The Complete Improv Recordings

Tony Bennett

The Complete Improv Recordings
  • CAT # CCD4-2255-25

    DISC ONE  
    1. Life Is Beautiful 2:26
    2. All Mine 2:55
    3. Bridges (Travessia) 3:37
    4. Reflections 3:35
    5. Experiment 1:48
    6. This Funny World 2:47
    7. As Time Goes By 3:14
    8. I Used To Be Color Blind 2:22
    9. Lost In The Stars 4:06
    10. There'll Be Some Changes Made 3:04
    11. Cole Porter Medley: What Is This Thing Called Love / Love For Sale / You'd Be So Nice To Come Home T 13:54
    12. There's Always Tomorrow 2:15
    13. One 2:23
    14. Mr. Magic 2:53
    DISC TWO  
    1. This Can't Be Love 1:41
    2. Blue Moon 2:14
    3. The Lady Is A Tramp 2:30
    4. Lover 3:50
    5. Manhattan 3:20
    6. Spring Is Here 2:45
    7. Have You Meet Miss Jones? 3:23
    8. Isn't It Romantic 3:24
    9. Wait Till You See Her 1:28
    10. I Could Write A Book 3:12
    11. Thou Swell 2:14
    12. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World 3:48
    13. There's A Small Hotel 3:04
    14. I've Got Five Dollars 2:37
    15. You Took Advantage Of Me 2:19
    16. I Wish I Were In Love Again 2:30
    17. This Funny World 3:07
    18. My Heart Stood Still 1:58
    19. My Romance 3:45
    20. Mountain Greenery 2:58
    21. This Can't Be Love (Alternate Take 1) 1:44
    22. I Could Write A Book (Alternate Take 2) 3:18
    23. Thou Swell (Alternate Take 1) 2:01
    24. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Alternate Take 4) 3:20
    25. I Wish I Were In Love Again (Alternate Take 1) 2:55
    26. This Funny World (Alternate Take 3) 3:19
    DISC THREE  
    1. The Bad And The Beautiful 2:18
    2. Lucky To Be Me 3:45
    3. Make Someone Happy 3:53
    4. You're Nearer 2:23
    5. A Child Is Born 3:17
    6. The Two Lonely People 4:27
    7. You Don't Know What Love Is 3:28
    8. Maybe September 3:55
    9. Lonely Girl 2:50
    10. You Must Believe In Spring 5:51
    11. Who Can I Turn To? 2:28
    12. Dream Dancing 3:48
    13. The Bad And The Beautiful (Alternate Take 1) 2:13
    14. The Bad And The Beautiful (Alternate Take 2) 2:10
    15. Make Someone Happy (Alternate Take 5) 3:54
    16. You're Nearer (Alternate Take 9) 2:58
    17. A Child Is Born (Alternate Take 2) 3:27
    18. A Child Is Born (Alternate Take 7) 3:12
    19. The Two Lonely People (Alernate Take 5) 4:44
    20. You Don't Know What Love Is (Alternate Take 16) 3:33
    21. You Don't Know What Love Is (Alternate Take 18) 3:33
    DISC FOUR  
    1. Maybe September (Alternate Take 5) 4:38
    2. Maybe September (Alternate Take 8) 4:32
    3. Lonely Girl (Alternate Take 1) 2:58
    4. You Must Believe In Spring (Alternate Take 1) 6:02
    5. You Must Believe In Spring (Alternate Take 4) 5:36
    6. Who Can I Turn To? (Alternate Take 6) 2:31
    7. Watch What Happens 4:45
    8. Soflty, As In A Morning Sunrise (Instrumental) 3:53
    9. Stompin' At The Savoy (Instrumental) 4:53
    10. While We're Young 2:06
    11. In A Mellow Tone 6:09
    12. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) [Instrumental] 2:45
    13. Let's Do It (Instrumental) 4:56
    14. 'S Wonderful 3:27
    15. I Left My Heart In San Francisco 1:53

Tony Bennett is a musical icon; an enduring beacon of musicality and good taste. And that voice!—there’s no other on the planet quite like it. In the mid '70s, the indomitable Tony Bennett found himself free from the creative constraints of a major label. Free to do things his way. Free to sing the songs he wanted to sing. Forming his own record label, Bennett basked in complete artistic freedom, recording and releasing five timeless albums under his Improv imprint: Life Is Beautiful; Sings 10 Great Rodgers and Hart Songs and …Sings More Great Rodgers and Hart (both with the Ruby Braff/George Barnes Quartet); Together Again (with jazz piano legend Bill Evans); and the spirited, informal live jam session Tony Bennett/The McPartlands and Friends Make Magnificent Music. Not surprisingly, with complete artistic control and a deliberate disregard for the fickle pop/rock trends of the era, Bennett made not only some his finest recordings of the '70s, but also arguably some of his best recorded work, period.

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