Jul 062008
 

From IT’S TIME
Written by Michael Bublè, Alan Chang & Amy Foster Gillies

“It’s Time” is Canadian Michael Bublè’s follow-up to his mega-successful, self-titled debut album. Released in 2005, “It’s Time” kept building the singer’s popularity worldwide and solidified him as a major star in the United States. The record reached the top of the charts in several countries while debuting at #7 on Billboard’s Top 200. It was also certified double platinum in the States, five times platinum in Australia and six times platinum in Canada.

David Foster and Humberto Gatica were again at the helm of the project and produced all but one track of “It’s Time.” The material picked was another winning combination of standards from different eras, all beautifully performed by Bublè with top notch arrangements by Foster. Throughout the album, Bublè’s velvety voice caresses the listener with superior class and style taking full advantage of Foster’s multifaceted musical scenario and pristine production. The up-tempos are split between R&B classics like “How Sweet It Is,” an incredible big-band reworking of The Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love” and a Latin version of “Save The Last Dance For Me.” There are evergreens like a smooth bossa-nova take of “Quando, Quando, Quando” in a duet with pop diva Nelly Furtado and a faithful reading of the Sinatra classic “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” It’s the ballads, however, that are the core of “It’s Time” with impeccable, intense covers of Leon Russell’s “Song For You,” Stevie Wonder’s “You And I” and Ray Charles’ “You Don’t Know Me.”

The bittersweet ballad “Home” was the only original tune on the album. It marked Bublè’s first co-writing credit along with his musical director Alan Chang and Amy Foster-Gillies. “Home” became a top worldwide single and reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts.


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Lead Vocals: Michael Bublè
Piano: David Foster
Bass: Brian Bromberg
Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta
Guitar: Dean Parks & Brian Green
Guitar Solo: Brian Green
Percussion: Rafael Padilla
Background Vocals: Debbie Timuss
Programming & Sound Design: Jochem Van Der Saag
Arranged by David Foster & Bill Ross
Produced by David Foster & Humberto Gatica


Lyrics

Another summer day
Has come and gone away
In Paris and Rome
But I wanna go home
Mmmmmmmm

May be surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel all alone
I just wanna go home
Oh, I miss you, you know

And I’ve been keeping all the letters that I wrote to you
Each one a line or two
“I’m fine baby, how are you?”
Well I would send them but I know that it’s just not enough
My words were cold and flat
And you deserve more than that

Another aeroplane
Another sunny place
I’m lucky, I know
But I wanna go home
Mmmm, I’ve got to go home

Let me go home
I’m just too far from where you are
I wanna come home

And I feel just like I’m living someone else’s life
It’s like I just stepped outside
When everything was going right
And I know just why you could not
Come along with me
‘Cause this was not your dream
But you always believed in me

Another winter day has come
And gone away
In even Paris and Rome
And I wanna go home
Let me go home

And I’m surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel all alone
Oh, let me go home
Oh, I miss you, you know

Let me go home
I’ve had my run
Baby, I’m done
I gotta go home
Let me go home
It will all be all right
I’ll be home tonight
I’m coming back home