Tony Bennett - The Movie Song Album (1966) [2006, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
Jazz, Vocal, Pop, Stage&Screen | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 43:41 | 275,67 Mb
Label: RPM Records/Columbia/Legacy (USA) | Cat.# 82876 87233 2 | Released: 2006 (1966-01-31)
"The Movie Song Album" is a 1966 studio album by Tony Bennett. The album consists of songs from films, opening with the theme from The Oscar, in which Bennett had recently appeared. With this project of such high quality of song material and collaborators, he was to describe the album in his autobiography as his "all time favorite record". Johnny Mandel was the musical director, and he and Neal Hefti and Quincy Jones arranged and conducted their own compositions on the album. Luiz Bonfá played the guitar on his two songs, "Samba de Orfeu" and "The Gentle Rain". The pianists Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Rowles and Lou Levy all collaborated, each on one song. Bennett's recording of "The Shadow of Your Smile" won Mandel and Paul Francis Webster the Grammy Award for Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards of 1966, and Bennett performed the song at the 38th Academy Awards, where it won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.