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Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends

Duets: Friends & Legends is a studio album by Canadian Country artist Anne Murray. The album features seventeen of Anne's best-known songs re-recorded as duets with her favourite female singers.[2] While the record mostly consists of new studio tracks, Anne'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]

Duets: Friends & Legends
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 13, 2007 (2007-11-13) (Canada)
January 15, 2008 (2008-01-15) (United States)
Recorded1979 (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
GenreCountry
Length61:53
LabelManhattan
ProducerRobert Lange
Anne Murray
Phil Ramone
Anne Murray chronology
All of Me
(2005)
Duets: Friends & Legends
(2007)
Anne Murray's Christmas Album
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

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 Anne's final album of wholly new recordings. The following year, Anne made her final studio recordings -- four new tracks for the compilation Anne Murray's Christmas Album, which consisted mostly of previously released material.

TourEdit

To promote the album Anne Murray embarked on the Coast to Coast- One Last Time tour

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Duet partnerLength
1."Danny's Song"Kenny LogginsMartina McBride4:00
2."I Just Fall in Love Again"Steve Dorff, Larry Herbstritt, Harry Lloyd, Gloria SklerovDusty Springfield3:14
3."Another Pot O' Tea"Paul GradyEmmylou Harris3:34
4."Daydream Believer"John StewartNelly Furtado2:51
5."Somebody's Always Saying Goodbye"Bob McDillJann Arden4:21
6."Song for the Mira"Allister MacGillivrayCeltic Woman3:52
7."Time Don't Run Out on Me"Gerry Goffin, Carole KingCarole King3:30
8."Cotton Jenny"Gordon LightfootOlivia Newton-John3:23
9."A Love Song"Dona Lyn George, Logginsk.d. lang3:07
10."You Needed Me"Randy GoodrumShania Twain3:42
11."Nobody Loves Me Like You Do"James P. Duane, Pamela PhillipsDawn Langstroth4:04
12."You Won't See Me"John Lennon, Paul McCartneyShelby Lynne4:17
13."Could I Have This Dance"Wayland Holyfield, Bob HouseAmy Grant3:18
14."A Little Good News"Charlie Black, Rory Michael Bourke, Tommy RoccoIndigo Girls3:58
15."Snowbird"Gene MacLellanSarah Brightman2:15
16."When I Fall in Love" (live)Edward Heyman, Victor YoungCeline Dion3:50
17."Si Jamais Je Te Revois (If I Ever See You Again)"Bill Rice, Sharon RiceIsabelle Boulay4:37
Total length:61:53

PersonnelEdit

  • Kevin Axt - bass (tracks 8 to 9)
  • Diane Barere - cello
  • Eddie Bayers (tracks 1 to 3)
  • Virgil Blackwell - bass clarinet
  • Peter Bleakney - bass (track 16)
  • Peter Cardinali - bass (tracks 4 to 7)
  • Bob Carlisle - French horn
  • Chris Caswell - keyboards (tracks 13 to 15)
  • Jim Cox - keyboards (tracks 8 to 12),
  • Gary Craig (track 16)
  • Gregg Field (tracks 8 to 12)
  • David Finck - bass (tracks 13 to 15)
  • Katherine Fink - alto flute
  • George Flynn - bass trombone
  • Michael 'Pepe' Francis - guitar (tracks 4 to 7)
  • Brian Gatto - keyboards (track 16),
  • Gil Goldstein - accordion (tracks 13 to 15)
  • Chris Hall - tuba
  • Georges Herbert - guitar (track 16)
  • Tony Kadleck - trumpet
  • Barry Keane - percussion (tracks 4 to 7)
  • Jeff Kievit - trumpet
  • Jeanne LeBlanc - cello
  • Richard Locker - cello
  • Liz Mann - alto flute
  • Aidan Mason - guitar (track 16)
  • Brent Mason - electric guitar (tracks 1 to 3)
  • Billy Masters - electric guitar (tracks 13 to 15)
  • Rob Mathes - accordion, keyboards (tracks 13 to 15)
  • Phil Myers - French horn
  • Steven Nathan - keyboards (tracks 1 to 3),
  • Dean Parks - guitar (tracks 8 to 12)
  • Shawn Pelton (tracks 13 to 15)
  • Michael Rhodes - bass (tracks 1 to 3)
  • Doug Riley - keyboards (tracks 4 to 7)
  • Lou Pomanti - keyboards
  • Steve Sexton - keyboards (track 16)
  • Andy Snitzer - alto saxophone
  • Biff Watson - acoustic guitar (tracks 1 to 3)
  • Diane Lesser - English horn
  • David Weiss - bass flute
  • Pamela Sklar - bass flute
  • Birch Johnson - tenor trombone
Viola
  • Irene Breslaw
  • Desiree Elsevier
  • Vincent Lionti
  • Craig Mumm
Violin
  • Abe Appleman
  • Elena Barere
  • Eva Burmeister
  • David Chan
  • Enrico DiCecco
  • Jonathan Dinklage
  • Katherine Fong
  • Ann Leathers
  • Laura McGinniss
  • Catherine Ro
  • Ricky Sortomme
  • Sylvia Danburg Vlope
  • Carol Webb
  • Hae Young Ham

Chart performanceEdit

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

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