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Duets

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Music & Lyrics by ELTON JOHN, BERNIE TAUPIN, ZEKKARIYAS, ZERIIYA ZEKKARIYAS, A. CORDES, JEFFREY BROWN, EDDIE HAZEL, ALPHONSO BOYD, COLE PORTER, CHRIS REA, NIK KERSHAW, STEVIE WONDER, NICKOLAS ASHFORD, VALERIE SIMPSON, LINDEN OLDHAM, DAN PENN, VICTOR YOUNG, EDWARD HEYMAN & TED DAFFAN

Produced by GREG PENNY, P.M. DAWN, ELTON JOHN, DON HENLEY, NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN, CHRIS REA, BARRY BECKETT, NIK KERSHAW, STEVIE WONDER, GIORGIO MORODER, CHRIS THOMAS, STEVE LINDSEY, DON WAS, GEORGE MICHAEL & STUART EPPS Orchestral Arrangements by ARIF MARDIN, MICHAEL GIBBS, DAVID CAMPBELL & MORT LINDSEY

Horn Arrangements by JERRY HEY & LEE THORNBURG

Vocal Arrangements by ANDRAE CROUCH & NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN

Recorded at Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA, US; Soundtrack Studio, NY, NY, US; Bosstown Recording, Atlanta, GA, US; A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, US; Tarpan Studios, San Rafael, CA, US; TheTownhouse, London, UK; Mill Recording Studios, Berkshire, UK; Woodland Digital, Nashville, TN, US; Metropolis Studios, London, UK; Wonderland Studios, Los Angeles, CA, US; I Der I Mobile Unit, Los Angeles, CA, US; Olympic Studios, London, UK; Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA, US; Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, US; Wembley Arena, Wembley, UK

Duets

Elton’s 24th studio album began initially as a Christmas album but grew into a successful record that features Elton paired with a wide variety of contemporary singers. Certified platinum by the RIAA only one year after its release, Duets contains several popular covers and singles. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, performed live in concert with George Michael, peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart while Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, performed with RuPaul, reached #3 on the Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart.

Released: November 30, 1993

  1. When I Think About Love (I Think About You) [with P.M. Dawn]
  2. The Power [with Little Richard]
  3. Shakey Ground [with Don Henley]
  4. True Love [with Kiki Dee]
  5. If You Were Me [with Chris Rea]
  6. A Woman’s Needs [with Tammy Wynette]
  7. Old Friend [with Nik Kershaw]
  8. Go On And On [with Gladys Knight]
  9. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart [with RuPaul]
  10. Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing [with Marcella Detroit]
  11. I’m Your Puppet [with Paul Young]
  12. Love Letters [with Bonnie Raitt]
  13. Born To Lose [with Leonard Cohen]
  14. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me [Live with George Michael]
  15. Duets For One