George Michael has recorded the song – How Do You Keep The Music Playing? – as a duet with Tony Bennett. It will appear on Bennett's "80th birthday celebration" duets album slated for released in September.
Written by Michael Legrand, Charles Alan and Marilyn Bergman, there have been some truly terrible versions of How Do You Keep The Music Playing recorded over the years (by Johnny Matthis, among others). However, Tony Bennett sings it really well, and it should suit George Michael's voice too. Be warned though – it's not the most exciting song in the world. Put it this way – if you like Freeek!, you may not be overly excited by this new George Michael recording.
The track was recorded at Abbey Road studios in London by George and Tony, and was produced by Phil Ramone. The album entitled DUETS / An American Classic will be released on September 26.
I wonder if any of the tracks from this album will get played on Radio 1?