Call Me Irresponsible

Call Me Irresponsible

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by Michael Bublé
     
 

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Riding a wave of multi-platinum chart-toppers, Michael Bublé presents his third studio album, Call Me Irresponsible, featuring a David Foster-produced set of classic and contemporary songs, from "The Best Is Yet to Come" and "I've Got the World on a String" to a pair of Bublé originals. With the swinging Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra at his back, Bublé launchesSee more details below

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Riding a wave of multi-platinum chart-toppers, Michael Bublé presents his third studio album, Call Me Irresponsible, featuring a David Foster-produced set of classic and contemporary songs, from "The Best Is Yet to Come" and "I've Got the World on a String" to a pair of Bublé originals. With the swinging Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra at his back, Bublé launches into such classic jazz fare as the finger-snapping title track while also taking in songs from Leonard Cohen ("I'm Your Man"), Henry Mancini (the Latin-flavored "It Had Better Be Tonight"), and Mel Tormé ("I'm Coming Home Baby") -- in a funky, cool-cat rendition assisted by the vocals of Boyz II Men. Bublé's own songs, co-written with Amy Foster-Gillis and Alan Chang, veer from the touching ballad "Lost" to the feel-good single "Everything," the album's catchiest track by a mile. Altogether, the suave, self-assured results more than ever reveal this heartthrob crooner to be a new-model Frank Sinatra. More like call him irresistible. [Note: The special edition includes the bonus cut "Love."]

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
More than any of his contemporaries, vocalist Michael Bublé has bridged the gap between standards-oriented vocal pop and more contemporary pop vocals. Having perfected the mix on his superb 2003 effort, It's Time, which found the Frank Sinatra-influenced singer covering both "I've Got You Under My Skin" and Leon Russell's R&B ballad "A Song for You," Bublé wisely doesn't mess with a good thing on 2007's Call Me Irresponsible. Once again delving into a mix of swinging big-band numbers and classic pop hits such as the wickedly hip '60s standard "Comin' Home Baby" (featuring backing vocals from Boyz II Men), the album is a breezy, stylish good time. And while such cuts as "The Best Is Yet to Come" and the laid-back title track comfortably cast Bublé as a modern-day crooner consistent with his billing, the unexpected reworkings of contemporary pop songs often make the biggest impact. To these ends, his bossa nova duet with vocalist Ivan Lins on Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight" and the reharmonized Willie Nelson perennial "Always on My Mind" work particularly well here, not as cheeky cabaret but as artfully crafted and devastatingly moving ballads. And it's not just the cover tunes that drive the album; on the contrary, much like the Bublé co-written ballad "Home" defined the mood of It's Time, his sparkling melodic pop original "Everything" helps make Call Me Irresponsible a truly welcome pop album by any standard. This CD was nominated for a Grammy award in 2007 as Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, and "Everything" was nominated for Best Male Pop Performance.
Billboard
Traditional jazz arrangements of pop classics...nicely demonstrate [Bublé's] stately interpretative savvy -- passionate without crossing into melodrama.
Philadelphia Inquirer - Karl Stark
The material may change, but the new charts don't alter Bublé's essential Frankness. The son of a fisherman, he sounds as if he were born in a tuxedo.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/2007
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624999898
catalogNumber:
100313
Rank:
5168

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Bublé   Primary Artist
Siedah Garrett   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Brian Bromberg   Bass
Jeff Hamilton   Drums
Rickey Woodard   Saxophone
Louis Price   Choir, Chorus
David Foster   Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Rick Baptist   Background Vocals
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
George Bohannon   Trombone
Rev. Dave Boruff   Background Vocals
Lee Callet   Saxophone
Carmen Carter   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Gilbert Castellanos   Trumpet
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Nathan East   Bass
Lynne Fiddmont   Choir, Chorus
Norm Fisher   Bass
Daniel Fornero   Background Vocals
Josh Freese   Drums
Ralph Humphrey   Drums
Alan Kaplan   Background Vocals
Larry Koonse   Guitar
Joe La Barbera   Drums
Michael Landau   Guitar
Bill Liston   Background Vocals
Charles Loper   Background Vocals
Bruce Otto   Background Vocals
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
Dean Parks   Guitar
Joel Peskin   Saxophone,Background Vocals,Soloist
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
Emil Radocchia   Percussion
Keith Scott   Guitar
Jim Self   Tuba
Dave Sinclair   Acoustic Guitar
Maurice Spears   Trombone
Mervyn Warren   Choir, Chorus
Daniel Kelley   French Horn
Donald Williams   Percussion
Michael Melvoin   Piano
Thomas R. Peterson   Saxophone
Christoph Luty   Bass
Sharlotte Gibson   Choir, Chorus
Marcelo Costa   Percussion
Wayne Bergeron   Background Vocals
Valerie Pinkston   Choir, Chorus
John A. Reynolds   French Horn
Lisa Vaughn   Choir, Chorus
Beverley Staunton   Choir, Chorus
Anthony Field   Choir, Chorus
Hugo Boss   Track Performer
Tamir Hendelman   Synthesizer,Piano
Ken Stacey   Choir, Chorus
Windy Wagner   Choir, Chorus
James Ford   Trumpet
Alan Chang   Piano
Bryan Lipps   Background Vocals
Gerald Clayton   Piano,Keyboards
Salvator Cracchiolo   Trumpet
Guy Nepus   Trombone
Frederick Fiddmont   Saxophone
Emily Blunt   Background Vocals
Graham Dechter   Guitar
Gary Foster   Background Vocals
Clorishey Lewis   Choir, Chorus
Salvadore Lozano   Background Vocals
Joseph Meyers   French Horn
Antoinette Scruggs   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Donald Smith   Choir, Chorus
Heitor Teixeira Pereira   Guitar
Phillip Teele   Background Vocals
Steven Becknell   French Horn

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Composer
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra   Contributor
Cy Coleman   Composer
Bill Holman   Arranger
Harold Arlen   Composer
David Foster   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Audio Production
Kelly Gordon   Composer
Jann Arden   Composer
Paul Buckmaster   String Arrangements
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Jorge Calandrelli   String Arrangements
Johnny Christopher   Composer
Eric Clapton   Composer
John Clayton   Arranger
Don Sebesky   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Humberto Gatica   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Gary Gilbert   Composer
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Leon Huff   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Arranger,Producer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Bob Rock   Arranger,Producer
Alejandro Rodriguez   Engineer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Mervyn Warren   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Choir Arrangement
Antonio "Moogie" Canazio   Engineer
William Ross   String Arrangements
Wayne Thompson   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Dean Kay Thompson   Composer
Matt Taylor   Art Direction
Franco Migliacci   Composer
Michael Bublé   Arranger,Composer,Horn Arrangements
Eric Helmkamp   Engineer
Jorge Vivo   Engineer
Alan Chang   Arranger,Composer
Ellen Wakayama   Art Direction
Bruce Allen   Management
Jochem van der Saag   Programming,Engineer,Sound Design

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