The latest Michael Bublé CD features his typical formula – his take on 11 standards and 2 original songs. I guess, he believes in the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Based on his continued success you would have to agree with this multi-Grammy winner's way of thinking.
Recorded in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver, the album is his ode to the ups and downs of relationships. From "All I Do Is Dream of You" to "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" to "Cry Me a River" to "Heartache Tonight" it covers all the facets of romantic love from the euphoria of new love to the pain of a break up.
Though the formula he followed on previous recordings of covering classic songs is still there, Mr. Bublé does go a little outside his comfort zone on "Crazy Love". This is especially noticeable on the track "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" he does with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. The arrangements and orchestrations on a few of the tracks show an artist willing to go against the grain and try fresh reinterpretations of standards. Fret not as there are still beautiful string arrangements and his warm and fun vocals to keep his longtime fans happy.