A Symphony of Hits

A Symphony of Hits

by Michael BoltonMichael Bolton


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Given the late-2010s influx of symphonic easy listening albums reviving old rock and R&B records, it's not surprising that a living, breathing singer would take advantage of this trend. Michael Bolton is the one who steps into this breach, issuing A Symphony of Hits in early 2019. Recorded with the West Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, the album still contains hints of slick adult contemporary -- there's nary a string to be heard on a stiffly funky "Soul Provider," the whole thing has a patina of radio-ready gloss -- yet it delivers what it promises: it has Michael Bolton singing with an orchestra. What's surprising about the set is that Bolton sounds at home here. Maybe it's due to the wages of time, but he doesn't push his voice to the extremes. This may be Bolton's most nuanced vocal performance to date, and that is reason enough for the album to exist.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/08/2019
Label: Montaigne Records
UPC: 0634164607128
catalogNumber: 60712
Rank: 20124

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Bolton   Primary Artist
Brian BecVar   Keyboards
Chris Camozzi   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Nelson Braxton   Bass
Chris Walden   Conductor
Christine Muscat   Background Vocals
Sharon Muscat   Background Vocals
Natasha Stuart   Background Vocals
Jason Peterson Delaire   Saxophone
Drew McKeon   Drums
Ryan Parrino   Soloist
Shaun Lee-Chen   Concert Master

Technical Credits

Michael Bolton   Producer,Executive Producer
Jamie Luker   Scoring Engineer
Mal Luker   Score Mixer
Chris Walden   Arranger
Jorge Velasco   Engineer
Steven Milo   Producer,Engineer
Tom Woodcock   Engineer
Marcelo Bonomi   Engineer
Ken Meares   Executive Producer

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