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Duets

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It is a credit to Elton John's gregarious nature and artistic malleability that DUETS works on so many different levels despite having a line-up of partners that appear to have been picked by someone throwing darts at a list of names. Some appear to make sense whereas others seem unfathomable. It's only proper that EJ's first and most successful partner Kiki Dee returns on a lush remake of Cole Porter's "True Love," while drag superstar RuPaul kitschs it up in Dee's place during a high energy reading of "Don't Go Breaking My Heart." Bonnie Raitt helps our hero take the standard "Love Letters" to church with some aid from Billy Preston's sanctified piano playing, whereas the faux countrypolitan pacing of "Born To Lose" works surprisingly well in accommodating both John's supple tenor and Leonard Cohen's low rumble of a voice. Elton John's solo singing is given excellent representation by "Duets For One," an amazingly upbeat song co-written with Squeeze's Chris Difford that features Chris Rea's twangy slide guitar. Rea does double-duty, getting his turn at the mike with John on the guitarist's self-penned "If You Were Me."
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1
Teardrops
00:04:52

Arif Mardin, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Jon Ingoldsby, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Zekkariyas, ComposerLyricist - Elton John, MainArtist - k.d. lang, MainArtist - Greg Penny, Producer - Zeriiya Zekkariyas, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1993 Mercury Records Limited

2
When I Think About Love (I Think About You)
00:04:34

Attrell Cordes, ComposerLyricist - P.M. Dawn, Producer, MainArtist - Elton John, MainArtist - Mike Fossenkemper, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1993 Mercury Records Limited

3
The Power
00:06:24

Andrae Crouch, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Hey, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Jon Ingoldsby, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Bernie Taupin, Author - Elton John, Composer, MainArtist - Greg Penny, Producer - Little Richard, MainArtist

℗ 1993 Mercury Records Limited

4
Shakey Ground
00:03:50

Eddie Hazel, ComposerLyricist - Elton John, MainArtist - DON HENLEY, Producer, MainArtist - Jeffrey Bowen, ComposerLyricist - Al Boyd, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1993 Mercury Records Limited

5
True Love
00:03:33

Narada Michael Walden, Producer - Cole Porter, ComposerLyricist - Elton John, MainArtist - Kiki Dee, MainArtist - Michael Gibbs, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1993 Mercury Records Limited

6
If You Were Me
00:04:24

Chris Rea, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Elton John, MainArtist

℗ 1993 Mercury Records Limited

7
A Woman's Needs
00:05:16

Bernie Taupin, Author - Elton John, Composer, MainArtist - BARRY BECKETT, Producer - Tammy Wynette, MainArtist

℗ 1993 Mercury Records Limited

8
Old Friend
00:04:15

Elton John, MainArtist - Nik Kershaw, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1993 Mercury Records Limited

9
Go On And On
00:05:49

Elton John, MainArtist - Stevie Wonder, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Gladys Knight, MainArtist - Van Arden, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1993 Mercury Records Limited

10
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
00:04:59

Bernie Taupin, ComposerLyricist - Elton John, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Giorgio Moroder, Producer - Brian Reeves, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - RuPaul, MainArtist

℗ 1993 Mercury Records Limited

11
Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
00:03:33

Marcella Detroit, FeaturedArtist - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Elton John, MainArtist - NICKOLAS ASHFORD, ComposerLyricist - Valerie Simpson, ComposerLyricist - David Nicholas, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1993 London Records Ltd.

12
I'm Your Puppet
00:03:35

David Campbell, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Lindsey, Producer - Spooner Oldham, ComposerLyricist - BILL SCHNEE, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Elton John, MainArtist - Dan Penn, ComposerLyricist - Lee R. Thornburg, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Lindon Oldham, ComposerLyricist - Gabe Veltri, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Young, MainArtist

℗ 1993 Mercury Records Limited

13
Love Letters
00:04:00

Don Was, Producer - David Campbell, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Elton John, MainArtist - BONNIE RAITT, MainArtist - Victor Young, Composer - Edward Heyman, Author - Ed Cherney, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1993 Mercury Records Limited

14
Born To Lose
00:04:31

Steve Lindsey, Producer - Ted Daffan, ComposerLyricist - BILL SCHNEE, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Elton John, MainArtist - Leonard Cohen, MainArtist - Mort Lindsey, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1993 Mercury Records Limited

15
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me Live At Wembley Arena / 1991
00:05:47

Bernie Taupin, ComposerLyricist - Elton John, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - GEORGE MICHAEL, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1991 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.

16
Duet For One
00:04:51

Chris Difford, Author - Elton John, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Stuart Epps, Producer - Greg Penny, Producer

℗ 1993 Mercury Records Limited

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It is a credit to Elton John's gregarious nature and artistic malleability that DUETS works on so many different levels despite having a line-up of partners that appear to have been picked by someone throwing darts at a list of names. Some appear to make sense whereas others seem unfathomable. It's only proper that EJ's first and most successful partner Kiki Dee returns on a lush remake of Cole Porter's "True Love," while drag superstar RuPaul kitschs it up in Dee's place during a high energy reading of "Don't Go Breaking My Heart." Bonnie Raitt helps our hero take the standard "Love Letters" to church with some aid from Billy Preston's sanctified piano playing, whereas the faux countrypolitan pacing of "Born To Lose" works surprisingly well in accommodating both John's supple tenor and Leonard Cohen's low rumble of a voice. Elton John's solo singing is given excellent representation by "Duets For One," an amazingly upbeat song co-written with Squeeze's Chris Difford that features Chris Rea's twangy slide guitar. Rea does double-duty, getting his turn at the mike with John on the guitarist's self-penned "If You Were Me."
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