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Michael Bublé Enhanced
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|7. You'll Never Find Another Love|
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|9. Put Your Head On My Shoulder|
|11. The Way You Look Tonight|
|12. Come Fly With Me|
|13. That's All|
2003 album from the Canadian crooner. When producer David Foster (Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston) discovered him, he quickly became a 25-year-old singing sensation whose smooth voice and heartthrob style harks back to the swingin' greats of earlier decades, to the likes of Frank & Dean, but also speaks to a new generation's sensibility.
Pop's rush to raid the cradle continues with this promising debut by 25-year-old Canadian singer Michael Bublé. And while the young vocal star's good looks are smart enough for a boy band, his muse seems to have sprung from a more sassy and compelling musical era. Mentored by Paul Anka (whose '50s hit "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" is covered in dreamy, cabaret fashion here), Bublé sings in the orbits of Darin and Sinatra, covering swing epoch gems ("Come Fly with Me," "The Way You Look Tonight," "That's All") and rock era standards (Van Morrison's "Moondance," "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" by the Brothers Gibb, Queen's "Crazy Little Ting Called Love") with equal aplomb. David Foster's production is typically slick and played to the back row of the bleachers, but it's informed by smart contexts provided by such arrangers as Johnny Mandel, Randy Waldman, and Mike Melvoin. If the choices of material are sometimes staid and predictable, they also give the singer a crucial framework for building toward something more challenging; his is a bright future. --Jerry McCulley
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Great selection of songs from the initial song "Fever", followed by one of my favorites, "Moondance" (makes you sing along & snap your fingers). Listening to the slower ones, "Kissing A Fool," "The Way You Look Tonight," "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine," and ""Put Your Head On My Shoulder" makes you want to fall in love again! His renditions of "Come Fly With Me," "For Once In My Life" and "Summer Wind" are almost like the legendary Francis Albert Sinatra's style. "For Once In My Life" and "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" are equally mesmerizing. If you're in the mood for dancing and swinging and want to be cool and hip, then dance to the tune of "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (I like the refrain ... there goes my baby.....she knows how to rock & roll, she drives me crazy). Likewise with "Sway" where you can dance and "Cha-Cha-Cha."
"That's All," the last tract, is one of my all-time favorites. Hopefully, it's not "that's all" for this young and promising new singer. He deserves a pat on the back. Congratulations Mr. Michael Buble!
This CD is superb and a nice addition to anyone's collection.
I never cared for "You're Gonna Miss My Loving" but after 3 good listens, my eyes teared up and the lyrics took on an entire new meaning - that of sorrow. Lou Rawl's version is more 'I told you so' bold. Michael sings it with a broken heart.
My favorites? Moondance of course and Kissing a Fool were unexpected surprises. I skip the Bee Gees song. It does nothing for me - but then neither did the original.
**** See below for an Update on Feb 10, 2004 ****
I saw Michael live at the Hollywood Bowl on a perfect LA summer evening. Outside, tank top, shorts, flip-flips, Pinot Grigio, a full moon, and then fireworks. He didn't get a long enough set but I can't wait to see him again. His voice sounds even fuller and richer live. No, it wasn't the wine!
Everyone who has heard this CD on my BOSE enjoys it. Most men love "Fever"...that cracks me up!
Michael Buble' belongs in your collection along with Sting, Sinatra, Linda Ronstandt, Brian Setzer, Bono/U2, Diana Krall, and kd Lang singing Skylark (check it out, gorgeous).
I am looking forward to Michael and David collaborating again. This could be the next Sinatra/Riddle/May team.
There are beautiful echoes of Jack Jones, Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme all the way through this album. Does anyone remember Jack Jones? Most of the songs, singing, and production from this collection would sound quite at home on some of Jack Jones' terribly unfashionable 70s albums (which, by the way are not available on CD - now may be the time to release them, someone!).
The song selection here is sometimes overly conservative and bland, or sometimes even kitsch ("Crazy Little Thing"), but the voice usually compensates for any mediocrities in songwriting and orchestration. George Michael and Barry Gibb are good songwriter choices - maybe Michael Buble should do more of these kinds of songs in this kind of setting? Some of the swing stuff may be overly blatantly Sinatra-influenced, but it's impeccably done.
I'm very much looking forward to hearing more from this guy...
Most recent customer reviews
Who could not like Micheal Buble and his smooth sounds and voice. Somewhat like a "Sinatra" re-incarnated with a lot of variety.Published 4 months ago by Jasperkid
This is the music of my teen years and I still think it's the best all these years later. I love it!Published 12 months ago by Diane Edwards
Great music for our dance classes. We listen to this CD quite often.Published 20 months ago by camelia
Doesn't get any better than this cd. Velvet smooth vocals, extraordinary production & supporting musicians. Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2006
i must agree with earlier comment, this man comes alive, playing live! his studio music does not do him the same justice. Read morePublished on Dec 22 2005
Tony Good, Dean Better, Micheal the Best. Yes Bublé is Amazing, Michael you are by far the real thing. It's a Frank Sinatra with a voice, it's magic.. Read morePublished on March 14 2005 by Bob4
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