Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Because of You
2:58
2 Cold, Cold Heart
2:39
3 Blue Velvet
3:01
4 Rags to Riches
2:50
5 Stranger in Paradise
3:06
6 Sing You Singers
2:17
7 The Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Gigolo and Gigolette)
2:32
8 Just in Time
2:34
9 It Amazes Me
3:24
10 Love Look Away
2:47
11 Firefly
1:39
12 Put on a Happy Face
2:39
13 The Best Is Yet to Come
2:34
14 Tender Is the Night
2:40
15 Once Upon a Time
2:58
16 I Left My Heart in San Francisco
2:51
17 I Wanna Be Around
2:11
18 The Good Life
2:16
19 This Is All I Ask
3:16
20 When Joanna Loved Me
3:07
21 The Rules of the Road
2:21
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
Tony Bennett 2:56
2 If I Ruled the World
Tony Bennett 3:01
3 Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
Tony Bennett 4:12
4 The Shadow of Your Smile
Tony Bennett 3:39
5 Smile
Tony Bennett 3:34
6 The Very Thought of You
Tony Bennett 4:32
7 For Once in My Life
Tony Bennett 3:23
8 Yesterday I Heard the Rain (Esta Tarde Vi Llover)
Tony Bennett 3:42
9 My Favorite Things
Tony Bennett 3:18
10 I Do Not Know a Day I Did Not Love You
Tony Bennett 3:29
11 How Do You Keep the Music Playing?
Tony Bennett 4:20
12 When Do the Bells Ring for Me?
Tony Bennett 2:58
13 Night and Day
Tony Bennett 3:36
14 Last Night When We Were Young
Tony Bennett 2:27
15 Steppin' Out With My Baby
Tony Bennett 2:55
16 It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing (live)
Tony Bennett 3:07
17 Mood Indigo
Tony Bennett 4:35
18 Keep the Faith, Baby
Tony Bennett & k.d. lang 3:52
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Lazy Afternoon
2:22
2 Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)
6:14
3 Lost in the Stars
4:01
4 My Funny Valentine
2:37
5 Danny Boy
4:58
6 Song from "The Oscar" (Maybe September)
3:17
7 Country Girl
3:38

Credits

CD 1

piano:
John Bunch (jazz pianist) (track 18)
Ralph Sharon (1962-10-19) (track 17)
arranger:
Ralph Burns (track 17)
Marty Manning (track 17)
composer:
Alexander Borodin (Alexander Borodin) (track 5)
Cy Coleman (track 9)
George Cory (track 16)
Sammy Fain (track 14)
George Forrest (American composer and lyricist) (track 5)
Gordon Jenkins (track 19)
Johnny Mercer (track 17)
Lee Morris (US songwriter) (track 3)
Richard Rodgers (track 10)
Jack Segal (track 20)
Bernie Wayne (track 3)
Robert Wright (US stage & screen composer & lyricist) (track 5)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (track 2)
Sacha Distel (1962) (track 18)
conductor:
Percy Faith (track 1)
Marty Manning (1962-10-19) (track 17)
lyricist:
George Forrest (American composer and lyricist) (track 5)
Gordon Jenkins (track 19)
Johnny Mercer (track 17)
Lee Morris (US songwriter) (track 3)
Bernie Wayne (track 3)
Robert Wright (US stage & screen composer & lyricist) (track 5)
Douglass Cross (US songwriter) (track 16)
Carolyn Leigh (track 9)
Jack Reardon (track 18)
Sadie Vimmerstedt (track 17)
Robert Wells (songwriter) (track 20)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (track 2)
orchestrator:
Don Sebesky (track 10)
producer:
Ernie Altschuler (tracks 14, 16)
vocals:
Tony Bennett (US jazz/standards vocalist) (tracks 2, 14, 16)
Tony Bennett (US jazz/standards vocalist) (1962-10-19) (track 17)
writer:
Richard Adler (musical composer/lyricist) (track 4)
Arthur Hammerstein (track 1)
Jerry Ross (musical composer/lyricist) (track 4)
Dudley Wilkinson (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1962) (track 16)
publisher:
Dash Music Co. Ltd. (track 16)
Hiriam Music (track 2)
Prosadis (track 18)
Warner/Chappell (track 5)
cover recording of:
Cold, Cold Heart (track 2)
Love, Look Away (Flower Drum Song) (track 10)
The Good Life (track 18)
This Is All I Ask (track 19)
is based on:
later translated versions:
L'Étranger au paradis (Stranger in Paradise) (track 5)
later versions:
part of:
Kismet (full musical) (track 5)
Flower Drum Song (Rodgers & Hammerstein musical) (track 10)
recording of:
Because of You (track 1)
Blue Velvet (track 3)
It Amazes Me (track 9)
Rags to Riches (track 4)
Tender Is the Night (track 14)
I Wanna Be Around (1962-10-19) (track 17)
version of:
Marina (track 18)

