Nevertheless, Bolton's second album for the Columbia label, 's Everybody's Crazy, was a commercial flop. He finally broke into the mainstream with his third release, The Hunger, which appeared in September Soul Provider, released in Julyturned Bolton into a certified superstar.
Worldwide, it sold twice as much. Just after Bolton had finished performing, pre-rock songwriter Irving Gordon won the Song of the Year award for "Unforgettable" Album) pointedly attacked songs that "scream, yell, and have a nervous breakdown" and singers who "have a hernia" when they sing. Then, backstage, Bolton faced a hostile press corps of critics unhappy with his tendency to mimic great soul singers like Redding, Ray Charles, and Sledge.
Bolton suggested they apply their lips to a certain part of his anatomy. He further responded with Timeless: The Classics in Septemberan album made up entirely of classic cover songs. But I Lied. This Is the Time: Christmas Album appeared one year later. After topping the adult contemporary charts with "Go the Distance," a song he produced and recorded for the Disney film Hercules, Bolton returned in late with All That Matters, his first album of new material since 's The One Thing.
Instead of continuing his success, however, it was a surprise flop, failing to generate a hit single and barely cracking the Top It fell out of the charts altogether after 15 weeks.
Even so, its lack of success didn't stop Bolton from turning his attention to My Secret Passion, a collection of opera and arias that he released in January By classical standards, the album was a hit, and the record received a great deal of press and surprisingly good reviews.
He supported the two albums with a summer tour co-headlined by Wynonna Judd. Bolton then voluntarily stepped back for almost Michael Bolton - All That Matters (CD years, disappearing from the public eye until the spring of when he began promoting Only a Woman Like You, his first album for Jive Records.
After a brief sabbatical, he returned with Til the End of Forever, a hybrid album of seven new recordings and a live greatest-hits concert. Bolton took part in the 11th season of Dancing with the Stars later that year, having already endeared himself to reality TV fans with 's Clash of the Choirs.
Keeping the collaborative spirit alive, Michael Bolton - All That Matters (CD, he released 's Gems: The Duets Collection, an album featuring duets with vocalists Seal, Delta Goodremcountry groups Rascal FlattsAlbum) instrumentalists guitarist Orianthi. The album debuted at number 38 upon its February release and, a little over a year later, it appeared in a revised form featuring a duet with Leona Lewis on the title track. Bolton's next big project arrived inMichael Bolton - All That Matters (CD he released Songs of Cinema -- a collection of ten songs that appeared in popular films over the years -- in February.
Bolton revisited his catalog with the assistance of an orchestra for 's Symphony of Hits. Sign In. Michael Bolton. Top Songs See All. Albums See All. A Symphony of Hits Songs of Cinema One World One Love Only a Woman Like You My Secret Passion: The Arias My Secret Passion - The Arias Top Videos See All. When a Man Loves a Woman Live Soul Provider Murder My Heart The Prayer Live Said I Loved You The Rolling Stone Album Guide said the album was "better balanced and more pop-savvy [than the rest of Bolton's first four albums], but falters when he attempts an over-burdened rendition of The Supremes ' ' Back in My Arms Again '.
Allmusic gave the album a generally negative retrospective review, saying Michael Bolton - All That Matters (CD it was dominated by arena rock cliches, but acknowledged that "Bolton was an undeniably involving singer, and songs like 'Fools Game,' the lead-off track and chart single, were satisfying pop efforts". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Michael Bolton. The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 16 July Discography Blackjack.
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