Tony Bennett

The Tony Bennett Collection -- 20 Golden Greats

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Besides being an Italian import, and thus not easy to find, The Tony Bennett Collection--20 Golden Greats includes re-recordings with no indication on the sleeve that they aren't the original versions. There are live recordings (from At Carnegie Hall) and selections from albums like Sunbeam's Tony & Gene record of a 1963 radio show. Beyond that, the song selection is idiosyncratic, featuring some of Bennett's evergreens, but just as many obscurities. This seems to have been an attempt to construct a Bennett compilation without reference to Bennett's Columbia Records studio recordings, and that's no easy task.