Tony Bennett’s ‘The Movie Song Album’

Tony Bennett’s ‘The Movie Song Album’ is a studio album (his ‘all time favorite’ ) released on January 31, 1966 by Columbia.

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Track Listing : 1.Maybe September (Ray Evans, Percy Faith, Jay Livingston) – 04:03 . 2.Girl Talk (Neal Hefti, Bobby Troup) – 03:14 . 3.The Gentle Rain (Luiz Bonfá, Matt Dubey) – 02:12 . 4.Emily (Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer) – 03:25 . 5.The Pawnbroker (Quincy Jones, Jack Lawrence) – 03:08 . 6.Samba De Orfeu (Luiz Bonfá) – 02:08 . 7.The Shadow Of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) – 03:38 . 8.Smile (Charlie Chaplin, Geoffrey Claremont Parsons, John Turner) – 03:34 . 9.The Second Time Around (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 02:44 . 10.Days Of Wine And Roses (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 02:58 . 11.Never Too Late (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston, David Rose) – 03:25 . 12.The Trolley Song (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) – 02:35

Musicians : Tony Bennett – Vocals . Luiz Bonfá – Guitar, Vocals . Tommy Flanagan – Piano . Neal Hefti – Conductor . Quincy Jones – Conductor . Lou Levy – Piano . Johnny Mandel – Conductor . Dom Um Romão – Drums . David Rose – Conductor . Zoot Sims – Sax (Tenor)

Production : Produced By Ernie Altschuler

Recorded Between December 14, 1965 And September 26, 1965 At Cbs 30Th Street Studio, New York City.

Released On January 31, 1966 By Columbia.

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JazzWax
Bennett here is more than matched by the majesty of the arrangements. Davidrose Listen to David Rose’s [pictured] surging nuances in Never Too Late or the smoldering intensity Johnny captures on his own Shadow of Your Smile. Or the crisp snappy delivery Hefti brings to his composition Girl Talk. […]

allmusic
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 himand even when he was faced with minor material, be sang movingly. […]

About.com
Top 10 Tony Bennett SongsThe subtle artistry of Tony Bennett‘s singing through quiet moments in a ballad is perhaps no better demonstrated than on this 1965 recording. “The Shadow Of Your Smile” was first introduced as a trumpet solo in the 1965 film The Sandpiper. […]

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