Duets

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As a marketing concept, Frank Sinatra's comeback album Duets was a complete success. A collection of Sinatra standards produced by Phil Ramone, the record wasn't a duets album in the conventional sense -- Sinatra never recorded in the studio with his partners. Instead, the other singers recorded their tracks separately, sometimes in different studios, and the two tracks were pasted together. In the case of several duet partners, including Bono and Barbara Streisand, this means they rely on camp as a way of making their performances interesting. Duets was a gigantic hit, rising to number two on the pop charts and selling over two million copies, becoming ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As a marketing concept, Frank Sinatra's comeback album Duets was a complete success. A collection of Sinatra standards produced by Phil Ramone, the record wasn't a duets album in the conventional sense -- Sinatra never recorded in the studio with his partners. Instead, the other singers recorded their tracks separately, sometimes in different studios, and the two tracks were pasted together. In the case of several duet partners, including Bono and Barbara Streisand, this means they rely on camp as a way of making their performances interesting. Duets was a gigantic hit, rising to number two on the pop charts and selling over two million copies, becoming Sinatra's single most commercially successful record. The album was promoted as a piece of nostalgia, primarily to baby boomers but also to Generation X as a piece of kitsch. "One for My Baby And One More for the Road," essentially a solo performance introduced by an instrumental from saxophonist Kenny G, is a track in which the real emotional core of Sinatra's music is on display.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/1993
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 077778961123
  • Catalog Number: 89611
  • Sales rank: 7,877

