Tony Bennett’s Collaborative Album with Lady Gaga Releasing in October Will Be His Last

by Megan Molseed

The second and final album featuring the collaborative performances of iconic singer Tony Bennett and singing sensation Lady Gaga is set to be released this fall. The album entitled “Love For Sale,” will be the duo’s second collaboration. While this is certainly exciting news, this announcement comes with another piece of news. One that Tony Bennett fans are sad to hear. This upcoming collaborative work will be the final studio album released by Bennett.

“Love For Sale” will feature music recorded by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett between 2018 and 2020. The upcoming release will feature a variety of cover versions of composer Cole Porter’s music; as well as some jazz-standard renditions.

First Single Of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s Second Album Just Released

The album’s first single, “I Get a Kick Out of You,” was released earlier this month. Shortly after, two live performances from Radio City Music Hall in New York City performance have also been released.

In 2014, two singers worked together and released an album entitled “Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live.”

The album did well on the Billboard Top 200, selling 131,000 copies in the first week.

This 2014 collaboration came about after Tony Bennett invited Lady Gaga to perform “The Lady is a Tramp” for his album “Duets II.”

The two enjoyed recording together so much, talks of recording an entire studio album soon followed the recording.

Composer Cole Porter’s 1936 musical “Red, Hot, and Blue” inspired the Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek” album.

An End To An Amazing Career

Many fans are waiting anxiously to hear the rest of the upcoming album upon its October release. They are not so eager, however, that this will be Bennett’s final studio album.

“Love For Sale” is Lady Gaga’s seventh studio album. The upcoming release will mark the sixty-first album for Bennett. Bennett’s iconic works have been topping the charts during his seventy-year-long career.

The iconic crooner will also be halting his scheduled tour appearances. This move comes from the announcement that the ninety-five-year-old singer has been battling Alzheimer’s for some time.

At the time of the announcement, Tony Bennett had tour dates scheduled in New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Oklahoma, and Canada. This also marks the end of Bennett’s career in touring, an announcement noted.

Earlier this year, the ninety-five-year-old singer’s family announced that Bennett has been battling Alzheimer’s since 2016. The iconic singer’s wife, Susan Crow, has said that the singer is still able to recognize family members. However, he is not always aware of his surroundings.