Michael Buble just floors me! I have his debut album and really like his way with those great standards; I have seen him live and he simply took my breath away not to mention made me experience the best live concert I have ever seen. This guy has it all -- a great voice, great style (it IS a Michael style -- I'll know him when I hear him even without seeing the credits)and a most ingratiating persona and stage presence.
SO, this Christmas CD is yet another most fulfilling piece of work. To start off, the songs are 5 of the very best Christmas songs and they are perfect for a Michael B. take on them. For me, he brings out the very best in each song -- the phrasing, the words, the rhythm, the style. The interpretations are so nuanced and yet so natural -- it is as if these works were waiting for a new definitive take on the way they should be sung...they are the same YET not the same thanks to Michael. And, ofcourse, there is that voice -- velvety, cool, rich and so expressive. It is a true symbiotic relationship -- Michael is perfect for these songs and the songs are perfect for Michael.
Perhaps what makes the disc more special is that Michael comes across as truly real, sincere, genuine -- from the heart! He loves the songs, has a great time with the songs and it shows.