Aug 232020
 

from TIMELESS (THE CLASSICS)
Written by Sam Cooke

In the early nineties, pop/adult contemporary superstar Michael Bolton was at the peak of his success story. After his 1991 multi-platinum smash cd, Time, Love & Tenderness, Bolton started working on a new project. Eventually released in September 1992, Timeless (The Classics) presented renditions of pop and R&B evergreens by, among others, The Bee Gees, The Beatles, Sam Cooke and The Four Tops. The production was handled by Bolton’s right-hand man, Walter Afanasieff, and David Foster.

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Jul 292018
 

from THE ONE THING
Written by Michael Bolton, Diane Warren & Desmond Child

In the fall of 1993, Michael Bolton was at the top of his game as a hit-making singer/songwriter. After the immense, multiplatinum success of his 1992 album of covers titled Timeless (The Classics), Bolton published a new collection of original material called The One Thing. Back in the line-up of superstar producers were Walter Afanasieff and David Foster, both responsible for the sublime craft of Timeless (The Classics). On The One Thing, they were joined by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, another top music-maker with previous chart work under his belt for rockers including AC/DC, Foreigner, Bryan Adams and Def Leppard. With Bolton, Lange co-wrote and co-produced the top ten hit single off the album; a catchy pop/rock number titled “Said I Love You… But I Lied.”

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Mar 062016
 

From TIMELESS (the classics)

Written by Sam Cooke

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The first half of the Nineties was the most successful phase of David Foster’s career. He had an outstanding string of multi-platinum productions for Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Kenny G, All-4-One, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Michael Bolton, just to name a few. Foster’s collaboration with Bolton was one of the highlights of that era. A Foster partnership was meant to happen given Bolton ’s pop/rock and adult contemporary style, his powerful voice and Foster’s previous track record with acts like Chicago, Peter Cetera, Kenny Loggins, Neil Diamond and Kenny Rogers. Bolton ’s Timeless (The Classics) was released in late September 1992.

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Aug 212011
 

from GEMS – THE DUETS COLLECTION

written by Sting

Sting’s evocative masterpiece, “Fields Of Gold,” from his 1993 album, “Ten Summoner’s Tales,” became one of the trademark songs of the late, American singer, Eva Cassidy. Cassidy was an amazing vocalist who walked in a fascinating music world between jazz, blues, folk and pop. Continue reading »

Mar 212010
 

from TO LOVE SOMEBODY (single)

written by Barry Gibb & Robin Gibb

Without a doubt, Michael Bolton was the top male Pop/Adult Contemporary singer of the 1985-1995 era. His powerful, husky baritone sold millions of albums and brought several songs on the top of the charts. Bolton’s singing style was much loved by worldwide audiences, but he was often severely criticized by music journalists.
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