The Essential Michael Bolton

The Essential Michael Bolton

by Michael Bolton


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At two discs and 32 songs, 2006's The Essential Michael Bolton is by far the most comprehensive Michael Bolton collection ever assembled; at 17 tracks, the previous Bolton comp, 1995's Greatest Hits 1985-1995, was nearly half the size of this set. Longer isn't necessarily better, at least as far as the average Bolton fan is concerned, since every one of Bolton's biggest hits is on the 1995 collection. In the decade that followed the release of Greatest Hits, Michael Bolton was a fairly regular fixture on the Adult Contemporary charts but had only one hit that crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100 -- "Go the Distance" in 1997 -- which means that there wasn't much from the late '90s and 2000s that crossed into the popular consciousness the way that "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You," "How Can We Be Lovers," and "Said I Loved You...But I Lied" did. Anyone just wanting those hits, along with other '80s and early-'90s singles as "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" and "Soul Provider," would be better off with Greatest Hits, but listeners who want to dig a little deeper into that classic era and the years that followed are well-served by The Essential Michael Bolton, which covers both eras equally by serving up all the big hits (minus "Love Is a Wonderful Thing," which has been written out of Bolton's history) and selected album tracks.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/05/2006
Label: Sony
UPC: 0099751397521
catalogNumber: 13975
Rank: 10402

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Bolton   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Michael Bolton   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Desmond Child   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Andy Goldmark   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Barry Beckett   Producer
Keith Diamond   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Producer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Jan Mullaney   Producer
Michael Omartian   Producer
Phil Ramone   Producer
Diane Warren   Composer
K. Reid   Composer
Patrick Humphries   Liner Notes
Walter Afanasieff   Composer,Producer
Hoffman   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Jamie Houston   Arranger,Producer
B.H. Edwards   Composer

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