Gems:duets Collection CD (2011)

Artist: Michael Bolton

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Product Overview


Label Columbia Records/sony
SKU 221634479
UPC 886979230729
UPC 14 00886979230729
Format CD
Release Date 6/21/2011
Author Michael Bolton
Associated Artist/Work Domingo, Pl cido
Associated Artist/Work Domingo, Placido
Associated Artist/Work Domingo, Placido (Tenor Vocals)
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Engineer Steve Milo
CatalogID 88697923072
Lable Name Montaigne
Released 06/21/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 50m : 32s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00886979230729
Musical Guests
Rascal Flatts
Eva Cassidy
A. R. Rahman
Anne Akiko Meyers
Delta Goodrem
Paula Fernandes
Lara Fabian
Chris Botti
Helene Fischer
MB's Childrens Choir
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: Beach House, Miami Beach, FL; Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN; Blues Alley, Georgetown, VA; Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Chartmaker Studios, Malibu, CA; Dragonfly Studios, Hollywood, CA; FunDeMental Studios, Dusseldorf, Germany; Hound's Ear Studios, Nashville, TN; Lava Room Recording, Cleveland, OH; Panchathan Hollywood Studios, Hollywood, CA; Studios Guillaumetell, Paris, France; The Grip, Nashville, TN; Westlake Recording Studios, West Hollywood, CA.
Gems: The Duets Collection may bear a title that suggests it's a compilation, but this 2011 effort is a brand-new album containing nothing but new collaborations between Michael Bolton and similarly minded travelers of the middle of the road. It is new but it feels old, faithful to the early-`90s adult contemporary hits that made Bolton a superstar, and its biggest missteps arrive whenever Gems strays too far from that slick template, particularly when Bolton and Anne Akiko Meyers stumble through a strident reading of U2's "Pride (In the Name of Love)." Moments like this don't arrive all that often, fortunately. Most of the time, Bolton stays in his comfort zone, turning in a surprisingly understated version of "You Are So Beautiful" with trumpeter Chris Botti, going toe-to-toe with Rascal Flatts on "Love Is Everything," sounding as big as the children choir on "Hallelujah." There are no surprises here, but there don't need to be: this is Bolton doing what he does best, and doing it so well that anybody who picks this up thinking it's a compilation won't be disappointed with what resides inside. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Disc 1
1 Love Is Everything
2 Fields of Gold
3 Sajna
4 Pride (In the Name of Love)
5 I'm Not Ready
6 Over the Rainbow
7 When a Man Loves a Woman/It's a Man's Man's Man's World
8 Prayer, The
9 You Are So Beautiful
10 Make You Feel My Love
11 Hallelujah
12 Steel Bars
Product Attributes
Artist Bolton,Michael
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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