New Sony SACDs from Mary Mary, Tony Bennett and Friends

Sony Music has released two new SACDs by Mary Mary and Tony Bennett & Friends. The new SACDs are «Incredible» by Mary Mary and «Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues» by Tony Bennett & Friends which features an all-star line up of singers including Diana Krall, Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt, k.d. lang, Kay Starr, Billy Joel and Natalie Cole.

Both SACDs are Single Layer Multichannel/Stereo SACD releases. Each features a Multichannel SACD and a Stereo SACD track and is playable only on SACD equipment. Here’s further information about these two new SACDs.

Mary Mary
(Columbia CS 85690)
Multichannel/Stereo SACD

Incredible is the second album by singers Erica and Tina Campbell. Their music blends hip-hop and R&B with gospel music to come up with a very commercial sound aided by ace record producers Warryn Campbell (Luther Vandross, Brandy and others) and Rodney Jerkins (Michael Jackson’s last album and Whitney Houston, among others).

On the Stereo CD version of this album, there are 4 hidden tracks in addition to the 15 tracks listed on the album jacket.

There’s been no word on whether some or all of these hidden tracks also appear on the Multichannel/Stereo SACD version.

Album Selections
1. Incredible
2. God Bless
3. He Said
4. In The Morning
5. Ordinary People
6. Trouble Ain’t
7. Little Girl
8. This Love
9. I Try
10. Hold On
11. God Has Smiled On Me
12. You Will Know
13. So Close
14. Thank You
15. Give It Up Let It Go

Mary Mary — Incredible (Columbia CS 85690)

Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues
Tony Bennett & Friends
(Columbia CS 85833)
Multichannel/Stereo SACD

Tony Bennett teams up with the Ralph Sharon Quartet (Ralph Sharon on piano, Clayton Cameron on drums, Paul Langosch on bass and Gray Sargent on guitar) and a number of well known stars (see list below) on this album from 2001 to sing a series of blues tunes. Most of the tracks on the album are duets with Bennett and one of the guest artists. The balance feature Bennett and the Quartet only.

Musical Guests

  • Diana Krall
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Sheryl Crow
  • B.B. King
  • Ray Charles
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • k.d. Lang
  • Kay Starr
  • Billy Joel
  • Natalie Cole


Album Selections
1. Alright, Okay, You Win (Tony Bennett & Diana Krall)
2. Everyday (I Have the Blues) (Tony Bennett & Stevie Wonder)
3. Don’t Cry Baby
4. Good Morning, Heartache (Tony Bennett & Sheryl Crow)
5. Let the Good Times Roll (Tony Bennett & B.B. King)
6. Evenin’ (Tony Bennett & Ray Charles)
7. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues (Tony Bennett & Bonnie Raitt)
8. Keep the Faith, Baby (Tony Bennett & k.d. Lang)
9. Old Count Basie Is Gone
10. Blue and Sentimental (Tony Bennett & Kay Starr)
11. New York State of Mind (Tony Bennett & Billy Joel)
12. Undecided Blues
13. Blues in the Night
14. Stormy Weather (Tony Bennett & Natalie Cole)
15. Playin’ With My Friends (Tony Bennett & Various Guest Artists)

«Incredible» by Mary Mary and «Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues» by Tony Bennett & Friends will be formally released on Tuesday, November 12th. However, if you’d like to get copies right away, both are already in stock and available from the Elusive Disc web site. Other record stores and web sites that carry SACDs from Sony Music should have the SACDs on November 12th. Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues by Tony Bennett & Friends (Columbia CS 85833)