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Bennett;Tony An American Class [Blu-ray]

Tony Bennett , Christina Aguilera , Rob Marshall    NR (Not Rated)   Blu-ray
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From the Contributor

1. Smile" - Barbara Streisand
2. Sing You Sinners" - John Legend
3. Because Of You" - k.d lang and Chris Botti
4. The Best Is Yet To Come" - Diana Krall
5. The Shadow Of Your Smile" - Juanes
6. Rags To Riches - Elton John
7. Just In Time" - Michael Buble
8. For Once In Your Life" - Stevie Wonder
9. Steppin' Out With My Baby" - Christina Aguilera
10. I Left With Heart In San Francisco" - Tony Bennett
Special Features:

The Making Of

Shooting of Black & White Film

Walking the Stars Through Their Paces

Production Design From Page to Stage
The Trailer
The Tony Bennett Dancer's Rehearsals
Mastered in High Definition
PCM Stereo
PCM 5.1 Surround Sound
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

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Studio: Sony Music Release Date: 12/12/2006

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5.0 out of 5 stars Tony Bennett is superb Feb. 27 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I got this as a present for my wife & she loved it! She has seen him live & was considering seeing him again but instead I gave her this Blu ray for valentine's day & it was a hit!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous March 31 2009
I love the fact that Tony Bennett loves music so much, that he would sing with such a variety of performers. That love for music is so evident in this DVD. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rob Marshall's Creative Energy Sparks a Worthy, Ultra-Stylish Celebration of Bennett's Career Nov. 26 2006
By Ed Uyeshima - Published on Amazon.com
To accompany his lustrous "Duets" CD, perennial crooner Tony Bennett recruited some first-rank talent behind and before the cameras to help him produce this remarkable TV special to commemorate his 80th birthday. It is at once a throwback to the network variety specials from the 1960's and 70's (before pay-cable rendered them obsolete) and a reinvention of the format incorporating biographical elements within the context of mini-video performances. The result aired on NBC earlier this week as an hour-long special. Without commercials, the program scarcely runs forty minutes, but it remains a superbly crafted showcase for a timeless singer. Thanks to Rob Marshall's innovative conception and immaculate direction, the show follows a roughly chronological timeline of Bennett's career with nine starry-eyed duets connected by brief snippets of his professional milestones.

Things start on a high note with Bennett in an empty theater singing Charlie Chaplin's "Smile" joined by a mellifluous-sounding Barbra Streisand, his most accomplished partner for the evening. In a jazz nightclub setting, he is surrounded by the acrobatic Tony Bennett Dancers and swings though "Sing, You Sinners" with a confident John Legend. In a recording booth at Columbia Studios, Bennett sings his first hit, "Because of You" accompanied by smoky vocals from k.d. lang and a languorous trumpet solo by Chris Botti. Visually, my favorite part of the program is the black-and-white recreation of the 1960's-style variety show complete with dancers in sailor tops and Capri pants. In this segment, Diana Krall joins Bennett on a finger-snapping "The Best Is Yet to Come" followed by a sonorous version of "The Shadow of Your Smile" given a samba-accented makeover by Columbian rock singer Juanes.

The inevitable Vegas sequence features a bevy of feather-fanned showgirls. In this milieu, Bennett is joined by Elton John on a jaunty "Rags to Riches", by new-jack crooner Michael Bublé on a swinging "Just in Time" (whose Dean Martin-style behavior may rankle the more feminist-minded), and finally by a surprisingly stationary Stevie Wonder leaning heavily on his melisma on his own "For Once in My Life" (which includes his trademark harmonica interlude). To show his popularity with the current crop of chart-toppers, Bennett is joined by a retro-styled Christina Aguilera and the dancers in full Fosse mode on "Steppin' Out". It all ends appropriately with a shimmering solo of Bennett's signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco".

Providing the spoken interludes between the performances are Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis, John Travolta and Robert DeNiro. At about 45 minutes in total, the extras on the DVD actually last longer than the special itself. They start with a 2 1/2-minute trailer and go right into footage of the dancers rehearsing their four production numbers. What follows is an extensive making-of featurette which features interviews with Marshall, choreographer John DeLuca and other key members of the creative staff interspersed with behind-the-scenes footage.
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Where are the clowns? Nov. 24 2006
By Bruce London - Published on Amazon.com
I've seen Tony 5 times live and have all his records. The dvd was great, what there was of it! PLEASE, what happened to the filming with Sting, Bono, Celine, Mcgraw etc??????If time was a problem then I have no problem with the edited program-a one hour special on TV. BUT, why didn't Sony film the rest and offer it to us on a full length dvd???I would gladly have paid for a complete film. Shame on you Sony!
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tony Bennett American Classic Dec 24 2006
By R. Stapleford - Published on Amazon.com
This DVD was excellent as far as it went. However I saw the show when it was presented on TV. I was very disappointed that when veiwing the DVD at least four maybe more artists were left off . I never would have bought this product had I known that it was not complete. I feel cheated and want others to realize that they are not getting a complete show.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This disc is encoded for a 16x9 anamorphic picture... Dec 22 2006
By Al Lutz - Published on Amazon.com
...and offers the choice of a rich sounding PCM Stereo (default) or an atmospheric (and tastefully restrained) 5.1 Dolby Digital surround mix (offered via the audio set-up menu). All of the bonus material is also presented in 16x9 anamorphic and in stereo - "enhanced for widescreen televisions." The show really takes advantage of this movie-like format - adding to the classy elegance of the, alas, much-too-short presentation.

I only note this here because nowhere on the packaging or on the disc itself is this information offered. It's obvious this was shot in HD, and apparently there will also be a Blu-Ray release of this title.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tony B Blu-ray Feb. 21 2007
By Cherilyn A. Jepsen - Published on Amazon.com
Outstanding duets. Tony Bennett again multi-generational. That's why he's still winning awards. LOVE the blu-ray format.
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