New York / Los Angeles (AP) – Tony Bennett and pop diva Lady Gaga (35) have announced a second album together to mark the legendary singer’s 95th birthday.
“Love For Sale” is scheduled to appear on October 1, the two wrote on Twitter Tuesday. Additionally, the singer linked a clip from the song “I Get A Kick Out Of You”, based on the Cole Porter’s classic.
The singer recalled the duo’s debut album, “Cheek To Cheek,” from 2014. Upon its release, Bennett asked her if she would like to record another album with songs by Cole Porter. “It’s always an honor to sing with my friend Tony, of course I accepted this invitation,” Lady Gaga said.
Bennett has Alzheimer’s disease
On Bennett’s 95th birthday, the two stars recently announced two final appearances together on August 3 and 5 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Earlier this year, his family announced that Bennett had Alzheimer’s disease and was diagnosed in 2016. On the advice of his doctors, the multi-award-winning singer, who rose to fame with global hits like “I Left My Heart in San Francisco, “continues to make music and perform.
“Love For Sale” will be the singer’s final studio album, “Rolling Stone” music magazine reported on Tuesday. Joint recordings for this were made between 2018 and 2020. All titles are interpretations of songs by Cole Porter.
Many stars congratulated him online on Tuesday, including colleagues like Barbra Streisand, Carole King, Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Bono, Andrea Bocelli and Billy Joel. Oscar winner Robert De Niro sent a greeting video message from the US state of Oklahoma, where he’s on camera to director Martin Scorsese, and John Travolta congratulated him with a card self-painted.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo officially declared August 3 “Tony Bennett Day”. “Few people have contributed as much to music and art in New York City as Tony,” Cuomo said in explanation.