The Duets

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Released shortly after Luciano Pavarotti's death, The Duets is a star-studded compilation of previously released material oriented toward the popular music market. Each song finds Pavarotti singing alongside a different pop star, most of them English-speaking Anglo-Americans. Some of this material is familiar from previous compilations, for instance, Pavarotti's duet with Frank Sinatra on "My Way" and his duet with Andrea Bocelli on "Notte 'e Piscatore." Some of it is drawn from one of Pavarotti's charity concert albums, for instance his duet with Elton John on "Live Like Horses" from Pavarotti & Friends for War Child 1996, his duet with Bon Jovi on "Let It Rain" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Released shortly after Luciano Pavarotti's death, The Duets is a star-studded compilation of previously released material oriented toward the popular music market. Each song finds Pavarotti singing alongside a different pop star, most of them English-speaking Anglo-Americans. Some of this material is familiar from previous compilations, for instance, Pavarotti's duet with Frank Sinatra on "My Way" and his duet with Andrea Bocelli on "Notte 'e Piscatore." Some of it is drawn from one of Pavarotti's charity concert albums, for instance his duet with Elton John on "Live Like Horses" from Pavarotti & Friends for War Child 1996, his duet with Bon Jovi on "Let It Rain" from Pavarotti & Friends for the Children of Liberia 1998, and his duet with Mariah Carey on "Hero" from Pavarotti & Friends for Guatemala and Kosovo 1999. There are also songs on which Pavarotti was a featured guest, for instance his duet with Céline Dion on "I Hate You Then I Love You" from her album Let's Talk About Love 1997 and his duet with U2 on "Miss Sarajevo" from their Passengers album Original Soundtracks 1 1995. Other duet partners on The Duets include Eric Clapton, Sting, Zucchero, Lionel Richie, Brian Adams, Sheryl Crow, and Eurythmics. There's definitely a lot of star power to behold, and there are more than a few awe-inspiring performance to be heard. Pavarotti fans who favor his latter-day popular music side should find plenty to enjoy here. On the other hand, those who don't care for his popular music side shouldn't bother. There's no question that its greatest asset is the star power on display rather than the performances themselves. Consequently, if you're unimpressed by the guest list, you're left with an uneven compilation whose highlights are better heard elsewhere in a more fitting context.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2008
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947810995
  • Catalog Number: 001224502
  • Sales rank: 24,358

