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5.0 out of 5 stars
Michael Bolton Come Back Album !!!, 9 Sept. 2009
This is Michael Bolton's first album of original material since 2002 and it's a winner ! Full of memorable, fresh, hook-ladden, uptempo songs, it features successful collaborations between Michael and young hitmakers such as : Lady GaGa, Ne Yo, Red One, The Jam, Kara Dioguardi (of American Idol fame), Ryan Tedder of One Republic ("Bleeding Love", for Leona Lewis, "Halo" for Beyonce)... The album features 10 new original songs and two covers, one of Michael's forte : "ign Your Name" (Terence Trent D'Arby) and "Crazy Love" (Van Morrison). Michael Bolton's voice is still as powerful and high-pitched than in his hit-bound 90's peak, but he has gained nuance and maturity in his interpretations. First single "Just One LOve" is currently play-listed on BBC2 list A and "Murder My Heart", the track co-written and featuring Lady GaGa on backing vocals has been making the buzz all over the internet. Pop albums rarely get as good as this one. I personnally enjoyed it more than anything in 2009 !