Google+ Mommy Moments with Abby: #ToBeLoved Micheal Buble's Latest Album Review

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

#ToBeLoved Micheal Buble's Latest Album Review

To Be Loved, out now, finds the Grammy winner covering songs by Frank Sinatra, the Bee Gees, Jackson 5, Elvis Presley, Van Morrisonand more. In the mix of golden standards are four original songs co-written by Bublé, dipping into his personal life for inspiration.  I admit that I was nervous that he would venture away from his typical crooning or the classics and take on a few other music era's plus writing his own songs.  It is not something that always works out for the best.  
I was curious to why someone so success full would try to re-draw the blue prints for his own success?  I mean what woman doesn't want her hubby or boyfriend to take her to see a Buble concert for a romantic weekend?  So, why on earth take a risk and change it?  "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."  OK, so since I'm doing a review I guess I'll be the judge on if he hit his mark!

Mommy Moments with Abby's Review of Michael Buble's Latest Album To be Loved
"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." So, was this a labor of love that showed or more like Braxton Hicks, labor without the burst of joy at the end?  I would have to say this was a total labor of love!  I am a big fan of Michael Buble's so maybe this is a totally biased review, but I was relieved and amazed by his new blending of crooning the classics from different era's with his developing songwriting skills putting some of today's current songwriters to shame with his flowing soul touching lyrics!  

I can't imagine how awesome these people must have felt walking off the subway to this show!  I would love to walk out of the store or gym to this!  It completely helps that this is an amazing song!  "Whose Loving You" (the video above) is the perfect Karmic message to anyone who has broken someone's heart and lived to regret it.  I'm sure there are a few of you out there who have found love and/or happiness and would love to send this out to an ex who didn't appreciate what they had and let you go.  Even without the lyric's the song is extremely beautiful with the blending of Michael's voice and the instruments, you can't help but tap the beat out.  
The only disappointment I found with the CD was his duet with Reese in the song, "Something Stupid".  It's not the lyrics or the melody or Michael's voice that disappointed me in this song.  It was really that I felt Reese's part lacked emotion, and that's hard for me to say because I really enjoyed her voice and passion in past works she has done.  I just felt that, while better than anything I could have personally done, it didn't have the passion she has put out before, it just seemed flat.  Other than that the entire album is like most things that come from Mr. Buble, amazing!  
In fact, if I had the ability to turn the world my way I would magically have Michael appear at our East Coast Wedding celebration in about 2 or 3 years and I would have him serenade us with his song "Close your eyes".  I haven't heard or found another song that better describes how I feel about my husband and who he is to me!  I'm not very good with expressing my feelings at times and this song makes that easy.  It tells me that he has an amazing connection with his wife and that their fairy-tale romance is definitely one that they write stories about!  Did I mention I love this song?
The feelings I received from this song seemed to hit their mark when I read what he said about this song and these are good times for the singer, who is about to become a first-time dad. He sounds like a man in love with life. "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."  I would say he hit the mark he was aiming for when he wrote this song and I'm glad he has continued to develop his skills in music with these original works!  Like all great artists the best ones never stop expanding, growing, and allowing inspiration to flow through them.  And to Mr. Buble, no sir, you make us feel so young! 

  • 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.
Links To Buy Album:
Upcoming TV Appearances:
  • Dancing With the Stars - 4/30/13
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show - 5/3/13
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"

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