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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek To Cheek (2014) {Deluxe Edition} [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek To Cheek (2014) [Deluxe]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 44:36 minutes | 970 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | ©Streamline/Columbia/Interscope

Three years after the release of their first collaboration “The Lady Is A Tramp”, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga are back with a brand new collaboration – a full album of classic jazz standards: Cheek To Cheek. Tony & Gaga became fast friends after meeting backstage at a charity gala in early 2011, and the start of their musical love affair was captured in the rousing and vibrant rendition of “Tramp” that appeared on Tony’s Grammy Award-winning album Duets II.

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Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – Love Is Here To Stay (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – Love Is Here To Stay (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:37 minutes | 687 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © Verve

Two generations. Two styles. Two voices. And an album in common… For about twenty years, crooner Tony Bennett and singer and pianist Diana Krall had produced a few duos here and there, but never an entire album. With this Love Is Here To Stay, they jumped right in and involved another five-star tandem in their enchanted parenthesis of refined vocal jazz: George and Ira Gershwin. They went digging through the vast repertoire of the most famous brothers of 20th American popular music to create this album that seems from another time, produced with the trio of impeccable pianist Bill Charlap, Peter Washington on the double bass and Kenny Washington on drums…

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Tony Bennett – I Wanna Be Around (1963/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tony Bennett – I Wanna Be Around (1963/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 30:53 minutes | 698 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Columbia/Legacy

Recorded during his peak era, Tony Bennett’s “I Wanna Be Around” continues the crooner’s upward trajectory as he nestles into a superb batch of heartfelt ballads, softly swinging pop and frisky bossa nova with the kind of charm, control and coolness reserved for a legend. The follow-up to the singer’s breakthrough “I Left My Heart In San Francisco”, this 1963 set is every bit its predecessor’s equal. Read: A bonafide vocal classic.

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Tony Bennett – Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Tony Bennett – Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:10:06 minutes | 837 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front Cover |  © Columbia Records
Recorded: September 15, 2016, Radio City Music Hall

Released in conjunction with an NBC-TV special, 2016’s effusively delivered concert album Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 finds vocalist Tony Bennett marking his 90th birthday with an all-star concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. A lavish event, the concert showcased Bennett performing a handful of his most famous songs, with the legendary singer joined by a bevy of musical guests including Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Lady Gaga, k.d. lang, Kevin Spacey, Stevie Wonder, and many others. Generally speaking, the album is front-loaded with the guest performances and largely consists of each artist doing a rendition of a popular standard Bennett performed and/or recorded at one point or another. Oddly, despite all the guest artists on hand and in light of Bennett’s own tradition of doing duet albums, the concert is noticeably bereft of such pairings save for a particularly poignant duet between Bennett and Billy Joel on Joel’s “New York State of Mind.” Instead, we get Bocelli doing “Ave Maria,” lang doing “A Kiss to Build a Dream On,” Bublé doing “The Good Life,” and more. We also get Elton John delivering a thematically fitting version of his own classic “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” Particularly engaging are Lady Gaga’s exuberant renditions of “The Lady Is a Tramp” and “La Vie en Rose.” Given her history as a duet partner with Bennett (much like lang), Gaga displays her growing talent as a traditional pop vocalist and proves to be one of the highlights of the evening. Despite the high caliber of the guest performances, the real focus of the concert is saved for the latter half when Bennett himself takes the stage. Although well past the age that most of his contemporaries retired, Bennett remains a magnetic stage performer with a voice that’s as robust and nuanced as in his prime — and perhaps even more full of character. Every time Bennett sings, he delivers a veritable master class on how to sing a jazz standard, and this performance is no exception. Here, we get a handful of some of his best-known numbers, including “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “The Best Is Yet to Come,” and more. Ultimately, Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 is a joyful birthday fete to Bennett and a heartfelt tribute to his illustrious career.

