Don Johnson


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As far as celebrity records go, Heartbeat isn't half bad. Don Johnson is at best a competent singer, but for his first foray into pop music, he had the good sense to surround himself with strong collaborators, enlisting songs from the likes of Tom Petty ("Lost in Your Eyes"), Bob Seger ("Star Tonight"), and Diane Warren ("Other People's Lives"). Outside of its sheer novelty value, Heartbeat is also notable for the presence of such high-profile guests as Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ron Wood, and no less than Barbra Streisand. [Razor & Tie's 1998 reissue also includes six tracks from Johnson's 1989 follow-up, Let It Roll.]

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