Love Is Here to Stay (album)

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Love Is Here to Stay
Love Is Here to Stay - Tony Bennett and Diana Krall.jpeg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 14, 2018
StudioAvatar Studios, Electric Lady Studios, NYС
GenreJazz
Length38:36
Label
ProducerDae Bennett, Bill Charlap
Tony Bennett chronology
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90
(2016)
Love Is Here to Stay
(2018)
Diana Krall chronology
Turn Up the Quiet
(2017)
Love Is Here to Stay
(2018)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Glide Magazine8/10 stars[2]
Spectrum Culture3.5/5 stars[3]
Spill Magazine4.5/5 stars[4]
The Times4/5 stars[5]

Love Is Here to Stay is a collaborative album by Tony Bennett and Diana Krall, released on September 14, 2018, via Verve Records/Columbia Records.[6] The album features the New York-based jazz group the Bill Charlap Trio.[7][8] The album was released both as a CD containing tracks 13 & 14 exclusive to this version and an exclusive red-colored vinyl LP.

Background[edit]

All songs in the album are from the Great American Songbook and were composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Bennett first recorded "Fascinating Rhythm" in 1949.[7] By recording the song again for Love Is Here to Stay, he received the Guinness World Records title for "longest time between the release of an original recording and a re-recording of the same single by the same artist." The time span is 68 years and 342 days, according to the Guinness adjudicator who presided over the record-setting. He is one of the oldest recording artists[9] Bennett and Krall have been friends for more than two decades. Krall previously participated in recording two Bennett’s albums, Duets: An American Classic (2006) and Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues (2001). This record is their first full-length project together.[10]

Reception[edit]

Chris Pearson of The Times gave the album four stars out of five, commenting "Tony Bennett’s admirers are by now resigned to him making duet albums, even if he works best solo. This example is more palatable than most since it pairs him with Diana Krall, among the few younger singers to share his deep appreciation of the Great American Songbook. Moreover they are backed by the trio of the pianist Bill Charlap..."[5] John Paul of Spectrum Culture mentioned "There is nothing on Love Is Here to Stay that will rewrite the legacy of either artist—they’ve both been better before and Bennett’s range isn't quite what it once was (but whose is after some 70 years in the business?) But it’s nonetheless an enjoyable pairing of two of the classiest jazz vocalists still working and, more importantly, still clearly enjoying themselves in the process. We should all hope to be so active should we find ourselves becoming nonagenarians".[3]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic stated " In the Bill Charlap Trio, the pair have empathetic support, keeping the proceedings both light and lush, helping to turn this album into a charming testament to endurance -- endurance of the Gershwin catalog, the collaboration between Krall and Bennett, and, especially, how Tony Bennett can still sound completely committed to songs he's spent decades singing".[1] Bobby Reed of DownBeat wrote "Bennett and Krall offer 10 delightful duets—including "I Got Rhythm," "Do It Again" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It"—and each vocalist delivers one solo rendition; his is "Who Cares?" and hers is "But Not For Me." Just as salt and pepper can work together in a recipe, Bennett's authoritative vocals and Krall’s more delicate delivery complement each other, and several tunes conclude with a delicious bit of unison singing".[11]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "'S Wonderful"
  2. "My One and Only"
  3. "But Not for Me" (Diana Krall solo)
  4. "Nice Work If You Can Get It"
  5. "Love Is Here to Stay"
  6. "I Got Rhythm"
  7. "Somebody Loves Me"
  8. "Do It Again"
  9. "I've Got a Crush on You"
  10. "Fascinating Rhythm"
  11. "They Can't Take That Away from Me"
  12. "Who Cares?" (Tony Bennett solo)
  13. "How Long Has This Been Going On" (Diana Krall solo; Target exclusive bonus track)
  14. "Oh, Lady Be Good!" (Tony Bennett solo; Target exclusive bonus track)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[12] 30
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[13] 4
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[14] 22
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[15] 17
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[16] 19
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[17] 14
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[18] 71
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[19] 20
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[20] 35
Italian Albums (FIMI)[21] 19
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[22] 13
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[23] 1
Scottish Albums (OCC)[24] 25
South Korean Albums (Gaon)[25] 93
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[26] 10
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[27] 12
UK Albums (OCC)[28] 33
US Billboard 200[29] 11
US Top Jazz Albums (Billboard)[30] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Poland (ZPAV)[31] Gold 5,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Love is Here to Stay". AllMusic. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Hynes, Jim (14 September 2018). "TONY BENNETT AND DIANA KRALL JOIN FORCES TO CELEBRATE THE GERSHWINS WITH 'LOVE IS HERE TO STAY" (ALBUM REVIEW)". Glide Magazine. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b Paul, John (20 September 2018). "Tony Bennett and Diana Krall: Love Is Here to Stay". Spectrum Culture. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  4. ^ Young, Gerry. "SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: TONY BENNETT & DIANA KRALL – LOVE IS HERE TO STAY". Spill Magazine. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  5. ^ a b Pearson, Chris (September 14, 2018). "Jazz review: Tony Bennett and Diana Krall: Love is Here to Stay". The Times. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  6. ^ Whitmore, Laura B. "Tony Bennett and Diana Krall Celebrate the Gershwins on Love Is Here to Stay". Parade. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Reed, Ryan (August 3, 2018). "Tony Bennett Re-Records 1949 Debut Single With Diana Krall for New LP". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  8. ^ "Tony Bennett & Diana Krall With The Bill Charlap Trio – Love Is Here To Stay". Discogs. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  9. ^ BRUNER, RAISA (September 13, 2018). "Tony Bennett Just Locked Down a Very Obscure Guinness World Record". TIME. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  10. ^ Hutchinson, Charles (22 August 2018). "Tony Bennett and Diana Krall link up for Gershwin album Love Is Here To Stay". The Press. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  11. ^ Reed, Bobby (September 2018). "Tony Bennett & Diana Krall: Love Is Here To Stay (Verve/Columbia)". DownBeat. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  12. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  13. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – Love Is Here to Stay" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – Love Is Here to Stay" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – Love Is Here to Stay" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  16. ^ "Tony Bennett Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  17. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 201838 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – Love Is Here to Stay" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  19. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – Love Is Here to Stay" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  20. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2018. 38. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  21. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – Love Is Here to Stay". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  22. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  23. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – Love Is Here to Stay". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  24. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  25. ^ "Gaon Album Chart – Week 37, 2018". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  26. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – Love Is Here to Stay". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  27. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – Love Is Here to Stay". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  28. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  29. ^ "Tony Bennett Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  30. ^ "Tony Bennett Chart History (Top Jazz Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  31. ^ "Polish album certifications – Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – Love Is Here to Stay" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 17, 2019.