I was born in the wrong the generation, of this, I am sure. I have an intense love for all things vintage and from the age 12 it has only increased. There is something fantastic about the time between the 40s-60s and it has always captured my attention. So when approached to listen and review the most recent album of the King of Crooning, Michael Bublé, I swooned and foxtrotted right over.
To Be Loved, is the most recent album from Michael Bublé. Released in April 2013, it has earned a variety of different reviews from love to disappointment. Michael has ventured away from the classics made famous by the Rat Pack and is now including re-makes of The Bee Gees, Elvis Presley, and the Jackson 5. In addition to the new inclusions, Michael has co-written 4 original songs. To Be Loved is a small step away from his crooning roots.
I, personally, enjoyed most of the album. I’m not a huge fan of Elvis Presley or the Bee Gees, except a few of their hits, so when I saw their tracks (To Love Somebody-Bee Gees and Have I Told You Lately that I Love You – Elvis Presley) on To Be Loved, I was not overjoyed or overly impressed. However, Michael has added a brass element to the songs and has infused them with a new life that has made the songs, which are overplayed elevator fodder, almost enjoyable again. The rest of the album, I was excited to listen to and was pleasantly surprised with several of his renditions, original pieces and as always loved the classics. Michael Bublé has the ability to make woman believe in old fashion romantic love. To Be Loved is a breath of fresh air and a reminder of the classics that we have all once heard, know and love.
Take a moment for yourself and enjoy some Bublé…. “You Make Me Feel So Young.” The first track on To Be Loved.
Here is one of the fantastic original songs that was co-written by Michael Bublé. Try not to find yourself humming it later…”It’s a Beautiful Day”
Take a moment for yourself sometime soon. Download To Be Loved and enjoy yourself. I don’t believe you will be disappointed.
One more parting shot…
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.