"Everyone's favorite Canadian crooner is back again, finding his harmony while making his way through the American songbook (and looking oh-so dapper in a suit)!
With his new album, "To Be Loved," Michael will take you on a journey of love
"I want to take you on a wonderful journey about love—all different kinds of love," Michael says. "The album swings big time: it rocks, it’s soulful, it’s happy, sometimes a little sad. It’s romantic, it’s yummy, and it’s heartfelt."
To Be Loved, out now, finds the Grammy winner covering songs by Frank Sinatra, the Bee Gees, Jackson 5, Elvis Presley, Van Morrison, and more. In the mix of golden standards are four original songs co-written by Bublé, dipping into his personal life for inspiration."
"Do not think I take my success these last ten years for granted. I was anything but an overnight sensation, which inspires me to deliver big time for my fans—maybe even make some new ones this time out." says Bublé. "I labored over every song, every note and every arrangement because I can’t resist trying to make each record better than my last one."
To Be Loved Track Listing:
1. "You Make Me Feel So Young"
2. "It's a Beautiful Day"
3. "To Love Somebody"
4. "Who's Lovin You"
5. "Something Stupid" (featuring Reese Witherspoon)
6. "Come Dance with Me"
7. "Close Your Eyes"
8. "After All" (featuring Bryan Adams)
9. "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" (with Naturally 7)
10. "To Be Loved"
11. "You've Got a Friend in Me"
12. "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" (featuring The Puppini Sisters)
13. "I Got It Easy"
14. "Young at Heart"
With a baby on the way, and a new album now available, Michael Bublé must be sitting on cloud 9 right now. Ever since hearing him sing, "Home" a few years back, I have become an instant fan of his, and have since picked up all his albums. I especially love when Bublé takes classic hits and then renders them into something new and fresh.
Here is a cover of Frank Sinatra's hit, "You Make Me Feel So Young":
Amazing, huh? Michael Bublé is so talented, and really knows how to wake up classics, and make them popular again. I have always been a fan of BeeGees, and was happy to see their song, "To Love Someboday", being covered on this album. While I have to say I loved the BeeGee's original song, Bublé's version is also great.
And, if you saw Reese Witherspoon portraying June Carter Cash in Walk the Line, and loved her singing, then you will love the song, "Something Stupid" from this album, as Reese makes a guest appearance and sings alongside the crooner.
A fan of Bryan Adams? Then, you will be happy to find that he also appears on this album on the song "After All." While it is hard to choose a favorite song amongst the 14 solid tracks on the new "To Be Loved" album, I have to say, one of my favorite songs has to be "Close Your Eyes," which Michael Bublé wrote about his wife.
"I wrote Close Your Eyes about my wife and about the power of all the women in my life—my sisters, my mom, my grandma and all women in general. Let’s face it, where would we be without them? I Got It Easy, another original, is basically a song where I count my blessings and is a reminder to me and everyone to appreciate all the good parts of life. I’m a very lucky guy and I never want to forget it."
This song along, after you hear it, will make you want to go out and buy a CD to give to your mom this Mother's Day. :-) So, if you are still looking for a special gift to give your mom, why not consider picking up "To Be Loved" on CD from Michael Bublé today? I can't get enough of this new album, and know you will love it, too!
Disclosure: I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the album to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.