NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lady Gaga marked the occasion of Tony Bennett's 85th birthday with a personal serenade and very special birthday wishes. Click on this link to view Gaga's video birthday greeting: https://download.yousendit.com/T2djUGhhU1BQb0pnRXNUQw (This video is only available for TV broadcast on Wednesday, August 3, for online use please click: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2Qp_pz1--4 ) Gaga recorded the greeting while she was in the studio with Bennett in New York this past weekend recording a duet of the classic Rogers & Hart tune "The Lady Is A Tramp." The recording will be part of Bennett's highly anticipated Duets II CD which will be in stores September 20th.
Several other artists on Bennett's upcoming CD including Michael Buble, John Mayer, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow and Faith Hill amongst others http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay1MsL-oY88 also added their wishes to Bennett who will be celebrating his big day with appearances on The Today Show and Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, August 3rd. (A complete track listing of songs on Duets II follows this release.)
Bennett fans can pre-order Duets II on iTunes and get a free instant download of "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," Tony's duet with Michael Buble.
The official celebration for Bennett's 85th will take place September 18th at the Metropolitan Opera followed by benefit gala for his non-profit Exploring the Arts taking place directly after the concert.
For more information on Tony's Exploring the Arts Gala, which has already raised over $1.5M for arts education in New York City public high schools please visit TonyBennett85@eventassociates.com. Bid on the "Breakfast at Tiffany" auction item at www.charitybuzz.com/tonybennett starting today. Tony's top ten list of his favorite love songs can be viewed now at www.whatmakeslovetrue.com.
DUETS II: ARTIST & TRACK LISTING
STRANGER IN PARADISE
DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE
WHEN DO THE BELLS RING FOR ME?
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS
THE GIRL I LOVE
HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING?
THIS IS ALL I ASK
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
THE LADY IS TRAMP
ONE FOR MY BABY (AND ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD)
ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
WHO CAN I TURN TO?
YESTERDAY I HEARD THE RAIN
IT HAD TO BE YOU
BODY AND SOUL
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