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Tony Bennett – Playin’ with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues (2001) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Tony Bennett – Playin’ with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues (2001) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 57:19 mins | Scans included | 3,36 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,07 GB
Featuring duets with notable vocalists. | Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound

Tony Bennett’s latter-day albums tend to have themes, and this one has two, as indicated by its double-barreled title: It is both a duets album and a blues album. The duet partners include ten singers who range from his recent touring partners Diana Krall and k.d. lang to fellow veterans Ray Charles, B.B. King, and Kay Starr, and younger, but still mature pop stars Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, and Billy Joel.

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Tony Bennett – Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album (1968/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tony Bennett – Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album (1968/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 29:07 minutes | 608 MB | Genre: Holiday
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Columbia/Legacy

Snowfall is Tony Bennett’s 1968 Christmas album. Arranged and conducted by Robert Farnon, the album was Tony Bennett’s first Christmas album. Bennett and Farnon had been friends since the early 1950s but had not worked together before recording this album, which included arrangements by Don Costa, Marion Evans, and Torrie Zito.

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Tony Bennett – I Left My Heart In San Francisco (1962/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tony Bennett – I Left My Heart In San Francisco (1962/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 32:18 minutes | 685 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Columbia

I Left My Heart in San Francisco is revered vocalist Tony Bennett’s 1962 album. The record peaked at number 5 on the Billboard pop charts and is one of Bennett’s best selling albums. The record features the popular title track, along with “Smile”, “Love for Sale”, “The Best Is Yet to Come” and more!

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Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap – The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap – The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 47:01 minutes | 894 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Columbia Records

Tony Bennett is joined by pianist Bill Charlap in The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern. Including popular tunes “The Way You Look Tonight”, “I Won’t Dance” and many more!

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Tony Bennett – The Movie Song Album (1966/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tony Bennett – The Movie Song Album (1966/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 00:37:26 minutes | 777 MB | Genre: Vocal,Pop, Easy Listening
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © Columbia Records
Recorded: September 26, 1965 (#7), December 14, 1965 (#2, 5, 11) CBS Studio A, Los Angeles; December 27, 1965 (#1, 8-9), December 28, 1965 (#3-4, 6), December 29, 1965 (#10, 12) CBS 30th Street Studio, New York City

The Movie Song Album is a 1966 studio album by Tony Bennett. The album consists of songs from films, opening with the theme from The Oscar, in which Bennett had recently appeared. With this project of such high quality of song material and collaborators, he was to describe the album in his autobiography as his “all time favorite record”.

Johnny Mandel was the musical director, and he and Neal Hefti and Quincy Jones arranged and conducted their own compositions on the album. Luiz Bonfá played the guitar on his two songs, “Samba de Orfeu” and “The Gentle Rain”. The pianists Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Rowles and Lou Levy all collaborated, each on one song.

Bennett’s recording of “The Shadow of Your Smile” won Mandel and Paul Francis Webster the Grammy Award for Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards of 1966, and Bennett performed the song at the 38th Academy Awards, where it won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

By the mid-1960s, retreating from the rock & roll onslaught, that old-time staple of the pre-rock days, the big romantic ballad, had been relegated to Hollywood, where it turned up in the opening and closing credits of movies. Like other classic pop singers, Tony Bennett had sought it out there, and with this album, coincident with his first (and last) acting role in The Oscar, he devoted himself exclusively to movie themes, everything from “The Trolley Song” (Meet Me In St. Louis) to “Days Of Wine And Roses.” Some of the tunes were not first-rate, but in “The Shadow Of Your Smile” and “The Second Time Around” (previously recorded by Frank Sinatra), Bennett found material worthy of him, and even when he was faced with minor material, be sang movingly. –William Ruhlmann

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Tony Bennett – At Carnegie Hall: The Complete Concert (1962/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tony Bennett – At Carnegie Hall: The Complete Concert (1962/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 1:50:32 minutes | 2.35 GB | Genre: Pop/Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Columbia/Legacy

Available in its entirety for the first time! This legendary ’62 performance was an instant classic when it first came out, but now it’s back with 18 tracks (12 on cassette) that have never been released. Includes Rags to Riches; (I Left My Heart in) San Francisco; That Old Black Magic; Fascinating Rhythm; I’m Just a Lucky So and So, and more.

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