Apr 262015
 

From MICHAEL BUBLE’
Written by Barry Gibb & Robin Gibb

“How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” is a globally popular, soft-rock ballad by the Bee Gees. Co-written by Barry Gibb with his younger brother, the late Robin Gibb, this beautiful song was part of the legendary trio’s 1971 album Trafalgar. “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” was the lead single off that classic release. The song would become the first US #1 for the Bee Gees as well as one of their most loved evergreens.

The haunting lyrics and gorgeous melody was demonstrated by a number of high-profile covers sung by esteemed performers including Johnny Mathis, Al Green, Cher and Teddy Pendergrass.

In 2002, “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” was picked by David Foster and Michael Bublé for the singer’s self-titled debut cd. Foster crafted a sumptuous arrangement of the song that was impeccably delivered with an emotional performance by the new Canadian singing sensation. Supported by Foster, co-producer Humberto Gatica and their team, Bublé gave life to a total ear-candy affair. The icing on this classy cake was the special appearance of Barry Gibb singing harmony vocals on his own tune. The delicious pairing of Bublé’s confident tone with Gibb’s trademark falsetto melted like hot butter on the refined instrumental back-up track. The instrumentals was performed by Foster on piano and bass synthesizer, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums and Dean Parks on guitars. “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” was the first US single released from Michael Bublé back in February 2003 and it would hit #22 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Michael Bublé was eventually certified platinum or multi-platinum in several countries worldwide. The song marked the triumphant beginning of Bublé’s fantastic history of success as well as a brilliant new chapter of Foster’s amazing career.

A little-known fact about Foster in the nineties. He produced another cover of a Bee Gees’ classic, “Too Much Heaven,” for female pop singer Jordan Hill. On that occasion, Barry Gibb again added his golden falsetto to the recording.


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Lead Vocals: Michael Bublé
Acoustic & Electric Guitar: Dean Parks
Piano & Bass Synthesizer: David Foster
Percussion: Rafael Padilla
Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta
Synthesizer Programming: Neil Devor
Background Vocals: Barry Gibb
Arranged by David Foster

Produced By David Foster & Humberto Gatica


Lyrics

I can think of younger days
When living for my life
Was everything a man could want to do
I could never see tomorrow
But I was never told about the sorrow
And how can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?
What makes the world go round?
How can you mend a this broken man?
How can a loser ever win?
Please help me mend my broken heart
And let me live again
I can still feel the breeze
That rustles through the trees
And misty memories of days gone by
We could never see tomorrow
No one said a word about the sorrow
And how can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?
What makes the world go round?
How can you mend this broken man?
How can a loser ever win?
Please help me mend my broken heart
And let me live again