Music Review

Unplugged (1994)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jun 28, 1994; Lead Performance: Tony Bennett; Genre: Pop

The document of MTV's June 1 telecast of Unplugged isn't one of Tony Bennett's most subtle records, but the young crowd's enthusiasm does make him soar to new heights of adorable Tony-ness. It's especially touching to hear him do ''Autumn Leaves'' for them (with its line ''soon I'll hear old winter's song''). Plus, he sings knockout duets with Elvis Costello and especially k.d. lang, whose sly and fiery performance leaves the generous crooner almost gasping with praise. A-

Originally posted Jun 24, 1994 Published in issue #228-229 Jun 24, 1994 Order article reprints