Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends
|Duets: Friends & Legends|
|Studio album by Anne Murray|
|Released||November 13, 2007(Canada)|
|Recorded||1979 (Dusty Springfield), December 14, 1996 (Anne and Celine Dion), Fall 2006-Summer 2007 at Blackbird Studios, Capitol Studios, Phase One Studios, Legacy Recording Studios, Orange Lounge|
|Anne Murray chronology|
Duets: Friends & Legends is a studio album by Canadian Country artist Anne Murray. The album features seventeen of Murray's best-known songs re-recorded as duets with her favourite female singers. While the record mostly consists of new studio tracks, Murray's duet with Celine Dion on "When I Fall in Love" was taken from a 1996 TV special. The late Dusty Springfield's vocal on "I Just Fall in Love Again" was lifted from Springfield's 1979 recording of the track.
The album was released in Canada on November 13, 2007, where it reached #4 on the Canadian Albums Chart and has since been certified 2× Platinum (200,000 albums sold) in that country. It received two nominations at the 2008 Juno Awards (Album of the Year and Pop Album of the Year), although it was originally omitted from the Album of the Year category after a calculation error.
Anne Murray - Friends & Legends is also the title of a one-hour television special produced for CBC Television by Out to See Entertainment Inc. The show features duets by Anne Murray with her daughter Dawn Langstroth, Jann Arden and various other artists.
In the United States, the album was released on January 15, 2008, and peaked at #42 on the Billboard 200 as well as #8 on the Top Country Albums chart. As of 2016, the album has sold approximately 300,000 copies in the United States.
This is Murray's final album of wholly new recordings. The following year, Murray made her final studio recordings -- four new tracks for the compilation Anne Murray's Christmas Album, which consisted mostly of previously released material.
|Canadian Albums Chart||3|
|U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums||8|
|U.S. Billboard 200||42|
- Allmusic review
- NASHVILLE SKYLINE: Anne Murray's Friends & Legends Duets
- Anne Murray interview about 'Duets: Friends and Legends.' Archived June 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Friends Jann Arden and Sarah Brightman Join Music Legend Anne Murray on The 2008 JUNO Awards Archived May 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Singer Anne Murray questions handling of flubbed Juno nominees
- allmusic ((( Duets: Friends and Legends > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))
- Anne Murray Duets: Friends And Legends - Debuts