This fall has two (and hopefully three) major releases for Tony Bennett fans. And two can be pre-ordered right now.
Viva Duets: Available on October 23, 2012
The Year of Tony Bennett has been writing extensively about this upcoming album. Go to Music on the menu and select Viva Duets to read about the artists on the album.
Viva Duets can be pre-ordered from Amazon.
Life Is a Gift: The Zen of Bennett: Available on November 20, 2012
This book sounds wonderful. On the Facebook page for the book:
… the iconic, award-winning vocalist offers a rich and varied collection of stories that capture hilarious, heartwarming, and moving moments from his remarkable sixty-year career.
Collectors and fans might also be interested in this offering from Premiere Collectibles: an autographed copy of the book.
The Zen of Bennett ???
As you may know, the documentary film The Zen of Bennett premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring. It has also been screened at the Sydney Film Festival, the Tuscan Sun Festival, Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival and the Hamptons International Film Festival. The film is expected to be announced in DVD via Netflix. No dates are available. All fingers at the Year of Tony Bennett are crossed for a fall release as well.
In the meantime, the trailer for the film is really wonderful and is available on the film’s website at www.zenofbennett.com.