Tony Bennett - San Francisco - All The Hits and More 1951-1962
Cat. no: JASCD883
Release Date: 03 Sep 2021
Genre: Easy Listening
The timeless, seemingly ageless Tony Bennett has enjoyed a remarkable career, having notched up his first hit records way back in 1951 and remaining both popular and successful for much of the ensuing seventy years, with a steady stream of gold & platinum records, and Grammy awards.
This 56-track compilation is drawn from Bennett’s singles releases between 1951-62, presenting all of his forty-odd US and UK hits, alongside a dozen or so of his rarer 45s, several of which are surprisingly hard to find on CD.
Features his #1 records ‘Because Of You’, ‘Cold, Cold Heart’, ‘Rags To Riches’ and ‘Stranger In Paradise’. Among a myriad of other hits it also includes further million-sellers like ‘Blue Velvet’, ‘There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight’, ‘Cinnamon Sinner’, ‘I Left My Heart In San Francisco’ and ‘I Wanna Be Around’.
Although Bennett had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2016, he continued to perform and record until he was obliged to stop, due to the COVID-19 pandemic enforced lockdown in early 2020, by which time he was ninety-four years of age.
CD 1: Because Of You / I Won’t Cry Anymore / Cold, Cold Heart / Blue Velvet / Solitaire / Here In My Heart / Have A Good Time / Stay Where You Are / Congratulations To Someone / I’m The King Of Broken Hearts / Rags To Riches / Stranger In Paradise / There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight / Please Driver (Once Around The Park Again) / Until Yesterday / Cinnamon Sinner / Take Me Back Again / Not As A Strange / Funny Thing / Close Your Eyes / Don’t Tell Me Why / Come Next Spring / Sing You Sinners / Can You Find It In Your Heart / From The Candy Store On The Corner To The Chapel On The Hill / Happiness Street (Corner Sunshine Square) / The Autumn Waltz / Just In Time
CD 2: One Kiss Away From Heaven / One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) / In The Middle Of An Island / I Am / Ca, C’est L’amour / I Never Felt More Like Falling In Love / Weary Blues From Waitin’ / Alone At Last/My Foolish Heart / The Beat Of My Heart / Young And Warm And Wonderful / Firefly / Love Look Away / Being True To One Another / The Cool School / Smile / Climb Ev’ry Mountain / Ask Me (I Know) / Baby Talk To Me / Till / Somebody / Follow Me / The Best Is Yet To Come / I’m Coming Virginia / Tender Is The Night / I Left My Heart In San Francisco / Candy Kisses / I Wanna Be Around / I Will Live My Life For You