Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek is available for pre-order beginning today. The second track to be released from the album, the jazz standard “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, is available now on iTunes (iTunes.com/CheekToCheek), HSN.com (http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekHSN), Amazon ((Amazon MP3 Deluxe): http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekAmz, Amazon MP3 (Standard): http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekAmzSd, Amazon CD (Deluxe): http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekCD, Amazon CD (Standard): http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekCDsd), and other retailers.
Also just revealed are the standard and deluxe album covers for Cheek To Cheek, shot by fashion photographer Steven Klein. The standard version of Cheek To Cheek features 11 tracks, and the deluxe version features 15 tracks. A 180-gram vinyl edition of Cheek To Cheek will also be available for pre-order at Amazon and select retail outlets. A new studio video for “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.” will be premiered on VEVO later this week. The debut song from Cheek To Cheek, Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” released at the end of July, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Digital Jazz charts becoming their second duet track to hit the top spot on the jazz charts, having done the same with “The Lady Is A Tramp,” from Duets II.
Cheek To Cheek features classic jazz standards sung by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett in a combination of vocal duets and solo performances. From the title track to “But Beautiful” to “I Won’t Dance,” the record’s duets showcase the chemistry between the two artists, who span 60 years in age. As Bennett says, “What I really love about being a jazz singer is that jazz artists are very creative, very honest, from phrase to phrase” and Lady Gaga adds, “We wanted to make something that sounded perfect because of the quality of the emotion…the honesty.”
On Saturday, September 13 at 11 PM (EST) leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer HSN will broadcast Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek. This one-hour, HSN Live music special will offer fans an exclusive look behind-the-scenes at the making of their new album, while featuring never-before-seen footage of the two artists collaborating in the recording studio. Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek takes the audience on a journey from how the two legendary performers first met to how they selected and performed songs for the album. It showcases their tremendous talent and rich knowledge of the Great American Songbook and their love of jazz music. Throughout the special, fans will be able to pre-order an HSN exclusive deluxe version of Cheek To Cheek that includes two bonus tracks – “TheLady Is A Tramp” (from Tony Bennett’s Duets II) and “Lady’s In Love With You” (Tony Bennett Solo, Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center). There will be an encore airing of the broadcast on Sunday, September 14 at 7 AM (EST) and fans can pre-order the HSN exclusive deluxe version of Cheek To Cheek now at HSN.com.