Friday, June 24, 2011

Michael Bolton Gems The Duet Collection Album Review & Giveaway Ends 7/5/11 at 7PM EST


GRAMMY AWARD WINNING AND MULTI PLATINUM RECORDING
ARTIST MICHAEL BOLTON
SET TO RELEASE A BRAND NEW ALBUM

GEMS – THE DUETS COLLECTION

IN STORES JUNE 21, 2011

San Diego, CA -- Michael Bolton, one of the music industry’s most successful and
accomplished recording artists, announced today he will release his 21st studio album titled
Gems – The Duets Collection on June 21, 2011. The new album, to be released on Sony
Music/Legacy Recordings, will feature productions by acclaimed songwriters, producers and
musicians including David Foster, Dann Huff, Rudy Peréz and A.R. Rahman. The album will be
available for pre-purchase on www.michaelbolton.com.

Gems – The Duets Collection includes exciting musical collaborations with Grammy Award®-
Winning Country Super Group, Rascal Flatts, Oscar Award®-Winning Composer\Producer,
A.R. Rahman, International Pop Superstar, Seal, Australian singing sensation, Delta Goodrem,
and the famed late vocalist Eva Cassidy.

“It was an incredibly rewarding experience recording this album,” says Bolton. “The opportunity
to work with legendary talent like David Foster, Dan Huff, AR Rahman and some of the absolute
greatest singers and recording artists in the entire world was inspiring. I can’t wait to share the
special music we all created with the world.”

"We heard that Michael wanted to write something with us. We all kept telling ourselves, ‘It's
like, Michael Bolton! Come on - he's one of the greatest singers on the planet," say Rascal
Flatts. “He wanted to get the whole band involved and make this thing really fresh and new. It
was just so cool that we had a chance to get together and write this killer song called ‘Love is
Everything.’”

David Foster cooked up a duet featuring Michael singing "When a Man Loves a Woman" and
Seal joining in with James Brown's "It's a Man's, Man’s, Man’s World." Foster says, "I woke up
at 6 AM one morning with the idea that these two songs could go together, with these two great
voices from different genres, and they embraced it. This is a powerful, powerful moment. It's a
real shootout, and it's impossible to say who wins, because they're both so amazing."

“When I first met Michael, we got to talking about music, philosophy, the universe, and many
things that we had in common,” shares A.R. Rahman. “I wanted Michael to do a bit of singing
that he’s never done before, without compromising on his musicality.”
“He’s a very great human being and we had a lot of fun,” Chris Botti says. “There aren’t singers
like Michael anymore. He can sing anything from classical music to jazz to something like [“You
Are So Beautiful”], it’s so unbelievably soulful.”

A full track listing for Gems - The Duets Collection is below.

“Love Is Everything” feat. Rascal Flatts
“Fields of Gold” feat. Eva Cassidy
“Sajna” feat. A.R. Rahman
“Pride (In The Name Of Love)” feat. Anne Akiko Meyers
“I’m Not Ready” feat Delta Goodrem
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” feat. Paula Fernandes
“When A Man Loves a Woman\It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” medley feat. Seal
“The Prayer” feat. Lara Fabian
“You Are So Beautiful” feat. Chris Botti
“Make You Feel My Love” feat. Helene Fischer
“Hallelujah” feat. The Michael Bolton Children’s Choir
“Steel Bars” feat. Orianthi

Michael Bolton has been touring extensively for the past year and performed to capacity crowds
in countries around the world including China, France, England, Germany, Romania, Canada,
Portugal, Spain and several dozen dates in the United States. After a hugely successful
Valentine’s Day concert with fellow Grammy Award®-Winner, Kenny G, the two performers
announced additional tour dates together including a show at the Beacon Theater in New York
City.

Review
I received this album in the mail to review.  I listened to it on the way to work today.  I have a long commute so I had time to review the whole album on the way to work.  I thoroughly enjoyed each and every song on the album.  My favorite track was "Fields of Gold".  I will listen to this again on the way home to get a better feel for it, but it's going to remain in my car for now.  I really enjoy Michael Bolton and this album is one of my favorites from him so far.

Giveaway

Sony Music provided me with the album to review and they are also providing a copy for a giveaway.

Mandatory Entry:
You must be a follower of my blog to enter.

Tell me which track you think will be your favorite in a comment, include your email address if it's not visible in your blogger profile.

Giveaway will end 7/5/11 at 7:00 PM EST.  Sony will mail the album directly to the winner.  I will use random.org to select a winner from the eligible entries.  I will email the winner and they will have 72 hours to respond to that email with their mailing information so that I can get it to the sponsor.

Thank you for reading and participating.

The album was sent to me to review by Sony, the opinions are my own.

Atreau said... 24
GFC follower: Atreau. I would love Fields of Gold.
 Congratulations to the winner!  I have emailed the winner and need a response within 72 hours so that I can get the prize to them.

Thank you for reading and participating.

25 comments:

abfantom said...

I follow via GFC: abfantom

I think I would like “Love Is Everything” featuring Rascal Flatts the most.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

AngelaK said...

I think When A Man Loves a Woman\It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” medley feat. Seal will become my favorite because I absolutely love both songs!



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harsha vardhan said...

'Sajna ft. A R Rahman' is my pick. Soothing composition and soulful rendering. The last one and half minute i.e from 2:42, it's heavenly. Take a bow A R Rahman and Michael Bolton.

harshaa_vardhan@yahoo.com

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com Sajna! Love him

hars said...

'Sajna ft. A R Rahman' is my pick. Soothing composition and soulful rendering. The last one and half minute i.e from 2:42, it's heavenly. Take a bow A R Rahman and Michael Bolton.

harshaa_vardhan@yahoo.com

Jim W. said...

I follow - zeldaflatkitty

I'd like to hear "Pride (in the name of love"

saturdaynightfever said...

I am a follower; "Fields of Gold"!

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Helen Stockwell said...

My fave track is Steel Bars... it rocks!

helyn4@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I think i would like the steel bars track

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amy16323 said...

i follow under amy16323
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

kat said...

I am a big Rascal Flatts fan and I know I will enjoy “Love Is Everything”. I am already a follower gfc.
kat_emerick@yahoo.com

Hotsnotty2 said...

Follower, I would love to hear “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” feat. Anne Akiko Meyers

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Gianna said...

I'm a GFC follower.
Pride (In The Name Of Love).

Pamcakes said...

I follow you on GFC as Brooke
b dot ringer at hotmail dot com

Pamcakes said...

The track I am most excited about is the You Are So Beautiful” feat. Chris Botti
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Erin COok said...

GFC follower ERin Cook and I Can't wait to hear Make you feel my love feat: Helene Fischer
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kathy pease said...

i like When A Man Loves a Woman\It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World

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kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

Julie said...

I am not ready tune
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/\Heather/\ said...

Probably The Prayer. Love that song!
I follow via gfc as /\Heather/\
heatherpooh (hotmail)

April said...

I would really like “Love Is Everything” featuring Rascal Flatts

April said...

Following on GFC

dvice12 said...

I follow. I'd like “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” feat. Anne Akiko Meyers.

Diane52 said...

I follow via google and my fave track is Steel Bars
Diane Baum
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Atreau said...

GFC follower: Atreau.
I would love Fields of Gold.

purango said...

I follow you with Google Friend Connect. I think "Make You Feel My Love" feat. Helene Fischer will be my favorite track. garrettsambo@aol.com