Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Album Set for September Release
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s long-in-the works album of duets finally has a release date.
The pair’s Cheek to Cheek, featuring jazz duets, will drop on Sept. 23, the duo announced on Tuesday’s Today.
The album will feature selections from the Great American Songbook, Bennett explained, including Gershwin and Cole Porter. Gaga and Bennett's version of Porter's "Anything Goes" is the album's first single, now available for purchase on iTunes. Other songs on the album include "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," "Sophisticated Lady" and "Lush Life," according to Today.
It's been in the works since Gaga and Bennett collaborated on "The Lady Is a Tramp" for Bennett’s 2011 album Duets II.
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Bennett and Gaga also taped a PBS Great Performances concert special, Cheek to Cheek Live, which is set to air Oct. 24.
On Today, Gaga explained that she had performed “Orange-Colored Sky” at a Robin Hood Foundation benefit, and Bennett said he loved hearing her singing jazz and asked if she wanted to do an album.
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She noted that she’s been singing jazz since she was 13. Bennett said she’s “most natural” when she’s singing jazz.
Watch Gaga and Bennett's full interview below.