Tony Bennett releases ‘Viva Duets’ an album recorded with Marc Anthony, Thalía, Christina Aguilera, Gloria Estefan, Juan Luis Guerra, Vicente Fernández and more Latin American singers (2012)

Tony Bennett’s ‘Viva Duets’ is a studio album recorded with Latin American singers and released on October 22, 2012 by Rpm / Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.The Best Is Yet To Come (Carolyn Leigh, Cy Colemanandres Castro, Edgar Barrera) – 03:38 . 2.The Way You Look Tonight (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern) – 04:02 . 3.Steppin’ Out With My Baby (Irving Berlin) – 02:02 . 4.For Once In My Life (Ron Miller, Orlando Murden) – 03:06 . 5.Are You Havin’ Any Fun? (Sammy Fain, Jack Yellen) – 02:43 . 6.The Good Life (Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon, Franco De Vita) – 03:20 . 7.Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) – 03:51 . 8.Just In Time (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne, Kany Garcia) – 02:16 . 9.Cold, Cold Heart (Hank Williams) – 03:16 . 10.I Wanna Be Around (Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstedt, Ricardo Arjona) – 03:00 . 11.Rags To Riches (Richard Adler, Jerry Rossandres Castro, Edgar Barrera) – 02:39 . 12.Return To Me (Regresa A Mí) (Danny Diminno, Carmen Lombardo) – 03:47

Musicians : Tony Bennett– Vocals . Chayanne – Vocals On (1) . Thalía – Vocals On (2) . Christina Aguilera – Vocals On (3) . Marc Anthony – Vocals On (4) . Dani Martín – Vocals On (5) . Franco De Vita – Vocals On (6) . Gloria Estefan – Vocals On (7) . Juan Luis Guerra – Vocals On (8) . Vicentico – Vocals On (9) . Ricardo Arjona – Vocals On (10) . Romeo Santos – Vocals On (11) . Vicente Fernández – Vocals On (12) . Paul Langosch – Bass . Marshall Woods – Bass . Torrie Zito – Conductor . Jorge Calandrelli – Conductor . Harold Jones – Drums . Erick Mora – Guitar . Gray Sargent – Guitar . Bernardino Santiago – Guitarron . Lee Musiker – Piano . Edson Ramírez – Pro-Tools . Camerata Delorenzo González – Strings . Jose Ramirez – Trumpet . Manuel Valle – Trumpet . Guadalupe Alfaro – Vihuela

Production : Produced By Dae Bennett , Francisco Javier Ramirez Lopez, Phil Ramone, Pedro Ramírez Velazquez . Josefat Neri – Engineer . Ron Taylor – Engineer . Rene Toledo Jr. – Engineer, Mixing . Dae Bennett – Engineer, Mixing, . Kurt Berge – Assistant Engineer . Charlie Kramsky – Assistant Engineer . Tim Marchiafava – Assistant Engineer . Mike Bauer – Assistant Engineer . Aki Nishimura – Assistant Engineer . Jo Serrano – Assistant Engineer . Joe Vilicic – Assistant Engineer . Alfred Figueroa – Engineer . Tom Young – Engineer . Bob Ludwig – Mastering . Emilio Estefan, Jr. – Mixing

Package : Ruben Martin – Photography . Josh Cheuse – Art Direction

Recorded 2012.

Released On October 22, 2012 By Rpm / Columbia.

 Tony Bennett

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Slant Magazine
The languages flow together naturally at the emotional behest of the song, as though the passionate tones of Spanish and the more measured un-inflected English syllables were tools to be employed when the song demands it. At its best, Viva Duets not only accommodates both languages, but reveals their complementary strengths, finding notes of joy, sadnessand intimacy. […]

Rolling Stone
I used to upset record companies, because they’d [say] “Why don’t you do rap?” or “Why don’t you do disco?” Whatever the fashion was at the moment. And I say no, I’m committed to just singing very good songsand that’s what I do. […]

nj.com
Tony Bennett’s ‘Viva Duets’ is a bilingual beauty Bennett, always a genial host and an outstanding conversationalist on the microphone, generates chemistry and heat with each of his collaborators. His voice remains a marvel and he never sounds destabilized by the project. […]

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