Apr 152018
 

from IT’S TIME
Written by Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse

 

Want to hear some great news this year for David Foster fans? The celebrated Hitman just ended his two years hiatus from production to go back into the recording studio! Foster is partnering with his old pal Michael Bublè to work on the singing superstar’s next cd. To celebrate this welcome news, this week the spotlight is again on Bublè’s 2005 It’s Time cd.

Produced by Foster with his gifted partner Humberto Gatica, It’s Time took the international music charts by the storm. With about ten million copies sold worldwide, Bublè’s entry into the pantheon of all-time best traditional pop singers was written in the record books.

The first single from It’s Time was a vibrant cover of the late Nina Simone’s (1933-2003) classic song, “Feeling Good.” Co-written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse, Ms. Simone recorded “Feeling Good” on her 1965 I Put A Spell On You album, but the song wasn’t released as a single. Resurrected in 1994, “Feeling Good” was included on a popular British TV commercial by Volkswagen and eventually reached the UK Top 40. Bublè’s cover was beautifully crafted by Foster with the collaboration of legendary American arranger Don Sebesky. Their backing track was a total knock-out with a powerful progression, swinging horns, lush strings and superlative performances by Foster’s usual suspects including Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Brian Bromberg on bass, Dean Parks on guitar and Randy Waldman on piano. Bublè’s vocal performance of “Feeling Good” was amazing with his confident baritone, wonderful control and silky texture. The production was world-class with the classic plus of Gatica’s golden ear behind the glass.

Before this review is ended, here’s a statement that Foster sent to our website about the new collaboration with Bublè:

“I think Michael and I made some great records together. it’s been about seven years since we have worked together due to ending up at different record companies for quite a few years. We have always been a good fit and a good team. It feels great to be in the studio making a Michael Bublè record again!! He is a great artist and an artist who knows exactly who he is and exactly what he wants. All this makes my job so much easier and I think we are preparing something that his fans are going to love!! I know I love it!!”


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Lead Vocals: Michael Bublè
Piano: Randy Waldman
Bass: Brian Bromberg
Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta
Guitar: Dean Parks
Programming & Sound Design: Jochem van der Saag
Percussion: Rafael Padilla

Arranged by David Foster & Don Sebesky
Produced by David Foster & Humberto Gatica


Lyrics

Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
breze driftin’ on by you know how I feel

(refrain)
It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life

For me
And I’m feeling good

Fish in the sea you know how I feel
River running free you know how I feel
Blossom on the tree you know how I feel

(refrain)
It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
For me
And I’m feeling good

Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don’t you know
Butterflies all havin’ fun you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when day is done
That’s what I mean

And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me

Stars when you shine you know how I feel
Scent of the pine you know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And I know how I feel