"Best of Duets" - Sinatra, Frank

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Track Listing (Single CD):

  • Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra with Luis Miguel
  • What Now My Love – Frank Sinatra with Aretha Franklin
  • Come Rain or Come Shine – Frank Sinatra with Gloria Estefan
  • For Once in My Life – Frank Sinatra with Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder
  • I’ve Got a Crush on You – Frank Sinatra with Barbara Streisand
  • The Lady is a Tramp – Frank Sinatra with Luther Vandross
  • Moonlight Vermont – Frank Sinatra with Linda Ronstadt
  • My Kind of Town – Frank Sinatra with Frank Sinatra Jr.
  • Embraceable You – Frank Sinatra with Lena Horne
  • Luck Be a Lady – Frank Sinatra with Chrissie Hynde
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra with Chrissie Hynde
  • All The Way / One More for My Baby – Frank Sinatra and Kenny G
  • New York, New York – Frank Sinatra with Tony Bennett
  • My Way – Frank Sinatra with Luciano Pavarotti
  • All The Way – Frank Sinatra with Celine Dion

Background Information

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s “Duets” album, Universal put together a deluxe box set titled, “Sinatra Duets – Twentieth Anniversary” which featured both “Duets” and “Duets II” both with bonus tracks, a third CD of classic duets by Sinatra, and a fourth disc which was a DVD including interviews, the EPK for the original “Duets” album, and the video for “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” which Sinatra appeared in with Bono.

The tracks on this release, and associated releases were remastered for this album.

Knowing that the deluxe edition may not appeal to the more common record shopper, Universal also released this pared down version of the set, combining the “Duets” and “Duets II” albums into one disc titled “Best of Duets”. A two CD deluxe CD featuring the original two albums was also issued, as well as a vinyl version of the two CD set.

Sinatra recorded his tracks “live” with a 54-piece orchestra at the Capitol studios, the way he originally recorded his classic Capitol albums. Sinatra’s ‘duet’ partners recorded their own vocal tracks to his recordings, allowing them to virtually ‘duet’ with one of the greatest entertainers of all time. “Duets” was one of the most successful selling albums of the year in 1993, with the album shipping more than 1.3 million units in the USA and putting the 77-year-old Sinatra at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard charts, between Pearl Jam’s Vs. and Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell II.

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