To Be Loved is a celestial collision of an album from Michael Buble. The collision of an on-form singing talent, fantastic arrangements, gift musicians, and inspired song selections. Even though it's barely 10 years since Buble's debut album was released in his native Canada he's carved a high-level career in the music and acting worlds.
This is his eighth studio album and his mojo is well and truly on show. His accomplishments now include song-writing credits on a number of tracks, notably the lead single, It's a beautiful day. Throw in the lush arrangements that accompany every song plus some well chosen covers, and Buble's voice soars and soothes.
To Be Loved sports the Bee Gee's classic To Love Somebody, Frank and Nancy Sinatra's Something Stupid, with a classy duet between Buble and Reese Witherspoon, and songwriting royalty contributions from Berry Gordy Junior, Randy Newman and Smokey Robinson.
Michael Buble is at the peak of his powers and To be Loved demonstrates the dues he has paid since his debut. Put simply, it's an album you can confidently add to your collection, and will prove to be a no-brainer for your next dinner party.
To be loved
Rating: 4 / 5