Michael Buble

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Michael Buble
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Michael Buble

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Unlike most young guys who gravitate towards the latest rock or rap trend, Michael Buble 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 Buble 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"), Buble 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, Buble 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 Buble 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 Buble an exciting debut. ~ Aaron Latham, All Music Guide

About this item

Unlike most young guys who gravitate towards the latest rock or rap trend, Michael Buble 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 Buble 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"), Buble 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, Buble 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 Buble 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 Buble an exciting debut. ~ Aaron Latham, All Music Guide

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Artist: Michael Buble
Studio Label: CD
Edited: N
Format: CD
Enhanced: N
Number of Discs: 1
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.4 x 4.25 x 5.25
Walmart No.: 9362483762
UPC: 0009362483762
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Track Listing

1. Fever
2. Moondance
3. Kissing A Fool
4. For Once In My Life
5. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
6. Summer Wind
7. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
8. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
9. Put Your Head On My Shoulder
10. Sway
11. Way You Look Tonight
12. Come Fly With Me
13. That's All
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Wonderful!!
10/6/2013

Customer review by cosmotime

5.0 stars 10/6/2013 by cosmotime
by cosmotime

I have never been disappointed with a Michael Buble CD, and this one is no exception. It is wonderful from start to finish. Every song is truly a masterpiece and better than the original version. Despite being his debut album, it sounds like he has been recording for years. Without a doubt, worth every penny!

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
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1/7/2008

Customer review by jdp505

2.0 stars 1/7/2008 by jdp505
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not impressed. his music is okay, but not outstanding. only about tow tracks are worth listening to.

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nicaragua
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Once per year
6/11/2009

Customer review by frogssister

5.0 stars 6/11/2009 by frogssister
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I had the CD and loved it so bought it for a friend. She loves it, too.

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Female
Usage:A few times per month
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Customer Reviews | 15 reviews | 4.7 out of 5

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