MICHAEL BUBLE 2003 “YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE”
Technically Michael’s third CD, but his self-titled album is his first major label release. The Canadian modern day Frank Sinatra fan keeps it traditional with a collection of covers. Stevie Wonder’s For Once In My Life, George Michael’s Kissing A Fool, Queen’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and a duet with Barry Gibb on the Bee Gees How Can You Mend A Broken Heart. Buble emphasizes the jazzy swing tone on Van Morrison’s Moondance and even the Spiderman theme song here. Laura Pausini joins Mr Buble on this wonderful duet cover of Lou Rawls’ signature tune.
IT’S TIME 2005 “HOME”
This was the album that turned Michael Buble into a singer on the rise into a multi-Platinum selling worldwide artist. The big single “Home” was the first song written by Michael that was not only released as a single but became his first #1 hit. Feeling Good, Song For You, Try A Little Tenderness, and Save The Last Dance For Me all continued the tradition of Michael adding his signature twist on classic standards. Reviews were mixed for the CD. Some said “Sinatra is rolling over in his grave” and likened Michael to a poor man’s Harry Connick Jr. But fans couldn’t get enough of his smooth styling and Michael’s retro sound.
CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE 2007 “EVERYTHING”
Two weeks! That’s how long it took for Call Me Irresponsible to top the Billboard Album Charts. This puts Michael in the company of artists like Michael Jackson and Mary J Blige. The CD won the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and ended up on the Top 200 list for the entire decade. The lead single Everything bounced along on a ultra-catchy pop groove perfect for Top 40 radio. The crooner side of Michael came out on his cover of Billy Paul’s Me & Mrs Jones, with Emily Blunt added her touch on the last few moments of the track. Lost became the anthem for the depressed looking for a positive ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. A version of Eric Clapton’s love song, Wonderful Tonight, is completely transformed and almost unrecognizable as a duet with Brazilian singer, Ivan Lins.
CRAZY LOVE 2009 “CRY ME A RIVER”
Coming off the success of Call Me Irresponsible, Michael captured the Grammy Award again and returns to #1 on the album charts with Crazy Love. eHarmony and Match.com latched onto Michael’s optimistic dating anthem, Haven’t Met You Yet. Wedding planners were adding the second single, Hold On, to first dance set lists. The album was turned into a Deluxe Edition with the inclusion of the single, Hollywood, plus Best of Me, live versions, and a brilliant cover of Carole King’s chestnut Some Kind Of Wonderful, the ultimate feel-good song in Michael Buble’s discography. The theatrical Cry Me A River (not the Timberlake version) sounds like a lost James Bond theme song!
TO BE LOVED 2013 “IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY”
Of course, Michael has released four live albums including a great DVD release to accompany Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden and a requisite Christmas album. After four years, a new studio album is finally here. Look for some surprises including a duet with actress Reese Witherspoon on Something Stupid, After All with Bryan Adams, and ten Rat-Pack inspired covers. The lead single, It’s A Beautiful Day, will have you smiling and humming along the first listen. The video features Jaime Pressley, confetti, creative cloud formations, and Jesse Heiman (the infamous nerd from the Super Bowl commercial).