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- Posted on Jul 10th 2007 6:00PM by Gaylord Fields
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway -- it's time to unsheathe that golden chisel and etch one more pair of names onto the monument commemorating the greatest male-female duos in the annals of popular music. For on Tuesday, the 18th of September, 2007 Anno Domini, the names Barry Manilow and Rosie O'Donnell will resonate in the air along with their new duet on the Elton John/Kiki Dee song 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart.'
This soon-to-be-a-classic take, as well as cover renditions of many more of the greatest songs of the Seventies, will appear on Manilow's aptly titled 'Greatest Songs of the Seventies' double disc. Other songs on Disc One, sadly, will be lacking that special Rosie vocal touch but will include Manilow-ized versions of the Beatles' 'The Long and Winding Road,' Simon & Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' and Christopher Cross' 'Sailing.' A gentle reminder: No Rosie on any of those tracks. Disc Two will feature stripped-down, acoustic versions of Manilow classics like 'Mandy,' 'Could It Be Magic?' and 'Copacabana.' Need it be pointed out that "stripped down" means without any Rosie?