By Nicholas Jennings on Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Category: Reviews

Michael Bolton - Gems: The Duets Collection

America’s blue-eyed soul singer regularly tops the charts belting out power ballads and r&b covers. Bolton’s latest CD tweaks that formula, teaming him up with various duet partners. He joins violinist Anne Akiko Meyers on U2’s anthem “Pride (In the Name of Love)” and records a bittersweet version of Sting’s gorgeous “Fields of Gold” with singer Eva Cassidy, who died in 1996. Best of all, he and Seal deliver a stirring medley of the soul classics “When a Man Loves a Woman” and “It’s a Man’s, Man’s Man’s World.”