Tony Bennett's All-Time Greatest Hits
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While his voice is sensational -- it deepens into something beyond compare by the early 1960s -- a few of the songs are the product of their era, notwithstanding Tony's talent. The early 1960s style of adding a background choir and additional echo has a kind of charm, but it sounds like -- well, the early 1960s. The good news is that apart from a 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' that sounds like a bad cabaret tune and a cover of George Harrison's 'Something' that really isn't for Tony (he's a Cole Porter, Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Rodgers & Hart kind of guy -- best when the music swings or in great ballads), most of this album is a real treasure.
However -- some of the albums from which these songs were culled are worth buying. 'I Wanna Be Around' is a superb album, as is 'Who Can I Turn To'. And, if you enjoy live music, the 1962 Carnegie Hall Concert is an outstanding recording that includes much of the classic material here, in rousing renditions. Two CDs of live Tony Bennett in 1962 -- what else could you want?
If you are looking for an introduction to Tony Bennett, or just appreciate his powerful voice and inimitable spirit -- the guy always sounds like he's smiling into the microphone, and that happiness comes through -- you should enjoy this album. If a couple of the tracks sound a bit like kitsch, so be it.
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Being Italian myself, I really think Tony Bennett was the best male pop singer of them all.Published 4 months ago by jopop38
THE BEST TONY BENNETT HITS COLLECTION YOU CAN BUY. FOR TONY FANS THIS IS A MUST HAVE.Published 11 months ago by RAMON MUJICA
great cd, easy transaction, just what I was looking for, the hits just keep playingPublished 13 months ago by spider444
The music gets a five, however one selection on this particular CD "skips"Published 14 months ago by Terry
I'm not quite sure what's with all of this mystifying connection and mutual admiration between Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick "Tony" Benedetto) and the younger generations... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Roman Wolf (Michael)
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