Duets II [sound recording] /
by Sinatra, Frank [prf]; Knight, Gladys [voc]; Wonder, Stevie [prf]; Luis Miguel [voc]; LaBelle, Patti [voc]; Secada, Jon [voc]; Ronstadt, Linda [voc]; Jobim, Antonio Carlos [voc]; Hynde, Chrissie [voc]; Nelson, Willie [voc]; Lawrence, Steve [voc]; Gorme, Eydie [voc]; Horne, Lena [voc]; Buffett, Jimmy [voc]; Morgan, Lorrie [voc]; Sinatra, Frank, Jr [voc]; Diamond, Neil [voc].Material type: MusicPublisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Capitol, p1994Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1884409067; 9781884409066.Title notes: $8.21 (g) 6-2012 (db)Other title: Duets two; Duets 2.Subject(s): Popular music -- 1991-2000
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
$8.21 (g) 6-2012 (db)
Frank Sinatra, vocals ; with other vocalists, and instrumental acc.
Program notes by Bill Zehme and full credits ( p.) inserted.
For once in my life (Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder) -- Come fly with me (Luis Miguel) -- Bewitched (Patti LaBelle) -- The best is yet to come (Jon Secada) -- Moonlight in Vermont (Linda Ronstadt) -- Fly me to the moon (Antonio Carlos Jobim) -- Luck be a lady (Chrissie Hynde) -- A foggy day (Willie Nelson) -- Where or when (Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme) -- Embraceable you (Lena Horne) -- Mack the Knife (Jimmy Buffett) -- How do you keep the music playing? ; My funny valentine (Lorrie Morgan) -- My kind of town (Frank Sinatra, Jr.) -- The house I live in (That's America to me) (Neil Diamond).