Tony Bennett Viva Duets Album Ft. Marc Anthony, Romeo Santos, y Más!
When I hear the name Tony Bennett, I immediately think of an American icon, a legendary performer, a 17-Time GRAMMY winner. So, I have to admit, I did a double take when I saw his name alongside some of the biggest nombres in Latin musica like Marc Anthony and Romeo Santos. Does Tony even know what bachata is (I asked myself)?! Well, he definitely does now, and had nothing but nice things to say about his recent foray with musica latina!
“Each of these artists were so warm and welcoming that there was an instant rapport. Latin music has always been about melody and harmony and a lot of soul, so there was a very close artistic connection with each duet guest. I am absolutely thrilled about the record.” ~Tony Bennett
So this is pretty cool: Following the success of the platinum selling and critically praised DUETS and DUETS II CDs, Tony is mixing things up…with some Latin flavor for his third duet-themed project, TONY BENNETT: VIVA DUETS. The CD doesn’t come out until October 23rd, but already the buzz is going about the celebrity roster of artistas who will be joining him, which, in addition to Marc and Romeo, includes: Miguel Bosé, Robert Carlos, Ana Carolina, Chayanne, Franco DeVita, Gloria Estefan, Vicente Fernández, Maria Gadú, Juan Luis Guerra, Dani Martín, Thalía and Vicentico.
Right now, on Tony’s website you can actually get a preview of the duet with Chayanne, where they sing the classic “The Best Is Yet To Come” pero bilingual! VIVA DUETS features performances in English, Spanish and Portuguese with artists representing eight countries and three continents.
Watch the Promo for the Album Ahora!
The CD is available for pre-sale on Amazon now! You can visit Bennett’s website for más information! In the meantime, check out the current track list below and let us know which duet you are most excited to hear!
Current Track Listing for VIVA DUETS:
“For Once In My Life” with Marc Anthony
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” with Miguel Bosé
“The Very Thought of You” with Ana Carolina
“The Best Is Yet to Come” with Chayanne
“The Good Life” with Franco DeVita
“Who Can I Turn To?” with Gloria Estefan
“Return to Me (Regresa A Mi)” with Vicente Fernández
“Blue Velvet” with Maria Gadú
“Just in Time” with Juan Luis Guerra
“Are You Havin’ Any Fun?” with Dani Martín
“The Way You Look Tonight” with Thalía
“Cold, Cold Heart” with Vicentico
(Song selections for Roberto Carlos and Romeo Santos TBD)