Music Review: Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden CD/DVD

Near the end of my 5th pregnancy in the summer of 2007, I was having a tough time physically.  I was technically on bed rest, but laying down all day meant that I sometimes couldn’t sleep at night.  I remember the wee hours of one particular night when, while flipping channels, I landed on a Michael Bublé concert on PBS.  I had been a lukewarm fan of his music, but after watching his brilliant live performance, and seeing how charming he was – and such an “entertainer” as well! – I really fell in love.

I was truly pleased when Warner Bros Records offered me the chance to review Bublé’s most recent concert, the new CD/DVD release of Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden.

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From the promotional material:

Following his first #1 Pop album and his third platinum-plus disc, 2007’s Grammy® winning Call Me Irresponsible, singing sensation Michael Bublé returns to the stage with the live CD+DVD package Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden. Featuring powerful performances of his hits ‘Everything,’ ‘Home’ and ‘Feeling Good,’ he brings the December 2008 concert at one of the most famous venues in entertainment history home to fans with Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden.

I found the DVD delightful.  You should know, however, that this is NOT a full recording of the concert itself.  It’s more of a reflective piece, following Bublé as he preps for the show and ruminates on the many years of hard work that have brought him to this pinnacle of his career.  There are a handful of performances scattered through the 60 minutes of video.  The CD contains live performances of several of Bublé’s great hits, as well as some fabulous jazz standards.

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  • Okay, now how WEIRD is it that I was actually singing, in my head, a Michael Buble song right before I clicked on this post?!

    This is going to sound pathetic, but the only concert I’ve been to was was with a friend for her 8th birthday. It was for . . . . Neil Diamond. So, I guess he wins by default. LOL! Oh, and I follow you on Twitter! @LisGarrett

  • Okay, now how WEIRD is it that I was actually singing, in my head, a Michael Buble song right before I clicked on this post?!

    This is going to sound pathetic, but the only concert I’ve been to was was with a friend for her 8th birthday. It was for . . . . Neil Diamond. So, I guess he wins by default. LOL! Oh, and I follow you on Twitter! @LisGarrett

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    My favorite live concert was this small coffee house concert featuring Patti Griffin! 🙂

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  • MommyNamedApril

    I know this is going to sound corny, considering the contest, but my favorite concert ever was Michael Buble. I was a fan of his music, but after seeing him in concert, I fell in LOOOOOVE! I saw him 39 weeks pregnant and remember having a lot of contractions that day… I told my girlfriend I don’t care if my water breaks, we’re staying for the WHOLE concert! Fortunately, it didn’t end up being an issue 🙂

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    I know this is going to sound corny, considering the contest, but my favorite concert ever was Michael Buble. I was a fan of his music, but after seeing him in concert, I fell in LOOOOOVE! I saw him 39 weeks pregnant and remember having a lot of contractions that day… I told my girlfriend I don’t care if my water breaks, we’re staying for the WHOLE concert! Fortunately, it didn’t end up being an issue 🙂

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  • My sisters and I absolutely LOVE Michael Buble’s music! The best live concert I ever went to was when I was in college. A group of us took a trip to see Bebo Norman and Caedmon’s Call…. this was before they hit it big in the CCM circles, so it was a pretty small concert…. and it was oh so much fun!!

  • My sisters and I absolutely LOVE Michael Buble’s music! The best live concert I ever went to was when I was in college. A group of us took a trip to see Bebo Norman and Caedmon’s Call…. this was before they hit it big in the CCM circles, so it was a pretty small concert…. and it was oh so much fun!!

  • Rita A

    Dave Matthews Band. The band loves to play and they jam.

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  • Jennie

    Is it dumb to say one of my favorite concerts was my own?! 🙂 Truly a surreal experience to see a larger-than-life poster of yourself up in a window! It was SO much fun. Now that I’ve tooted my own horn…a truly incredible concert experience: Sissel with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. She is unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jennie

    Is it dumb to say one of my favorite concerts was my own?! 🙂 Truly a surreal experience to see a larger-than-life poster of yourself up in a window! It was SO much fun. Now that I’ve tooted my own horn…a truly incredible concert experience: Sissel with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. She is unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Amanda S.

    New Kids On The Block!! Yes, they’ve still got it. 🙂

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    New Kids On The Block!! Yes, they’ve still got it. 🙂

  • sandy

    chicago then peter cetera

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    chicago then peter cetera

  • Jaime

    My favorite live concerts by fat have been New Kids on the Block. They were my first concert when I was 6, and I have gone to 4 of they’re latest. They put on a terrific show, and they LOVE their fans!!!

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  • Jaime

    My favorite live concerts by fat have been New Kids on the Block. They were my first concert when I was 6, and I have gone to 4 of they’re latest. They put on a terrific show, and they LOVE their fans!!!

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  • amanda h

    call me lame but the best live show i’ve ever seen was THE NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK… they were my first concert at the age of 6 and to see them again 20 years later, it was touching. I had a blast, a great evening!

  • amanda h

    call me lame but the best live show i’ve ever seen was THE NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK… they were my first concert at the age of 6 and to see them again 20 years later, it was touching. I had a blast, a great evening!

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    journey

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  • DAVID KROMER

    my favorite concert of all time
    would be
    electric light orchestra (eol)

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    my favorite concert of all time
    would be
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  • ky2here

    Pink Floyd – an unforgettable all around experience.

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    Pink Floyd – an unforgettable all around experience.

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    Elton John.

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    Elton John.

  • Rebecca Graham

    Elvis Presley back in the 70s.

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    Elvis Presley back in the 70s.

  • It’s so hard to choose! It’s a toss-up between country stars Emerson Drive and Chris Cagle, who are both amazing! But I’d have to go with Emerson Drive since during the first part of the last song, they stuck the microphone in my face as I was singing. I still get butterflies when I think of it!

