is the 59th and last Duets II studio album by American singer Frank Sinatra. It was released in 1994, and was the sequel to the previous year's . Duets
Phil Ramone produced the album and guest artists from various genres contributed their duet parts to Sinatra's already recorded vocals. Though not as commercially successful as Duets, it still rose to #9 on the Billboard albums chart and sold over 1 million copies in the U.S. It also peaked at #29 in the UK.
Critical notices were again mixed at best, although some viewed it as an improvement over its predecessor. However, the album won Sinatra the 1995
Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance, his last competitive Grammy Award.
These would be the last studio recordings made by Sinatra, who had begun his recording career fifty five years earlier.
Both were packaged together in a "90th Birthday Limited Collector's Edition" released in 2005; North American pressings add an unreleased duet recording of "My Way" with
Willie Nelson, while international pressings have him singing with Luciano Pavarotti.
Track listing [ edit ]
For Once in My Life" ( Ron Miller, Orlando Murden) (with Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder) – 3:18 "
Come Fly with Me" ( Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) (with Luis Miguel) – 4:17 "
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" ( Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) (with Patti LaBelle) – 3:31 "
The Best Is Yet to Come" ( Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) (with Jon Secada) – 3:12 "
Moonlight in Vermont" ( John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) (with Linda Ronstadt) – 4:07 "
Fly Me to the Moon" ( Bart Howard) (with Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 3:06 "
Luck Be a Lady" ( Frank Loesser) (with Chrissie Hynde) – 5:17 "
A Foggy Day" ( George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) (with Willie Nelson) – 2:24 "
Where or When" (Rodgers, Hart) (with Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme) – 3:53 "
Embraceable You" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) (with Lena Horne) – 3:45 "
Mack the Knife" ( Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) (with Jimmy Buffett) – 4:26 "
How Do You Keep the Music Playing?"/" My Funny Valentine" ( Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand)/(Rodgers, Hart) (with Lorrie Morgan) – 3:58 "
My Kind of Town" (Cahn, Van Heusen) (with Frank Sinatra, Jr.) – 2:33 "
The House I Live In" ( Lewis Allan, Earl Robinson) (with Neil Diamond) – 4:14
Personnel [ edit ]
Dave Allen – technical assistance
Marcelo Anez – assistant engineer
Ron Anthony – guitar
John Aquilino – engineer
Bernie Becker – engineer
Chuck Berghofer – bass, rhythm bass
Craig Brock – assistant engineer
Billy Byers – arranger Scott Canto – assistant engineer
Bryan Carrigan – assistant engineer Paul Cartledge – engineer
Jim Caruana – assistant engineer
Hank Cattaneo – producer
Bill Cavanaugh – engineer
Sean Chambers – assistant engineer, mixing assistant
Kiko Cibrian – vocal producer
Don Costa – arranger
Mike Couzzi – engineer
Jill Dell'Abate – production coordination
T-Bone Demmar – engineer
Peter Doell – assistant engineer
Charles Dye – engineer
Susanne Edgren – production coordination
Andy Engel – illustrations
Geraldo Fernandes de Souza, Jr. – engineer
Gregg Field – drums
Frank Foster – arranger
Jim Giddenes – technical assistance
Carl Glanville – engineer, assistant engineer
Larry Greenhill – engineer
Michael Guerra – technical assistance
Don Hahn – engineer
Troy Halderson – assistant engineer
David Hall – assistant engineer
R.R. Harlan – engineer
Jay Healy – engineer
John Hechtman – technical assistance
Tom Hensley – vocal arrangement
Ted Jensen – mastering
Quincy Jones – arranger Charles Koppelman – executive producer
Sebastián Krys – assistant engineer Scott Lechner – technical assistance
Alan Lindgren – vocal arrangement
Johnny Mandel – arranger George Massenburg – engineer
Chie Masumoto – production coordination
Billy May – arranger Mike Mazzetti – assistant engineer
Paul McKenna – engineer
Bucky Meadows – technical assistance
Bill Miller – piano Jeff Minnich – technical assistance
Francisco Miranda – assistant engineer
Jennifer Monnar – assistant engineer
Marcelo Moura – assistant engineer
LeRoy Neiman – paintings Kim Niemi – coordination
Jorge Noriega – backing vocals
Clay Ostwald – keyboards
Charles Paakkari – engineer
John Patterson – engineer
Scott Perry – engineer, assistant engineer
Csaba Petocz – engineer
Jose L. Quintana – vocal producer
Rita Quintero – backing vocals
Ed Rak – engineer
Mark Ralston – assistant engineer
Phil Ramone – producer Dave Reitzas – engineer
Nelson Riddle – arranger Don Rubin – executive producer
Arturo Sandoval – trumpet
Eric Schilling – engineer, mixing
Al Schmitt – engineer
Kevin Scott – assistant engineer
Frank Sinatra – vocals Andy Smith – assistant engineer
Rick Southern – engineer
Tommy Steele – art direction
Ted Stein – engineer
Ron Taylor – engineer
Denny Thomas – technical assistance
Terry Trotter – piano
Larry Walsh – engineer
Eliot Weisman – executive producer
Chris Wiggins – assistant engineer
Dick Williams – vocal arrangement
Patrick Williams – arranger, conductor, director, musical director Frank Wolf – engineer
Stevie Wonder – harmonica, piano, vocals Terry Woodson – music preparation
Tom Young – engineer
Bill Zehme – liner notes
References [ edit ]