Tony Bennett – The Movie Song Album (1966/2014)

Artist: Tony Bennett
Title Of Album: The Movie Song Album
Year Of Release: 2014 (1966)
Label: Columbia
Country: USA
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional pop, Easy Listening
Quality: FLAC (tracks,front)
Bitrate: Lossless [24 Bit/96 kHz]
Time: 37:30
Full Size: 807 MB

01. Song from ‘The Oscar'(Maybe September)
02. Girl Talk
03. The Gentle Rain
04. Emily
05. The Pawnbroker
06. Samba De Orfeo
07. The Shadow of Your Smile (Love Theme from «The Sandpiper»)
08. Smile
09. The Second Time Around
10. Days of Wine and Roses
11. Never Too Late
12. The Trolley Song

Album Released: January 31, 1966

Tony Bennett – vocals
Neal Hefti, Quincy Jones, Johnny Mandel, David Rose – arranger, conductor
Larry Wilcox, Al Cohn – arranger
Tommy Flanagan, Lou Levy, Jimmy Rowles – piano
Luiz Bonfá – guitar
Zoot Sims – tenor sax (on track 12)

Reviewed by William Ruhlmann:
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.

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