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Hello ARSC,

David Byrne recently wrote a brief essay
<http://thetalkhouse.com/music/talks/david-byrne-talking-heads-talks-barry-manilows-my-dream-duets/>
for The Talkhouse. In it, he thinks about human reproduction, sound
recording, and Barry Manilow's new album "My Dream Duets"; it's an
interesting read.

The AllMusic.com review
<http://allmusic.com/album/my-dream-duets-mw0002740392> of the album isn't
favorable and, halfway through listening to Manilow's album, I'm inclined
to agree with the review.

What do you think of this album/concept? Is it simply recorded duet
karaoke? A touched-up 21st century mashup of sorts? Some new old crooner
sampling genre?

In sound,

Eric Cartier
Digital Librarian
University of Maryland Libraries