This is a trailer for A MusiCares Tribute to Barbra Streisand, a collection of never-before-seen performances available on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time today! On February 11, 2011, Barbra Streisand was honored as the MusiCares® Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, Barbra and an all-star cast of guests including Tony Bennett, Faith Hill, Diana Krall, Barry Manilow, Seal, Stevie Wonder and more performed many of the songs she made famous throughout her illustrious career.
On March 6th, Sony Music will release Tony Bennett Duets II: The Great Performances on DVD and Blueray — a stunning companion to the singers celebrated ”Duets II” album, which has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. ”Duets II” made music history when it debuted at the top of the Billboard Album charts, making him the oldest recording artist ever to achieve the number one spot. ’Tony Bennett Duets II: The Great Performances’ reveals the behind the scenes process of the recording highlighted by beautifully filmed full-length videos of the song performances. The critically acclaimed album was released in September 2011 in honor of Bennett’s 85th birthday and features the singer’s greatest hits, performed by Bennett and today’s biggest stars, including John Mayer, Michael Bublé, k.d. lang, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Faith Hill, and Alejandro Sanz, and more. The release features special bonus content including video birthday wishes and a gallery of personally inscribed and signed sheet music from the duet guests.
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Allegedly, word is in the Amy Winehouse has completed recording her third album and her record label was just waiting for her to finish her rehab stint and then get to releasing it. We already heard that she was recording a song with Tony Bennett, but not sure if that will end up on the album or not. There is no news out on the subject matter yet, but there are a couple of tracks floating around like “Puppy Love.”
The new recording features production by popular producers RedOne and Will.i.am. Some of the artists in the 100-member choir assembled by Quincy Jones are Pink, Lil Wayne, Eminem, AR Rahman, Kanye West, Jonas Brothers, LL Cool J, Robin Thicke, Celine Dion, Akon, Rob Thomas, Wyclef Jean, Jeff Bridges, Vince Vaughn, Barbra Streisand, Jordin Sparks, Good Charlotte’s Madden brothers, Tony Bennett, Josh Groban, Snoop Dogg, Steve Saville, Jennifer Hudson, Britney Spears, Keri Hilson, Jamie Foxx, Tyrese, Katharine McPhee, Sean Garrett, Will.i.am, Brandy, Carlos Santana, Melanie Fiona, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton, Cameron Bell, Jason Mraz, Miley Cyrus, Busta Rhymes, Nicole Scherzinger, Justin Bieber, Nicole Richie, Jay-Z, Usher, Julianne Hough, Raphael Saadiq, Zac Brown, India.Arie, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Randy Jackson, Musiq Soulchild, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, Fonzworth Bentley, Kid Cudi, Iyaz, Bizzy Bone, Nipsey Hussle, the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, Trey Songz, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Mya, Carrie Underwood and Gladys Knight. Other artists will be confirmed in an official press release.
It has also just been confirmed that Janet Jackson will be recording her brother Michael’s lines from the song. Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis directed the music video of the session.
The song will premiere Friday, February 12, during the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Click below for a video of the event.