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 the Ralph Sharon Trio, Bennett appeared on the TV show MTV Unplugged to showcase the Great American Songbook with guest appearances by Elvis Costello and k.d. lang.[1]

The album reached platinum record status in the United States and won Grammy Awards in 1995 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.