Tony Bennett's "Something"

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Tony Bennett's "Something"
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1970
Recorded17, 18, November, 1969, April 2, 3, August 11, 13, 1970
Genre Vocal jazz
Length52:30
Label Columbia
C 30280
Producer Teo Macero
Tony Bennett chronology
Tony Sings the Great Hits of Today!
(1969)
Tony Bennett's "Something"
(1970)
Love Story
(1971)
Professional ratings
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Contents

The album cover shows Bennett embracing his infant daughter, Joanna.

Track listing

  1. "Something" (George Harrison) – 3:19
  2. "The Long and Winding Road" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:43
  3. "Everybody's Talkin'" (Fred Neil) – 3:41
  4. "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" (Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner) – 3:40
  5. "Coco" (Lerner, André Previn) – 3:00
  6. "Think How It's Gonna Be" (Lee Adams, Charles Strouse) – 3:53
  7. "Wave" (Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 4:37
  8. "Make It Easy on Yourself" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 4:32
  9. "Come Saturday Morning" (Fred Karlin, Dory Previn) – 4:25
  10. "When I Look in Your Eyes" (Leslie Bricusse) – 3:45
  11. "Yellow Days" (Alan Bernstein, Álvaro Carrillo) – 4:01
  12. "What a Wonderful World" (Bob Thiele, George David Weiss) – 4:22

Personnel

Performance

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