Label: Columbia - CL 621 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Jazz •
Released inwhen Tony Bennett was only 30 years old, Cloud 7 was the record he fought and earned the right to make. He'd already had a string of hits for the label and was regarded as a major talent. In alone he charted seven times. Bennett was looking to the then new long-playing rpm format LP to bring a record Then He Kissed Me - Phil Spector / Various - The Phil Spector Collection the public that showcased his voice in a more intimate, mood-setting environment.
The cover says it all: it features a slightly out of focus black-and-white photograph of The Toasters - Little Hidden Secrets (DVD) woman, eyes closed, head thrown back, snapping her fingers with the words " Cloud 7 " cursively written in hot pink to frame her face.
Produced by Mitch Haleys Comet - Tom Russell - Wounded HeartBennett surrounded himself with a smallish jazz group and recorded ten standards. The mood is nocturnal, elegant, amorous, hip.
A spare, ghostly guitar ushers in Bennett 's hum of the intro before the band enters slowly and when that slippery, smoky tenor enters in full, the entire night opens into oblivion.
When he ups it a bit for the swinging "My Baby Just Cares for Me," with its muted yet finger-popping guitar swing, the seduction is complete. The music found here is more akin to that of Sinatra 's In the Wee Small Hours than it is to lounge mood music -- though that may have been the desired intent of the marketing department at Columbia at the time. Cloud 7 is the album on which Bennett himself realized the full potential of his gift; the album elevated him from being a great pop singer to a bona fide artist.
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Track Listing. I Fall in Love Too Easily. Tony Bennett. My Baby Just Cares for Me. Old Devil Moon. Love Letters. My Reverie. Larry Clinton. Give Me the Simple Life.
Tony Bennett Featuring Chuck Wayne - Cloud 7 the Music Plays On. Darn That Dream. Spotify Amazon. Old Devil Moon E. My Reverie Larry Clinton.
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