It's Time (Michael Bublé album)

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It's Time
Studio album by Michael Bublé
Released February 8, 2005
Recorded 2004–2005; Chartmaker Studios
Genre Vocal, traditional pop
Length 49:10
Label 143, Reprise
Producer David Foster, Humberto Gatica, Tommy LiPuma
Michael Bublé chronology
Come Fly with Me
(2004)
It's Time
(2005)
Caught in the Act
(2005)
Singles from It's Time
  1. "Home"
    Released: March 28, 2005
  2. "Feeling Good"
    Released: April 4, 2005
  3. "Home" / "Song for You"
    Released: November 14, 2005
  4. "Save the Last Dance for Me"
    Released: April 4, 2006

It's Time is the fourth studio album, and second major label studio album, released by Canadian singer Michael Bublé. The album was released by 143 Records and Reprise Records on February 8, 2005. In Australia, the album was certified 5× Platinum by the ARIA for sales of 350,000 copies sold, and in Canada it was certified 6× Platinum by the CRIA for sales of 600,000 copies. To date,[when?] the album has sold 6 million units worldwide.[1] After its release, It's Time received mixed to positive reviews from contemporary music critics. While many commended the use of Bublé's vocals, the album faced criticism regarding Bublé's extensive use of jazz and pop covers that appeared throughout the majority of the album. Despite some unfavorable reviews, the album became a commercial success, topping the charts in Canada, Italy, and Spain, while also peaking in the top ten in eleven other countries. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it three-times platinum, for shipments of three million copies across the United States.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
All About Jazz (favorable)[3]
Daily Emerald (mixed)[4]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[5]
Yahoo Voices! (favorable)[6]

The album received mixed reviews from contemporary music critics, with positive attention given to Bublé's vocals. Aaron Latham of AllMusic gave the album four out of five stars and felt that the album "mine[d] the rich history of pop music" as he noted that Bublé applied "his own technique to classic standards and incorporate[d] his Rat Pack sound into modern pop songs". The songs "Home", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Song for You", and "You and I" were called the highlights of the album.[2] Marcella Rousseau of Yahoo! Voices commended the "emotion and passion" that Bublé put into the album, comparing it to that of José Carreras. She also noted that the album "makes you want to move, sing along, and swoon to that unmistakable, romantic voice".[6] Woodrow Wilkins from All About Jazz commended how It's Time was "relevant to today's audience" and noted that Bublé "delivers [the songs] with the heart and passion that only a person who claims ownership of these titles can muster".[3] However, Caroline Sullivan of The Guardian didn't appreciate the album's composition of jazz and pop covers, saying that "Sinatra is turning in his grave".[5] Amy Lichty of the Daily Emerald said that "Bublé's clear voice and smooth rhythms keep the CD moving along", but also noted that he "is simply no match for either Sinatra or Connick".[4]

Singles[edit]

  • "Home" was released as the album's lead single in the United Kingdom on March 28, 2005.[7] The single peaked at #68 on the UK Singles Chart, and thus, its release in other territories was put on hold. However, after the success of "Feeling Good", the single was re-released on November 14, 2005 as a double A-side with "Song for You". This time, the single managed to reach #72 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while topping the Adult Contemporary chart. It also managed to chart within the top forty on the Adult Pop Songs and Digital Songs charts.[8] Elsewhere, the song managed to reach #31 in the United Kingdom, while peaking within the top forty in Australia, Austria, and Switzerland.[9][10]
  • "Save The Last Dance for Me" was released as the third and final single from the album on April 4, 2006. It was most successful in the United States, where it was released alongside a collection of remixes.[15] It peaked at #99 on the Billboard Hot 100, while also managing to reach the top five on the Billboard adult contemporary chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Feeling Good"   Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley 3:57
2. "A Foggy Day (In London Town)"   George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin 2:31
3. "You Don't Know Me"   Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker 4:14
4. "Quando, Quando, Quando" (duet with Nelly Furtado) Tony Renis, original lyrics: Alberto Testa, English lyrics: Pat Boone 4:45
5. "Home"   Michael Bublé, Alan Chang, Amy Foster-Gillies 3:45
6. "Can't Buy Me Love"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney 3:14
7. "The More I See You"   Mack Gordon, Harry Warren 3:47
8. "Save the Last Dance for Me"   Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman 3:38
9. "Try a Little Tenderness"   Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods 4:05
10. "How Sweet It Is"   Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland 2:58
11. "Song for You" (duet with Chris Botti) Leon Russell 4:42
12. "I've Got You Under My Skin"   Cole Porter 3:40
13. "You and I"   Stevie Wonder 3:55

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits and personnel adapted from Allmusic.[23]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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