Crazy Love [Expanded Edition]

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Buoyed by the popularity of the hit contemporary pop ballad "Home," singer Michael Bublé's 2005 album, It's Time, clearly positioned the vocalist as the preeminent neo-crooner of his generation. Bublé's 2007 follow-up, Call Me Irresponsible, only further reinforced this notion. Not only had he come into his own as a lithe, swaggering stage performer with a knack for jazzing a crowd, but he had also grown into a virtuoso singer. Sure, he'd never drop nor deny the Sinatra comparisons, but now Bublé's voice -- breezy, tender, and controlled -- was his own. It didn't hurt, either, that he and his producers found the perfect balance of old-school popular song standards and more ...
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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Buoyed by the popularity of the hit contemporary pop ballad "Home," singer Michael Bublé's 2005 album, It's Time, clearly positioned the vocalist as the preeminent neo-crooner of his generation. Bublé's 2007 follow-up, Call Me Irresponsible, only further reinforced this notion. Not only had he come into his own as a lithe, swaggering stage performer with a knack for jazzing a crowd, but he had also grown into a virtuoso singer. Sure, he'd never drop nor deny the Sinatra comparisons, but now Bublé's voice -- breezy, tender, and controlled -- was his own. It didn't hurt, either, that he and his producers found the perfect balance of old-school popular song standards and more modern pop covers and originals that at once grounded his talent in tradition and pushed him toward the pop horizon. All of this is brought to bear on Bublé's 2009 effort, Crazy Love. Easily the singer's most stylistically wide-ranging album, it is also one of his brightest, poppiest, and most fun. Bublé kicks things off with the theatrical, epic ballad "Cry Me a River" and proceeds to milk the tune with burnished breath, eking out the drama line by line. It's over the top for sure, but Bublé takes you to the edge of the cliff, prepares to jump, and then gives you a knowing wink that says, not quite yet -- there's more fun to be had. And what fun it is with Bublé swinging through "All of Me," and killin' Van Morrison's classic "Crazy Love" with a light and yearning touch. And just as "Home" worked to showcase Bublé's own writing abilities, here we get the sunshine pop of "Haven't Met You Yet" -- a skippy, jaunty little song that brings to mind a mix of the Carpenters and Chicago. Throw in a rollicking and soulful duet with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings on "Baby You've Got What It Takes," and a fabulously old-school close-harmony version of "Stardust" with Bublé backed by the vocal ensemble Naturally 7, and Crazy Love really starts to come together. All of this would be enough to fall in love with the album, but then Bublé goes and throws in a last minute overture by duetting with fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith on Sexsmith's ballad "Whatever It Takes." A devastating, afterglow-ready paean for romance, the song is a modern-day classic that pairs one of the most underrated and ignored songwriters of his generation next to one of the most ballyhooed in Bublé -- a classy move for sure. The result, like the rest of Crazy Love, is pure magic.
All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Buoyed by the popularity of the hit contemporary pop ballad "Home," singer Michael Bublé's 2005 album, It's Time, clearly positioned the vocalist as the preeminent neo-crooner of his generation. Bublé's 2007 follow-up, Call Me Irresponsible, only further reinforced this notion. Not only had he come into his own as a lithe, swaggering stage performer with a knack for jazzing a crowd, but he had also grown into a virtuoso singer. Sure, he'd never drop nor deny the Sinatra comparisons, but now Bublé's voice -- breezy, tender, and controlled -- was his own. It didn't hurt, either, that he and his producers found the perfect balance of old-school popular song standards and more modern pop covers and originals that at once grounded his talent in tradition and pushed him toward the pop horizon. All of this is brought to bear on Bublé's 2009 effort, Crazy Love. Easily the singer's most stylistically wide-ranging album, it is also one of his brightest, poppiest, and most fun. Bublé kicks things off with the theatrical epic ballad "Cry Me a River" and proceeds to milk the tune with burnished breath, eking out the drama line by line. It's over the top for sure, but Bublé takes you to the edge of the cliff, prepares to jump, and then gives you a knowing wink that says, not quite yet -- there's more fun to be had. And what fun it is with Bublé swinging through "All of Me" and killin' Van Morrison's classic "Crazy Love" with a light and yearning touch. And just as "Home" worked to showcase Bublé's own writing abilities, here we get the sunshine pop of "Haven't Met You Yet" -- a skippy, jaunty little song that brings to mind a mix of the Carpenters and Chicago. Throw in a rollicking and soulful duet with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings on "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" and a fabulously old-school close-harmony version of "Stardust" with Bublé backed by the vocal ensemble Naturally 7, and Crazy Love really starts to come together. All of this would be enough to fall in love with the album, but then Bublé goes and throws in a last-minute overture by duetting with fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith on Sexsmith's ballad "Whatever It Takes." A devastating, afterglow-ready paean for romance, the song is a modern-day classic that pairs one of the most underrated and ignored songwriters of his generation next to one of the most ballyhooed in Bublé -- a classy move for sure. The result, like the rest of Crazy Love, is pure magic. [This expanded edition includes the bonus track "Hollywood."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2011
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 093624959465
  • Catalog Number: 526812
  • Sales rank: 280

