Just a Love Song... Christian Bautista Live!

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Just a Love Song... Christian Bautista Live!
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Live album by Christian Bautista
Released January 24, 2007 (2007-01-24)
Recorded 2006 at Teatrino, Greenhills
Genre Pop
Length 76:01 (Standard edition)
Language English
Label Warner
Producer Jim Baluyut, Neil C. Gregorio
Christian Bautista chronology
Completely
(2005)
Just a Love Song... Christian Bautista Live!
(2007)
Captured
(2008)
Singles from Just a Love Song... Christian Bautista Live!
  1. "Got To Believe In Magic"
    Released: March 2007
  2. "Trying To Get The Feeling Again"
    Released: May 2007
Alternative cover
Christian Bautista Live! (Special Christmas Edition)
Christian Bautista Live! (Special Christmas Edition)

Just a Love Song... Christian Bautista Live! is the first live album by Filipino singer Christian Bautista, released on January 24, 2007 in the Philippines by Warner Music Philippines. The album is composed of nineteen revival tracks from the 1970s up to the 1990s. It was recorded overnight at Teatrino, Greenhills, backed by basic rhythm section, a grand piano and a string section, while being watched by an audience composing of specially invited fans. It was released both in the Philippines and Indonesia in CD and DVD formats.[1] To date, the album has been certified Platinum by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry.

A Special Christmas Edition of the album was released in October 2007, with a new track list. Five additional Christmas songs were included plus the standard edition of the album.[2]

Background[edit]

Initially, Bautista refused to create a whole revival album, saying "I (Bautista) didn’t want to seem to be jumping on the bandwagon [...] it was time for me to offer something new at this point (for his fans)".[3]

A brainstorming session was then made between him, his managers and his record label, after which the final list of tracks for the album was made.[3]

Reception[edit]

Commercially, Just a Love Song... Christian Bautista Live! is the weakest-selling album by Bautista. Although, it still managed to reach Platinum status by the PARI. On March 11, 2007, the album was given a gold record award on ASAP '07 for selling more than 15,000 units in the Philippines.[4]

Critically, the album received favorable reviews. Resty Odon of Titik Pilipino gave the album four out of five stars, stating "In this live recording, he works on romantic tunes and tries earnestly to tug at the memory's heartstrings". However, he disliked the fourth song, "Beautiful in My Eyes", and thought it was out of Bautista's upper register range. The review ended up with Odon, saying " All in all, though, this is a memorable recording for this artist and especially his fans.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks were produced by Neil C. Gregorio.

Standard edition
No. Title Length
1. "Trying to Get the Feeling Again" 4:23
2. "More Than You'll Ever Know" 4:53
3. "Only Reminds Me of You" 3:47
4. "Beautiful in My Eyes" 4:13
5. "Make It with You" 3:30
6. "Got to Believe in Magic" 3:52
7. "Fixing a Broken Heart" 3:30
8. "I Could Not Ask for More" 3:51
9. "Of All the Things" 2:46
10. "Nothing Can Stop Us Now" 3:33
11. "Be My Number Two" 4:19
12. "Finding Out the Hard Way" 3:31
13. "Blue Eyes Blue" 4:33
14. "Cry for Help" 4:58
15. "Heaven Help" 3:02
16. "I Won't Hold You Back" 4:43
17. "If Ever You're in My Arms Again" 4:06
18. "You" 4:06
19. "Just a Love Song" 4:25
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Titik Pilipino 4/5 stars[6]
OPMusikahan.com 4.5/5 stars[7]
Disc 1: Special Christmas edition[8]
No. Title Length
1. "Pasko na Sinta Ko"  
2. "I'll Be Home for Christmas"  
3. "Grown-Up Christmas List"  
4. "You're All I Want for Christmas"  
5. "An Evening in December"  

Personnel[edit]

Credits were taken from Titik Pilipino.[9]

Certifications[edit]

Country Provider Certification Sales
Philippines PARI Platinum 30,000+

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warner Music Group, "Christian Bautista Live!", Titik Pilipino, January 24, 2007
  2. ^ "Christian Bautista Discography Forum". Christianbautistaonline.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-11. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  3. ^ a b Jojo P. Panaligan (2007-02-04). "Christian Bautista woos CD buyers back with 'Love Song'". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on September 27, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  4. ^ Jocelyn Dimaculangan, Entertainment Guide/Music, "Christian Bautista receives a gold record award for his live album", PEP, March 9, 2007
  5. ^ Resty Odon, Album review, "Just a Love Song... Live! - Christian Bautista", Titik Pilipino, Retrieved 2010-09-10
  6. ^ Titik Pilipino review
  7. ^ "review". Opmusikahan.com. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  8. ^ Album information, "Christian Bautista Live! (Special Christmas Edition) - Christian Bautista", Titik Pilipino, Retrieved 2010-09-10
  9. ^ Album information, "Just a Love Song... Live! - Christian Bautista", Titik Pilipino, Retrieved 010-09-10