Michael Bublé – Higher (Deluxe) (2022) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

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Michael Bublé – Higher (Deluxe) (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 57:07 minutes | 687 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Reprise

Michael Bublé’s Higher catapults the star’s enormous talent into the stratosphere as he continues his ongoing journey reinventing and interpreting the music of America’s most beloved standards amongst others. Fitting perfectly throughout these gems are a handful of Bublé originals that further cement his gift for writing and performing great pop tunes and luscious ballads. An irresistible and uplifting collection from the ultimate romantic once again reminds us that the thrill of exploring the subject of love and romance continues inspiring this artist and the world. The definitive Bublé masterpiece for sure.

This Deluxe Edition adds 3 all-new bonus tracks!

“This time out, I opened myself up completely to trying new things. I dug deeper while working and surrounding myself with the greatest music makers on the planet with gigantic imaginations. Whether it was sitting down to write with Ryan Tedder and Greg Wells, recording three songs in one day with my pal Bob Rock along with 40 of the most amazing musicians off the studio floor who hadn’t played music in 15 months, dancing around laughing and crying in my underwear in my home studio when a song sounded just right, every moment felt magical or that the universe was conspiring to bring me to this moment in time 20 years into this amazing ride I’ve been on. I have never been more excited after completing an album.”
– Michael BubléWith his velvety voice and urbane charm, Michael Bublé is the epitome of the modern crooner, ably interpreting American Songbook standards alongside modern pop covers, as well as his own ebullient originals. He further conjures this vibe on his 11th studio album, 2022’s appealing Higher. One the most notable aspects of Higher is the presence of Paul McCartney, whose song “My Valentine” (culled from 2012’s Kisses on the Bottom) Bublé covers to fine effect here, with McCartney producing. A moody, minor-key ballad, the song evokes the work of iconic French singer Jacques Brel and recalls how McCartney (a long-avowed jazz and standards aficionado) would often bring such influences to the Beatles, further broadening that group’s cross-generational appeal. It’s one of the standout moments on Higher and nicely illuminates the stylistic balance between jazz, traditional pop, and contemporary pop that Bublé is going for. On Higher, Bublé is often at his best when taking on jazz standards, represented here in tracks like the big-band swing of “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” or the orchestral romance of “A Nightingale Sang in Barclay Square.” His relaxed, kitten-soft voice is a perfect match for the nuanced and sophisticated style of these songs. There’s also a knowing quality about Bublé, as if he’s well aware of the bygone aesthetic he’s playing with by being an old-school crooner in the post-modern age — it’s a persona that’s wry, a little campy, and helps sell his more over-the-top choices — like taking on the ’70s show biz disco of Barry White’s “You’re My First, My Last, My Everything.” His ironic schmooze achieves technicolor brilliance on the flamboyant 1930s movie soundtrack arrangement of Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile.” Replete with shimmering strings and what sounds like a backing chorus of winged angels, it ends the album but might have worked even better as an opening track. There’s also an amiable duet with Willie Nelson on the country icon’s classic “Crazy” that has the relaxed, in-the-moment energy of a Muppet Show performance. Of his original songs, the standout is the title track. Co-written by Greg Wells, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, and even Bublé’s eight-year-old son, Noah (who recovered from his battle with liver cancer in 2017), “Higher” is a fun, tango-influenced banger that sticks in your head. There’s also the romantic “I’ll Never Not Love You” and the heartfelt tribute to his mom, “Mother,” all songs that (like his 2005 hit “Home”) add a bit of earnest warmth to the album’s overall buoyant, swinging feeling — one that Bublé has made his own. – Matt Collar


1-1. Michael Bublé – I’ll Never Not Love You (03:38)
1-2. Michael Bublé – My Valentine (03:28)
1-3. Michael Bublé – A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (03:05)
1-4. Michael Bublé – Make You Feel My Love (03:17)
1-5. Michael Bublé – Baby I’ll Wait (02:23)
1-6. Michael Bublé – Higher (03:05)
1-7. Michael Bublé – Crazy (with Willie Nelson) (04:54)
1-8. Michael Bublé – Bring It On Home to Me (04:35)
1-9. Michael Bublé – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (03:23)
1-10. Michael Bublé – Mother (03:57)
1-11. Michael Bublé – Don’t Take Your Love From Me (03:56)
1-12. Michael Bublé – You’re the First, the Last, My Everything (03:45)
1-13. Michael Bublé – Smile (03:47)
1-14. Michael Bublé – Pennies from Heaven (02:41)
1-15. Michael Bublé – Quizas Quizas Quizas (03:12)
1-16. Michael Bublé – We Pray (03:53)


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