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Tony Bennett & Bill Evans Album [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

Bill Evans, Tony BennettAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Young And Foolish 3:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Touch Of Your Lips 3:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Some Other Time [feat. Bill Evans] 4:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. When In Rome 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. We'll Be Together Again 4:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. My Foolish Heart 4:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Waltz For Debby 4:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. But Beautiful 3:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Days Of Wine And Roses [feat. Bill Evans] 2:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Young And Foolish (Take 4) 4:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. The Touch Of Your Lips (Take 1) 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Some Other Time (Take 7) 4:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 7, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Fantasy
  • ASIN: B000J233MG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,835 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The exquisite piano passages of Bill Evans brought out the absolute best in Bennett when they met in the studio for the first time in '75. Here's the complete classic plus five unissued alternate takes!; they do But Beautiful; Young and Foolish; My Foolish Heart; When in Rome; Some Other Time , and more.

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the two best albums of jazz vocals ever recorded February 28, 2007
Format:Audio CD
When Tony Bennett recorded with Bill Evans, his career was at its nadir. He had lost his contract with Columbia and couldn't find work. Evans was of course still considered a Jazz genius, but 1973 wasn't a good time even for jazz geniuses. Why they ended up in the studio together is a mystery, but the outcome is pure magic.

Bennett was taking a huge chance. There was no orchestra to hide behind, and no pop arrangement to lean on - just the extremely musical but complex Evans playing as he sang. He could have been exposed as just another pop singer, and the chemistry with Evans, who rarely ever accompanied anyone, could have been horrible. But he pulls it off with aplomb!

There is so much richness in the whole album. For example, in "Young and Foolish", Evans forshadows melodic lines that Bennett will be singing as he plays beneath Bennett. The lushness of Bennett's voice is the perfect foil to Evans' harmonic intensity.

The irony is that Bennett, who had never been known as a jazz singer before, becomes known as one, probably on the basis of this album alone; yet, he didn't get back into the studio again for years. And of course for Evans, this album is yet further example of his genius. This is a classic.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Transcendant - Moving - Great Reissue, too January 16, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I cannot think of a strong enough way to describe how important
and eternal this album is, and I'm sure many others have given great
reviews of this and the original CD issues of it.
This new version sounds perfect, and has wonderful alternate takes,
including a version of "Young And Foolish" which includes the opening
verse (not on the original released take). Also includes new liner notes and additional photos.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tony Bennett Unplugged 20 years early... March 22, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I was working in a Santa Monica restaurant in 1995 where Ross Tompkins played piano a couple of nights a week. He turned me on to this magical album. Every time I listen to it, it touches a different part of my heart. The aching simplicity of "Some Other Time" and the melodic complexities of "Young and Foolish" never let me down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Man! The Other Man! July 5, 2009
Format:Audio CD
The day Frank Sinatra died, I was walking down the street in Monterey, California, when I was asked by a TV news crew what I thought of Frank Sinatra. Without blinking, I said that I thought he was an overrated singer, and that Tony Bennett was the man. They then shoved the microphone in front of one of my traveling companions, a charming woman who gushed out, "Old Blue Eyes!" You can probably guess which of us actually appeared on the news that night.

But yes, Tony is the man, and Bill Evans is certainly a worthy musical partner. Apart from an occasional thump coming through the subwoofer, the sound is clean and clear.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great recording October 26, 2007
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In the same way as I never expected the Johnny Hartmann/John Coltrane album to work, neither did I expect this too. Of course I was wrong in both cases.

Tony Bennett has often been thought of as a sub-Sinatra singer, who was a middle road singer without Sinatra gifts. Well on this album and I'm sure on many others he shows the true nature of his talents. A gifted song interpretor who here with Bill Evans at the Piano produces a marvellous performance. Evans of course makes his own unique contribution to the recording. The most important modern Jazz Pianist of the 50's and 60's, here gets a chance to show is skills as an accompanist, as well as playing some lovely solos. This also gives you the chance to hear a lovely version of Bill Evans most famous composition 'Waltz for Debby'.

