Today, legendary singer Tony Bennett celebrates his milestone 85th birthday.
To celebrate, Tony’s just completed a spectacular recording session with both Lady Gaga and Aretha Franklin, finalizing his highly anticipated DUETS II CD.
The final 2 sessions completed a celebrated list of artists to record with Bennett over the past 4 months, including the last ever studio recording with Amy Winehouse and recordings with amongst others: Michael Bublé ; k.d. Lang; Sheryl Crow; Mariah Carey; Andrea Bocelli; Queen Latifah and Willie Nelson.
Lady Gaga joined Tony for a rendition of the Richard Rodgers 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.”
DUETS II is the follow-up to the multi-platinum CD, DUETS, released in conjunction with Tony’s 80th birthday in 2006, which won him three Grammy Awards and was his best ever selling CD.
Phil Ramone takes the helm once again as producer, following up on his success with the Bennett’s first DUETS album. The album will be released in the UK on October 3rd to coincide with a special one-off performance at The Palladium Theatre in London.
DUETS II is now available on iTunes and Amazon.