If ever one CD was worth a little extra money, this one’s it. Of course, fans of the Canadian old-style crooner trapped in a young body, whose style is a mix of Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin, will have snatched this off the shelves the first day it arrived. There are eight songs on the recording—“Nice ‘n Easy” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love” were recorded in the studio and the rest were recorded live.
What fans will really love, though, is the DVD that comes with the package, featuring twelve songs (including many of the eight on the CD) and interviews with Bublé. Also, you can see Bublé and his band recording three songs in the studio: “They Way You Look Tonight,” “For Once in My Life” and “Kissing a Fool.” Most of these tracks were part of Bublé’s self-titled first release, so the hook for fans are the two new studio songs and the chance to hear Bublé live.
Bublé’s got a great, traditional-sounding voice that sounds so fresh because he’s so young. And he’s shown he’s got a way with the classics, which don’t get that distinction because the songs suck. With so many great old songs out there, it’ll be interesting to see if Bublé decides to tackle the new canon of today’s singer-songwriters. John Mayer, anyone?
Track Listing: CD: Nice ' Easy; Can't Help Falling in Love; My Funny Valentine; Mack the Knife; Fever; You'll Never Know; For Once in My Life; Moondance
DVD: Come Fly With Me; For Once in My Life; You'll Never Know; Kissing a Fool; Sway; Mack the Knife; That's All; Fever; How Can You Mend a Broken Heart; The Way You Look Tonight; Moondance; My Funny Valentine
Bonus DVD: The Way You Look Tonight; For Once in My Life; Kissing a Fool
I love jazz because it's sophisticated, international, atmospheric yet free, cool and warm.
I was first exposed to jazz through the sultry voice and flawless swing of my mother.
I met Mark Murphy, David Linx, Kurt Elling, and Youn Sun Nah.
The best show I ever attended was Youn Sun Nah in Paris.
The first jazz record I bought was Native Dancer by Wayne Shorter and Milton Nascimento
My advice to new listeners: open your mind and your ears, forget about structure, feel the textures.
Go see live music and keep buying CDs!