By Old Rich
I have 20 or more TB albums but this is superb. The span of fifteen years adds such enjoyment, hearing the changes in phrasing, inflection, it is beautiful. The song selection, and particularly the new/different arrangments on songs he has done before are first class. Can't say enough good things. This is a must have for Tony Bennett fans.
Tony Bennett (Sings the Ultimate Ameican Songbook Vol.1)
He continues to get Better Like Wine And Cheese As He Ages! Can't wait till Vol.2 comes out if their is one.
"They" are messing with with us, this is no "Ultimate"
Tony Bennet has recorded so much fantastic music it is unreal, why, oh, why did anyone put these less than Tony Bennett's very best on this album and name it "Ultimate?" Change the name to "Less than Tony Bennett's Ultimate," please.
4 Stars for "The Way You Look Tonight"
I like the song which is romantic.
Fantastic, beautiful voice. Such warmth and character in his tone, and those high notes, wow! There's no one like TB. A classic album.
Midnight Cocktails, A Fireplace and .....
I actually have these songs on various releases, but this is a spectacular set to buy. If your looking for music that is mellow, warm and personal, this album has it all! Tony Bennett is a national treasure in the same vein as Sinatra, Martin, Fitzgerald, Davis etc. You cannot go wrong and you will not be disappointed. This is a good price for music that will always speak to you. If you like the idea of midnight cocktails in front of the fireplace, Tony is the mood setter.
Mr. Tony Bennett
As his career slowly starts to fade You have before you one of the best complilations of the great Tony Bennett. It is a must.