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Perfectly Frank (Exp)
Genres: Jazz, Miscellaneous, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Fine tribute to the great Frank Sinatra
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 05/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Perfectly Frank: An American Classic Celebrates 80 is a wonderful tribute to Frank Sinatra by the great Tony Bennett. Tony sings his heart out on this album; and you can feel it on every track. The quality of the sound is excellent and the artwork is beautifully done. Now this is anything but elevator music!
"Time After Time" starts the CD; Tony Bennett sings this so very well and the piano arrangement is very elegant alongside that percussion! This classic love song shines like gold in Tony's capable hands; and that's terrific. "Nancy" is a stunning tune that never ceases to make me smile; there's something about this tune that draws me in because of the romantic lyrics and the way Tony sings these with such feeling. "I Thought About You" again uses the piano and percussion to carry the melody; and when Tony sings this he truly makes this song his own with his incredible style and class. "I've Got The World On A String," a wonderful Harold Arlen number, really showcases Tony's fine vocal talents--and that's great in my book! Tony handles subtle key and tempo changes effortlessly--although we know that it really wasn't so easy; Tony's talents carry him through every time!
"A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square" has a very pretty melody and Tony delivers this very well; I just know Frank would have been very proud! Similarly, "The Lady Is A Tramp" gets a fine jazzy arrangement that glows brightly; Tony swings and sways to make this number very special. The musical interlude is very well done and it nicely complements Tony's singing. "Day In, Day Out" again puts Tony Bennett squarely in the spotlight--right where he belongs! There's an incredible drum solo and "Day In, Day Out" is a major highlight of this album. You're sure to like it. In addition, there's Tony doing a fine job on "Call Me Irresponsible;" he never misses a beat and this number gets a slower tempo than I'm used to hearing. However, it all works very well and "Call Me Irresponsible" is clearly a classic pop song.
"Last Night When We Were Young" is a number deleted from a MGM movie; Judy Garland sang it originally and she would love Tony's interpretation of this ballad! This song shouldn't have cut this from the film. "A Foggy Day" is a charming tune that I always love to hear; and when Tony Bennett sings this he makes it sound new and fresh. That's fantastic! "One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)" is another Harold Arlen tune; it gets a much jazzier rendition than I've ever heard but it grows on me as I listen to it each successive time. The album ends with "I'll Be Seeing You;" this touching, romantic and nostalgic number always tugs at my heartstrings and it makes the perfect ending for this album.
Tony Bennett has made a splendid tribute to the immortal Frank Sinatra; and this will be a charmer for fans of both Frank and Tony. If you like classic pop vocals then you should also consider this CD.
A Classic Celebrates another Classic
Karen E. Maleske | Dayton, OH | 03/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The names speak for themselves. If you are into beautiful music, music that may bring back memories for many, this is the CD for you. Tony Bennett is an icon from many years ago and there could be no better honor to Frank Sinatra. The music is wonderful and nostalgic. I love it....grab a glass of wine, a nice fire, a significant other and you are good to go!"
L. Pasqualetti | Hope, RI United States | 01/03/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVE Tony Bennett, but wasn't thrilled with this one. If you want to try one of his better releases try Playing With My Friends and the one with K.D. Lang both great. His older CDs are great, but of the latest, these two are far better."