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Viva Duets

Tony BennettAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

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listen  1. The Best Is Yet to ComeTony Bennett duet with Chayanne 3:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Way You Look TonightTony Bennett duet with Thalía 4:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Steppin' Out with My BabyTony Bennett duet with Christina Aguilera 2:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. For Once in My LifeTony Bennett duet with Marc Anthony 3:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Are You Havin' Any Fun?Tony Bennett duet with Dani Martín 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Good LifeTony Bennett duet with Franco De Vita 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)Tony Bennett duet with Gloria Estefan 3:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Just in TimeTony Bennett duet with Juan Luis Guerra 2:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Cold, Cold HeartTony Bennett duet with Vicentico 3:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. I Wanna Be AroundTony Bennett duet with Ricardo Arjona 3:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Rags to RichesTony Bennett duet with Romeo Santos 2:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Return To Me (Regresa a Mí)Tony Bennett duet with Vicente Fernández 3:47$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Less than ten months before he would celebrate his 85th birthday, Tony Bennett stood on the field of AT&T Park in San Francisco during the 7th inning of the first game of the 2010 World Series between the Giants and Texas Rangers (San Francisco would go on to win the championship in 5 games). This was his second time “at bat” during the game. ... Read more in Amazon's Tony Bennett Store

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  • Audio CD (October 22, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,717 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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VIVA DUETS is the third duets-themed project from 17-time Grammy winner Tony Bennett, following the platinum selling and critically praised DUETS and DUETS II CDs. Featuring many top names in the Latin recording industry, VIVA DUETS finds Bennett performing his greatest hits with a celebrated roster of artists including Marc Anthony, Christina Aguilera, Ricardo Arjona, Chayanne, Franco De Vita, Gloria Estefan, Vicente Fernández, Juan Luis Guerra, Dani Martín, Romeo Santos, Thalía and Vicentico.  A truly international endeavor, VIVA DUETS, features performances in English and Spanish, with artists representing nine countries and three continents.  

 Tony Bennett is known for recording duets live and VIVA DUETS was no exception, with sessions recorded in Ft. Lauderdale, New York, and in the case of famed Mexican performer Vicente Fernández, on his 400 acre ranch in Guadalajara. All of the tracks are from Bennett’s extensive hit catalog, with the exception of the duet with Vicente Fernández, which features an English/Spanish version of the song, "Return To Me," originally recorded by Dean Martin. VIVA DUETS presents Bennett's classic songs with an international flavor that will generate widespread appeal for this unique multi-lingual presentation. Working with this unprecedented list of Latin artist, many of whom he met for the first time in the recording studio, Bennett commented, “Each of these artists were so warm and welcoming that there was an instant rapport. Latin music has always been about melody and harmony and a lot of soul, so there was a very close artistic connection with each duet guest.  I am absolutely thrilled about the record.”

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40 of 50 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Marketing fad...useless rehash with little emotion. October 26, 2012
By Tilak
Format:Audio CD
Mr Anthony Dominic Benedetto has just released "another duets " collection.
While the previous two installments clocked above one hour, this is above half an hour of much of the same, in English and Spanish, the language of his occasional partners.
Overall, I'm not sure what to make of this album.
Bennett's voice shows increasing signs of age here, even if his interpretive skills are good throughout: nevertheless his voice "doesn't always blend that well with, say, the breathy R&B-inflected tenor of Romeo Santos, the gravelly Ricardo Arjona or the hammy delivery of Vincente Fernandez, who joins him on a ranchero-flavoured version of the Dean Martin hit Return To Me".F. Shepherd.
Some duets work, others don't, and I can't help but feel that many guests simply aren't suited to Tony Bennett's musical backing and the way he does his songs.
The track list shows no novelty: we have been hearing those songs from Tony over and over again, even on his previous Duets.
I have no idea who would listen to this.
The overall feeling is that there is "no feeling" at all, it's a sterile, useless re-hash in the current marketing fad.
Mr Bennett has done much better than that.
This, actually, is the lowest point of his bizarre career.
I keep enjoying his The Complete Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Recordings, Art of Excellence, Art of Romance and Perfectly Frank.
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20 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not quite sure what the point of this recording is... October 23, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I'm not sure why, but Tony Bennett seems to be stuck in this rut of duets. In fact, Columbia Records seems to be too. The label seems to be insisting on these, and Columbia is making Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis do duets albums.

