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It has been a while since I have done a music review. After all I am a singer but I do not review just opera or classical. In fact, I listen to a VARIETY of music genres. I was really happy to get to preview Michael Bublé’s new CD that was released on April 23rd. I have been a long-time fan of his voice and albums so I was real interested to hear new music.
After I heard the entire album I was a bit amused. It took me a bit to register every track because well, the album mixes different styles. Bublé takes several popular standards and gives it his own interpretation. I immediately loved Come Dance With Me. Bublé has such a relaxed style that makes you want to sing along or even dance anywhere!
Even though Bublé has three tracks with a contributing artist, I simply enjoyed Something Stupid. I have heard that track performed by different artists but it never gets old. It is nice to hear Reese Witherspoon sing again. If anyone has seen Walk the Line, Reese Witherspoon performed all her songs and it was so refreshing to see and hear an actress do her own singing. Obviously Bublé likes her singing too!
There are four original songs on this album that were co-written by Bublé and of the four my favorite is It’s a Beautiful Day. In general I really like when Bublé sings really upbeat songs with full orchestra. It is his best work which leads me to say that this album is not my MOST favorite. I like his 2005 album It’s Time and 2009 album Crazy Love the best. Somehow the standards on those albums caught my attention a lot more that on this album. It really does not strike a chord with me.
That said, that is just my opinion. I told my sister-in-law, who is a big Bublé fan, to give me her opinion because sometimes others feel differently.
Go and listen to the album and give your opinion of this popular crooner. He has sold out shows he will be performing starting at the end of June. You gotta love him!
- “It’s A Beautiful Day” Music Video
- “You Make Me Feel So Young” Clip
- “To Love Somebody” Music Video
- April 25 – Performing in the NYC Subway
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To Be Loved Track Listing:
1. “You Make Me Feel So Young”
2. “It’s a Beautiful Day”
3. “To Love Somebody”
4. “Who’s Lovin You”
5. “Something Stupid” (featuring Reese Witherspoon)
6. “Come Dance with Me”
7. “Close Your Eyes”
8. “After All” (featuring Bryan Adams)
9. “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You” (with Naturally 7)
10. “To Be Loved”
11. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”
12. “Nevertheless (I’m in Love with You)” (featuring The Puppini Sisters)
13. “I Got It Easy”
14. “Young at Heart”