More Karaoke With Sinatra
Scott T. Rivers | Los Angeles, CA USA | 08/15/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If you thought "Duets" was embarrassing, wait until you hear this equally fraudulent 1994 sequel. Perhaps the concept might have worked if Frank Sinatra shared studio time with his fellow artists - instead of relying on electronic deception. Perhaps it was too late for the aging Voice to rise to the occasion. Perhaps if Sinatra were in his prime, he might have selected more compatible singing partners than Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson and Jimmy Buffett. (On the other hand, an entire album with Frank and Chrissie Hynde could have been a real blast.) Not surprisingly, the tone-deaf Grammy committee gave "Duets II" a 1995 award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance - the same organization that honored Alvin and the Chipmunks more than Elvis Presley! Though Sinatra's final studio album managed to sell another million copies, it added nothing to his remarkable legacy."