After numerous live performances and the occasional one-off recording together, legendary balladeer Tony Bennett and contemporary pop siren k.d. lang felt the call to make an entire album together. The fruits of that decision, as heard on A WONDERFUL WORLD, showcase the way in which the pair's styles, ostensibly polar opposites of honeyed sweetness and rough-hewn world-wisdom, complement each other perfectly. Listen to the way the duo's voices intertwine over the light Latin-inflected rhythm of "La Vie En Rose," the soft-and-easy swing of "Dream a Little Dream of Me," or the elegantly orchestrated closer "If We Never Meet Again" (to name but a few high points). That's the sound of two true artistes finding a common point from which each can enhance the other's artistry, a rare thing in any medium.