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Michael Bolton - Gems: The Very Best Of - Preview

Preview by Jack Foley

MICHAEL Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer and Songwriter who has sold more than 53 million records worldwide.

Michael entered the UK market in 1990 with the Grammy Award winning hit single How Am I Supposed To Live Without You, which he followed up with hit singles such as How Can We Be Lovers, Soul Provider, Time, Love & Tenderness, Said I Loved You… But I Lied and his blockbuster cover recording of When A Man Loves A Woman, which earned Michael a second Grammy.

To date, Michael has seen 9 #1 singles and 8 Top Ten 8 studio albums, including his breakthrough album Soul Provider, delivering more than 12 million copies worldwide, the No.1 album Time, Love & Tenderness, which has sold over 16 million copies, Timeless: The Classics with soulful hits like To Love Somebody, the album The One Thing, yielding Grammy-nominated hit Said I Loved You… But I Lied (which topped the charts for 12 weeks) and My Secret Passion, a collection of arias which achieved No.1 on the classical charts for a record-breaking six weeks.

A diverse and prolific songwriter, Michael has written with icons ranging from Bob Dylan to Lady Gaga.

He’s penned songs for over 100 artists including No.1 hits impacting the careers of superstars such as KISS, Cher, and Barbra Streisand. Michael’s own music has been sampled by Jay-Z / Kanye West and John Legend.

On stage, Michael has performed with legends such as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and BB King. Bolton earned a Grammy-nomination for Georgia on my Mind, and was chosen to sing the song to Ray Charles when Charles was inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame.

Michael’s songs and performances have been featured in numerous television and film soundtracks, including the Oscar-nominated theme song Go The Distance from Walt Disney’s blockbuster animated film Hercules.

The double CD package includes the Very Best Of highlights from Bolton’s career as well as the brand new studio album Gems – The Duets Collection, which features exciting musical collaborations with Grammy Award®-Winning Country Super Group, Rascal Flatts, Oscar Award®-Winning Composer\Producer, A.R. Rahman, International Pop Superstar Seal, as performed live for the Foster & Friends television special, Australian singing sensation Delta Goodrem, as seen on Dancing With The Stars, and the famed late vocalist Eva Cassidy, in a unique and masterful duet vocal production by David Foster.

Win Gems: The Very Best of Michael Bolton

To celebrate the release of Gems: The Very Best of Michael Bolton on Monday, March 12, 2012, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. In what year did Michael Bolton first enter the UK market with How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?

Simply send the answer to Gems Michael Bolton competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Track listing:

  1. Love Is Everything (feat. Rascal Flatts)
  2. Fields of Gold (feat. Eva Cassidy)
  3. Sajna (feat. A.R. Rahman)
  4. Pride (In the Name of Love) (feat. Anne Akiko Meyers)
  5. I’m Not Ready (feat. Delta Goodrem)
  6. Over The Rainbow (feat. Paula Fernandes)
  7. When A Man Loves a Woman / It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World (medley feat. Seal)
  8. The Prayer (feat. Lara Fabian)
  9. You Are So Beautiful (feat. Chris Botti)
  10. Make You Feel My Love (feat. Helene Fischer)
  11. Hallelujah (feat. MB’s Children’s Choir)
  12. Steel Bars (feat. Orianthi)

The Very Best Of

  1. Soul Provider
  2. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay
  3. How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
  4. How Can We Be Lovers.
  5. When I’m Back On My Feet Again
  6. Georgia On My Mind
  7. Time, Love And Tenderness
  8. When A Man Loves A Woman
  9. Missing You Now
  10. Steel Bars
  11. Said I Loved You… But I Lied
  12. Lean On Me
  13. Can I Touch You…There?
  14. I Promise You
  15. I Found Someone
  16. A Love So Beautiful
  17. This River