Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Crazy Love - Michael Buble

The below mentioned product(s) was/were given to me at no charge for review. I am not being monetarily paid for this review (other than receipt of the free product). I will give my honest opinion and thoughts regarding said product(s).


Warner Bros Records has asked me to review the newest Michael Bublé CD, Crazy Love.


The official word from Warner Bros is this:

'Crazy Love', Michael Bublé's first CD in two and a half years, features two original songs along with his always original take on 11 standards from various eras. The multi-Grammy winning artist hunkered down in recording studios in LA, Brooklyn, New York and his hometown of Vancouver for the last six months to make his 'ultimate record about the inevitable roller coaster ride of relationships.' The first single, 'Haven't Met You Yet,' written by Bublé (with Alan Chang and Amy Foster) is scheduled to be released to radio on August 31st. Additional tunes on the album include 'Cry Me A River,' 'You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You,' 'Georgia On My Mind' and 'Baby (You've Got What It Takes)' which was performed with Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings. The title song is a cover of the Van Morrison gem 'Crazy Love.' The CD closes out with a haunting version of 'Stardust' which is performed with the acapella group Naturally 7. The album was produced by David Foster, Bob Rock and Humberto Gatica.

I have listened to the CD over and over this week while cleaning my house and doing my homework and cooking dinner and I love it. Sometimes I don’t really care for a particular cover of a song coughMr. & Mrs. Jonescough, however, I can say that his cover on this CD of Heartache Tonight and All of Me are two of the best I have heard in a long time. IMHO of course. I was going to put the CD in the car so I could listen on my way to work but I can’t keep it out of my daughter’s room long enough. If she was older, she would probably be one of those weird stalker fans. She has a photo collage on her nightstand of various Michael Bublé CD covers, flowers and a wedding ring. I’m not sure exactly where she’s going with that. She is only 12 after all. I'll be broke if she ever finds out there is an official Michael Bublé website.


Warner Bros has also authorized a contest. YEAH! WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER! I will be giving away FIVE Crazy Love CDs to FIVE lucky winners. The CDs are valued at $18.98 each. The only catch is, wait! There is no catch!


The Rules:


“The Michael Bublé ‘Crazy Love’ CD giveaway is open to participants with a United States mailing address only (international readers can enter if they have a friend in the States who can accept their prizes by mail.”


To Enter:


Leave a comment (including a VALID email address) here telling me your favorite Michael Bublé song and bingo presto, you’re entered. Get an extra entry for each Twitter, Facebook or blog post about the contest. Just leave a separate link for each extra entry. The contest will run until midnight, November 7, 2009, when comments will close and winners will be randomly chosen.




13 comments:

Anonymous said...

You know, I heard "Haven't Met You Yet" on the radio one night a couple of weeks ago. And was surprised. It was on a local pop station, not even an "adult" or "easy listening" station. And I liked it! I've been wanting to hear more of him for some time, but I haven't exactly made the time or the effort to do so. You'd think what with iTunes and YouTube I'd be more familiar with his work, but aside from seeing him sing a song from his first album on TV one time, I haven't heard anything! It's my own fault, of course. I knew when I heard the first song that I was interested in hearing more, I just dropped the ball. I'm a huge fan of the old music: swing, big band... I own every Harry Connick Jr. CD ever made. I have soundtracks to movies set in the 30s and 40s. I have the obligatory Sinatra compilation... But I know next to nothing of Michael Buble. It's pitiful!

Mel said...

I'd heard Michael Buble before and I liked his sound, but I absolutely fell in love with him in the recent weeks since I've been trying to decide on a first dance song for my wedding. 'Everything' is currently my fave song by him. And OH! How I hope I win! :)

melissa.mcdougal@gmail.com (Just in case!)

Anonymous said...

My favorite Michael Buble song is actually hard to narrow down.. but I love how he covers songs like, "Me and Mrs. Jones." He does a GREAT cover of the Spider-Man theme song that my five year old son LOVES. Do I really have to narrow it down? My email is Linr12@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I bet the email address linked to my profile is the one that I haven't accessed in so long that it doesn't even work... you have my other one, but here it is, anyway: jmize7@hotmail.com

Mel said...

I just tweeted about this (@mela0521) and again, my email is melissa.mcdougal@gmail.com

Tanya said...

I love Michael Buble! I think my favorite song is Home. I really love the Come Fly With Me CD with his covers of the older songs, awesome. Thanks so much for the great giveaway! :)

Minnie Mama said...

I recently discovered Michael Buble and now I am completely addicted to him!! He's so amazing and I love all of his songs, especially a new one that I heard on the radio the other night "Haven't met you yet". I was scanning the stations for a good song while I was driving and I tuned into it -- its awesome!

Sonja's Mom said...

A Foggy Day (In London Town)
It is so sexy!

Solanaceae said...

Without a doubt the Spiderman theme is my hands down favorite!

SuesReviews said...

Everything would be my favorite. It was so cool when I was in Italy - they were playing his CD in a hotel! I LOVE Michael Buble!!!

SonjaB said...

My favorite Michael Buble song is his cover of Nina Simone's "I feel good" I love that song and he does such a good job of doing her justice.

Jersey Girl 45 said...

I love Michael Buble' and play him at many of my dinner parties... My favorite song of his is Home, and my second is Quando, Quando, Quando.

email: ajerseygirl45@aol.com or yahoo.com

Used*to*be*me said...

Winners will be posted shortly!