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Michael Bublé
     

Michael Bublé

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Canadian crooner Michael Bublé makes an auspicious debut, showcasing his mellifluous voice and classic-pop sensibilities. The twenty-five year old arrives under the auspices of Paul Anka himself, who helped choose tunes for Michael Bublé, including his own "Put Your Head on My Shoulder." While his smoldering looks and swinging tempos suggest a new

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Canadian crooner Michael Bublé makes an auspicious debut, showcasing his mellifluous voice and classic-pop sensibilities. The twenty-five year old arrives under the auspices of Paul Anka himself, who helped choose tunes for Michael Bublé, including his own "Put Your Head on My Shoulder." While his smoldering looks and swinging tempos suggest a new-model Harry Connick, Bublé has more pop appeal than the New Orleans heartthrob, offering renditions of songs by the Bee Gees and George Michael. Appearances on the Today show and the daytime soap Days of Our Lives, where he portrayed himself, should draw plenty of eyes -- and ears -- to this young talent.

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All Music Guide - Aaron Latham
Unlike most young guys who gravitate towards the latest rock or rap trend, Michael Bublé chose to study the classic works of pop vocal masters like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra while slowly developing his own technique and career as a vocal interpreter. Thanks to producer David Foster, the 25-year-old Bublé has graduated to the big time with a self-titled debut disc that shows off his knowledge and appreciation for a style of music that is mostly unfamiliar to his generation. Swinging his way through a set of pop standards both classic ("The Way You Look Tonight"), and more recent ("Moondance"), Bublé already possesses a quality that reaches beyond his youthfulness, with a voice that incorporates his influences into a sound that is fresh yet familiar. When he launches into a standard like "Come Fly With Me," images of Sinatra are conjured up; but as the song progresses, the listener realizes that this is not Sinatra, or Bobby Darin, or any other famous vocalist. It is someone who has learned the art of popular song and is creating his own colorful music from shades of the past. In doing so, Bublé throws a fresh coat of paint on an old standard like "Fever," and gives it a satiny sheen that the song hasn't seen in years. In addition to revitalizing the classics, he draws in a younger audience by covering more recent, rock-era songs in a swinging gloss. Songs like George Michael's "Kissing a Fool" or Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" are jazzed up even further than their retro-based originals, and flow easily alongside the standards. The only interruption comes when Barry Gibb guests on his own "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart," with a reverb-laced vibrato that simply does not fit in this musical environment. Throughout the disc it is apparent that Bublé has done his homework and aced the test, but there is always room for improvement. Sinatra haunts his vocals a bit too much on songs like "Summer Wind," and there are moments throughout the disc when he forces his technique instead of following a natural cadence, but these minor criticisms will improve with time; and nothing can really diminish the sheer pleasure and joy he expresses in each performance. He sounds absolutely thrilled to be singing these songs, and that goes a long way in making Michael Bublé an exciting debut.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/11/2003
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624837626
catalogNumber:
48376
Rank:
2043

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Bublé   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Paul Anka   Composer
Freddie Mercury   Composer
George Michael   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Pablo Beltrán Ruiz   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Alan Brandt   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Henry Mayer   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Van Morrison   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Ron Miller   Composer
John Davenport   Composer
Eddie Cooley   Composer
Bob Haymes   Composer
Orlando Murden   Composer
Hans Bradtke   Composer
Jochem van der Saag   Programming

