Totally Bublé

Totally Bublé

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by Michael Bublé
     
 
Short but sweet, the seven tunes on the soundtrack to the DVD release Totally Blonde feature Michael Bublé (one of the film’s stars) in a swinging mood. Fronting a big band for the majority of the tracks, Bublé turns on the Sinatra charm and rides these original numbers with swagger and verve. The lone ballad, “Anyone to Love,” which finds the Canadian

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Short but sweet, the seven tunes on the soundtrack to the DVD release Totally Blonde feature Michael Bublé (one of the film’s stars) in a swinging mood. Fronting a big band for the majority of the tracks, Bublé turns on the Sinatra charm and rides these original numbers with swagger and verve. The lone ballad, “Anyone to Love,” which finds the Canadian sensation accompanied by a moody piano, has a lovely, forlorn feel that brings to mind the Sinatra classic “One for My Baby (And One More for the Road).” Three bonus videos are included.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Aaron Latham
After the success of Michael Bublé's self-titled debut, DRG belatedly released this jazzy soundtrack from the 2001 film Totally Blonde in which Bublé had a co-starring role as a nightclub singer. Capitalizing on Bublé's newfound stardom, DRG basically ignores the music's connection to the film by altering the title and putting a shot of Bublé on the cover making it appear as if this was a proper Michael Bublé release. The slight misrepresentation was not lost on Bublé who has stated on his website that he did not want these songs released but that it was out of his control. In reality, the disc is not the complete disaster he makes it out to be, but buyers should be wary of the disc and understand what it is they are purchasing. The film's director, Andrew Van Slee, wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on this short, energetic disc while an as-yet unsigned Bublé does his best to breathe some life into these imitation swing-style songs. As with the standards he interpreted on his debut disc, Bublé sounds in command and comfortable fronting these slight tunes, making the songs sound much more interesting than they really are. Throughout most of the tracks Bublé channels his inner Sinatra in a way that is complementary but not imitative, as in the swagger of the disc's opening number, "That's How It Goes," where his Frank-ish vocals get revved up and zoom into a final Bobby Darin growl. His youthfulness does show through on the ballad "Anyone to Love," a boozy ode to losing at love in which Bublé's vocals lack the experience needed to truly portray the song's older, depressed character, but that is his only vocal misstep throughout these seven audio tracks. Although one could understand why Bublé would not want these early recordings to sit beside his stellar debut in CD bins, he shouldn't be too concerned as Totally Bublé does show what this gifted vocalist can do with even second-rate material.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2003
Label:
Drg
UPC:
0021471141825
catalogNumber:
91418
Rank:
9018

Tracks

  1. That's How It Goes
  2. Peroxide Swing
  3. Me & Mrs. You
  4. Love At First Sight
  5. Anyone To Love
  6. Guess I'm Falling 4 U
  7. Tell Him He's Yours

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Totally Bublé 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
smgssg More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the CD but the bonus tracks were not on the CD....which was a disappointment. There are much better Michael Buble CD's available. He is awsome! He appeals to all ages which makes his CD's great for entertaining.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fantastic Voice....bad songs selection. The first album of Mr Buble was very good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After weeks of waiting for the debut of this album, I found myself thrilled to hear new material from Michael Buble. What wasn't so thrilling is that I heard the WHOLE CD before I arrived at work. The thing is only 16 minutes long! You should know that the quality of the performances is great, but you may feel a little ripped off paying for a disc filled to only one-fifth its capacity. Whether it was a rush by the record company to get more Buble to a hungered public or an attempt to generate revenue, I feel a little ripped off.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The songs are fine, all original, but the length of this is just not long enough. Buble' does have a marvelous voice though and sells this disc. The enhanced clips from the movie are fun, I just wish there was much more.
Smokeyone More than 1 year ago
The evolution of the catepillar to a butterfly. This CD was the cocoon for time, growth, experience, and skill. Fans will/can complete their collections, enjoy Buble', and experience the making of an artist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
He can sing, that we know. Now we know he can act too! He IS the package.
tracalyn More than 1 year ago
For anyone who likes swing and the old fashioned big band music. Michael Buble is far better than Frank Sinatra ever was. His crooning voice is one for the ages. Michael Buble has this je ne se quoi about him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you already have Michael Buble's debut cd and "Down With Love" soundtrack and just have to have more of that voice that sings with affection and charm then get this brief cd. If you're expecting it to be as good as the debut you will be disappointed. That voice still creates a simply lovely sound though even on these too few tracks.
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