MTV Unplugged (Tony Bennett album)

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MTV Unplugged
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Live album by
ReleasedJune 28, 1994 (1994-06-28)
RecordedApril 15, 1994
VenueSony Studios, New York City
GenreVocal jazz
Length63:00
LabelColumbia
ProducerDavid Kahne
Tony Bennett chronology
Steppin' Out
(1993)
MTV Unplugged
(1994)
Here's to the Ladies
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone4/5 stars link

MTV Unplugged is a live album by Tony Bennett that was released in 1994. Backed by his usual Ralph Sharon Trio, Bennett appeared on the TV show MTV Unplugged, which despite being a superfluous platform ("I've always been unplugged," Bennett noted), showcased the Great American Songbook. Rock stars Elvis Costello and k.d. lang made guest appearances.[1]

The album reached platinum record status in the United States and won the 1995 Grammy Awards for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance and Album of the Year.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Old Devil Moon" (E.Y. Harburg, Burton Lane) - 2:28
  2. "Speak Low" (Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill) - 3:10
  3. "It Had to Be You" (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) - 3:13
  4. "I Love a Piano" (Irving Berlin) - 1:56
  5. "It Amazes Me" (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) - 3:08
  6. "The Girl I Love" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:59
  7. "Fly Me to the Moon" (Bart Howard) - 2:57
  8. "You're All the World to Me" (Lane, Alan Jay Lerner) - 2:15
  9. "Rags to Riches" (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross) - 1:23
  10. "When Joanna Loved Me" (Jack Segal, Robert Wells) - 3:15
  11. "The Good Life"/"I Wanna Be Around" (Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon)/(Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstadt) - 3:21
  12. "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" (George Cory, Douglass Cross) - 2:35
  13. "Steppin' Out with My Baby" (Berlin) - 3:12
  14. "Moonglow" (Eddie DeLange, Will Hudson, Irving Mills) - 4:33 (with kd lang)
  15. "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) - 3:26 (with Elvis Costello)
  16. "A Foggy Day" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) - 2:15
  17. "All of You" (Cole Porter) - 2:35
  18. "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 3:53
  19. "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (Duke Ellington, Mills) - 3:37
  20. "Autumn Leaves"/"Indian Summer" (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert)/(Al Dubin, Victor Herbert) - 5:49

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "MTV Unplugged". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  2. ^ "MTV Unplugged – Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 May 2017.