Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Andrea Bocelli's Home Studio; Avatar Studios, New York, NY; Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ; Ben's Studio, Nashville, TN; Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Manhattan Center Studios, New York, NY; Mariah Carey's Home Studio.
Photographers: Josh Cheuse; Kelsey Bennett.
Few modern singers understand the phrasing of singing the way Tony Bennett does. This second installment of his Duets pairs him with Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, and the late Amy Winehouse, among many others.
Down Beat (p.85) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Sheryl Crow is an elegant partner on 'The Man I Love'....Bennett's unique career arc may well be remembered as the only one whose encore outshined, and maybe outlasted, its first two acts."
JazzTimes (p.57) - "[T]he truly delightful surprise is Bennett's playful bantering with Lady Gaga on 'The Lady Is a Tramp.' Not since Crosby met Clooney have two pros demonstrated such effortlessly joyous chemistry."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Lady Gaga] pulls out all the stops on 'The Lady Is A Tramp.' It's a thrilling performance, full of wit and self-mockery..."
Tony Bennett is back for Duets 2 and what a great easy listening cd with all of today's successful musicians. This album has all the old favourite songs but more often than not with a twist in the direction of the accompanying singer. Favorites include Lady Gaga, Sheryl Crow and Amy Winehouse. Great dinner party cd.
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