The recording is a duet, so there is no bass and drums, which only highlights the great talents of these two artists. The fact that they work together so well is a tribute to them, and more importantly it gives die-hard Jazz fans a chance to appreciate a vastly under-rated singer and easy-listening fans a chance to understand why Bill Evans is rated so highly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Special and Unique Album August 30, 2008
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this is the first Tony Bennet CD I own, and I belive is worth having among my collection. I'm a big fan of Bill Evans and that is what attracted me from this CD. He plays exquisitely. Add the talent of legend Bennet and you have truly a masterpiece.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tony and Bill go together like white and rice January 3, 2009
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This is simply a wonderful piece of innovative, interpretative, interactive vocal and piano jazz by two legends of their domain. No wonder, then, that I just don't want it to stop (and neither did they, as they came back later with Together Again). Tony Bennett's voice is spot on in this recording, and it sounds like he's just hanging out at Bill's, entertaining the neighbors: completely at ease and full of confidence that no one else in the room can sing like he can. Bill sounds like he always sounds: positively aware that he is defining a jazz sound that would be imitated and emulated for decades to come. The song selection is a little dreary, but, when in a melancholy mood, this music really hits the spot. Bill and Tony do try to keep from dragging you into the pity pit with "When in Rome", which is downright funny at times, and the surprisingly up "Waltz for Debby", which at least holds out hope for whoever is listening to the song as they watch Debby grow up and out of their lives. Tony's pleading and resonant acceptance of disappointment in "Some Other Time" is depressingly touching, especially his downward glissando when he sings, "Oh well..." and as with Jazz, he doesn't miss a note through any of the takes and alternates. (That recording also contains some interesting notes about the occasion of Tony and Bill first working together on this CD.) The liner notes are detailed and pertinent, and the alternate takes/bonus tracks give some insight into the approach these two took to this production. All in all, this is a highly listenable work which sets the bar for jazz collaborations so high your nose will bleed if you succeed in reaching it. Great!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Dark, Moody and Depressing
I've always liked these two performers, but this album blows. This is not a critique of Bennett's voice or Evans' piano, but of their abysmal choice of songs for this recording. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Frank Simone
5.0 out of 5 stars in the pantheon of brilliant vocal jazz recordings
This album ranks right up there with the "John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman" album, in the pantheon of brilliant vocal jazz recordings. Read more
Published 2 months ago by DougWinters
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a new favorite.
Another album I can't believe I hadn't heard of. If I hadn't stumbled across the TV documentary on Tony Bennett I wouldn't have known. This is a new favorite.
Published 2 months ago by al
5.0 out of 5 stars this recording is an absolute treasure
I still have this recording on vinyl and was happy when I stumbled on it for instant download. Bill and Tony are superb individually, together, they are a gift to us all
Published 5 months ago by Woodn88s
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldies but goodies
If you like Tony Bennett and if you like smooth jazz, you'll like this "smooth", early album of his. The songs are recognizable and have pretty melodies. Read more
Published 15 months ago by P. Sharpe
5.0 out of 5 stars Two geniuses, together.
I discovered this album on my local NPR station the other day and immediately downloaded it. I've always been a Bennett fan, but was less familiar with Evans, although I do have... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Doug Dodson
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply The Best
I had reviewed the original CD of this with the 9 tracks, ending in "The Days Of Wine & Roses". The extra 5 alternate takes are the reason for this review. Read more
Published on November 26, 2010 by Howard Wexler
4.0 out of 5 stars great duo
Turns out, I already owned this disk! So I listen to this one in the car. Fine Bill Evans, but not the best Tony, I think ... kinda down.
Published on October 22, 2010 by L. Bassen
4.0 out of 5 stars Tony Bennett
I bought this on a suggestion by a friend. It's a good CD but I have lost it or loaned it out.
Published on October 18, 2010 by Bob Hightower
4.0 out of 5 stars TONY AND BILL
Bought as an add on saw it wanted it purchase , not disappointed a classic tracks 'session type ' recording voice and piano Bennett at his best
Published on April 29, 2010 by R. W. Punton
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