912.Until I Met You
  • Buy for $0.9913.If I Love Again
  • Buy for $0.9914.I Wanna Be Around
  • Buy for $0.9915.The Good Life
  • Buy for $0.9916.It Was Me
  • Buy for $0.9917.Spring In Manhattan
  • Buy for $0.9918.The Moment Of Truth
  • Buy for $0.9919.This Is All I Ask
  • Buy for $0.9920.A Taste Of Honey
  • Buy for $0.9921.When Joanna Loved Me
  • Buy for $0.9922.I'll Be Around

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • Buy for $0.991.Nobody Else But Me
  • Buy for $0.992.It Had To Be You
  • Buy for $0.993.I've Got Just About Everything
  • Buy for $0.994.Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
  • Buy for $0.995.Waltz For Debby
  • Buy for $0.996.I Walk A Little Faster
  • Buy for $0.997.Wrap your Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
  • Buy for $0.998.If I Ruled The World
  • Buy for $0.999.Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
  • Buy for $0.9910.Love Scene
  • Buy for $0.9911.Sweet Lorraine
  • Buy for $0.9912.The Shadow Of Your Smile
  • Buy for $0.9913.I'll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her
  • Buy for $0.9914.Baby, Dream Your Dream
  • Buy for $0.9915.Smile
  • Buy for $0.9916.Song From 'The Oscar' (Maybe September)
  • Buy for $0.9917.Emily
  • Buy for $0.9918.The Very Thought Of You
  • Buy for $0.9919.A Time For Love
  • Buy for $0.9920.Country Girl
  • Buy for $0.9921.Days Of Love

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • Buy for $0.991.Keep Smiling At Trouble (Trouble's A Bubble)
  • Buy for $0.992.For Once In My Life
  • Buy for $0.693.Who Cares (So Long As You Care For Me)
  • Buy for $0.994.Hi-Ho
  • Buy for $0.995.Baby Don't You Quit Now
  • Buy for $0.996.Something
  • Buy for $0.997.Cold, Cold Heart
  • Buy for $0.998.I Do Not Know A Day I Did Not Love You
  • Buy for $0.999.Old Devil Moon (Live)
  • Buy for $0.9910.Remind Me
  • Buy for $1.2911.Maybe This Time
  • Buy for $0.9912.Some Other Time
  • 13.My Foolish Heart
  • Buy for $0.9914.But Beautiful
  • Buy for $0.9915.How Do You Keep The Music Playing
  • Buy for $0.9916.What Are You Afraid Of
  • Buy for $0.9917.Why Do People Fall In Love?/People
  • Buy for $0.9918.I Got Lost In Her Arms
  • Buy for $0.9919.When I Lost You
  • Buy for $0.9920.Shakin' The Blues Away
  • Buy for $0.9921.Antonia
  • Buy for $0.9922.When Do The Bells Ring For Me

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • Buy for $0.991.East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)
  • 2.New York, New York
  • Buy for $0.993.Steppin' Out With My Baby
  • Buy for $0.994.They All Laughed
  • Buy for $0.995.They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • Buy for $0.996.Speak Low (Live)
  • Buy for $0.997.Solitude
  • Buy for $0.998.I Wished On The Moon
  • Buy for $0.999.When A Woman Loves A Man
  • Buy for $0.9910.That Ole Devil Called Love
  • Buy for $1.2911.The Way You Look Tonight
  • Buy for $0.9912.Ac-Cen-T-Chu-Ate The Positive
  • Buy for $0.9913.Bein' Green
  • Buy for $0.9914.Mood Indigo
  • Buy for $0.9915.Day Dream
  • Buy for $0.9916.Azure
  • Buy for $0.9917.Sophisticated Lady
  • Buy for $0.9918.Alright, Okay, You Win
  • Buy for $0.9919.Let The Good Times Roll
  • Buy for $0.9920.Evenin'
  • Buy for $0.9921.La Vie En Rose
  • Buy for $0.9922.What A Wonderful World

Product Description:

Personnel: Tony Bennett (vocals); Diana Krall, Frank Sinatra, k.d. lang, Kermit the Frog, B.B. King (vocals); George Van Eps (guitar); Corky Hale (harp); Bobby Hackett (ukulele, cornet); Joe Soldo (flute); Joe Marsala (clarinet); Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone); Jimmy Rowles, Tommy Flanagan (piano); Dick Hyman (organ); Art Blakey (drums); Ralph Sharon (piano); Count Basie & His Orchestra, The Ralph Sharon Trio, The Ray Charles Singers.
Liner Note Authors: Tony Bennett; Anthony DeCurtis.
Arrangers: Ralph Sharon; Dick Hyman; Al Cohn; Marty Manning; Percy Faith; Chuck Wayne; Neal Hefti; Don Costa; Torrie Zito; Frank DeVol; Johnny Mandel; Johnny Keating; Robert Farnon ; Jorge Calandrelli; Peter Matz.
When the first version of this impressive box set was originally released in 1991 (as Forty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett), it put the capstone upon Tony Bennett's remarkable return to prominence by looking back at a legacy that had been overshadowed by that of the colossus Sinatra. The collection methodically traced his career from his first Columbia record, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," in 1950, through the hit singles and key or capriciously selected album tracks up until 1972. Then, after borrowing three tracks from Fantasy's 1975 Tony Bennett/Bill Evans project (including an exquisite "Some Other Time" with a "Peace Piece" introduction from Evans), the box leapt ahead 11 years to contemplate Bennett's unlikely resurrection as an icon of the cynical young. From there, Fifty Years departs from its predecessor by adding a fifth disc which, at 23 tracks, boosts the total from 87 to 110 tracks. Bennett's unlikely popular success during the '90s and 2000s is surveyed with a parade of Grammy winners, including selections from 1993's Perfectly Frank, 1994's Steppin' Out and MTV Unplugged, 1999's Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot and Cool, and 2002's A Wonderful World (among others).
Bennett's early records are almost operatic in feeling, a honey-smooth Italian tenor building toward histrionic climaxes, but the voice eventually busts loose into an outgoing, life-celebrating baritone, and, by the 1980s, reemerges as a darker, softer, even somewhat raspy replica of itself. There isn't much for the jazz listener here other than an occasional session with Count Basie (dig their ebullient "Lullaby of Broadway" together), a few cameos by jazz names, the Evans tracks, or some upbeat charts by Ralph Sharon, Ralph Burns, and a few others. Ultimately, the most striking difference between Bennett's records and Sinatra's is the sheer, unbeatably high quality of arrangements that Sinatra was able to get. Yet despite the abundance of period MOR treacle, many of these records are more interesting than memory recalls; for example, it's difficult to resist such a na‹vely joyous track as Frank DeVol's rendering of "Put on a Happy Face" that has the Mitch Miller era written all over it. There is no better Tony Bennett retrospective at any price, although jazz specialists might be better served by the Jazz compilation. ~ Richard S. Ginell
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