Timeless: The Classics

Timeless: The Classics

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by Michael Bolton
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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:
09/24/1992
Label:
Imports
UPC:
5099747230226
catalogNumber:
1107902

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Bolton   Primary Artist,Vocals
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
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
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
Chris Ermacoff   Cello
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
Schmitt   Engineer
Bill Schnee   Engineer
Ed Townsend   Composer
Mentor Williams   Composer
Manny Lacarrubba   Engineer
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

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