John A Lee III | San Antonio, TX | 11/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tony Bennett does it again with some less well known songs. As is to be expected of an artist of his caliber, he has done excellent work. These songs evoke mental images of smoky old barrooms, love and love lost. They do just what this genre is supposed to do. They invoke memories. Give me more!"
Terrific Tony Bennett from the 1960s
Bomojaz | South Central PA, USA | 10/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album features Tony Bennett singing, for the most part, slow, dreamy ballads in a lush orchestral setting. Tony, of course, is great with this kind of material and always throws in surprises along the way. For example, he does the often jaunty, swinging WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS (Sinatra sang it that way) as a very slow ballad (he also sings the verse, which is rarely ever heard), while at the same time, where other singers (again Sinatra comes to mind) take AUTUMN LEAVES almost like a dirge, Bennett swings it at medium tempo, with Ralph Sharon taking a very nice piano solo to boot. Sometimes he does a song just a tad TOO slowly (THERE'S A LULL IN MY LIFE and WALTZ FOR DEBBY, a great tune by Bill Evans that Tony sang later in his career with the composer/pianist), but most of the time it's just right: BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, where he also gives us the verse, is downright sexy. LISTEN LITTLE GIRL is filled with good "fatherly" advice, and Mel Torme's GOT THE GATE ON THE GOLDEN GATE is clever and humorous. The title track, of course, was a big hit for Bennett. This is a solid outing for Tony during his mid-1960s prime."
Another Bennett bunch of classics
Carlos from Rio | Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil | 03/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
Program opens with the title song which has become a standard in Bennett's voice.
You'll also find Bennett's first rendition of Bill Evans' 'Waltz for Debby'. A beautiful rendition though inferior to his recording years later with Bill Evans at the piano (refer to 'The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album').
Program completes with a bunch of standards plus some relatively unknown songs.
'Who Can I Turn To' pays for it."