One World One Love

One World One Love

by Michael Bolton

CD

Overview

Never let it be said that Michael Bolton is ignorant of his times. He may not always participate in them -- he spent the better part of the new millennium on the sidelines, occasionally singing covers, even indulging in an album-long tribute to Sinatra -- but he's aware of them, as One World One Love, released in the U.K. in 2009 and the U.S. in 2010, illustrates. For his first mainstream pop album since 2002, he immerses himself in cool contemporary trends, trading heavily in Auto-Tune, enlisting Ne-Yo and a pre-fame Lady Gaga for some collaborations, dabbling in some reggae rhythms, adapting some coolly synthesized rhythms without ever quite achieving the iciness of Ryan Tedder. Strangely, Bolton's impeccably recorded adult contemporary seems much warmer than most modern AC, something that goes a long way toward making One World One Love appealing: even though the songs are, as a whole, not as memorable as his earliest hits, there's a nice easy confidence here -- it's the sound of an old pro doing what he does best.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2009
Label: Universal Int'l
UPC: 0602527189024
catalogNumber: 2718902

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Bolton   Primary Artist
Mike Mani   Keyboards
Juan Winans   Background Vocals
Cara Robinson   Background Vocals
Rhona Bennett   Background Vocals
Mat Kearney   Guitar
Ne-Yo   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Ladonna Harley Peters   Background Vocals
Ravaughn Brown   Background Vocals
Mika Lett   Background Vocals
Steve Chrisanthou   Guitar
Susan Harriott   Background Vocals
Adam Messinger   Organ,Guitar,Percussion
James Burney   Background Vocals
Paul Siddal   Keyboards
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Jenniffer Kastel   Background Vocals
Akli Thompson   Guitar
Andy Thornton   Bass
Karlene Wray   Background Vocals
Natalie Anderson   Background Vocals
Sharon Robinson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Brian Jobson   Producer
Michael Bolton   Composer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Mike Mani   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
Van Morrison   Composer
Jeri Heiden   Artwork
Neil Case   Producer
Tom Consolo   Management
Emanuel Kiriakou   Composer
Steve Milo   Vocal Engineer
Juan Winans   Producer
Shannon "Slam" Lawrence   Producer
Conroy Forte   Producer
Steve Chrisanthou   Programming,Producer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
Tyrone Jackson   Producer
Lady Gaga   Composer
Adam Messinger   Producer,Instrumentation
Jordan Omley   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
J. Omley   Composer
N. Atweh   Composer
S. Lawrence   Composer
K. Livingston   Composer
Bass Over Babylon   Producer
T. Jackson   Composer
Robert Marvin   Programming
Josiah Bell   Programming
Kwame Kandekore   Producer
Sharon Robinson   Additional Production

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One World One Love 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I REALLY LIKED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS ALBUM. IT'S VERY UP BEAT AND IT PUTS YOU IN A GOOD MOOD. THE SONGS ARE DIFFERENT FROM HIS OTHER ALBUMS, AND I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO IS A MICHAEL BOLTON FAN LIKE I AM.