‘Duets’ CD Review

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on April 11, 2013

Paul Anka
CD $9.98 (Legacy Recordings)

Celebrating his 55th year as a singer and songwriter and timed in conjunction with the publication of “My Way: An Autobiography,” this collection of 14 new collaborations brings together one of pop music’s living treasures with some of his friends, admirers, idols and associates for a melodic stroll down memory lane. Joining Anka for this anniversary salute on mostly original tunes (with a couple of others that he picked just because he liked them) are Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Patti Labelle, Tom Jones, Gloria Estefan, Peter Cetera, George Benson, Michael McDonald, and—through the magic of recording technology—Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra on the two songs that Anka wrote for each of them, “This Is It” and “My Way.”