Tony Bennett Turns 85 With New Music
August 3, 2011 at 3:57 AM (PT)
Legendary performer TONY BENNETT celebrates a milestone birthday TODAY (8/3) when he turns 85. But "the best is yet to come" with news that the singer has just completed recording with LADY GAGA and ARETHA FRANKLIN for his highly anticipated DUETS II CD adding to a celebrated list of artists previously announced including MICHAEL BUBLÉ, NORAH JONES, JOHN MAYER, QUEEN LATIFAH, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, AMY WINEHOUSE and many others.
LADY GAGA joined TONY for a rendition of the ROGERS and HART song, "The Lady Is A Tramp" and BENNETT and FRANKLIN collaborated on the ALAN and MARILYN BERGMAN classic, "How Do You Keep The Music Playing." Both tracks were recorded live in the studio in NEW YORK CITY at the end of last month.
Pre-orders for DUETS II are available TODAY on iTUNES and AMAZON and BN.COM. iTUNES, in an exclusive offering, will allow fans to receive TONY’s duet with MICHAEL BUBLÉ, "Don’t Get Around Much Anymore," instantly upon placing a pre-order for the album on iTUNES. Additionally, the video for the BENNETT/BUBLÉ track is available free this week on iTUNES and showcases the great vocal chemistry between the two artists. Pre-orders through www.tonybennett.com will get fans an exclusive video of TONY and K.D. LANG's duet of "Blue Velvet," as well as an instant MP3 download of the track. DUETS II will be in stores on SEPTEMBER 20th.