Tony Bennett - Best of Improv Recordings (CD)

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    1. Performer
    2. Pop Vocal
    3. Show Vocals
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    The Best of the Improv Recordings
    Country of Origin
    Mono / Stereo
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n excellent overview of the 10 LPs Bennett cut in the '70s..."

    The Best Of The Improv Recordings (2011)
    1. This Can't Be Love
    2. Make Someone Happy
    3. Isn't It Romantic?
    4. Life Is Beautiful
    5. Blue Moon
    6. Thou Swell
    7. You Don't Know What Love Is
    8. My Romance
    9. The Lady Is A Tramp
    10. You Must Believe In Spring
    11. Reflections
    12. I Could Write A Book
    13. Maybe September
    14. As Time Goes By
    15. While We're Young (live)
    16. I Left My Heart In San Francisco (live)

    Songs / Tracks
    1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] This Can't Be Love
    2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Make Someone Happy
    3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Isn't It Romantic?
    4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Life Is Beautiful
    5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Blue Moon
    6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Thou Swell
    7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] You Don't Know What Love Is
    8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] My Romance
    9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Lady Is a Tramp, The
    10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] You Must Believe in Spring
    11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Reflections
    12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] I Could Write a Book
    13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Maybe September
    14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] As Time Goes By
    15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] While We're Young
    16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] I Left My Heart in San Francisco
    Release Date
    11 July 2011
    South Africa

    Liner Note Author: Will Friedwald.
    Recording information: CBS Recording Studios, New York, NY (05/13/1977-05/14/1977); Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA (05/13/1977-05/14/1977); New York, NY (05/13/1977-05/14/1977); Statler Hilton Hotel "Downtown Club", Buffalo, NY (05/13/1977-05/14/1977); CBS Recording Studios, New York, NY (07/12/1973); Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA (07/12/1973); New York, NY (07/12/1973); Statler Hilton Hotel "Downtown Club", Buffalo, NY (07/12/1973); CBS Recording Studios, New York, NY (07/16/1973); Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA (07/16/1973); New York, NY (07/16/1973); Statler Hilton Hotel "Downtown Club", Buffalo, NY (07/16/1973); CBS Recording Studios, New York, NY (09/1976); Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA (09/1976); New York, NY (09/1976); Statler Hilton Hotel "Downtown Club", Buffalo, NY (09/1976).
    Photographer: Tom Copi.
    Improv was a label started by Tony Bennett and businessman Bill Hassett. Bennett was fed up with the suits at Columbia Records, who were trying to make him sing rock & roll. When his contract expired at the beginning of the 1970s, he and Hassett formed a label to help him realize his aesthetic ambitions, and Improv was born. Bennett recorded five albums for the label between 1973 and 1977 before it went bankrupt. These recordings may not have sold well -- due largely to distribution problems -- but all of them were critically acclaimed. On these sides, Bennett is in awesome company throughout, with talent ranging from Bill Evans and Earl Hines to Ruby Braff to Marian McPartland to Buddy Tate and Charlie Byrd. Selections come from the original albums Tony Bennett Sings 10 Rodgers & Hart Songs, Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers & Hart, Tony Bennett and Bill Evans Together Again (this was the follow-up to the Fantasy set entitled The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album, and is easily the better of the two), Life Is Beautiful, and Tony Bennett with the McPartlands and Friends Make Magnificent Music. Although collectors will opt for the completist box set (The Complete Improv Recordings), this is a good summation of a restlessly original artist during the biggest gamble of his professional career. ~ Thom Jurek

    49m 10s
    Studio / Live
    Video Disabled
    Tony Bennett
    Nick Phillips (Compilation)
    1. Tony Bennett
    Universal Distribution
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