Celebration in Vienna

Dionne Warwick / Plácido Domingo

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Celebration in Vienna Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Placido Domingo and Dionne Warwick are both great singers, but they are not a natural match. They come from different backgrounds and have different styles, yet they were paired for the holiday record Celebration in Vienna. Given that it's a Christmas album filled with good cheer, it's hard to begrudge either artist, but the album doesn't work as well as one might hope. Individually, both vocalists acquit themselves fairly well, but the duets don't quite hold up. Nevertheless, there is a certain charm to much of this record that makes it worth hearing for fans of either artist, even if it doesn't deliver as much as it promises.

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