Dec 052010
 

from CRAZY LOVE

written by  Ron Sexmith

“Crazy Love,” released in the fall of 2009, is Michael Bublè’s 4th studio album.
This new collection was an out of the box hit reaching the top spot of the charts in the US, the UK, Canada, Italy, Australia and several other countries and selling over six million copies worldwide to date.

Bublè presented his ever growing fan base the usual, perfectly dosed mix of old and most recent standards plus a couple of originals co-written with frequent collaborators Alan Chang and Amy Foster. One of those new songs, the catchy, up-tempo “Haven’t Met You Yet,” became a quick smash hit and also got nominated for a Grammy as Best Male Pop Vocal. For “Crazy Love” the singer teamed up again with his longtime collaborators David Foster, Humberto Gatica and Bob Rock. Foster’s stellar arrangement of “Cry Me A River” opens the album. It’s a wonderful rendition of the Ella Fitzgerald evergreen that would be perfect as a theme song for a James Bond movie. Foster also produced “Georgia On My Mind” beautifully sung by Bublè who sounds as smooth as silk on this number as he does on his take of Billy Vera’s “At This Moment.” The singer also shines on the Bob Rock produced duet with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)” and the Foster-directed, rocking rendition of The Eagles’ “Heartache Tonight.” The tracklist really doesn’t have weak points and makes for a delightful listen from start to finish with an absolute peak towards the end entitled “Whatever It Takes.” Again masterfully produced and arranged by Foster, this gem of a song was written by talented Canadian singer/songwriter, Ron Sexmith who duets with Bublè on this light bossa take of his composition.

Recently Warner Bros. has released a new version of “Crazy Love” entitled “Crazy Love (Hollywood Edition)” that includes all the songs of the original album plus the new single, “Hollywood,” produced by Rock, a few live tracks and a couple more Foster productions including a fantastic rendition of his classic tune,“The Best Of Me” beautifully sung by Bublè.


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Lead Vocals: Michael Bublè with Ron Sexmith
Bass: Brian Bromberg
Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta
Guitar: Dean Parks & Ramon Stagnaro
Keyboards: David Foster
Percussion: Rafael Padilla
Backing Vocals: Ron Sexmith
Programming & Sound Design: Jochem van der Saag

Orchestration by Bill Ross

Produced & Arranged by David Foster


Lyrics

We’ve all been hurt by love
It’s out of our hands
But for all it’s worth
I’m drawing a line in the sand
Another morning just won’t do
I need your love to shine on through
Or it won’t be new

Whatever it takes, my love, I’ll find it
Whatever it takes my love
To put the lonely days behind us
I’m laying it down
Whatever it takes my love

If there’s a chance
For two hearts to celebrate
To blow out some candles
And tempt the hands of fate

You make a wish, I’ll make one too
But close your eyes love when you do
Or it won’t be true

Whatever it takes, my love, I’ll find it
Whatever it takes my love
To put the lonely days behind us
I’m laying it down
Whatever it takes, my love

‘Cos I’ve been wandering ’round
With the same old blues
That have been dragging me down
If you feel the same way too
Maybe it takes two

And if we give thanks
For our love at each new dawn
We’ll find the strength
And the will to carry on

The sun alone will never do
Without your love to shine on through
It just won’t be new

Whatever it takes, my love, I’ll find it
Whatever it takes, my love
To put the lonely days behind us
I’m laying it down
Whatever it takes, my love