CD 2

trumpet:
Wynton Marsalis (track 17)
drums:
Clayton Cameron (tracks 15, 17–18)
Joe LaBarbera (tracks 11, 13–14)
guitar:
Gray Sargent (tracks 17–18)
bass:
Hal Gaylor (Canadian bassist) (track 3)
Paul Langosch (tracks 11, 13–14, 17–18)
double bass:
Doug Richeson (track 15)
piano:
Ralph Sharon (tracks 3, 11–15, 17–18)
tenor saxophone:
Al Cohn (track 3)
trombone:
Al Grey (track 17)
arranger:
Don Costa (US pop music arranger & producer) (track 3)
composer:
Harold Arlen (track 14)
Charlie Chaplin (filmmaker) (track 5)
Luchi de Jesus (track 18)
Michel Legrand (track 11)
Lila Lerner (track 18)
Johnny Mandel (American composer and arranger) (track 4)
Cyril Ornadel (track 2)
Richard Rodgers (track 9)
Mayme Watts (track 18)
Ray Noble (track 6)
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1931-08) (track 16)
Cole Porter (1932) (track 13)
Irving Berlin (1948) (track 15)
Bart Howard (1954) (track 3)
conductor:
Don Costa (US pop music arranger & producer) (track 3)
engineer:
Frank Laico (tracks 13–14)
Charlie Paakkari (track 18)
executive producer:
Danny Bennett (tracks 3, 13–15, 18)
lyricist:
Alan Bergman (American lyricist) (track 11)
Marilyn Bergman (track 11)
Leslie Bricusse (track 2)
Yip Harburg (track 14)
Ray Noble (track 6)
Geoffrey Parsons (lyricist) (track 5)
John Turner (lyricist) (track 5)
Irving Mills (1931) (track 16)
Cole Porter (1932) (track 13)
Irving Berlin (1948) (track 15)
Bart Howard (1954) (track 3)
mixer:
David Leonard (US producer and engineer) (track 15)
Paul Mufson (track 11)
Joel Moss (track 17)
producer:
Ernie Altschuler (track 3)
Danny Bennett (tracks 11–12)
Andre Fischer (US drummer and funk/soul/pop producer) (tracks 13–14)
David Kahne (track 15)
Phil Ramone (track 18)
recording engineer:
Joel Moss (track 17)
vocals:
Tony Bennett (US jazz/standards vocalist) (tracks 3, 11–15, 17–18)
k.d. lang (track 18)
writer:
Anthony Newley (track 1)
Leslie Bricusse (track 1)
publisher:
Bourne Co. (track 5)
Bourne Music Ltd. (track 5)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 13)
Delfont Music (track 2)
EMI Mills Music (ASCAP) (track 16)
Harms, Inc. (track 13)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 6)
arrangements:
Fly Me to the Moon (Quincy Jones arr.) (track 3)
cover recording of:
Fly Me to the Moon (track 3)
If I Ruled the World (Pickwick) (track 2)
Keep the Faith Baby (track 18)
Night and Day (Cole Porter song) (track 13)
Smile (track 5)
is based on:
Smile (Modern Times; original instrumental version) (track 5)
is the basis for:
Swingy Thing (Solo Tenor Horn & Brass Band) (track 16)
떠돌이별 (track 9)
later translated versions:
Hymy (track 5)
Obsession (track 6)
Sonríe (track 5)
Sorridi (track 5)
Tout le jour, toute la nuit (Night and Day; du film "Joyeuse divorcée") (track 13)
later versions:
Favorite Things (track 9)
Le Sourire de mon amour (from the film: "Le chevalier des sables") (track 4)
live cover recording of:
part of:
Easter Parade (full musical) (track 15)
Gay Divorce (track 13)
The Sound of Music (Rodgers & Hammerstein musical) (track 9)
Chaplin (track 5)
recording of:
My Favorite Things (The Sound of Music) (track 9)
Steppin' Out With My Baby (Easter Parade) (track 15)
referred to in medleys:
Popurijs Mūzikas skaņas (selections from The Sound of Music) (track 9)

CD 3

piano:
Ralph Sharon (track 4)
producer:
Mitch Miller (track 4)
vocals:
Tony Bennett (US jazz/standards vocalist) (track 4)

Release Group

Wikidata: Q7732515 [info]
Wikipedia: en: The Essential Tony Bennett [info]