Kara L. from CARNEGIE, PA Reviewed on 3/19/2007...
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Rosemary A. from BRICK, NJ Reviewed on 8/30/2006...
This is a great CD. Elton John does duets with Tammy Wynette, Little Richard, Kiki Dee, Gladys Knight, George Michael and more. This CD is rare.
Double Is Better Than One
Michael Kerner | Brooklyn, New York U.S.A. | 12/26/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"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."
Elton and friends
andy8047 | Nokomis,Florida | 08/06/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Fifteen of the sixteen tracks on this album are DUETS. The sixteenth track,DUETS FOR ONE,is a solo recording. Elton joins other artists on 15 of the 16 tracks. TEARDROPS with K.D. Lang,is really cool. He joins "Little" Richard Penniman,a major artist in the fifties,on THE POWER. He joins ex-Eagle Don Henley on a cover of SHAKEY GROUND. Elton records DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART,for the second time,in techno style with little-known artist Ru Paul. He recorded that the first time,in disco style with Kiki Dee,who joined him on the old classic TRUE LOVE on this album. He does the really beautiful IF YOU WERE ME with Chris Rea. He goes country with the late Tammy Wynette on A WOMAN'S NEEDS. Other little-known artists,P.M. Dawn,Nik Kershaw and Marcella Detroit are heard on this album also. GO ON AND ON is more of a trio number. That's Elton,Gladys Knight and composer Stevie Wonder,who sings the bridge verse. Paul Young joins Elton on a cover of I'M YOUR PUPPET. Bonnie Raitt joins Elton on a cover of the old classic LOVE LETTERS. There's also BORN TO LOSE with Leonard Cohen and the previously released live version of Elton's and Bernie Taupin's DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME with the mega-talented George Michael."
Elton at best.
andy8047 | 04/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm very glad I own this album because it shows that any album Elton makes, is excellent. Elton's duet with the late great Tammy Wynette (A Woman's Needs) is brilliant with a very appropriate country edge. I also enjoyed "Teardrops" with k.d. Lang, "If You Were Me" with Chris Rea, "True Love" with Kiki Dee, and also Elton's only solo performance "Duets For One" which is very up-beat. If you buy this album you won't be disappointed."