Monday, July 25, 2011

CD Review: The Concord Music Group Gives Us The Best Of Tony Bennett

The Concord Music Group has released a new greatest hits album from legendary crooner Tony Bennett. The album entitled "Tony Bennett: The Best of the Improv Recordings" is a condensed, 16-song CD taken from the 4-CD box set. The Improv Recordings capture Tony Bennett during his run of hits in the 1970's.

This new release begins with cover of the Rogers & Hart classic "This Can't Be Love". Right away you notice how smooth Tony's voice sounded during this triumphant period of his career. This disc contains many of the classic songs that Tony Bennett has made his own including "The Lady Is A Tramp," "Isn't It Romantic," and "Blue Moon." This album also contains the songs "Make Someone Happy" and "You Don't Know What Love Is" which Bennett performs with jazz piano legend Bill Evans. The highlight of this release are the two live songs at the close of this album. Recorded back in 1977, you can just hear how Tony hits the gentle notes of "While We're Young" and how he just takes over the room with his signature song "I Left My Heart In San Francisco."

"The Best of the Improv Recordings" was made available on July 12 to celebrate the 85th birthday of Tony Bennett. For more information on this release and other Concord Music Group releases, please visit their website at

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