Duets II - Tony Bennett
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  • Summary: This second installment of the legendary singer's Duets pairs him with Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, and the late Amy Winehouse, among many others.
  • Record Label: Columbia / RPM Records / Sony Music Entertainment
  • Genre(s): Jazz, Standards, Jazz Instrument, Guitar Jazz, American Popular Song, Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Sep 19, 2011
    80
    Coinciding with his turning 85, Bennett's latest sounds like a fantasy birthday party in full swing, one where an outrageously starry array of guests share the mic with a host as twinkling as ever.
  2. Sep 20, 2011
    80
    It's a heart-warming who's who.
  3. Dec 21, 2011
    80
    Bennett harbors a magic about him that inspires you to become caught up in the beauty of his performance prowess regardless of what artist is playing second banana to him on the microphone.
  4. Sep 19, 2011
    75
    Bennett fares better in gorgeous duets with k.d. lang and Aretha Franklin, and his romp with Willie Nelson is precisely as charming as you'd expect. But for an old pro like Bennett, there's a name for that kind of stuff: child's play.
  5. Sep 23, 2011
    70
    Celebrity musical pairings rarely lead to innovation or excitement, but Duets II is an enjoyable celebration of what Tony Bennett has meant to pop music, and what he can bring out in any star vocalist he steps up to the microphone with.
  6. 70
    In the end, though, whether you're a Bennett fan or a follower of one of his duet partners, this album is nothing extraordinary, and it will be a rare listener who gives this disc more than a couple curious spins before turning to something from the Bennett catalog of yesteryear.
  7. Sep 20, 2011
    60
    Say this for the 17 popstars who teamed with the greatest living singer of American popular standards: They're brave. Luckily, Bennett rescues most of his partners.
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  1. Oct 1, 2011
    10
    this album is okay because lady gaga and amy winehouse is on this album that why i liked this album. this is good to buy and hear every single in the radio and home with your family Expand