Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends

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Duets: Friends & Legends
Studio album by Anne Murray
Released November 13, 2007 (2007-11-13) (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
Genre Country
Length 61:53
Label Manhattan
Producer Robert Lange
Anne Murray
Phil Ramone
Anne Murray chronology
All of Me
Duets: Friends & Legends
Anne Murray's Christmas Album
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

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.[2] 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.[2] The late Dusty Springfield's vocal on "I Just Fall in Love Again" was lifted from Springfield's 1979 recording of the track.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

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.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Duet partner Length
1. "Danny's Song" Kenny Loggins Martina McBride 4:00
2. "I Just Fall in Love Again" Steve Dorff, Larry Herbstritt, Harry Lloyd, Gloria Sklerov Dusty Springfield 3:14
3. "Another Pot O' Tea" Paul Grady Emmylou Harris 3:34
4. "Daydream Believer" John Stewart Nelly Furtado 2:51
5. "Somebody's Always Saying Goodbye" Bob McDill Jann Arden 4:21
6. "Song for the Mira" Allister MacGillivray Celtic Woman 3:52
7. "Time Don't Run Out on Me" Gerry Goffin, Carole King Carole King 3:30
8. "Cotton Jenny" Gordon Lightfoot Olivia Newton-John 3:23
9. "A Love Song" Dona Lyn George, Loggins k.d. lang 3:07
10. "You Needed Me" Randy Goodrum Shania Twain 3:42
11. "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do" James P. Duane, Pamela Phillips Dawn Langstroth 4:04
12. "You Won't See Me" John Lennon, Paul McCartney Shelby Lynne 4:17
13. "Could I Have This Dance" Wayland Holyfield, Bob House Amy Grant 3:18
14. "A Little Good News" Charlie Black, Rory Michael Bourke, Tommy Rocco Indigo Girls 3:58
15. "Snowbird" Gene MacLellan Sarah Brightman 2:15
16. "When I Fall in Love" (live) Edward Heyman, Victor Young Celine Dion 3:50
17. "Si Jamais Je Te Revois (If I Ever See You Again)" Bill Rice, Sharon Rice Isabelle Boulay 4:37

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007)[7] Peak
Canadian Albums Chart 3
Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 8
U.S. Billboard 200 42