Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have teamed up for a new Cole Porter cover album, Love For Sale, due out this October.
Make room for some mellow, mellow melodies. Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have announced a new Cole Porter cover album, Love For Sale, due out in October this year. To mark the occasion, the duo shared the track "I Get A Kick Out Of You" on August 3rd, which also happened to be Bennett's 95th birthday.
The album follows the last collaboration between Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, "Cheek to Cheek" in 2014. Over the course of the 10 tracks, both Gaga and Bennett Cole Porter will cover songs solo and alone. However, the release of the album also brings bittersweet news with it.
While Gaga and Bennett will play two shows at Radio City Music Hall next month, these will be the final NYC appearances of Bennett's illustrious career. Earlier this year, Bennett's family went public with his diagnosis of Alzheimer's in an article published in AARP The Magazine.
While diagnosed in 2016, he showed "clear signs of illness" in 2018 when he and Gaga finally got together at New York's Electric Lady Studios to record the album. He stayed subdued in documentary recordings of Gaga and Bennett's recording sessions, and Gaga – who is a protégé – nearly collapsed watching him sing solo.
Bennett's family was unsure at the time whether he would finish the recording: “We'll try. That’s all I can tell you. We will give it a try."
Love For Sale is out October 1st via Columbia / Interscope.
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Love For Sale by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Tracklist:
- It's De-Lovely
- night and day
- Love for sale
- Do I love you
- I focus on you
- I get a kick out of you
- So in love
- Let's do this
- Just one of those things
- Dream dance