Fifty Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett (5CD) Box set, Original recording remastered
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This 5 disc collection is a magnificent introduction into the world of Tony Bennett, containing some of the most beautifully interpretted renditions of our most cherished standards by great writers such as The Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and other legends of the craft.
Discs 1 and 2 chronicle Bennett's rise to stardom in the early 1950s' to mid 1960s'. Tony proved to be a force of nature right from his first single release, "The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams," which still sounds as fresh and soulful as it did 54 years ago. Throughout the rest of the 1950s', Tony scored a string of hit singles that went on to become defining numbers in the Great American Songbook, including "Because Of You," (a wedding perennial), "Cold, Cold Heart" (a country hit for Hank Williams that Tony helped introduce to the pop world), "Blue Velvey," the timeless "Rags To Riches," "Sing You Sinners" and many other classic hits that he still does to this day.
Also from this classic era are lesser known but eqqually excellent albums such as "While The Music Plays On," the splendid "Ca, C'est Amour," the gorgeous "Lazy Sunday," "I Get A Kick Out Of You," (perhaps the only version that rivals Sinatra's defintive 1953 rendition), a magnificent "September Song" and a swingin' "Lullabye Of Broadway" with Count Basie.Read more ›
and the sound quality of this boxset is awesome!
This collection really fills out my Tony Bennett collection. The CDs don't have that stupid encoding that prevents one from ripping them for iPod use. One Bennett CD had that. i returned it, and sent an e-mail to Bennett. His publicist phoned me, and sent me a free replacement. It was also "secure," but free. She told me Tony would never allow that again.
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What a great singer, entertainer, and simply...a delightful tour through the Great American Songbook and more. I will never tire of this set.Published on March 13, 2014 by Mark P
best showcase of his work and at the best price. Only collection I would add is his duets. Great buy.Published on July 28, 2013 by John R Wilson
I wanted a comprehensive collection of Tony's works, and that's precisely what I got in this set. It is very well done.Published on February 11, 2013 by Ellie Depew
Tony is my favorite singer. I am well satisfied with the CD's. I could not have asked for anything better. June DunaphantPublished on January 4, 2013 by Live Aloe plants
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