Call Me Irresponsible

Call Me Irresponsible

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. [Warner Bros.'s 2007 Tour Edition included a bonus eight-song CD.]
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:
12/04/2007
Label:
Warner Bros Uk
UPC:
0093624991113
catalogNumber:
249911
Rank:
237169

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Best Is Yet to Come  - Michael Bublé
  2. It Had Better Be Tonight (Meglio Stasera)  - Michael Bublé
  3. Me and Mrs. Jones  - Michael Bublé
  4. I'm Your Man  - Michael Bublé
  5. Comin' Home Baby  - Michael Bublé
  6. Lost  - Michael Bublé
  7. Call Me Irresponsible  - Michael Bublé
  8. Wonderful Tonight  - Michael Bublé
  9. Everything  - Michael Bublé
  10. I've Got the World on a String  - Michael Bublé
  11. Always on My Mind  - Michael Bublé
  12. That's Life  - Michael Bublé
  13. Dream  - Michael Bublé

Disc 2

  1. Stuck in the Middle with You  - Michael Bublé
  2. Lost  - Michael Bublé
  3. Home  - Michael Bublé
  4. Orange Coloured Sky  - Michael Bublé
  5. Everything  - Michael Bublé
  6. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!  - Michael Bublé
  7. The Christmas Song  - Michael Bublé
  8. White Christmas  - Michael Bublé

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Bublé   Primary Artist
Brian Bromberg   Bass
Jeff Hamilton   Drums
Lee Callet   Saxophone
Gilbert Castellanos   Trumpet
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
Dean Parks   Guitar
Jim Self   Tuba
David Tull   Drums
Randy Waldman   Keyboards
Daniel Kelley   French Horn
Thomas R. Peterson   Saxophone
Christoph Luty   Bass
John "4 Daddman" Robinson   Drums
Brian Austin Green   Guitar,Soloist
George Bohanon   Trombone
Tamir Hendelman   Piano
Courtney Blooding   Background Vocals
James Ford   Trumpet
Rickey Woodward   Saxophone
Kyle Palmer   Trumpet
Debbie Timuss   Background Vocals
Gerald Clayton   Keyboards
Salvator Cracchiolo   Trumpet
Guy Nepus   Trombone
Frederick Fiddmont   Saxophone
Graham Dechter   Guitar
Joseph Meyers   French Horn
Jochem van der Saag   Harmonica
Steven Becknell   French Horn

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Gerry Rafferty   Composer
Cy Coleman   Composer
Jeremy Lubbock   String Arrangements
Mel Tormé   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Joe Egan   Composer
Kelly Gordon   Composer
Jann Arden   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Johnny Christopher   Composer
Eric Clapton   Composer
John Clayton   Arranger
Don Sebesky   Horn Arrangements
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Humberto Gatica   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Gary Gilbert   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Arranger
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Bob Rock   Producer
Alejandro Rodriguez   Engineer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Randy Waldman   Arranger
Robert Wells   Composer
Milton DeLugg   Composer
William Ross   Arranger
Wayne Thompson   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Willie Stein   Composer
Dean Kay Thompson   Composer
Franco Migliacci   Composer
Michael Bublé   Composer
Neil Devor   Engineer
Eric Helmkamp   Engineer
Jorge Vivo   Engineer
Alan Chang   Composer
Ellen Wakayama   Art Direction
Bruce Allen   Management
Matt Taylor   Art Direction
Jochem van der Saag   Programming,Engineer,Remixing,Sound Design

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