At the height of Elton John's revival in the 1990's, he always was able to make a claim into something brand new into the mainstream. Sometimes, it can be easier said than done. Nevertheless, it can be a delightful experience, since Elton scored some of his biggest hits with some of the most dynamic artists in music history, from John Lennon, Eric Clapton, and even the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
His 1993 Duets was widely accepted by critics as a chance-taking record. Although it was to me as well, not many of Elton John's fans were concerned about the album, as much as they had with his other record, The One. The album blends in 15 of the most interesting artists in music at that time, from a short reunion with Kiki Dee, who only was a one-hit wonder thanks to Elton John, on the Cole Porter song, True Love, to performances with artists like If You Were Me, with acclaimed guitarist Chris Rea, and a dance mixed version of Don't Go Breaking My Heart, and his #1 duet with George Michael on Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me. Elton also blends in on one song by himself, apply titled Duets For One.
While the album isn't sold as many places as it was when it came out in 1993, Elton John's Duets record is truly a very interesting experience to listen to. This is one collection that fans of Elton John should dare to get as a guilty pleasure.