We all know the classic Kenny and Dolly duet, 1984's "Islands In the Stream" which hit #1 on the pop and country charts. But what about their second duet?
Second? Yes. Back in 2009, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton teamed up for another duet, hoping to re-create the magic of their classic. Ir was called “Tell Me That You Love Me” but ot didn’t quite make waves like “Island” did.
The only place it was released after it failed to become a hit was on a Time-Life compilation dedicated to Rogers, and then it vanished from print. Now, the lost duet is finally getting a streaming release on a posthumous album from Rogers.
Life Is Like a Song, due June 2 (via UMe), features 10 tracks, eight of which have never before been released. Along with the Parton duet, there are collaborations with Jamie O’Neal and Kim Keyes, and a co-write with his longtime creative partner Kim Carnes, “Love Is a Drug.” That song, and a cover of the Temptations’ “I Wish It Would Rain,” preview Life Is Like a Song. Other covers on the album include Rogers’ reading of Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight,” Lionel Richie’s “Goodbye,” and, on a deluxe digital edition, a version of “At Last,” famously cut by Etta James.
Here's the song. See what you think.