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Album Review

Given the most confusing title for an album of newly recorded material since John Prine's The Missing Years, Paul Anka's A Body of Work, despite a name that makes it sound like a compilation, is actually the singer/songwriter's first new U.S. release since Walk a Fine Line in 1983. Following the international success of 1996's Spanish-language duets album Amigos, Anka tries a little of everything in an attempt to regain a foothold at home. There are newly written songs, notably the unabashedly devotional adult love ballad "She's My Woman, She's My Friend" that opens the record. There are celebrity guest stars — Celine Dion, Tevin Campbell, Kenny G, Barry Gibb, Patti LaBelle, and Peter Cetera turn up to one extent or another. And there are remakes of hits penned by Anka with the singers who made them famous: he duets with a living Tom Jones on "She's a Lady" and with a 1968 tape of Frank Sinatra on "My Way." For this high-profile effort, Anka has called in both adult contemporary king David Foster and Sony Music's Walter Afanasieff (Michael Bolton, Mariah Carey) as producers, though their efforts are relatively restrained. In fact, despite the celebrity firepower, the whole album is really a set of low-key ballads that Anka sings emotionally, whether the mood is happy or sad. It's a respectable return-to-action for a veteran who remains vital, even if it was not a commercial return-to-form.

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I want Celine Dion!!!!!!

This album is great, but I also want Celine Dion's duet with him. Where is it? Can you, Itunes, please put Celine's song on here PLEASE!!!!!!

Pale imitations

Hey, why not put together the original versions of the songs. The 1983 release of "Hold Me 'Til The Mornin' Comes" can't be that hard to find. You mean Columbia Records doesn't have a master recording available for sale instead of this pale imitation. [Nice job getting Peter Cetera back in to re-create his role, though he doesn't really appear to be that busy these days anyway, so it's not THAT big a coup]. Try making the originals available for PURCHASE, because I enjoy spending my money. If some geek in a basement with Windows 98 and the vinyl single can make it available online, I'm sure a major record label can manage it. Unless the term "major label" really is as much an oxymoron as it seems these days.

Missing Number 2

ITunes: Please find missing track 2, the Celine and Paul duet It's Hard To Say Goodbye. Is there a reason why it's omitted here? Thanks!


Born: July 30, 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the biggest teen idols of the late '50s, Paul Anka moved to the adult sphere several years later and became a successful performer, songwriter, music businessman, and recording artist, remaining so well into the new millennium. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1941 to parents of Lebanese Christian descent who owned a local restaurant, Anka proved a child prodigy, beginning his show business life at the age of 12 as an impressionist. By the age of 14, he was stealing the family car to drive to amateur...
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