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Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Cheek to Cheek follow up confirmed


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Apparently he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's prior to them recording. This article has some additional detail as well as a photo of them in the recording studio in 2019.

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"But Tony was a considerably more muted presence during the recording of the new album with Gaga. In raw documentary footage of the sessions, he speaks rarely, and when he does his words are halting; at times, he seems lost and bewildered. Gaga, clearly aware of his condition, keeps her utterances short and simple (as is recommended by experts in the disease when talking to Alzheimer's patients). “You sound so good, Tony,” she tells him at one point. “Thanks,” is his one-word response. She says that she thinks “all the time” about their 2015 tour. Tony looks at her wordlessly. “Wasn't that fun every night?” she prompts him. “Yeah,” he says, uncertainly. The pain and sadness in Gaga's face is clear at such moments — but never more so than in an extraordinarily moving sequence in which Tony (a man she calls “an incredible mentor, and friend, and father figure") sings a solo passage of a love song. Gaga looks on, from behind her mic, her smile breaking into a quiver, her eyes brimming, before she puts her hands over her face and sobs."

 

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2 minutes ago, GitHub said:

Apparently he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's prior to them recording. This article has some additional detail as well as a photo of them in the recording studio in 2019.

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"But Tony was a considerably more muted presence during the recording of the new album with Gaga. In raw documentary footage of the sessions, he speaks rarely, and when he does his words are halting; at times, he seems lost and bewildered. Gaga, clearly aware of his condition, keeps her utterances short and simple (as is recommended by experts in the disease when talking to Alzheimer's patients). “You sound so good, Tony,” she tells him at one point. “Thanks,” is his one-word response. She says that she thinks “all the time” about their 2015 tour. Tony looks at her wordlessly. “Wasn't that fun every night?” she prompts him. “Yeah,” he says, uncertainly. The pain and sadness in Gaga's face is clear at such moments — but never more so than in an extraordinarily moving sequence in which Tony (a man she calls “an incredible mentor, and friend, and father figure") sings a solo passage of a love song. Gaga looks on, from behind her mic, her smile breaking into a quiver, her eyes brimming, before she puts her hands over her face and sobs."

 

This photo is so sweet :love:

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That's so heartbreaking, I'm so deeply sorry for him.

I've had a few family members dealing with this stuff over the last few years and it's rough

I'm glad he has music though.  Music and art can really help open people up who are dealing with that and can help with temporary lucidity 

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Aw, I'm happy they could record another album together all things considered. Of course she wore all those gorgeous outfits in 2018 to recording sessions with him, who else? 

It must be devastating to lose acuity as a musician/performer and I think it's important Gaga has experienced that to some degree so she can field questions well. It's wild their illnesses both abate when they perform.

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Reading the interview really crushed by heart...I want to be happy for this project (and I am looking forward to it!), but knowing that Tony has suffered so much through this journey really makes me sad. I will treasure their connection forever. 

Gosh there's so much sadness. 

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One last album of greats! These are the reasons I live for Gaga her kind soul is so on display in this article! You can feel her warmth and compassion.

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13 minutes ago, Purple_Aisu said:

That's a Great men. He'll be okay no matter what. Force him ! ❤️

Agreed!

Welcome to the forums btw! :happydance:

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Such bittersweet news. The album is very exciting and I truly can't wait for it, but I feel so bad for Tony. Glad he's able to live the best life he can and that he's been rather fortunate in his diagnosis. 

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20 minutes ago, Joannesrats said:

Ma grand-mère vient juste d'être placée dans un établissement de soins pour une démence sévère, donc cela arrive très près de chez moi. J'ai hâte de l'entendre. 

Oh... Courage keep hope !!! I hope I never experience such a situation.

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He's such a kind person, I feel so bad for him having alzheimer's. At least they got to record a second duet album together. Their relationship is so sweet and pure. I don't personally like Jazz but this is good news for everyone who does.  

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So they said it's being released in Spring. So is that in March - April. I live in the southern hemisphere so spring is in September to December

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