Now That's What I Call The Modern Songbook

Now That's What I Call The Modern Songbook


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The title Now That's What I Call the Modern Songbook suggests that this 2011 collection leans toward contemporary classicist pop, and it is true that a good portion of the 18-track compilation is devoted to singers either jazzy or classy, including Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Melody Gardot, Susan Boyle, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublé. All are singers who could reasonably be said to sing a "Modern Songbook," but that's not quite true of the rest of the artists here. Some -- like Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, Sade, and Alicia Keys -- have a similar air of sophistication that makes the appearance of the chilly OneRepublic, singsongy Train, American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, super smooth Maroon 5, pop prankster P!nk, and country crossovers Zac Brown Band and Lady Antebellum all the more incongruous. As good as some of these cuts are, they're not quite part of the Modern Songbook, but perhaps that's taking the title of the collection just a little bit too literally. If Now That's What I Call the Modern Songbook doesn't quite serve up the kind of classics suggested by the title, it nevertheless is a solid collection of adult contemporary cuts from the first days of the 2010s.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/08/2011
Label: Capitol
UPC: 5099909446120
catalogNumber: 94461
Rank: 13309

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Technical Credits

Burt Bacharach   Composer
Sade Adu   Composer
Bridget Benenate   Composer
Alain Boublil   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Paul S. Denman   Composer
Matthew Gerrard   Composer
Andrew Hale   Composer
Stuart Matthewman   Composer
Claude-Michel Schönberg   Composer
Adam Levine   Composer
Billy Mann   Composer
Herbert Kretzmer   Composer
Espen Lind   Composer
Tim Mosley   Composer
Kerry Brothers   Composer
Pink   Composer
Pat Monahan   Composer
Sam Farrar   Composer
Alicia Keys   Composer
Dave Haywood   Composer
Norah Jones   Composer
Avril Lavigne   Composer
Jesse Carmichael   Composer
Hillary Scott   Composer
Ryan Tedder   Composer
Jason Reeves   Composer
Sara Bareilles   Composer
Isaac Slade   Composer
Joe King   Composer
Melody Gardot   Composer
Colbie Caillat   Composer
Charles Kelley   Composer
Tom Douglas   Composer
Amund Bjorklund   Composer
D. Harry   Composer

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