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A big achievement,
This review is from: Duets: Friends & Legends (Audio CD)
In revisiting her hits, Anne has made no attempt to recreate the original recordings. Nor has she attempted to do tricks. She simply sings the songs as she sees them today, which is not always how she saw them yesterday.
The duets are for the most part true duets, with the two singers in the studio together, and artistically that makes such a difference. Everything here is fascinating. I particularly love "Cotton Jenny," with Anne doing the song as written and Olivia Newton-John noodling in and out of the melody. Anne and k.d. lang, Anne and Jann Arden and Anne and Dawn--well those voices just blend sumptuously. Think what Anne and Karen Carpenter would have sounded like together. "Another Pot O' Tea" provides a highlight but, listen, EVERYTHING on the album is a highlight! Beautifully arranged, beautifully recorded. It will be a big, big seller.