2002- The Essential Tony Bennett


Puntuacion: 10
Estilos: Cast Recordings, Show Tunes, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Standards, Torch Songs, American Popular Song, Vocal Pop

Como la mayoría de los 'Essential', 'The Essential Tony Bennett' es una excelente retrospectiva, exhaustiva, de una larga carrera llena de exitos. La coleccion nus muestra a Bennett en sus mejores momentos, que son muchos, ya sea en 'Rags to Riches' o 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco', de los años 60, o en los clásicos de los últimos días como 'Steppin' out with My Baby'. Bennett seguramente registró mucho mas material excelente del que pueda caber aqui, pero esta coleccion contiene un material imposible de mejorar.


1.- Because of You (Arthur Hammerstein, Dudley Wilkinson) 2:58
2.- Cold, Cold Heart (Hank Williams) 2:39
3.- Blue Velvet (Lee Morris, Bernie Wayne) feat: Percy Faith & His Orchestra 3:01
4.- Rags to Riches (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross) 2:49
5.- Stranger in Paradise (Alexander Borodin, George Forrest, Robert Wright) feat: The Ray Charles Singers 3:06
6.- Sing You Sinners (Sam Coslow, W. Frank Harling) 2:16
7.- The Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) 2:31
8.- Just in Time (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) 2:34
9.- It Amazes Me (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) feat: Firefly 3:23
10.- Love, Look Away (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) 2:46
11.- Firefly (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) feat: Count Basie 1:38
12.- Put on a Happy Face (Lee Adams, Charles Strouse) 2:38
13.- The Best Is Yet to Come (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) 2:34
14.- Tender Is the Night (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) 2:40
15.- Once Upon a Time (Lee Adams, Charles Strouse) 2:58
16.- I Left My Heart in San Francisco (George Cory, Douglass Cross) 2:51
17.- I Wanna Be Around (Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstadt) 2:11
18.- The Good Life (Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon) 2:15
19.- This Is All I Ask (Gordon Jenkins) feat: The Ralph Sharon Trio 3:15
20.- When Joanna Loved Me (Jack Segal, Robert Wells) feat: The Ralph Sharon Trio 3:07
21.- The Rules of the Road (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) feat: The Ralph Sharon Trio 2:20


1.- Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) feat: The Ralph Sharon Trio 2:55
2.- If I Ruled the World (Leslie Bricusse, Cyril Ornadel) feat: The Will Bronson Chorus 3:01
3.- Fly Me to the Moon (Bart Howard) feat: The Will Bronson Chorus, The Ralph Sharon Trio 4:11
4.- The Shadow of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) 3:38
5.- Smile (Charlie Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner) 3:33
6.- The Very Thought of You (Ray Noble) feat: Bobby Hackett 4:32
7.- For Once in My Life (Ron Miller, Orlando Murden) 3:23
8.- Yesterday I Heard the Rain (Gene Lees, Armando Manzanero) 3:41
9.- My Favorite Things (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) 3:17
10.- I Do Not Know a Day I Did Not Love You (Martin Charnin, Richard Rodgers) 3:28
11.- How Do You Keep the Music Playing? (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) 4:20
12.- When Do the Bells Ring for Me (Charles DeForest) feat: The U.K. Orchestra Ltd., The Ralph Sharon Trio 2:58
13.- Night and Day (Cole Porter) feat: The Ralph Sharon Trio 3:35
14.- Last Night When We Were Young (Harold Arlen, E.Y. Yip Harburg) feat: The Ralph Sharon Trio 2:27
15.- Steppin' Out with My Baby (Irving Berlin) feat: The Ralph Sharon Trio 2:54
16.- It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) feat: The Ralph Sharon Trio 3:06
17.- Mood Indigo (Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) 4:34
18.- Keep the Faith, Baby (Luchi de Jesus, Lila Lerner, Mayme Watts) feat: K.D. Lang 3:51