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Michael Buble: Not Too Perfect Is Always Perfect

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Multi-Grammy winning artist, Michael Bublé has done it again. Another in the line of big band singers – Sinatra, Martin, Bennett and Connick Jr. – Bublé released his new CD in October. “I started this record knowing I was going to record it differently than my previous ones,” he says. “I dug way deeper and was more introspective on this one. Basically, I sang the truth – made each song autobiographical – and you can definitely hear the difference.”

buble2In “Crazy Love” Bublé covers many of my favorite songs from Van Morrison, among others, but his voice and talent breaths new life into old classics, like “Georgia on My Mind.” He says, “I went back to the way my idols made their records.  I wanted an organic feel – so people could feel like they were in the studio with me.” And in the studio, Bublé gives us a crisp, harmonic sound. As I sit and listen, his music warms the soul, especially on cold, rainy November days.

He has a knack for that, though. In other productions, he’s delivered that same heart warming music, perfect for setting the right mood – whether that’s enjoyed alone or with another.  “We let the sounds all come together and bleed into one another.” He mentions, “It’s not contrived.  Not too perfect.”

The CD “Crazy Love” is about the roller coaster of relationships. Never perfect – not too perfect, as Buble points out, is apropos.

Michael Bublé has sold over 22 million CDs worldwide.  His previous CD, the Grammy winning “Call Me Irresponsible” (2007) was a number one album in over 15 countries.  His 2005 CD “It’s Time” holds the record as the longest running title to remain on the Billboard Traditional Jazz charts – a full two years.

– Rodger Johson. Reach him on twitter @yourprguy