George Benson to Release New Album “Dreams Do Come True: When George Benson Meets Robert Farnon” on July 19th, 2024 | WATCH & LISTEN!

A lost treasure from the George Benson, Warner Bros. collection, Dreams Do Come True: When George Benson Meets Robert Farnon, gets its long overdue time

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When the best intentions are to put a record release on hold for whatever the cause, occasionally those masters are overlooked and/or lost for an indefinite period of time. Multi Grammy winning and Hollywood Walk of Fame recipient, guitarist/vocalist George Benson, spent over a decade with Warner Bros. Records including his crossover (Pop, R&B and Jazz) classic in 1976, Breezin’, and Dreams Do Come True: When George Benson Meets Robert Farnon, a 1989 project saluting the song standards in various genres through the years. However, the masters on Dreams Do Come True slipped thru the cracks for 35 years before the original recording was finally found.

Now the time is getting closer for an extraordinary collaboration bridging Benson’s jazzy scat and guitar and a richly soulful vocal delivery with Farnon’s orchestral arrangements. The Canadian born Farnon, who passed at age 87 in 2005, arranged for many vocal legends including Tony Bennett and Lena Horne. This updated version of Dreams Do Come True (Rhino/Warner Music) is retouched up with love by Benson’s friend co-producer Randy Waldman. Meanwhile, fans can experience a sneak peak of Benson and Farnon from these long, lost sessions, teaming up on the R&B disco flavored, big band edged “Love is Blue,” the first French single release that hit #1 on the U.S. charts in 1968.

“Love is Blue” is currently available on YouTube. Dreams Do Come True: When George Benson Meets Robert Farnon will be available on vinyl, CD and streaming platforms on July 19th.

Track Listing:
“At Last”
“A Song For You”
“Pretend You’re Happy”
“A Long Time Ago”
“Love Is Blue”
“My Romance”
“Autumn Leaves”
“Can’t We Be Friends”
“My Prayer”
“One Goodbye”

Peggy Oliver
The Urban Music Scene

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