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One World One Love
     

One World One Love

by Michael Bolton
 

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Never let it be said that Michael Bolton is ignorant of his times. He may not always participate in them -- he spent the better part of the new millennium on the sidelines, occasionally singing covers, even indulging in an album-long tribute to Sinatra -- but he's aware of them, as One World One Love, released in the U.K. in 2009 and the U.S. in 2010,

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Never let it be said that Michael Bolton is ignorant of his times. He may not always participate in them -- he spent the better part of the new millennium on the sidelines, occasionally singing covers, even indulging in an album-long tribute to Sinatra -- but he's aware of them, as One World One Love, released in the U.K. in 2009 and the U.S. in 2010, illustrates. For his first mainstream pop album since 2002, he immerses himself in cool contemporary trends, trading heavily in Auto-Tune, enlisting Ne-Yo and a pre-fame Lady Gaga for some collaborations, dabbling in some reggae rhythms, adapting some coolly synthesized rhythms without ever quite achieving the iciness of Ryan Tedder. Strangely, Bolton's impeccably recorded adult contemporary seems much warmer than most modern AC, something that goes a long way toward making One World One Love appealing: even though the songs are, as a whole, not as memorable as his earliest hits, there's a nice easy confidence here -- it's the sound of an old pro doing what he does best.

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Never let it be said that Michael Bolton is ignorant of his times. He may not always participate in them -- he spent the better part of the new millennium on the sidelines, occasionally singing covers, even indulging in an album-long tribute to Sinatra -- but he's aware of them, as One World One Love, released in the U.K. in 2009 and the U.S. in 2010, illustrates. For his first mainstream pop album since 2002, he immerses himself in cool contemporary trends, trading heavily in Auto-Tune, enlisting Ne-Yo and a pre-fame Lady Gaga for some collaborations, dabbling in some reggae rhythms, adapting some coolly synthesized rhythms without ever quite achieving the iciness of Ryan Tedder. Strangely, Bolton's impeccably recorded adult contemporary seems much warmer than most modern AC, something that goes a long way toward making One World One Love appealing: even though the songs are, as a whole, not as memorable as his earliest hits, there's a nice easy confidence here -- it's the sound of an old pro doing what he does best.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2010
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0602527342412
catalogNumber:
001410002

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Performance Credits

Michael Bolton   Primary Artist
Mike Mani   Keyboards
Harry "Slick" Sommerdahl   Guitar,Keyboards
Juan Winans   Background Vocals
Cara Robinson   Background Vocals
Akil Thompson   Guitar
Rhona Bennett   Background Vocals
Kasia Livingston   Background Vocals
Mat Kearney   Guitar
Ne-Yo   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Ladonna Harley Peters   Background Vocals
Ravaughn Brown   Background Vocals
Mika Lett   Background Vocals
Steve Chrisanthou   Guitar
Susan Harriott   Background Vocals
Adam Messinger   Organ,Guitar,Percussion
Steve McMorran   Vocals
James Burney   Background Vocals
Paul Siddal   Keyboards
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Andy Thornton   Bass
Karlene Wray   Background Vocals
Natalie Anderson   Background Vocals
Jennifer Kastel   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Bolton   Engineer,Executive Producer
Mike Mani   Programming
Van Morrison   Composer
Pat Thrall   Engineer
Jeri Heiden   Artwork
Emanuel Kiriakou   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Steve Milo   Vocal Engineer
Harry "Slick" Sommerdahl   Programming,Producer
Juan Winans   Producer
Shannon "Slam" Lawrence   Producer
Chris Steffen   Engineer
Ne-Yo   Composer
Steve Chrisanthou   Programming,Producer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
Adam Messinger   Producer,Instrumentation
Steve McMorran   Producer
Stefani Germanotta   Composer
J. Omley   Composer
N. Atweh   Composer
M. Bolton   Composer
S. Lawrence   Composer
Jam   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
K. Livingston   Composer
Robert Marvin   Programming
Josiah Bell   Programming

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