On the day when George Michael fell asleep at the wheel of his Range Rover, he had been recording a song with Tony Bennet, called How Do You Keep The Music Playing. The track is for Bennett’s shortly-to-be-released duets album – Duets: An American Classic.
Please have a listen, and share your opinions in the comments section. My opinion? I think it’s poor – one of the worst tracks George Michael has ever recorded (yes, even worse than Like A Baby from the Make It Big album). Actually, all the tracks on this duets album are weak. I’m amazed they’re releasing it, to be honest. It’s a shame – I really wanted to like this album.
Having said that – I do realise that this is just my opinion. I find it hard to believe anyone will buy this album; but then I thought the same thing about Rod Stewart’s Great American Songbook albums – and those have been a simply amazing commerical success (well over ten million copies sold).