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Lady Is a Tramp - Luther Vandross (3:24)
  2. 2 What Now, My Love? - Aretha Franklin (3:15)
  3. 3 I've Got a Crush on You - Barbra Streisand (3:23)
  4. 4 Summer Wind - Julio Iglesias (2:32)
  5. 5 Come Rain or Come Shine - Gloria Estefan (4:04)
  6. 6 Theme from New York, New York - Tony Bennett (3:30)
  7. 7 They Can't Take That Away from Me - Natalie Cole (3:11)
  8. 8 You Make Me Feel So Young - Charles Aznavour (3:05)
  9. 9 Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry/In the Wee Small Hours of the Morni - Carly Simon (3:57)
  10. 10 I've Got the World on a String (2:18)
  11. 11 Witchcraft - Anita Baker (3:22)
  12. 12 I've Got You Under My Skin - Bono (3:32)
  13. 13 All the Way/One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) - Kenny G (6:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frank Sinatra Primary Artist, Vocals
Liza Minnelli Vocals, Track Performer
Barbra Streisand Vocals, Track Performer
Anita Baker Vocals, Track Performer
Natalie Cole Vocals, Track Performer
Gloria Estefan Vocals, Track Performer
Aretha Franklin Vocals, Track Performer
Carly Simon Vocals, Track Performer
Luther Vandross Vocals, Track Performer
Kenny G Saxophone, Track Performer
Tony Bennett Vocals, Track Performer
Conte Candoli Trumpet
Bob Cooper Saxophone, Woodwind
Jeff Hamilton Drums
Tom Scott Saxophone, Woodwind
Lanny Morgan Saxophone, Woodwind
Patrick Williams Conductor
Julio Iglesias Vocals, Track Performer
Charles Aznavour Vocals, Track Performer
Murray Adler Violin
Rick Baptist Trumpet
Chuck Berghofer Bass, Rhythm Bass
George Bohannon Trombone
Bono Vocals, Track Performer
Oscar Brashear Trumpet
Denyse Buffum Viola
Kenneth Burward-Hoy Harp, Viola
Bette Byers Violin
Gene Cipriano Saxophone, Woodwind
Assa Drori Violin
Arni Egilsson Bass
Rick Gerding Viola
Harris Goldman Violin
Joseph Goodman Violin
Gary Grant Trumpet
Diana Halprin Violin
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Patricia Johnson Violin
Thomas "Snake" Johnson Trombone
Anne Karam Cello
Miran Kojian Violin
Armen Ksadjikian Cello
Brian Leonard Violin
Charles Loper Trombone
Warren Luening Trumpet
Joy Lyle Violin
Earl Madison Cello
Rene Mandel Violin
Michael Markman Violin
Gordon Marron Strings Violin
Lew McCreary Trombone
Dick Mitchell Saxophone, Woodwind
Cynthia Morrow Viola
Carole Mukogawa Viola
Dick Nash Trombone
Buell Neidlinger Bass
Irma Neumann Violin
Jack Nimitz Saxophone, Woodwind
Don Palmer Violin
Joe Porcaro Percussion
Phil Ramone Piano
Dorothy Remsen Harp
Emil Richards Percussion
George Roberts Trombone
Jay Rosen Violin
Nancy Stein-Ross Cello
Robin Ross Viola
Bob Sanov Violin
Kwihee Shambanari Violin
Harry Shirinian Viola
Margaret Storer Bass
Gloria Strassner Cello
Frank Szabo Trumpet
Paul Viapiano Guitar
Gerald Vinci Violin
Jennifer Woodward Violin
Ken Yerke Violin
Ron Anthony Guitar
Dixie Blackstone Violin
Gregg Field Drums
Dick Hyde Trombone
Gayle Levant Harp
Dave Stone Bass
Patricia Aiken Violin
Ann Atkinson Bass
Alan DeVaritch Viola
Michael Ferril Violin
Ann Koons Violin
Bob O'Donnell Jr. Trumpet
Rafael Rismik Violin
Jim Ross Viola
Christina Soule Cello
Haim Strum Violin
Michael Melvoin Piano, Keyboards
Charlie Davis Trumpet
Mari Tsumura-Botnick Violin
Bill Miller Piano
Jerry Williams Percussion
James Thatcher French Horn
Karen Jones Violin
Steven Becknell French Horn
Ralph Morrison III Violin
Harold Wolf Violin
Michael Matthews Cello
Brian O'Connor French Horn
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Cy Coleman Composer
Quincy Jones Arranger
Neal Hefti Arranger
Patrick Williams Arranger, Director
Harold Arlen Composer
Gilbert Bécaud Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
David Foster Producer
Albert Hammond Producer
Josef Myrow Composer
Kander Composer
Paul Barrett Engineer
Niko Bolas Engineer
Bill Bookheim Engineer
Billy Byers Arranger
Sammy Cahn Composer
Don Costa Arranger
André Fischer Producer
Don Hahn Engineer
Roy Hendrickson Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Daren Klein Engineer
Charles Koppelman Executive Producer
Jay Landers Executive Producer
Tommy LiPuma Producer
Bruce Nazarian Engineer
Nelson Riddle Arranger
Charles Paakkari Engineer
Cole Porter Composer
Phil Ramone Producer
Dave Reitzas Engineer
John Richards Engineer
Don Rubin Executive Producer
Doug Sax Mastering
Al Schmitt Engineer
Carl Sigman Composer
Jule Styne Composer
David Wild Liner Notes
Hank Cattaneo Producer
Paul Cartledge Engineer
Larry Walsh Engineer
Tommy Steele Art Direction
Eliot Weisman Executive Producer
Steve Harrison Engineer
Ron Taylor Engineer
Andy Engel Illustrations
Maco Saboia Engineer
Pierre Leroyer Composer
Eric Schilling Engineer
LeRoy Neiman Paintings
Steve King Engineer
Carlos Alvarez Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I didn't like this

    Sinatra was seventy-eight years old when he recorded this. He was already starting to lose that beautiful voice of his when he was in his late fifties, as most singers do. Everyone made a big deal out of this CD when it came out because Bono sang with Sinatra. They said that's how cool Sinatra is, because Bono sang with him. Well, Sinatra was cool before Bono was even born. The shame here is that Bono was a better singer than Sinatra when this CD was recorded. That should have told Sinatra he shouldn't have recorded this CD. Sinatra's voice was now deeper, and he couldn't hold notes like he did in the past. The best I've ever heard his voice is when he sang "Where or When" on the CD "Songs for Only the Lonely." His voice was great on that CD, not this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Twiglight years treasure

    Frank is at his best when performing with others such as Dean and Sammy. This album is recorded in his twilight years where he is paired with some of the best vocal talents of the time. Summer Wind, with Julio Iglesia is among my favorites but the best cut on the album is a duet with Luther Vandross of The Lady is a Tramp. Stellar performances with an excellent band!

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    Posted November 30, 2010

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