Patsy Cline

Duets, Vol. 1

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Maybe Patsy Cline: Duets was conceived as a way to bring Cline's classic music to a new generation, maybe the artists involved with the record have genuine love and respect for Cline plus the desire to duet with one of the greatest vocalists of the 20th century, but it's still hard to imagine why the record of electronic duets was made. There is no interaction on electronic duets and it often sounds very, very creepy. Sure, a few tracks work fairly well -- Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings are such seasoned professionals that it almost seems like they are singing with Cline instead of a tape -- but most of this is awkward or stilted, such as Bob Carlisle's mis-matched opening, "That Wonderful Someone." Perhaps fans of the duet partners or Cline will find this to be a curiosity, but they'd be better off with the original Cline classics or covers.

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