Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, releases Tony Bennett: Duets II, the album-matching songbook to Bennett's 2011 album of vocal collaborations with today's pop stars, arranged for piano, vocal, and guitar.
Tony Bennett: Duets II contains sheet music arrangements to the wide ranging collaborative album that features a who's-who of today's pop icons like Lady Gaga, Michael Bubl, John Mayer, Josh Groban, Carrie Underwood, and 12 others. Musicians, Bennett fans, and popular music aficionados will be met with carefully transcribed arrangements that match the album's renditions of 17 Great American Songbook standardsas interpreted by Bennett and his fellow celebritiesincluding the celebrated and Grammy-winning "Body And Soul" duet recorded with the late Amy Winehouse, whom Tony describes as a very "gifted and spontaneous" singer. Bonus features include; album production notes, personal reflections from Bennett himself on all song collaborations, along with several pages of full color photos filled with in-studio duet moments.
With millions of albums sold world-wide, Tony Bennett is one of a handful of artists to have albums charting every decade since the 50s and on through the new millennium. His latest album, Tony Bennett: Duets II, peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 150,000 copies. Over the span of his career, he has received 15 Grammy Awards, including the 1995 award for "Album of the Year" the "Lifetime Award," and two others for his signature song "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." Bennett also won this year's Grammy awards for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album" (Duets II) and "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance" ("Body and Soul" with Amy Winehouse).
As part of Alfred's ongoing commitment to improving the environment, the songbook is printed on recycled paper.
Tony Bennett: Duets II (00-39026) is now available for $21.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com.