Timeless: The Classics

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
It's hard to resist the notion that Michael Bolton, who took considerable flak in the press for storming the charts with copycat reproductions of '60s soul hits -- "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay," "Georgia On My Mind," "When A Man Loves A Woman" -- felt "suddenly compelled," as he put it here in a sleeve note, to devote an entire album to cover songs after publicly confronting his critics at the Grammy Awards ceremony in February 1992. "I believe that a great song can live forever," he also noted, and it may be added that one definition of a standard is that it can survive any treatment -- there's not much you can do to "Yesterday" or "White Christmas" at this point, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
It's hard to resist the notion that Michael Bolton, who took considerable flak in the press for storming the charts with copycat reproductions of '60s soul hits -- "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay," "Georgia On My Mind," "When A Man Loves A Woman" -- felt "suddenly compelled," as he put it here in a sleeve note, to devote an entire album to cover songs after publicly confronting his critics at the Grammy Awards ceremony in February 1992. "I believe that a great song can live forever," he also noted, and it may be added that one definition of a standard is that it can survive any treatment -- there's not much you can do to "Yesterday" or "White Christmas" at this point, and those attracted to Bolton's phlegmy approach doubtless appreciated having his takes on them. On the other hand, as with his previous R&B appropriations, versions of songs like The Four Tops' "Reach Out I'll Be There" and Sam And Dave's "Hold On, I'm Comin'" only succeeded in confirming Bolton's inferiority to his predecessors. Perhaps the most appropriate matchup and the album's hit single was The Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody": hacks meet hack, and the result is a draw. Still, it's hard to get through an entire Michael Bolton album without pondering the question-- how long can you stay that choked up without actually asphyxiating?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/1992
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5099747230226
  • Catalog Number: 1107902
  • Sales rank: 95,885

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Bolton Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
The Four Tops Background Vocals
Gary Foster Woodwind
Jeremy Lubbock Conductor
Bob Sheppard Woodwind
David Foster Keyboards
Ken Moore Background Vocals
Michael Thompson Guitar, Electric Guitar
Richard Todd French Horn
Robert Adcock Cello
Renaldo Benson Guest Appearance
Vernon "Ice" Black Guitar
Robert Brosseau Violin
Robbie Buchanan Keyboards
Denyse Buffum Viola
Larry Bunker Percussion
Jodi Burnett Cello
Russ Cantor Violin
Emilio Castillo Tenor Saxophone
Gary Cirimelli Background Vocals, Sampling, Synclavier
Jon Clarke Woodwind
Ronald Cooper Cello
Larry Corbett Cello
Isabelle Daskoff Violin
Brian Dembow Viola
Chuck Domanico Bass
Assa Drori Violin
Nathan East Bass, Drums
Christine Ermacoff Cello
Henry Ferber Violin
Ronald Folsom Violin
Steve Fowlkes Background Vocals
Frederick Seykora Cello
Armen Garabedian Violin
Berj Garabedian Violin
Kathy Garnett-Thompson Background Vocals
Glenn Garrett Woodwind
Tim Godfrey Background Vocals
Harris Goldman Violin
Portia Griffin Background Vocals
Pat Hawk Background Vocals
Gwen Heller Violin
Rev. Patrick Henderson Background Vocals
Gary Herbig Tenor Saxophone
Dan Higgins Woodwind
Reginald Hill Violin
Paula Hochhalter Cello
William Hybel Violin
Jude Johnson Cello
Lisa Johnson Violin
Vann Johnson Background Vocals
Anne Karam Cello
Roland Kato Viola
Randy Kerber Piano, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano
Ren Klyce Sampling, Synclavier
Stephen "Doc" Kupka Baritone Saxophone
Michael Landau Guitar
Kathleen Lenski Violin
Norma Leonard Violin
Janis Liebhart Background Vocals
Dane Little Cello
Mary Lloyd Background Vocals
Johnny Mandel Conductor
Rene Mandel Violin
Michael Markman Violin
Edward Meares Bass
Jeff Mironov Guitar
Cynthia Morrow Viola
Carole Mukogawa Viola
Buell Neidlinger Bass
Dan Neufeld Viola
Irma Neumann Violin
Jack Nimitz Woodwind
Don Palmer Violin
Claudia Parducci Violin
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Lawrence Payton Guest Appearance
Joel Peskin Saxophone, Woodwind, Soloist
Greg Phillinganes Organ, Piano
Kazi Pitelka Viola
Claytoven Richardson Background Vocals
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Sheldon Sanov Violin
Clyde Schofield Background Vocals
Harry Shirinian Violin, Viola
Haim Shtrum Violin
Tina Soule Cello
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
Margaret Storer Bass
Linn Subotnick Viola
Robert Sushel Violin
Lee Thornburg Trombone, Trumpet
Carmen Twillie Background Vocals
Ian Underwood Piano
Gerald Vinci Violin, Concert Master
Brad Warnaar French Horn
Dorothy Wade Violin
Yvonne Williams Background Vocals
Monalisa Young Background Vocals
Mihail Zinovyev Viola
Alan DeVeritch Viola
Dixie Blackstone Violin
Gayle Levant Harp
Michael Ferril Violin
Rodney Finney Background Vocals
Marie Fera Cello
Suzie Katayama Cello
Walter Afanasieff Organ, Synthesizer, Bass, Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Lee Thornberg Trombone, Trumpet
Greg Adams Trumpet
Randy Jackson Bass
Yvette Williams Background Vocals
Marty Kristall Woodwind
Mari Tsumura-Botnick Violin
Betty Moore Violin
Angela Brinn Background Vocals
Miriam Tajonera Background Vocals
John "4 Daddman" Robinson Drums
Carla Hart Background Vocals
Yvonne Hairston Background Vocals
Sharon Cravin Background Vocals
Kenneth Day Background Vocals
Jeffrey DeRosa French Horn
Janice Harrison Background Vocals
Ellecia Pitts Background Vocals
Stephanie Rockwell Background Vocals
James Atkinson French Horn
David Duke French Horn
Donald Ashworth Woodwind
Karen Jones Violin
Raymond Tischer Viola
Calvin Smith French Horn
Brian O'Connor French Horn
Technical Credits
Michael Bolton Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes, rhythm arrangement
Tower of Power Contributor
Jeremy Lubbock Orchestral Arrangements
David Foster Producer, rhythm arrangement
Michael Thompson Contributor
Dana Jon Chappelle Engineer
Gary Cirimelli Programming
Maurice Gibb Composer
Rev. Patrick Henderson Arranger
Mark Hensley Engineer
Ren Klyce Programming
Louis Levin Direction
Johnny Mandel Arranger, Orchestral Arrangements
PH1 Choir Contributor
Clarence Paul Composer
Dave Reitzas Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Al Schmitt Engineer
Bill Schnee Engineer
Ed Townsend Composer
Mentor Williams Composer
Manny Lacarrubba Engineer
Al Schmidt Engineer
Walter Afanasieff Programming, Producer, Horn Arrangements, Rhythm Programming
Eric Rudd Engineer
Christopher Austopchuk Art Direction
Greg Adams Arranger, Horn Arrangements
Nancy Sprague Groomer
Kyle Bess Engineer
Vlado Meller Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE GREATEST !!!! What desire and feeling.

    An entertainer like this has NOT come along in many, many years. IF EVER !

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