Oct 072018
 

from LOVE
Written by Edward Heyman & Victor Young

November 16th will see the release of Michael Bublè’s new cd LOVE. After seven years, David Foster is back in the producer’s seat on this new collection. LOVE shows the Canadian singing sensation tackling a string of classic romantic songs and a couple of new ones written for the occasion.

The first single off LOVE is a rendition of “When I Fall In Love,” an evergreen recorded by a who’s who of stars; from the late Nat “King” Cole (1919-1965) to Johnny Mathis. “When I Fall In Love” might be the song that counts as having the most Foster productions ever. The Hitman already crafted versions of this pop classic for Celine Dion and Clive Griffin, Andrea Bocelli, the late Natalie Cole (1950-2015), Renee Olstead and Kenny Rogers. The Dion/Griffin remake from the “Sleepless In Seattle” soundtrack was a 1993 hit single and brought Foster and Jeremy Lubbock a Grammy as “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals.” Foster won another Grammy with Alan Broadbent in the same category for Natalie Cole’s version back in 1996. Bublè’s newly-released take is conceived by Foster with the help of arranger extraordinaire Bill Ross. Bublè is obviously in his comfort zone with this kind of retro material and absolutely shines with his confident voice and soothing performance. The backing track is truly magnificent with Foster on keyboards and a rhythm section rounded out by two jazz legends; drummer Peter Erskine and bassist Chuck Berghofer.

We have asked Foster a few words about this first, new collaboration with Bublè, this is what he kindly answered:

“Michael definitely made it his own as he always does with those lush and beautiful vocal tones. This is the first of all the versions of “When I Fall In Love” that I did where I actually borrowed from Nat “King” Cole’s original arrangement as a nod to the great, late singer. Eventually I went my own way on the solo putting it in a different key and changing everything.”

“When I Fall In Love” sets the mood for the upcoming cd that will surely be a top-notch travel into the most romantic music delivered by one of the best voices of our times. And it doesn’t hurt to be directed by one of the all-time best producers. An absolute must have!


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Lead Vocals: Michael Bublè
Keyboards & Piano: David Foster
Bass: Chuck Berghofer
Drums: Peter Erskine
Guitar: Graham Dechter
Programming & Sound Design: Jochem van der Saag

Strings Arranged by David Foster & Bill Ross
Produced by David Foster, Jochem van der Saag & Michael Bublè


Lyrics

When I fall in love
It will be forever
Or I’ll never fall in love

In a restless world
Like this is
Love is ended before it’s begun
And too many moonlight kisses
Seem to cool in the warmth of the sun

When I give my heart
It will be completely
Or I’ll never give my heart
(Oh let me give my heart)

And the moment I can feel that
You feel that way too (I feel that way too)
Is when I’ll fall in love (I fall in love)
With you

When I fall in love
It will be forever
Or I’ll never fall in love
Oh I’ll never never fall in love

In a restless world
Like this is
Love is ended before it’s begun
And too many moonlight kisses
Seem to cool in the warmth of the sun

When I give my heart
It will be completely
Or I’ll never give (I’ll never give) my heart
(Oh I’ll never give my heart)

And the moment I can feel that
You feel that way too
Is when I’ll fall in love
When I fall in love
When I fall in love with you