Frank Sinatra Duets (20th Anniversary) [Deluxe Edition] (2-CD)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  CAP 19451

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
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  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: Capitol

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 11/5/93, p.66
"...DUETS doesn't aim to be contemporary. Co-producers Phil Ramone and Hank Cattaneo re-create the brassy big-band arrangements of the original recordings..." - Rating: B
Down Beat - 1/94, p.38
4 Stars - Very Good - "...Everybody plays in Sinatra's ballpark here and works by his rules. And everybody profits...."
Musician - 2/94, p.79
"...The listener's final impression is that, whatever has been lost, Sinatra's songs have acquired a strenuous beauty in the crucible of old age...."
Audio Magazine (2/94, p.81) - "...[Sinatra] gives lyrics the idiomatic American nuance of a fingersnap even when he's short of pitch or breadth--which seldom happens here. His mature voice and canny renditions easily stand up to thrilling contributions [from his collaborators]..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.The Lady Is A Tramp - Luther Vandross
  • 2.What Now My Love - Aretha Franklin
  • 3.I've Got A Crush On You - Barbra Streisand
  • 4.Summer Wind - Julio Iglesias
  • 5.Come Rain Or Come Shine - Gloria Estefan
  • 6.New York, New York - Tony Bennett
  • 7.They Can't Take That Away From Me - Natalie Cole
  • 8.You Make Me Feel So Young - Charles Aznavour
  • 9.Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry / In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - Carly Simon
  • 10.I've Got The World On A String - Liza Minnelli
  • 11.Witchcraft - Anita Baker
  • 12.I've Got You Under My Skin - Bono
  • 13.All The Way / One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - Kenny G
  • 14.My Way - Luciano Pavarotti
  • 15.One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - Tom Scott

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.For Once In My Life - Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder
  • 2.Come Fly With Me - Luis Miguel
  • 3.Bewitched - Patti LaBelle
  • 4.The Best Is Yet To Come - Jon Secada
  • 5.Moonlight In Vermont - Linda Ronstadt
  • 6.Fly Me To The Moon - Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • 7.Luck Be A Lady - Chrissie Hynde
  • 8.A Foggy Day - Willie Nelson
  • 9.Where Or When - Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme
  • 10.Embraceable You - Lena Horne
  • 11.Mack The Knife - Jimmy Buffett
  • 12.How Do You Keep The Music Playing? / My Funny Valentine - Lorrie Morgan
  • 13.My Kind Of Town - Frank Sinatra, Jr.
  • 14.The House I Live In (That's America To Me) - Neil Diamond
  • 15.My Way - Willie Nelson
  • 16.Embraceable You - Tanya Tucker
  • 17.Fly Me To The Moon - George Strait

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Frank Sinatra, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Bono, Gloria Estefan, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Liza Minnelli, Luther Vandross, Carly Simon, Julio Iglesias, Charles Aznavour (vocals); Ron Anthony, Paul Viapiano (guitar); Gerry Vinci, Ralph Morrison (violin); Ken Burward-Hoy, Carole Mukogawa (viola); Gloria Strassner, Anne Karam (cello); Dorothy Remsen (harp); Kenny G (alto saxophone); Tom Scott, Lanny Morgan (saxophone, woodwinds); Conte Candoli, Frank Szabo (trumpet); Dick Nash, George Bohanon (trombone); Bill Miller, Michael Melvoin (piano); Chuck Berghofer, Dave Stone (bass); Gregg Field, Jeff Hamilton (drums); Emil Richards, Joe Porcaro (percussion).
Producers: Phil Ramone, David Foster, Albert Hammond, Andre Fischer.
Includes liner notes by David Wild.
DUETS was nominated for a 1995 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance, and "I've Got A Crush On You" (Patrick Williams/Nelson Riddle, arrangers) was nominated for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals.
Personnel includes: Frank Sinatra (vocals), Ron Anthony, Paul Viapiano (guitars), Gerry Vinci, Ralph Morrison (violins), Ken Burward-Hoy, Carole Mukogawa (violas), Gloria Strassner, Anne Karam (cellos), Dorothy Remsen (harp), Lanny Morgan (saxophones, winds), Conte Candoli, Frank Szabo (trumpets), Dick Nash, George Bohanon (trombones), Bill Miller, Michael Melvoin (piano), Chuck Berghofer, Dave Stone (bass), Gregg Field, Jeff Hamilton (drums), Emil Richards, Joe Porcaro (percussion).
Additional guest artists: Luther Vandross, Julio Iglesias, Carly Simon, Charles Aznavour (vocals), Tom Scott (saxophones, winds).
Producers: Phil Ramone (tracks 1-2, 5-6, 8-13); Phil Ramone, David Foster (track 3); Phil Ramone, Albert Hammond (track 4); Phil Ramone, Andre Fischer (track 7).
Includes liner notes by David Wild.
DUETS was nominated for a 1995 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance, and "I've Got A Crush On You" (Patrick Williams/Nelson Riddle, arrangers) was nominated for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals.
When you blaze as deep and wide a path in this world as Frank Sinatra, you're bound to gain admirers from all avenues on the musical map. Consequently, when Sinatra decided to put out the call for potential duet partners, everyone from Aretha to Julio to U2's Bono leaped at the chance to lend their voice. Considering the eclectic group of guest artists involved, the arrangements are remarkably consistent, and the potential egofest is eschewed in deference to Sinatra's artistry.
Though the tunes tackled here are associated immediately with the Sinatra canon, many of them receive an unexpected twist. Among the most unusual is the surreal, David Lynch feel of the Sinatra/Bono "I've Got You Under My Skin," with Bono's haunting wail contrasting Sinatra's gruff pragmatism. Surprisingly, one of the most effective collaborations here is with an instrumentalist, perhaps just because it gives Sinatra's voice that much more room to roam; "One For My Baby," adorned by Kenny G's sax filigrees, has never rung truer. In the winter of his years, Sinatra invests the standard with an unprecedented pathos, regret and emotional devastation. It's perhaps his finest recorded moment of the decade, and makes DUETS instantly worth the price of admission.
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