Timeless: The Classics

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Timeless: The Classics
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Studio album by Michael Bolton
Released September 29, 1992
Recorded 1992
Genre Soul, pop
Length 40:05
Label Columbia
52783
Producer Walter Afanasieff, Michael Bolton, David Foster
Michael Bolton chronology
Time, Love & Tenderness
(1991)Time, Love & Tenderness1991
Timeless: The Classics
(1992)
The Artistry of Michael Bolotin
(1993)The Artistry of Michael Bolotin1993
Singles from Timeless: The Classics
  1. "To Love Somebody"
    Released: 1992
  2. "Drift Away"
    Released: 1992
  3. "Reach Out I'll Be There"
    Released: 1992

Timeless: The Classics is a 1992 album of cover versions by Michael Bolton. It was #1 on the Billboard charts when it was released. After a rather long chart run the album has been certified 4x Platinum in the US and has sold over nine million copies worldwide.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly D link
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars link
Q 3/5 stars link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

Timeless: The Classics
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Since I Fell for You" Buddy Johnson 3:09
2. "To Love Somebody" Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb 4:09
3. "Reach Out I'll Be There" Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland 3:54
4. "You Send Me" Sam Cooke 4:00
5. "Yesterday" Lennon–McCartney 3:31
6. "Hold On, I'm Comin'" Isaac Hayes, David Porter 3:15
7. "Bring It On Home To Me" Cooke 4:27
8. "Knock on Wood" Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd 3:51
9. "Drift Away" Mentor Williams 6:07
10. "White Christmas" Irving Berlin 3:42
Total length: 40:05

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Walter Afanasieff, Michael Bolton & David Foster
  • Engineers: Kyle Bess, Dana Jon Chapelle, Mark Hensley, Manny LaCarubba, Dave Reitzas (engineered vocals), Eric Rudd, Al Schimdt, Bill Schnee
  • Second & Assistant Engineers: Kyle Bess, Craig Brock, Chris Fogel, Noel Hazen, Mark Hensley, Manny LaCarubba, Steve Milo, Eric Rudd, Brett Swain
  • Mixing: Dana Jon Chapelle, Mick Guzauski, Al Schmidt
  • Mastering: Vlado Meller

Personnel[edit]

  • Drums: John "J.R." Robinson
  • Percussion: Larry Bunker
  • Bass: Walter Afanasieff, Nathan East, Randy Jackson, Ed Meares, Buell Neidlinger, Margaret Storer, Neil Stubenhaus
  • Guitars: Vernon "Ice" Black, Michael Landau, Jeff Mironov, Dean Parks
  • Keyboards, Piano, Organ, Synthesizers: Walter Afanasieff, Robbie Buchanan, David Foster, Randy Kerber, Greg Phillinganes
  • Synth Programming, Synclavier: Gary Cirimelli, Ren Klyce
  • Saxophone: Emilio Castillo, Gary Herbig, Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Joel Peskin
  • Trumpet: Greg Adams, Lee Thornburg
  • Trombone: Lee Thornburg
  • Woodwinds: Jon Clarke, Gary Foster, Glenn Garrett, Dan Higgins, Marty Kristall, Jack Nimitz, Bob Sheppard
  • French Horn: James Atkinson, Jeffrey DeRosa, Brian O'Connor, Richard Todd
  • Other Horns: Tower Of Power Horn Section
  • Violin: Dixie Blackstone, Mari Botnick, Robert Brousseau, Russ Cantor, Isabelle Daskoff, Assa Drori, Ronald Folsom, Armen Garabedian, Berj Garabedian, Gwen Heller, Reginald Hill, William Hybel, Lisa Johnson, Karen Jones, Kethleen Lenski, Norma Leonard, Rene Mandel, Michael Markman, Betty Moore, Irma Neumann, Sheldon Sanov, Harry Shirinian, Haim Shtrum, Robert Sushel, Dorothy Wade

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1992 The Billboard 200 1
1992 Finnish Albums Chart[2] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 90. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  2. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 105. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
Preceded by
The Chase by Garth Brooks
Billboard 200 number-one album
November 21–27, 1992
Succeeded by
The Chase by Garth Brooks