RPM/Columbia/Legacy RecordingsAn upcoming career-spanning Tony Bennett collection that was personally compiled by the legendary singer includes duets he recorded with Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles.
A version of "For Once in My Life" with Wonder and a performance of the song "Evenin'" with Charles are included on both the standard and deluxe editions of The Classics, due in stores January 28.
Bennett, who began his recording career in the early 1950s, certainly had a lot of material to consider, so that makes the Wonder and Charles choices extra special. The 87-year-old Bennett says he focused on selecting songs "that exemplify to the highest degree a timeless quality, while selecting a performance of those songs that present them in a very immediate and 'live' approach. I feel that songs I selected for The Classics absolutely meet both of these criteria."
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