Duets is an album by American singer Frank Sinatrareleased in Recorded near the end of Sinatra's career, it consists of electronically assembled duets between Sinatra and younger singers from various genres.
The album was a commercial success, debuting at No. It is the only Sinatra album to date to achieve triple platinum certification. The album received mixed critical notices, with complaints stemming from Sinatra's specified style of isolated performance wherein he was never joined by his duet partners in the Alive - CooRie - Imagination Market, Ive Got A Crush On You - Frank Sinatra - Duets And Duets II [LIMITED EDITION] artificial method of record production which lacked the elements of personal collaboration and spontaneity.
The guest singers had been directed to sing along to his pre-recorded vocal parts, and to make their performances complement his. Its sequel, Duets IIwas released the following year.
Both albums were packaged together in a "90th Birthday Limited Collector's Edition" released in ; North American pressings add an unreleased duet recording of "My Way" with Willie Nelsonwhile international pressings have him singing with Luciano Pavarotti.
Sinatra was approached in with the idea of making an album of duets. Ramone felt that Sinatra's classic songs would be brought to new, younger listeners by way of the Duets project. For duet partners, Sinatra suggested Ella Fitzgerald but she was not well enough to participate. Other artists, younger than Sinatra, were put on the list of potential partners.
Sinatra specified that the duet partners must not be in the studio when he was singing his part. Sinatra showed up for the first two days of intended tracking sessions but begged off laying down any vocals, the first day because he did not like being isolated in a vocal booth as intended by recording engineer Al Schmitt. However, Sinatra said his voice was not in optimal condition.
Ramone and Capitol were worried the record would never be completed. Ramone spoke to Hank Cattaneo, his co-producer, about his concern. It was suggested that since Cattaneo was Frank's production manager and close friend, that he stay near Frank to assist in the sequence of songs and detail to Frank when the takes were acceptable and a retake was not required.
Cattaneo further suggested to Ramone and Schmitt, that they record with the wireless microphones that Frank was accustomed to using in live performances. The T.V.s On Fire - Mucky Pup - Lemonade songs were recorded in five hours, beginning with " Come Fly with Me ".
The various duet partners were invited to participate remotely, their recordings sent to Capitol by way of ISDN digital telephone lines connected by EDnet to the digital recording equipment. Bono and Aretha Franklin asked that Ramone fly out to appear in person at their local studios to strengthen the connection to Sinatra and the project.
It was placed on the Sinatra 80 album and then added to subsequent pressings of Duets as a bonus track addition. Don Rubin, the Capitol executive producer, was in attendance at the recording session. Some observers were not satisfied with its recording process. Unless otherwise indicated, Information is based on Liner notes . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Frank Sinatra. The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved July 5, The Barbra Streisand Scrapbook.
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