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Hate You Then I Love You, song (after Manuel de Falla) (4:48)
  2. 2 Live like horses (5:09)
  3. 3 Hero - Mariah Carey (4:17)
  4. 4 Miss Sarajevo - Passengers (4:32)
  5. 5 Holy Mother - Eric Clapton (5:25)
  6. 6 Panis angelicus for tenor, organ, harp, cello & bass (3:44)
  7. 7 Miserere, song - Zucchero (4:14)
  8. 8 Notte 'e piscatore - Andrea Bocelli (5:03)
  9. 9 Magic of Love (4:32)
  10. 10 O sole mio, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (2:56)
  11. 11 Là Ci Darem La Mano - Sheryl Crow (3:10)
  12. 12 Let it rain (4:48)
  13. 13 There must be an angel (4:25)
  14. 14 My Way, song (3:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Luciano Pavarotti Primary Artist, Tenor (Vocal)
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Jon Bon Jovi Track Performer
Celine Dion Vocals
Eurythmics Ensemble
Elton John Track Performer
Lionel Richie Track Performer
Sting Track Performer
John Jorgenson Guitar
Zucchero Track Performer
Davey Johnstone Guitar
Vaneese Thomas Background Vocals
Karen Kamon Background Vocals
Sheryl Crow Track Performer
Jill Dell'Abate Background Vocals
Guy Babylon Keyboards
Howard Ball Musician
Bob Birch Bass Guitar
Bono Track Performer
Mariah Carey Track Performer
Gary Cirimelli Synclavier
Eric Clapton Track Performer
Eno Track Performer
Steve Gadd Drums
Wilfred Gibson Violin
Brian Hawkins Viola
Zev Katz Bass
Paul Kegg Cello
Curtis King Background Vocals
Ren Klyce Sampling, Synclavier
Robbie Kondor Keyboards
Michael Landau Acoustic Guitar
Chris Laurence Double Bass
Frank Lloyd Musician
Rob Mathes Guitar
Robin McGee Musician
Charlie Morgan Drums
David Nolan Violin
Peter Oxer Violin
Anthony Pleeth Musician
Maciej Rakowski Musician
Jonathan Strange Violin
John Underwood Viola
John Weston Background Vocals
Gavyn Wright Violin
Andrea Bocelli Tenor (Vocal)
Bill Benham Viola
Emanuela Cortesi Background Vocals
Gillian Findlay Violin
Julia White Background Vocals
Vaughan Armon Violin
Paul Willey Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Walter Afanasieff Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Synclavier, Synthesizer Bass
Andrew Parker Musician
David Daniels [cello] Cello
Mike de Saulles Violin
Philip Dukes Viola
John Pigneguy Musician
Paul Cullington Musician
Alison Kelly Violin
Alberto Borsari Harmonica
The East London Gospel Choir Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Emanuela Cortese Background Vocals
Hugh Seenan Musician
Helen Parker Background Vocals
Christopher Baron Background Vocals
Marco Armiliato Conductor
Leone Magiera Conductor
Christopher van Kampen Cello
Pino Paladino Bass
Steven Geraghty Background Vocals
Ed Roberts Musician
Micheal Renton Background Vocals
Jon Ewans Jones Violin
RCA Italiana Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Jacqueline Shave Musician
Adam Harris Background Vocals
Jonathan Bradbury Violin
Silvia Rossi Conductor
Edwin Gibson Children's Choirmaster
Stephen Trapp Background Vocals
Nicholas Phillips Background Vocals
John Jorgensen Guitar
Ciaran McGullagh Background Vocals
Steve Geraghty Background Vocals
Aldo Sisillo Conductor
Katie Pringle Background Vocals
Boguslav Kostecki Violin
James McLeod Violin
Turin Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Marco Boemi Conductor
Julia White Background Vocals
Daren Geraghty Background Vocals
The Edge Ensemble
Alex Barron Background Vocals
Orchestra da Camera Arcangelo Corelli Performing Ensemble
Gary Francis Background Vocals
Corale Voci Bianche - G. Verdi Choir, Chorus
Katie Wilkinson Musician
Kit Weston Background Vocals
Jonathan Williams Cello
Christopher Laurence Double Bass
Philip de Groote Viola
Jose Molina Conductor
Nicola Jenkin Background Vocals
Bologna Community Theater Orchestra Performing Ensemble
John Weston Background Vocals
Kate Pringle Background Vocals
Kit Weston Background Vocals
Stephen Trapp Background Vocals
Daren Geraghty Background Vocals
Nicholas Phillips Background Vocals
Michael Renton Background Vocals
Ciaran McGullagh Background Vocals
Corale Voci Bianche Vocals
Edwin Gibson Choir Director
Liberian Children's Choir Vocals, Children's Chorus
Leroy Thompson Choir Director
Chris Van Kampen Cello
Jonathan Bradbury Violin
Bill Miller Conductor
Gillian Findlay Violin
Liam O'Kane Background Vocals
Christopher Baron Background Vocals
Aldo Sisilli Conductor
Silvio Rossi Choir Director
Jon Evans Jones Violin
Alex Baron Background Vocals
Gary Francis Background Vocals
Adam Harris Background Vocals
John Underwood Viola
José Molina Conductor
Technical Credits
Chris Thomas Audio Production
Anne Dudley Arranger
The Edge Audio Production
Bono Producer, Audio Production
Gary Cirimelli Programming, Contributor
Adam Clayton Producer, Audio Production
Eno Producer, Audio Production
Frank Filipetti Engineering
Ken Freeman Digital Editing
Ren Klyce Programming
Rob Mathes Arranger, Orchestration
Larry Mullen Jr. Producer, Audio Production
Norman Newell translation
Phil Ramone Producer, Audio Production
Danton Supple Engineer
Hank Cattaneo Producer, Audio Production
Giancarlo Chiaramello Orchestration
Walter Afanasieff Programming
William Ross Arranger
Michael Woolcock Producer
John Pellowe Engineer, Engineering
Andrew Cornall Executive Producer
Daniele Tramontani Engineer
Joseph Roberts Music Direction
Richard Lienard Engineer
Michele Centonze Arranger, Programming, Producer, Audio Production
Chris Thomas Producer
Anka translation
Anna Mazzarotto translation
The Edge Producer
Leroy Thompson Director
Mike Woolcock Audio Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Duets by Pavarotti and various artists

    Pavarotti-The Duets is very entertaining. One hears classic Pavarotti and the different artists singing duets with him. They are charming, surprising, dramatic at times. The one duet that absolutely charmed and surprised me was Pavarotti and Sheryl Crowe singing an opera duet together. I highly recommend this CD.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Remembrance of a Great Voice

    As an opera lover and a fan of the great Pavorotti, it was a wonderful addition to my collection. I would definitely recommend this to all who loved the great tenor.

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    Posted June 11, 2009

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