Many genres of music including pop and even jazz, owe a debt of gratitude to iconic performer, Tony Bennett. Bennett has recently announced that the follow-up to his 2006 release ‘Duets: An American Classic’ is well under way. The second album has large shoes to fill as the first ‘Duets’ featured collaborations with legendary performers such as Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Bono and Celine Dion. In addition, it has sold 1.7 million copies since its release.
Amongst the impressive list of singers tapped to sing on ‘Tony Bennett: Duets II’ is everyone’s favorite bad apple, Amy Winehouse.
The singer-songwriter has adopted a barely-there attitude since her 2006 breakout album ‘Back to Black’. Her duet with Bennett will be Winehouse’s first recorded appearance since she covered Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party” for Quincy Jones’ compilation “Q: Soul Bossa Nostra” last year.
Hopefully, the release of ‘Duets II’ will usher in a renewed spirit from the songstress as fans are highly anticipating a third album from the Brit.
Along with Winehouse, ‘Duets II’ will feature an array of performers like Lady GaGa, Norah Jones, Michael Buble, Carrie Underwood, and many more.
The album is slated for a September 2011 release.