"Selections from Duets: An American Classic" - Bennett, Tony
U2 Related Content:
- "I Wanna Be Around" (Studio Version) - Bono and Tony Bennett (03:02)
Full Track Listing:
- Lullaby on Broadway – Tony Bennett / Dixie Chicks (3:03)
- I Wanna Be Around – Tony Bennett / Bono (3:00)
- For Once in My Life – Tony Bennett / Stevie Wonder (3:22)
- The Best is Yet to Come – Tony Bennett / Diana Krall (3:39)
- Just in Time – Tony Bennett / Michael Buble (2:16)
- Because of You – Tony Bennett / k.d. Lang (4:02)
The album “Duets: An American Classic” was recorded and released in conjunction with Tony Bennett’s 80th birthday. Unlike some celebrity duets projects, Tony Bennett and his collaborators recorded each duet on the album in the same studio. Bono joined Tony on the song “I Wanna Be Around”, recording it with Tony and his touring band, The Tony Bennett Quartet.
The full album was released in September 2006, however to promote the album an advance promotional EP was sent out to record stations and reviewers. The EP did include Bennett’s song with Bono, “I Wanna Be Around” and the version on promotional CD as well as the later full length album are the same. The promotional CD itself is a CDR, with track information printed on the CD. The CD was sent out in a slimline jewel case, with a full colour insert.
I Wanna Be Around:
Produced by Phil Ramone. Executive Producer: Danny Bennett. Orchestrated and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli. Recorded and mixed by Dae Bennett. Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland ME.