As the liner notes make clear, this was Tony Bennett's Las Vegas debut complete with the palming of tips to the maitre 'd, the tinkling of cocktail glasses in the background and the waft of cigarette smoke which practically belches through the speakers as if the listener has been transported back in time to 1964 and plunked right into the Congo Room of The Sahara at showtime. Comparisons to the also wonderful and far more serious Live at Carnegie Hall, which was recorded two years earlier in 1962, are unfair except that the awe and slight nervousness you could hear in Bennett's Carnegie Hall performance (wow! here I am at Carnegie Hall! Born in Astoria and end up headlining on 57th Street! Who knew?) is replaced by two more years of confidence and hit records under his belt. The excitement on the part of all in the far more relaxed confines of this nightclub is palpable. Even Milton Berle, Danny Thomas and Mickey Rooney make cameo appearances! Buried for years in Columbia's vaults and more recently in the Barnes & Noble $500 complete box, this album is finally available solo and in all its glory. Buy it!