Duet (Ronan Keating album)

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Duet
Studio album by Ronan Keating
Released 12 November 2010
Recorded 2010
Studios 301
Genre Pop
Length 41:05
Label Polydor Records
Producer Greg Wells
Ronan Keating chronology
Winter Songs
(2009)
Duet
(2010)
When Ronan Met Burt
(2011)
Singles from Duet
  1. "Believe Again"
    Released: 5 November 2010

Duet is the seventh studio album by Irish singer-songwriter and Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating. It was produced by Greg Wells and features collaborations with Australian, New Zealand and international artists. It was released only in Australia and New Zealand on 12 November 2010.[1]

Background[edit]

Keating always held a special fondness for Australia and New Zealand and planned to release an album just for the two countries where he collaborated with both Australian and New Zealand artists.[2] Keating explained "I have an amazing relationship with Australia and New Zealand. You have welcomed me with open arms and made me feel like one of your own and for that I thank you. So... I thought I would put an album together especially for you! On this record I have had the chance to work with some of your best and it has been an inspiration".[2] The majority of the album was produced by Greg Wells and was recorded in Sydney's Studios 301.[2]

The album also included collaborations with international artists Cat Stevens, Lulu, LeAnn Rimes and Elton John, all of which had been previously released.

Critical reception[edit]

So far the album has received positive reviews. Australian reviewer Cameron Adams of Herald Sun gave the album a 3 out of 5 stars.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Say Say Say" (featuring Adeaze) — 3:49
  2. "All for One" (featuring Guy Sebastian) — 4:44
  3. "Believe Again" (featuring Paulini) — 3:39
  4. "To Love Somebody" (featuring Brian McFadden) — 3:22
  5. "Islands in the Stream" (featuring The McClymonts) — 3:59
  6. "Wild World" (featuring Marvin Priest) — 3:20
  7. "The Long Goodbye" (featuring Lee Kernaghan) — 4:11
  8. "Last Thing on My Mind" (featuring LeAnn Rimes) — 3:57
  9. "Father & Son" (featuring Cat Stevens) — 3:21
  10. "We've Got Tonight" (featuring Lulu) — 3:37
  11. "Your Song" (featuring Elton John) (Live 2000 / Madison Square Garden, New York) — 4:06
  12. "It's Only Christmas" (featuring Hayley Westenra) — 3:25

Chart[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Certification Sales/
shipments
Australian Albums Chart 3[4] Platinum[5] 70,000
New Zealand Albums Chart 1[6] 2x Platinum[7] 30,000

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
The Gift by Susan Boyle
New Zealand Albums Chart number one album
3 January 2011 – 10 January 2011
Succeeded by
Sigh No More by Mumford and Sons

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalogue
Australia[8] 12 November 2010 CD, digital download Universal Music 2756385
New Zealand[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duet by Ronan Keating Australia iTunes Store (Apple Inc). Retrieved 2010-11-16.
  2. ^ a b c Ronan's Gift to his New Zealand Fans www.voxy.co.nz - Retrieved 2010-11-16.
  3. ^ Cameron Adams (2010-11-11) CD Reviews: SuBo, Ne-Yo and Ronan Herald Sun. Retrieved 2010-11-16.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Top 50 Singles Chart Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  6. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Rianz.org.nz. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  7. ^ RIANZ Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). Retrieved 2010-11-23.
  8. ^ Ronan Keating Duet CD The Music Shop www.musicshop.com.au - Retrieved 2010-11-16.
  9. ^ Duet by Ronan Keating iTunes Store (Apple Inc). Retrieved 2010-11-16.