The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

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The Silver Lining:
The Songs of Jerome Kern
The Silver Lining The Songs of Jerome Kern cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 25, 2015 (2015-09-25)
Recorded2015
GenreJazz
Length46:27
LabelRPM/Columbia
Tony Bennett chronology
Cheek to Cheek
(2014)
The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern
(2015)
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90
(2016)

The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern is a studio album by Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap, released by RPM/Columbia on September 25, 2015.[1] The album includes covers of 14 songs composed by Jerome Kern, featuring Bill Charlap on piano, Peter Washington on bass, Kenny Washington on drums, and special guest, pianist Renee Rosnes on four two-piano tracks.[2]

Reception[edit]

The album topped the Jazz Albums chart, while debuted at 89 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[3] It won the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Jerome Kern; lyricists are credited below.

  1. "All The Things You Are" (Oscar Hammerstein II) – 4:37
  2. "Pick Yourself Up" (Dorothy Fields) – 2:55
  3. "The Last Time I Saw Paris" (Hammerstein) – 3:24
  4. "I Won't Dance" (Fields, Hammerstein, Otto Harbach, Jimmy McHugh) – 3:12
  5. "Long Ago and Far Away" (Ira Gershwin) – 3:23
  6. "Dearly Beloved" (Johnny Mercer) – 3:29
  7. "The Song Is You" (Hammerstein) – 3:55
  8. "They Didn't Believe Me" (Herbert Reynolds) – 4:49
  9. "I'm Old Fashioned" (Mercer) – 2:45
  10. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Fields) – 2:54
  11. "Yesterdays" (Harbach) – 3:30
  12. "Make Believe" (Hammerstein) – 2:18
  13. "Nobody Else But Me" (Hammerstein) – 2:40
  14. "Look for the Silver Lining" (B. G. DeSylva) – 2:36

Source: The New York Times[2]

Charts[edit]

Charts (2015) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[5] 89
US Top Jazz Albums (Billboard)[6] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reed, Ryan (August 21, 2015). "Tony Bennett Teams With Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap for New LP". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Chinen, Nate (August 21, 2015). "Tony Bennett Releasing New Album of Jerome Kern Songs". The New York Times. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Tony Bennett – Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  4. ^ "Grammy Nominations 2016: See the Full List of Nominees". Billboard. December 7, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  5. ^ "Tony Bennett Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "Tony Bennett Chart History (Top Jazz Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 7, 2017.