Best of Duets (20th Anniversary)
Frank Sinatra's groundbreaking and highly successful album, DUETS, was originally released in 1993 and was referred to as "The Recording Event of the Decade." Certified 3x-platinum, DUETS brought together an array of global superstars including Charles Aznavour, Anita Baker, Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Kenny G, Julio Iglesias, Liza Minnelli, Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand and Luther Vandross for an album of standards including many songs instantly associated with the "Chairman of the Board." DUETS made history for it's cutting-edge recording techniques, it's renowned stars and for being one of the top selling albums of 1993 putting the then 77-year-old Sinatra at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard charts between Pearl Jams VS. and Meatloaf's BAT OUT OF HELL II. The highly successful follow-up, DUETS II, was released the following year. DUETS II includes Jimmy Buffett, Neil Diamond, Lena Horne, Chrissie Hynde, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Patti LaBelle, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Luis Miguel, Lorrie Morgan, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Jon Secada, Frank Sinatra Jr.., and Stevie Wonder & Gladys Knight. Once again, Sinatra celebrated a top ten record with Duets II charting at No. 9 on Billboards Top 200 Chart. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of this groundbreaking, multi-platinum selling album, Capitol/UMe will release a newly-remastered SINATRA DUETS - TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY BEST OF DUETS, a 14-song, single-disc collection featuring key tracks from both DUETS and DUETS II as well as the bonus track "My Way" featuring Luciano Pavarotti.