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If I Ruled the World - Songs for the Jet Set
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Far from Tony's best...
jon sieruga | Redlands, CA USA | 01/24/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"but Tony Bennett just coasting thru is sometimes still extremely nice to hear. "Song of the Jet" is edited slightly from the original LP version(gone are the airplane-landing sounds at the end)and the vocals seem pushed too far out in front of the music to give it a nice balance; "Fly Me" and "How Insensitive" are too-familiar bossa-nova choices, but "If I Ruled The World" is a warm, easy match for Bennett's smooth, deep voice. "That Was Then", "Watch What Happens" and "All My Tomorrows" are indeed fabulous Tony Bennett performances, but none of the remaining tracks quite measure up to these highlights. B-"
John A Lee III | San Antonio, TX | 08/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"On each hearing, my already considerable respect for Tony Bennet grows. This album just heightens that. It is a masterpiece.
The quality of the transfer from LP is great but that wouldn't matter if the songs or the singing were mediocre. Neither are. Bennett swings through these pieces with his easy style bring joy and sometimes a tear. "All My Tomorrows" in particular needs to be singled out for attention. It is sung with the tenderness needed by the lyric but also contains a bit of forcefulness as if it will not be denied. This is the work of a true artist.