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Michael Bublé 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
Smokeyone More than 1 year ago
Michael Buble' has mastered the art of bringing great music, that has been in hibernation, back to life with a breath of fresh air. The constant combination of great songs and production, excellent musicians, and of course his genuine interpretivie performance, makes this music come to life. Generations old and new are shaking the musical dust off and enjoying some of the best and most memorable music written.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was by far the best CD, I have ever listened to. I'm usually listen to punk kind of music but once my mom bought the CD and I heard it, I just became drawn to it. It has gotten me into listening to old music. I LOVE IT!!! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beautiful voice, wonderful talent, romantic music, jazzy arrangement! Michael's second CD, It's Time, is even better if that's possible. See this man in concert if you get a chance - what a great show!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Michael Buble's stage presence is sensational. His voice reflection will make the Great Ones proud.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Started listening to clips from the album, and ended up listening to every song. It took me off into a place I haven't enjoyed in a long time... which is a good thing for music (of any kind) to do! Refreshing...
Guest More than 1 year ago
He is going to be one big star. He makes you feel good all over when you hear his voice. I can't waite to hear more and more of his music. This is what I call good singing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is worth every penny!The man has such an incredibly "velvety" voice.Every time i listen to him singing ,i am still amazed,what a talent Paul Anka found in michael!Another Canadian Star!Moondance,fever,sway,and especially kissing a fool,are my favorite tracks.Highly recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Michael's voice and the way he is able to make these songs his own. Got to see him on the Today show and on the Dateline interview. Not only is he talented, he has a genuine love of family and an excellent personality with a nice sense of humor thrown in.
Orla More than 1 year ago
Michael Buble is a moving singer. I get goose-bumps everytime I hear him sing. He is bringing back the classic sound of music for this generation to enjoy, which I think has been a long time coming.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Always feeling out of place with my taste of music at such a young age, Michael Buble has given me a breath of fresh air, and convinced me that the music executives haven't cmpletely fell asleep, and realize what a GREAT vocalist is. Move over Harry Conick, you can't touch this kid!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Michael has a way to just make every song irresistible, and he has made himself irresistible as well. His voice is amazing, and the songs he made are as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'd swear Buble was Sinatra reincarnated or at least he'd gotten Sinatra's voice pipes implanted in his throat! He's incredible, as good as Old Blue Eyes himself, may he rest in peace!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this CD, put it in my car's CD player, and by the first line of the first song, I was completely hooked! I just can't seem to get enough of him!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVE this music!!! It just has a relaxing, but fun feel about it! Buble has a natural charisma when he sings!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Now here we have a new voice that makes beautiful music. I just love the rich tones and the energy that comes front and center. Sooooo good, and soooo fun. Norah I enjoyed, Buble' I love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is a masterpiece. Each and every song showcases Michael's rich and incredible voice - and add it to the most beautiful arrangements I've ever heard and it spells PERFECTION. What a gift this young man's voice and passion bring to us, the listener.. This IS a MUST HAVE FOR EVERY MUSIC LOVER.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great cd-Michael's voice is smooth, band is great, it makes you feel so good and leaves you wishing the cd didn't end!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Michael Buble has a rich, smooth voice that's captivating. While I listen to this CD -- over and over again -- I keep thinking of other songs I want him to sing. His rendition of "Fever" and "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" are outstanding. The arrangements are wonderful, the songs are diverse, yet all work together. It's a joy to listen to Michael sing with such passion and style. A must-have CD. Can't wait for the next one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
not only has michael got the velvety tone, but he can swing it with a joy that i'd previously only ever heard from ella fitzgerald! you can really hear that he's loving every minute of every song! truth be told, i haven't got much patience for the newer sultry diana krall stuff, and this is the great true jazz alternative. stop putting it in the easy listening section! i've been a huge ella fan since i was twelve and told that i myself was good at singing jazz, and i just love how i'm not alone in my real jazz aspirations! michael made it, and he will be here forever, because music this great can never die! get the cd!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great collection of songs! It's a perfect CD for easy listening even for young people (like me!)! A voice to melt a million hearts!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time I heard you sing was while I was watching a talk show in the Philippines. You had a duet with Sharon Cuneta, Michael I fell in love with your voice. Then that same day I watched Dateline and there you are again..I got your name and the next day I went at the internet and check all the CD you have done. I bought Michael Buble and your Christmas CD Let it snow. Michael, I wish you could make more CDssssssssssssssssssss.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I heard him on the down with love soundtrack. he has a great voice and almost sounds like old blue eyes him self.