Best of Duets [20th Anniversay]

Best of Duets [20th Anniversay]

by Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra

CD(Anniversary Edition)

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Accompanying the 2013 Deluxe Edition reissue of Frank Sinatra's Duets is The Best of Duets, a 14-track compilation that rounds up highlights from that 1993 album and its 1994 sequel, adding his duet with Luciano Pavarotti on "My Way," a cut previously unreleased in the U.S. (but available on various international editions of the first Duets). As these two albums are cut from the same cloth -- they were assembled from the same long-distance sessions helmed by Phil Ramone -- they compile nicely, and this collection also benefits by emphasizing vocalists familiar with the Great American Songbook over pop
ock novelties. To be sure, such attention-grabbers as Bono and Chrissie Hynde are here (the latter providing one of the liveliest cuts), but this focuses on Barbra Streisand, Luther Vandross, Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, and Frank Sinatra, Jr, which does mean this music doesn't seem quite as desperate to please all demographics as it did on the original album. Nothing changes how the Duets project remains a not-entirely essential coda to Sinatra's career, but anybody wanting to sample this swan song would do as well listening to this compilation as they would listening to the actual albums. [A 20th Anniversary Edition was released in 2013.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/2013
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0602537544936
catalogNumber: 001943602
Rank: 24607

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Sinatra   Primary Artist
Arturo Sandoval   Trumpet,Soloist
Stevie Wonder   Harmonica,Piano,Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Barbra Streisand   Duet
Gloria Estefan   Duet
Aretha Franklin   Duet
Gladys Knight   Duet
Linda Ronstadt   Duet
Luther Vandross   Duet
Kenny G   Duet
Tony Bennett   Duet
Lena Horne   Duet
Billy May   Arranger
Patrick Williams   Arranger
Harold Arlen   Composer
Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
Luciano Pavarotti   Duet
Richard Rodgers   Composer
David Foster   Producer
John Kander   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer,Lyricist
Luis Miguel   Duet
Bono   Duet
Billy Byers   Arranger
Sammy Cahn   Composer,Lyricist
Don Costa   Arranger
Pierre Delanoë   Composer,Lyricist
Ira Gershwin   Composer,Lyricist
Lorenz Hart   Composer,Lyricist
Chrissie Hynde   Duet
Charles Koppelman   Executive Producer
Jay Landers   Executive Producer
Johnny Mercer   Composer,Lyricist
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Cole Porter   Composer,Lyricist
Phil Ramone   Producer
Don Rubin   Executive Producer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Duet
Hank Cattaneo   Producer
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
Frank Sinatra   Duet
Eliot Weisman   Executive Producer
Vartan   Art Direction
Andy Engel   Illustrations
Kiko Cibrian   Vocal Producer
Fred Ebb   Composer,Lyricist
John Blackburn   Composer,Lyricist
Orlando Murden   Composer
Jacques Revaux   Composer
Karl Suessdorf   Composer
Claude François   Composer,Lyricist
Gilles Thibault   Composer,Lyricist
Charles Pignone   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
LeRoy Neiman   Cover Painting
Jose Quintana   Vocal Producer
Ronald Miller   Composer,Lyricist

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