Crazy Love
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Crazy Love

October 6, 2009

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  Song Title
Cry Me A River
All Of Me
Georgia On My Mind
Crazy Love
Haven't Met You Yet
All I Do Is Dream Of You
Hold On
Heartache Tonight
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
Baby [You've Got What It Takes] [With Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings]
At This Moment
Stardust [With Naturally 7]
Whatever It Takes [With Ron Sexsmith]

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 6, 2009
  • Release Date: October 6, 2009
  • Label: 143/Reprise
  • Copyright: 2009 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.
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  • Total Length: 47:18
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  • ASIN: B0043RGXJS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (465 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,816 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
93 of 107 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Set of Standards & Classic Pop Songs October 9, 2009
Format:Audio CD
The old-time saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" may apply to traditional pop crooner Michael Buble. Indeed, Michael Buble's albums have remained conservative, maintaining the sanctity of classic standards and pop songs. 2009's follow-up 2007's extremely successful Call Me Irresponsible does maintain a sense of classicism that has come to define Buble, but there are some risks taken this go around. Sure, he doesn't ruin or over interpret the classics, but as far as arrangements, orchestrations, and vocal nuances, Buble keeps the classics 'fresh' while also keeping them 'classic.' The album isn't perfect, but it is consistent and bodes well to keep Buble's career afloat. Buble never compromises himself on this album.

Opening with "Cry Me A River", instantly, one hears that Buble wishes to exploit a slightly more adventurous side without 'rocking the boat' too much. The orchestrations here are different but brilliant and add just the right amount of change without ruining the sanctity of the classic standard. Buble, as always sounds top-rate as a vocalist.

"All of Me" scales down the experimentation of "Cry Me A River", seeking to balance between 'innovation' and 'classicism'. While the performance is another 'home-run' for Buble, it doesn't trump the excellent, cutting-edge "Cry Me A River". "Georgia on My Mind", on the other hand, finds Michael Buble at his very best, bringing new, pitch-perfect nuance to the classic that helped to shape Ray Charles' career. "Crazy Love", the title track continues a hot streak for Buble.

Perhaps most unique is "Haven't Met You Yet", which most likely will received mixed reactions from Buble fans.
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50 of 60 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love this cd but... October 16, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I really do enjoy this cd. Michael Buble is extremely talented as a performer and a vocalist and it is pretty hard for him to do wrong. But he does hit some definite missteps here. When I played it for the first time I was rather puzzled wondering what sort of cd he had tried to put together. It was very different from his others and I had to play it another 5 to 6 times before I really formed my true opinion.

Michaels's previous cds have all emphasized pop standards sung with class and quality in the big band style. He would also throw in a couple of redos of more current songs for fun. He also started to venture into the pop genre with his singles HOME and EVERYTHING. He continues his venture here with HAVEN'T MET YOU YET which seems to be getting mixed reviews. I first found it rather simple but find it to be a fun, playful song on this new cd.

It is obvious that Michael is trying to go more pop on this cd and the result will end up in mixed reactions from fans. What truly stands out is that the styling and interpretations he applies to most of the standards here are just off the mark. CRY ME A RIVER is an emotional song in itself with its heartwrenching lyrics. Rather than emphasize the emotional delivery he has a loud orchestral intro worthy of James Bond lead up to his vocal. It just doesn't work and is over the top big time. The other is STARDUST sung with NATURALLY 7. I felt like I was listening to the Andrew Sisters or even Lawrence Welk. This was such an old fashioned sappy interptretation that has no emotional value. This song also could have been perfect for his vocal gifts.

So he is going pop and the cover of the cd is CRAZY LOVE, a very old song that has been sung by so many and is pure pop candy.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Impersonator ... becomes Michael Buble ... November 4, 2009
Format:Audio CD
For years I've listened to Michael's music, his concerts and other live performances in rapt anticipation and have been appreciative of his obvious talents.

Right off the bat, I'd like to say a few things historically about what I've heard. Through his career, Michael's biggest curse is that he's often compared to someone else, and while this fact is often inescapable of many musicians, some never leave the shadows of their peers even when it becomes less obvious because of the fan base that surrounds them. How many times have we heard him being compared to Harry Connick Jnr., or picking up where he left off? How about Frank Sinatra? Or having the same seductive qualities that Elvis Presley had? Numerous and far too many times to cite.

His past albums have also highlighted these facts, too. Listening to `Surrender' on the album `Dream' you can hear him lifting his voice at those same moments that Elvis did in his signature renditions of the classic song. Some might say it's an homage, but I think more would say it's a failure on his part to make the song his own and letting the previous versions overshadow himself. These delicacies may not be obvious to the casual listener, but if you've listened to these songs for years and heard them in multiple versions by any previous named artist, then it just becomes glaring. The most in-your-face examples are early in his career where he definitely sounds like he's singing from under the wing or on the back porch of Harry.

But then comes this album and puts all the previous work, complaints, struggles and the like - to rest. Every song on this album has become his own and he has created a new standard for some of these old classics in a most memorable and quite gifted way.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Crazy Love
Anyone should love this
I love Michael Buble's music and could listen to it all day.
It's a great buy
Published 3 days ago by Amanda
5.0 out of 5 stars Big fan of Michael Buble
Big fan of Michael Buble, this album provided me comfort during a 3.5 hour plane ride. Thank you Amazon.
Big fan of Michael Buble
Published 11 days ago by Barbara E. Braun
5.0 out of 5 stars Crazy Love
My sister & I are both in love with Michael so when I buy a CD for me, I have to buy one for her. He has an excellent voice & is very easy to look at!
Published 16 days ago by Misty Dawn
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the smooth sound
I appreciate the smooth sound of his voice so I will continue to love his music. Certainly relaxing and calming always.
Published 22 days ago by JK
5.0 out of 5 stars Close Second
Michael runs a close second to Frank Sinatra. This young man has a great talent and will go far in the music industry.
Published 22 days ago by Isaac J. Oshana
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Great music, great price, great product! I love Michael Buble's voice and this album is a wonderful showcase of it! Read more
Published 24 days ago by southern*belle293
3.0 out of 5 stars Was ok
This cd is just ok, if I had known I wouldn't have gotten it. I thought it would be better.
Published 25 days ago by Marie Trump
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Singer
Michael Buble has never made a bad recording. He is awesome with his smothe voice is sooo confortable and sometimes fun.
Published 29 days ago by Karen E. Maleske
3.0 out of 5 stars Just average
I normally love all of his cds but this one was just okay which probably had more to do with the songs on it.
Published 1 month ago by Happy Nana
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW
I like this latest Michael Buble disc. I think the mixture of the standards and his own songs is sensational.I have listened to it over and over.
Published 1 month ago by John T. Glover
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