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cry Me a River (4:14)
  2. 2 All of Me (3:07)
  3. 3 Georgia On My Mind (3:08)
  4. 4 Crazy Love (3:31)
  5. 5 Haven't Met You Yet (4:05)
  6. 6 All I Do is Dream of You (2:32)
  7. 7 Hold On (4:06)
  8. 8 Heartache Tonight (3:51)
  9. 9 You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You (3:07)
  10. 10 Baby (You've Got What It Takes) - The Dap-Kings (3:19)
  11. 11 Hollywood (4:14)
  12. 12 At This Moment (4:37)
  13. 13 Stardust (3:15)
  14. 14 Whatever It Takes (4:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Bublé Primary Artist
Brian Bromberg Bass
Peter Erskine Drums
David Foster Keyboards
Rusty Anderson Guitar
Rick Baptist Flugelhorn
Paul Bushnell Bass
Lenny Castro Percussion
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Nathan East Bass
Josh Freese Drums
Eric Knight Guitar
Michael Landau Guitar, Soloist
Jamie Muhoberac Keyboards
Rafael Padilla Percussion
Dean Parks Guitar
Rob Perkins Drums
Bob Rock Guitar
Keith Scott Guitar
Ramon Stagnaro Guitar
Ron Sexsmith Background Vocals
Tom Colclough Clarinet
Joel Shearer Guitar
Roger Thomas Rap
Saundra Williams Vocals
Sharon Jones Vocals
Victor Axelrod Piano, Keyboards
Tiffany Smith Background Vocals
Brad Turner Trumpet
Angela Fisher Background Vocals
Neil Nicholson Bass Trombone
Neal Sugarman Tenor Saxophone
Fernando Velez Percussion
Naturally 7 Background Vocals
Campbell Ryga Alto Saxophone
Tamir Hendelman Piano
Ian Hendrickson-Smith Baritone Saxophone
Steve Kaldestad Tenor Saxophone
Jacob Rodriguez Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Justin Ray Trumpet
Alan Chang Piano, Celeste
Bryan Lipps Trumpet
Nick Movshon Bass
Rob Wilkerson Saxophone
Binky Griptite Guitar
Homer Steinweiss Drums
Mike Allen Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Tom Brenneck Guitar
Onita Hutton Background Vocals
Jumaane Smith Trumpet
Nick Vayenas Trombone
Jeremy Berkman Trombone
Garfield Buckley Harmonica, Tenor (Vocal)
Teresa Dowin Vocals
Hops Hutton Bass
Craig Polasko Bass
Jamal Reed Electric Guitar, Tenor (Vocal)
Dwight Stewart Baritone (Vocal)
Graham Dector Guitar
Warren Thomas Clarinet, Guitar, Percussion, Tenor (Vocal)
Rod Eldridge scratching, Trumpet, Tenor (Vocal)
Dave Guy Trumpet
Joshua Brown Trombone
Michael Thompson Guitar
John Castellano Vocals
Joe Labarbera Drums
Jason Morals Background Vocals
John Robinson Drums
Robert Scott Piano
Technical Credits
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Don Henley Composer
Bill Holman Orchestration
Quincy Jones Arranger
Russ Morgan Composer
David Foster Arranger, Producer
Billy Byers Arranger
John Clayton Arranger
Arthur Freed Composer
Glenn Frey Composer
Humberto Gatica Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Arthur Hamilton Composer
Jerry Hey Arranger
George Marino Mastering
Van Morrison Composer
Clyde Otis Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Lou Pomanti Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Bob Rock Arranger, Producer
Alejandro Rodriguez Engineer
Bob Seger Composer
J.D. Souther Composer
Randy Staub Engineer
Larry Stock Composer
Billy Vera Composer
Ron Sexsmith Composer
Stuart Gorrell Composer
Roger Monk Engineer
Murray Stein Composer
Gerald Marks Composer
James Cavanaugh Composer
Neal Sugarman Horn Arrangements
Michael Bublé Arranger, Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements
Ian Hendrickson-Smith Horn Arrangements
Gabriel Roth Arranger, Engineer, Horn Arrangements
Eric Helmkamp Engineer
Jorge Vivo Engineer
Justin Ray Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Alan Chang Arranger, Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Bruce Allen Management
Bill Ross Arranger, Orchestration
Hops Hutton Vocal Arrangements
Jochem van der Saag Arranger, Programming, Engineer, Sound Design
Myles Collins Adaptation
Dave Guy Horn Arrangements
Seymour B. Simons Composer
Nacio Brown Composer
Amy S. Foster Composer
Robert Grant Scott Composer
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  • Posted February 26, 2011

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    the songs on the disc is great...

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