I’ve Gotta Be Me

Release Year July 21, 1969
Label Columbia
Release Number CS 9882
Format 12″ LP Stereo
I’ve Gotta Be Me was released in 1969.


Side One Side Two
I’ve Gotta Be Me 2:54 Baby Don’t You Quit Now 2:50
Over The Sun 2:50 That Night 3:17
Play It Again, Sam 3:43 They All Laughed 2:44
Alfie 3:21 A Lonely Place 3:50
What The World Needs Now Is Love 2:44 Whoever You Are, I Love You 4:20
Theme From Valley of the Dolls  3:37
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Additional Song for 2011 CD  Release

People 2:50
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Primary Musical Personnel

Vocals Tony Bennett
Piano John Bunch
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I’ve Gotta Be Me was recorded in four sessions held in New York between November, 1968 and March, 1969.

November 25, 1968
January 17, 1969
February 25, 1969
March 27, 1969

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Production Personnel

Producer Jimmy Wisner
Conductor, Arrangements  Torrie Zito
Musical Supervisor Tony Tamburello
Recording Engineers Frank Laico, Stan Weiss
Sound Supervision  Warren Vincent

Additional Releases

  • 2011: Disc #38 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874603-JK37)


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