But here we are, another duets album, following two others, and a duets blues album and a duets album with kd lang. How I wish Columbia or Danny Bennett would allow him to make one of his classic concept albums.

With this present disc, at age 85, 86, Bennett sounds wonderful and in good voice, for the new tracks. Some of these "new" tracks sound identical to some of the tracks on Duets I and II, with the same vocals and instrumentation. So it appears as if some tracks were recycled with new duet partners.

Perhaps this will introduce Mr. Bennett to more in the Latino world, which isn't a bad thing. But let's hope that this is the conclusion of this duets fad, so we can get some more "real" Tony Bennett records, like "The Art of Romance."
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice, but same ol same ol October 22, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
First, let me say that Mr. Mitnick's review here almost turned me off from the cd. Who knew so much politics could be wedged into a cd of old standards. The presidential debate seems to be pushed into every nook someone can I have to think of that everytime I listen to these great songs. I don't really care about Tony's politics, and I care even less about some random music reviewer's political perspective.

Now, on to the music itself. All well done in Tony's normal great style, with a good selection of singers to join him. I just wish he would broaden his selection of songs. They are of course all great standards, but so many seem to be just lifted off previous cd's of his. There are lots of great standards out there that I wish he would add to the mix.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars so, so January 14, 2013
By Maria
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love Tony Bennet but I don't like the translation of the songs, why they do this?. He is amazing in the way he sings in his language. I don't agree with the selection
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19 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too much of the same October 23, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I think it's time for Tony Bennett to cut these Duet albums.
Though I don't prefer Spanish singing, some songs are nicely done.

But my main complaint about this album is that more than half the songs on this album were already used on his previous 2 Duets albums.
With all the great classic songs to pick, why recycle the same songs? I don't get it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay CD April 9, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
We were a little disappointed with this purchase. We had hoped for more Tony Bennet and less other singers. Should have read a little closer and found a CD of classics instead.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Duets is better December 28, 2012
By Barbara
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I did not read properly and did not realize it is Latino duets. A gift for a non- spanish speaking 85 year old...My mistake
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Viva Duets December 26, 2012
By BruceG
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I was hoping for more than just Latino artists singing American tunes. More Latin flavor. But hey, it IS Tony Bennett.
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Published 23 days ago by David Stevenson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
awesome cd
Published 2 months ago by Zita Mattison
5.0 out of 5 stars ... fifty years ago and I never forgot what a nice approachable man he...
Tony Bennett used to frequent my neighbor in the Bronx when I was a teenager over fifty years ago and I never forgot what a nice approachable man he was. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Wanda M. Green
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE
Got it for my husband and he really loved it. I really like it too. The songs are different and unexpected since it has spanish
Published 2 months ago by lees
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best I have ever purchased!!!
I waited a long time for thtis album to be available, and I am not in the least, disappointed. I have always been a fan of Tony Bennett's and I am agog over the Dani Martin who... Read more
Published 6 months ago by M. H. Cavanaugh
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice
I received this item on time. It was well packed. Sounds excellent. I will buy the other duet record of him-
Published 7 months ago by Lily
5.0 out of 5 stars Great duets with great singers.
It has been quite some time since I ordered this CD from Amazon, but I never grow tired of listening to it Tony is my favorite singer and even though he is over eighty year old,... Read more
Published 7 months ago by junebug
5.0 out of 5 stars Vivs Duets
Great CD. It is the second Tony Bennett duet CD I have purchased and the other was also very good Tony Bennett never puts out a bad CD. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Cyndi F. White
5.0 out of 5 stars Tony Bennett Viva Duets
Everybody loves Tony Bennett and this CD features a good friend of mine singing a duet with him (The Best is Yet to Come....and a positive way to look at life). Read more
Published 8 months ago by Judith M. Hartman
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic from a very loved performer
Beautiful songs coming from the peculiar and powerful voice of a loved senior performer. Never to be forgotten his talent through all these years.
Published 9 months ago by Susan D. Bandin
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I just hope this is the end of the duets. Tony used to be about honesty and integrity with his recordings. These duets albums are nothing about that, but about being cash cows. Sure, his concept albums didn't sell like these things did, but we need some true Tony Bennett albums. Time to make some... Read More
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