Duets II

Duets II

by Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra


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Following the multi-platinum success of Duets, Capitol Records assembled Duets II, a sequel that followed the blueprint of its predecessor to the letter. Assembled from leftover tracks from the first album, Duets II is a somewhat more consistent album than the original. Lacking the superstar names of the first (Tony Bennett, Julio Iglesias, Kenny G, Barbra Streisand, Bono, Aretha Franklin), the artist roster on the sequel generally consists of either faded stars (Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson, Gladys Knight) or mid-level singers (Luis Miguel, Lorrie Morgan) who are popular within their genre, but fail to command the attention of the general public. However, there are standouts like Lena Horne and Antonio Carlos Jobim who help lift Duets II to a higher level than Duets. But that's a minor distinction, actually. The nature of the electronic duet prohibits the album from having any sort of emotional resonance, even on tracks that feature strong vocals by Sinatra or his partner. It might be nice to hear Horne and Sinatra together on "Embraceable You," but the song doesn't rise above anything more than a technical marvel. The real tragedy is, their performance hints that the album could have been so much more.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/1994
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724382810322
catalogNumber: 28103
Rank: 59292

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Sinatra   Primary Artist,Vocals
Lorrie Morgan   Track Performer
Willie Nelson   Track Performer
Eydie Gorme   Track Performer
Jimmy Buffett   Track Performer
Neil Diamond   Track Performer
Gladys Knight   Track Performer
Patti LaBelle   Track Performer
Linda Ronstadt   Track Performer
Lena Horne   Track Performer
Arturo Sandoval   Trumpet
Patrick Williams   Conductor
Jon Secada   Track Performer
Luis Miguel   Track Performer
Chuck Berghofer   Bass,Rhythm Bass
Chrissie Hynde   Track Performer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Track Performer
Clay Ostwald   Keyboards
Rita Quintero   Background Vocals
Terry Trotter   Piano
Stevie Wonder   Harmonica,Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Ron Anthony   Guitar
Gregg Field   Drums
Frank Sinatra   Track Performer
Jorge Noriega   Background Vocals
Bill Miller   Piano

Technical Credits

Quincy Jones   Arranger
Billy May   Arranger
Patrick Williams   Arranger,Director,Musical Director
Earl Robinson   Composer
John Aquilino   Engineer
Edwin Bonilla   Contributor
Billy Byers   Arranger
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Ed Calle   Contributor
Jorge Casas   Contributor
Bill Cavanaugh   Engineer
Don Costa   Arranger
Mike Couzzi   Engineer
Charles Dye   Engineer
Frank Foster   Arranger
Larry Greenhill   Engineer
Don Hahn   Engineer
Jay Healy   Engineer
Tom Hensley   Vocal Arrangements
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Contributor
Charles Koppelman   Executive Producer
Alan Lindgren   Vocal Arrangements
Johnny Mandel   Arranger
Juanito Marquez   Contributor
George Massenburg   Engineer
Paul McKenna   Engineer
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Charles Paakkari   Engineer
John Patterson   Engineer
Csaba Petocz   Engineer
Charles Pollard   Contributor
Jose L. Quintana   Vocal Producer
Ed Rak   Engineer
Phil Ramone   Producer
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Don Rubin   Executive Producer
Schmitt   Engineer
Ted Stein   Engineer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Frank Wolf   Engineer
Hank Cattaneo   Producer
Carl Glanville   Engineer
Bernie Becker   Engineer
Paul Cartledge   Engineer
T-Bone Demmar   Engineer
Geraldo Fernandes de Souza   Engineer
R.R. Harlan   Engineer
Scott Perry   Engineer
Rick Southern   Engineer
Larry Walsh   Engineer
Tom Young   Engineer
Bill Zehme   Liner Notes
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
Eliot Weisman   Executive Producer
Ron Taylor   Engineer
Andy Engel   Illustrations
Kiko Cibrian   Vocal Producer
Allen Lewis   Composer
Eric Schilling   Engineer
LeRoy Neiman   Paintings
Bart Howard   Composer
Dick Williams   Vocal Arrangements

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