This is Tony Bennett’s third trip to the Duets well, and he’s come up rather dry. The original Duets, released in 2006, included a pairing with Colombian vocalist Juanes. Last year, one selection on Duets II featured Bennett with Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz. Viva Duets was intended to build on the popularity of those two tracks by teaming Bennett with a full slate of Latin artists. As always, his guest list is distinguished, extending from Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan and Christina Aguilera to Mexican superstar Thalía and Puerto Rican pop sensation Chayanne.
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