To Be Loved

To Be Loved

by Michael BubléMichael Bublé


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Vocalist Michael Bublé's 2013 studio album, To Be Loved, is a slick and classy Bob Rock-produced affair that follows up his hit 2011 holiday album, Christmas, and once again showcases the Canadian crooner's take on swinging pop music. Most longtime Bublé fans will have a sense of what to expect here and, in that sense, should be quite pleased with the album. As with previous Bublé releases, To Be Loved finds the vocalist tackling a handful of American Popular Song standards and some more contemporary pop covers. This time around, Bublé even peppers the album with a few very vintage '60s soul-sounding numbers. To these ends, Bublé kicks things off with a brightly swinging take on "You Make Me Feel So Young," turns in a neo-soul version of the Bee Gees "To Love Somebody," and digs deep into Smokey Robinson's "Who's Lovin' You." Also adding flavor here are a few guest appearances including duets with actress Reese Witherspoon, Bryan Adams, and the Puppini Sisters. As with Bublé's last few albums, he gets some co-writing credits, with songs like the sunshine pop-sounding, 'It's a Beautiful Day," and the atmospheric orchestral ballad, "I Got It Easy," registering as two of his best originals. Ultimately, To Be Loved isn't just a perfect showcase for Bublé's voice, it's also one of his most diverse and enjoyable albums.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/23/2013
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0093624944973
catalogNumber: 534922
Rank: 12044

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Bublé   Primary Artist
Pete Christlieb   Reeds
Tom Scott   Reeds
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Jim Keltner   Drums
Sid Page   Violin
Larry Kaplan   Reeds
Rusty Anderson   Guitar
Chuck Berghofer   Upright Bass
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Paul Bushnell   Electric Bass
Darius Campo   Violin
Mark Cargill   Violin
Gilbert Castellanos   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Gene Cipriano   Reeds
Brian Dembow   Viola
Joel Derouin   Violin
Yvette Devereaux   Violin
Monique Donnelly   Background Vocals
Assa Drori   Violin
Jeff Driskill   Reeds
Stephen Erdody   Celli
Brandon Fields   Reeds
Chuck Findley   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Josh Freese   Drums
Julie Gigante   Violin
Gary Grant   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Maurice Grants   Celli
Dan Higgins   Reeds
Rusty Higgins   Reeds
Greg Huckins   Reeds
Katie Kirkpatrick   Harp
Gina Kronstadt   Violin
Michael Landau   Guitar
Nick Lane   Trombone
Victor Lawrence   Celli
Andy Martin   Trombone
Miguel Martinez   Celli
Hugh McDonald   Electric Bass
Helen Nightengale   Violin
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
Joel Peskin   Reeds
Lou Pomanti   Keyboards
Carol Pool   Violin
Katia Popov   Violin
Karie Prescott   Viola
Bob Rock   Guitar
Otmaro Ruíz   Piano
Keith Scott   Guitar
Ramon Stagnaro   Flamenco Guitar
Doug Tornquist   Tuba
Cecilia Tsan   Celli
Josefina Vergara   Violin
John Wittenberg   Violin
Lyle Workman   Guitar
Shari Zippert   Violin
Gregg Field   Drums
Gayle Levant   Harp
Susan Chatman   Violin
Daniel Kelley   French Horn
Robert Peterson   Violin
Joel Shearer   Guitar
Cameron Stone   Celli
David Ewart   Violin
Julie Rogers   Violin
Lisa McCormick   French Horn
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone,Tuba
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Peggy Baldwin   Celli
Timothy Landauer   Celli
Kim Sholes   Celli
Bosco Mann   Guitar,Electric Bass
Shawn Mann   Viola
Darrin McCann   Viola
Armen Anassian   Violin
Antony Cooke   Celli
Angela Fisher   Background Vocals
Irina Voloshina   Violin
Nathan Campbell   French Horn
Andrew Schulman   Celli
Daphne Chen   Violin
Fernando Velez   Percussion
Jamie Edwards   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards
Cameron Patrick   Viola
Kathleen Robertson   Violin
Rene Camacho   Upright Bass
Jenny Takamatsu   Violin
Naturally 7   Background Vocals
Timothy Loo   Celli
Abe Laboriel   Drums
Caroline Campbell   Violin
Carolyn Riley   Viola
Dave Walther   Viola
Ana Landauer   Violin
Jenny Kim   French Horn
Andrew Duckles   Viola
Songa Lee   Violin
Rodney Wirtz   Viola
Christian Hebel   Violin
Marisa Kuney   Violin
Alan Chang   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards
Bryan Lipps   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Neel Hammond   Violin
Craig Gosnell   Trombone
Belinda Broughton   Violin
Andrew Synowiec   Guitar
Steve Richards   Celli
Caroline Buckman   Viola
Willie Murillo   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Danielle Ondarza   French Horn
Lorand Lokuszta   Violin
Michele Richards   Violin
Tereza Stanislav   Violin
Radu Pieptea   Violin
Joel Pargman   Violin
Binky Griptite   Guitar
Homer Steinweiss   Drums
Kathleen Sloan   Violin
Karen Elaine   Viola
Alma Fernandez   Viola
Leon Michels   Piano,Keyboards
Mark Adams   French Horn
Yelena Yegoryan   Violin
Robert Brophy   Viola
Graham Dechter   Guitar
Jumaane Smith   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ina Veli   Violin
Nika Ross   Celli
Giovanna Moraga Clayton   Celli
Stuart Clark   Reeds
Nina Evthuhov   Violin
Geraldo Hilera   Violin
Thomas Diener   Viola
James Thatcher   French Horn
Phillip Levy   Violin
Marlow Fisher   Viola
Paul Cohen   Celli
Chris Ermacoff   Celli
Laszlo Mezo   Celli
Marc Sazer   Violin
Steven Becknell   French Horn
Luke Maurer   Viola
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith   Celli
Tamara Hatwan   Violin
Mario de León   Violin
Lily Ho Chen   Violin
John Mitchell   Reeds
Matthew Funes   Viola
Kate Reddish   Viola
Heather Clark   Reeds
Sarah Parkins   Violin
Grace E. Oh   Violin
Richard Adkins   Violin
Pam Gates   Violin
Marisa McLeod   Violin
Daniel Fornero   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jennifer Olson   Reeds
Dan Lutz   Upright Bass
Reggie Young   Trombone
Larry Williams   Reeds
Amy Sanchez   French Horn
Eric Rynearson   Viola
Kevin Connolly   Violin
Joe Crispiano   Guitar
Kat Hendrix   Drums
Jonathan Johnson   French Horn
Charlie Loper   Trombone
Tiki Pasillas   Percussion
Ruby Freeman   Background Vocals
Nekiesha Grier   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Randy Newman   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Johnny Richards   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Josef Myrow   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Tyran Carlo   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Lou Pomanti   Arranger
Bob Rock   Producer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Jim Vallance   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
William Ross   Arranger
Julian Peploe   Art Direction
Liz Rosenberg   Publicity
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Jann Arden Richards   Composer
Michael Bublé   Composer
C. Carson Parks   Composer
Gabriel Roth   Engineer
Eric Helmkamp   Engineer
Alan Chang   Arranger,Composer
Puppini Sisters   Vocal Arrangements
Dave Pierce   Arranger
Amy S. Foster   Composer
Gwen Gordy Fuqua   Composer
Scott Wiseman   Composer
Tom Jackson   Composer
Steven Sater   Composer

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