Sony Records presents "DUET 2" -- With the same perfection in his voice and the quality melodies of arrangements and friends, Tony Bennett with his follow-up CD of "DUETS" (released September 26, 2006) won 3 Grammy Awards and his best selling album ever -- which was a milestone in his career, as he journeys with the Great American Standards of Our Time.
Long time Columbia Record artists Tony Bennett never sounded better. Just listen closely for any flaws in this 85 year young singer, there isn't any. Never better is our favorite singer, if you're a fan or not, you can't dispute the magic that Bennett radiants when he sings. Very lush arrangements with an inner mix of Jazz and Easy Listening - the combination takes you into an endless world of melodic shadows which transforms into a pure delight.
The personnel on this album: -- Tony sings with Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse, Sheryl Crow, Faith Hill, Norah Jones, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Alejandro Sanz, Queen Latifah, Carrie Underwood, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, K.D. Lang, Mariah Carey, Josh Groban and Natalie Cole -- all top recording artists in their own rite.
Phil Ramone produced the original DUETS as well as DUETS II.
'Duets 2' (Track Listings & Time):
1 The Lady Is a Tramp / Lady Gaga [3:18]
2 One For My Baby (And One More For the Road) / John Mayer [2:58]
3 Body and Soul / Amy Winehouse [3:23]
4 Don't Get Around Much Anymore / Michael Bublé [2:41]
5 Blue Velvet / k.d. lang [4:35]
6 How Do You Keep the Music Playing / Aretha Franklin [5:28]
7 The Girl I Love / Sheryl Crow [3:53]
8 On the Sunny Side of the Street / Willie Nelson [2:57]
9 Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) / Queen Latifah [3:53]
10 Speak Low / Norah Jones [3:56]
11 This Is All I Ask / Josh Groban [4:36]
12 Watch What Happens / Natalie Cole [2:09]
13 Stranger in Paradise / Andrea Bocelli [5:03]
14 The Way You Look Tonight / Faith Hill [3:55]
15 Yesterday I Heard the Rain / Alejandro Sanz [3:44]
16 It Had To Be You / Carrie Underwood [3:51]
17 When Do the Bells Ring for Me / Mariah Carey [2:54]
18 [CD-ROM Track] Multimedia Track
Mr. Jim's Ratings:
Quality of Sound: 4 Stars
Performance: 5 Stars
Mixing: 4 Stars
Overall: 5 Stars [Arrangements & Song Selection]
Total Time: 59 min on 17 Tracks ~ Sony Records ~ (September 20, 2011)