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Tony Sings The Great Hits Of Today! by Tony Bennett

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. MacArthur Park
  2. Something
  3. The Look Of Love
  4. Live For Life
  5. Little Green Apples
  6. Eleanor Rigby
  7. My Cherie Amour
  8. Is That All There Is?
  9. Here


Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 28, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
  • Run Time: 39 minutes
  • ASIN: B00CXN3YZ0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #269,712 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Robert C. Mcdonald on January 12, 2013
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This album was quite a surprise when I first bought this in the late 70's. I remember listening to this album at first and falling in love with his rendition of "MacArthur Park." I liked it at once. Then came "Something" and I was hooked. I really believe that Tony could make ANY song sound great and he really shines on this album. Tony indeed took todays music and made it his own. One of my all-time favorite albums from Tony and I am so grateful that it has been finally released in digital format (I hate scratches and pops from worn out record albums!).
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Vinyl Lp, 1970!

Tony Bennett is a great pre-rock era recording star and lite-jazz saloon easy listening crooner. Granted.

This album, however, is one of the great kitsch joke Lps among BAD taste vinyl aficiandos. The cover vibe has a middle-aged druggy early '70s "Keep On Truckin'" theme. Tony is decked out in the worst of Las Vegas lounge lizard pop paisley psychedelic mod, with-it, bell-bottom slacks, long sideburns, oh, wow. This the kind of cover art reminiscent of Sammy Davis, Jr., Eddie Fisher, Joey Bishop, and Regis Philbin sporting love beads and Nehru jackets trying to keep up with the Beatles.

Lp track selection (Columbia CS 9980 Lp):
side one--
MacArthur Park/Something/The Look of Love/Here, There and Everywhere/Live for Life/Little Green Apples
side two--
Eleanor Rigby/My Cherie Amour/Is That All There Is?/Here/Sunrise, Sunset

Yes, Tony sings three Beatles tracks, plus Jimmy Webb/Richard Harris (abridged short version), O.C. Smith, and Stevie Wonder, c. 1970. Best WORST track is the William Shatner THE TRANSFORMED MAN (Decca Lp a little before, has "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "Mr. Tambourine Man") inspired reading, "Eleanor Rigby," ping-pong Tony's voice bounding between your stereo speakers, a "talky" long introduction, just an LSD trip off-the-wall reading of that Lennon/McCartney tune.

Tony gamely puts in a professional polish on these songs, but the style just doesn't fit him. This album is one of three Lps from the late '60s that Columbia and attendant artists don't seem to want remembered: THE NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS ON TOUR THROUGH MOTORTOWN and THE BROTHERS FOUR SING THE LENNON-MCCARTNEY SONGBOOK. Add to those, maybe, MEL TORME' RIGHT NOW!
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Format: Vinyl
On Tony Bennett's LP of TONY SINGS THE GREAT HITS OF TODAY! (CS 9980), it may have been the height of chutzpah for COLUMBIA Records president Clive Davis to attach his name to back cover comments that open with: "When Tony honored me by asking that I do the liner notes for this album..." It's likely Bennett didn't care if there were any notes at all, as he was arm-twisted into this peculiar career detour by Davis, who was convinced Tony needed a jump start.

The experience, which included listening to originals of possible album material, made the singer physically ill. Released on 1/7/70, this LP never got any higher on Billboard's 200 chart than #144. In fairness to Davis, Bennett's previous effort, I'VE GOTTA BE ME only made #137 and three of his last four COLUMBIA albums had similar disappointing sales.

SIDE ONE
Patented compressed COLUMBIA reverb backs Tony on a curious version of Jim Webb's marathon-length Mac Arthur Park. It begins and ends in midstream, starting with "There will be another song for me.." and concluding at "...I'll be thinking of you, and wondering why." "Something" is given a dramatic treatment. It's a decent rendition of a song that's adaptable even to crooner style. "Look of Love" isn't right for Bennett and despite a good orchestration, Tony's "cool" delivery on "Here, There and Everywhere" is pretty dismal. "Live For Life" starts out OK, but the singer gets shaky in the middle section. "Little Green Apples" couldn't be any more different than O.C. Smith's warm version. Here it's transformed into a super fast big band number that actually works!
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Format: Vinyl
Vinyl Lp, 1970!

Tony Bennett is a great pre-rock era recording star and lite-jazz saloon easy listening crooner. Granted.

This album, however, is one of the great kitsch joke Lps among BAD taste vinyl aficiandos. The cover vibe has a middle-aged druggy early '70s "Keep On Truckin'" theme. Tony is decked out in the worst of Las Vegas lounge lizard pop paisley psychedelic mod, with-it, bell-bottom slacks, long sideburns, oh, wow. This the kind of cover art reminiscent of Sammy Davis, Jr., Eddie Fisher, Joey Bishop, and Regis Philbin sporting love beads and Nehru jackets trying to keep up with the Beatles.

Lp track selection (Columbia CS 9980 Lp):
side one--
MacArthur Park/Something/The Look of Love/Here, There and Everywhere/Live for Life/Little Green Apples
side two--
Eleanor Rigby/My Cherie Amour/Is That All There Is?/Here/Sunrise, Sunset

Yes, Tony sings three Beatles tracks, plus Jimmy Webb/Richard Harris (abridged short version), O.C. Smith, and Stevie Wonder, c. 1970. Best WORST track is the William Shatner THE TRANSFORMED MAN (Decca Lp a little before, has "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "Mr. Tambourine Man") inspired reading, "Eleanor Rigby," ping-pong Tony's voice bounding between your stereo speakers, a "talky" long introduction, just an LSD trip off-the-wall reading of that Lennon/McCartney tune.

Tony gamely puts in a professional polish on these songs, but the style just doesn't fit him. This album is one of three Lps from the late '60s that Columbia and attendant artists don't seem to want remembered: THE NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS ON TOUR THROUGH MOTORTOWN and THE BROTHERS FOUR SING THE LENNON-MCCARTNEY SONGBOOK. Add to those, maybe, MEL TORME' RIGHT NOW!
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