It's Time

It's Time

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by Michael Bublé
     
 

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Although it took more than a year of concerts and promotional appearances, Michael Bublé's 2003 debut disc of swinging pop standards finally ascended the Billboard album chart and landed at number 47. That peak may not seem impressive at first, but in a musical world dominated by rap or the latest flavor of alternative rock, Bublé's upper chart appearance was a real… See more details below

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Although it took more than a year of concerts and promotional appearances, Michael Bublé's 2003 debut disc of swinging pop standards finally ascended the Billboard album chart and landed at number 47. That peak may not seem impressive at first, but in a musical world dominated by rap or the latest flavor of alternative rock, Bublé's upper chart appearance was a real accomplishment and it sparked a renewed interest in music associated with great vocalists like Frank Sinatra. With his second studio disc, It's Time, Bublé builds upon the musical foundation he laid with his debut and demonstrates that he is much more than a flavor-of-the-month celebrity. Like his debut, It's Time mines the rich history of pop music as Bublé applies his own technique to classic standards and incorporates his Rat Pack sound into modern pop songs. Other pop vocal giants have made attempts to reinterpret the pop songs of their day with appalling results (Mel Tormé's version of "Sunshine Superman" comes to mind), but Bublé has the knack for selecting the right songs that he can properly transform into edible works that avoid a cheesy aftertaste. Having a standard like "A Foggy Day (In London Town)" share space with the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" may seem like a lounge lizard joke waiting to happen, but the arrangements (most courtesy of producer David Foster) and performances are seamless. Therefore, the quiet groove of "I've Got You Under My Skin" can sit comfortable next to Bublé's smoky version of Leon Russell's "Song for You," featuring Chris Botti on trumpet. Perhaps it is due to this formula working so well that Bublé has incorporated more of his unique takes on modern pop than on his debut. He even ventures into R&B territory with older hits like "Try a Little Tenderness" and "How Sweet It Is," all the while giving these songs a retro freshness that breathes new life into these gems. Pop starlet Nelly Furtado sounds lovely and elegant in the duet "Quando, Quando, Quando," while Bublé ends the disc with a beautiful reading of Stevie Wonder's "You and I." Another positive step forward is the inclusion of the lovely original tune "Home," a somewhat autobiographical "too long on the road" song co-written by Bublé. The success of this ballad provides yet another direction that he can explore and expand upon. Throughout the disc Bublé emits the feeling that he loves these songs and truly enjoys what he is doing. He sounds pure of voice and pure of heart. Those are rare commodities in the recorded world and they, along with Bublé's talent and vision, help to make It's Time a wonderful listening experience.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2005
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624894629
catalogNumber:
48946
Rank:
2553

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Tracks

  1. Feeling Good  - Michael Bublé
  2. A Foggy Day (In London Town)  - Michael Bublé
  3. You Don't Know Me  - Michael Bublé
  4. Quando, Quando, Quando  - Michael Bublé
  5. Home  - Michael Bublé
  6. Can't Buy Me Love  - Michael Bublé
  7. The More I See You  - Michael Bublé
  8. Save the Last Dance for Me  - Michael Bublé
  9. Try a Little Tenderness  - Michael Bublé
  10. How Sweet It Is  - Michael Bublé
  11. Song for You  - Michael Bublé
  12. I've Got You Under My Skin  - Michael Bublé
  13. You and I  - Michael Bublé

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Bublé   Primary Artist,Vocals
Brian Bromberg   Bass,Bass Guitar
Frank Capp   Drums
Jeff Hamilton   Drums
Charles Owens   Tenor Saxophone
Rickey Woodard   Tenor Saxophone
David Foster   Bass,Piano,Keyboards
John Chiodini   Guitar
Michael Thompson   Electric Guitar
Robert Hurst   Bass
George Bohannon   Trombone
Chris Botti   Trumpet
Lee Callet   Baritone Saxophone
Gilbert Castellanos   Trumpet
Jeff Clayton   Alto Saxophone
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Sal Cracchiolo   Trumpet
Keith Fiddmont   Alto Saxophone
Dan Higgins   Flute,Saxophone
Christian McBride   Bass
Ira Nepus   Trombone
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
Dean Parks   Guitar
David Tull   Drums
Randy Waldman   Piano
Anthony Wilson   Guitar
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Bass Trombone
Brian Green   Acoustic Guitar
Nelly Furtado   Vocals
Tamir Hendelman   Piano
Alan Chang   Piano
Brandon Jenner   Acoustic Guitar
Kyle Palmer   Trumpet
Debbie Timuss   Background Vocals
Heitor Teixeira Pereira   Guitar
Jochem van der Saag   Organ,Harmonica
Brian Green   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Eddy Arnold   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Bill Holman   Arranger
Jeremy Lubbock   Arranger
Jimmy Campbell   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
David Foster   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Cindy Walker   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Jorge Calandrelli   String Arrangements
John Clayton   Arranger
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Don Sebesky   Arranger
Humberto Gatica   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Jerry Hey   Arranger
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Sammy Nestico   Orchestration
Anthony Newley   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Schmitt   Engineer
Harry Warren   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
William Ross   Arranger
Mick Haggerty   Art Direction
Tony Renis   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Reginald Connelly   Composer
Alberto Testa   Composer
Michael Bublé   Composer
Neil Devor   Programming
Jorge Vivo   Engineer
Alan Chang   Composer
Bruce Allen   Management
Jochem van der Saag   Programming,Sound Design

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