  • It’s so hard to choose! It’s a toss-up between country stars Emerson Drive and Chris Cagle, who are both amazing! But I’d have to go with Emerson Drive since during the first part of the last song, they stuck the microphone in my face as I was singing. I still get butterflies when I think of it!

  • Mary Ward

    My favorite concert has been Bon Jovi with the Goo Goo Dolls. Great show!

  • Mary Ward

    My favorite concert has been Bon Jovi with the Goo Goo Dolls. Great show!

  • Holly

    I saw Celine in Vegas…it was FANTASTIC!

  • Holly

    I saw Celine in Vegas…it was FANTASTIC!

  • Eliane T.

    Elton John ^^
    Thanks a lot! This Michael Bublé CD/DVD looks so great!

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    Thanks a lot! This Michael Bublé CD/DVD looks so great!

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  • donna gonzalez

    wow i have so many-i would have to say journey- also i saw gnr on new years eve and it was fantastic-i also saw survivor and got to meet and hang out with jimi jamison- i will always remember that concert!!

  • donna gonzalez

    wow i have so many-i would have to say journey- also i saw gnr on new years eve and it was fantastic-i also saw survivor and got to meet and hang out with jimi jamison- i will always remember that concert!!

  • Cheryl

    I saw the Judds back when they were popular. Great concert!

  • Cheryl

    I saw the Judds back when they were popular. Great concert!

  • David

    I saw Kid Rock and that was my favorite concert so far but I like Michael Buble’, thanks.

  • David

    I saw Kid Rock and that was my favorite concert so far but I like Michael Buble’, thanks.

  • Sylvie W.

    I saw Tom Jones in concert and he ROCKED the house. The man can sing!

  • Sylvie W.

    I saw Tom Jones in concert and he ROCKED the house. The man can sing!

  • Chris G.

    My favorite live show was Barry Manilow at the Las Vegas Hilton. It was very entertaining. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • My favorite live concerts have been Gaelic Storm, an awesome band that plays Irish music, and Michael Buble! I could have listened to him sing for days and happily sat their drooling…

  • My favorite live concerts have been Gaelic Storm, an awesome band that plays Irish music, and Michael Buble! I could have listened to him sing for days and happily sat their drooling…

  • Rhonda Struthers

    I have to say my most surprisingly enjoyable concert was Kid Rock. I had tickets to a week long festival and he played one night. I went because we had tickets and did not expect much. But what a fun, entertaining night it was. He was spot on. loved it.

  • Rhonda Struthers

    I have to say my most surprisingly enjoyable concert was Kid Rock. I had tickets to a week long festival and he played one night. I went because we had tickets and did not expect much. But what a fun, entertaining night it was. He was spot on. loved it.

  • Daniel M

    pink floyd way back in the day

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    pink floyd way back in the day

  • Benita G.

    My favorite concert was Bonnie Raitt at Madison Square Garden-about 30 years ago.

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    My favorite concert was Bonnie Raitt at Madison Square Garden-about 30 years ago.

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  • Liz

    I love Counting Crows and have seen them about 12 times (and am going again this fall). The best show was when I was 2 rows back at WVU. It was such an amazing show and the crowd was electrified!

  • Liz

    I love Counting Crows and have seen them about 12 times (and am going again this fall). The best show was when I was 2 rows back at WVU. It was such an amazing show and the crowd was electrified!

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    Elton John, without a doubt! Hope we win ! 🙂

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  • Ken Robinson

    My favorite live rock concert was Springsteen in the 70s. My favorite all-time concert was Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland conducting the NY Philharmonic. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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    My favorite live rock concert was Springsteen in the 70s. My favorite all-time concert was Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland conducting the NY Philharmonic. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  • Jacob LaFountaine

    Rush on their R30 tour

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    Rush on their R30 tour

  • favorite live concert… I’d have to say Aerosmith 🙂

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  • Angela Winesburg

    Either Tom Petty or The Who, both were incredible experiences! Thanks!

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    Either Tom Petty or The Who, both were incredible experiences! Thanks!

  • Julie M

    Chicago!

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    Chicago!

  • Elizabeth J

    U2 was the best concert I have ever seen

  • Elizabeth J

    U2 was the best concert I have ever seen

  • Rosey

    There have been many that are really good, but I’m going to have to go with AC/DC’s Ballbreaker Tour Concert. Thank you.

  • Rosey

    There have been many that are really good, but I’m going to have to go with AC/DC’s Ballbreaker Tour Concert. Thank you.

  • the only live concert i saw was the band live

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  • My favorite concert would be Michael Buble’s concert last year in my city, Fresno, CA! LOVED IT!

  • My favorite concert would be Michael Buble’s concert last year in my city, Fresno, CA! LOVED IT!

  • Dave

    Lisa Loeb in a tiny little nightclub. It was just her and her guitar player. She took requests and shared a terrific camaraderie with the audience. Amazing show. Thank you for the fun give-away.

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    Lisa Loeb in a tiny little nightclub. It was just her and her guitar player. She took requests and shared a terrific camaraderie with the audience. Amazing show. Thank you for the fun give-away.

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    Engelbert He’s the greatest!!

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    Engelbert He’s the greatest!!

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  • Buble is really funny. This would be great.

    I used to work at big outside concerts, and those can be great but are so impersonal. My favorite performance was by Eagle Eye Cherry at a local billiard hall. There were about sixty people at most and so the whole thing was intimate and amazing. After, while I was using the bathroom one of the band members was brushing his teeth. It was awesome.

  • Buble is really funny. This would be great.

    I used to work at big outside concerts, and those can be great but are so impersonal. My favorite performance was by Eagle Eye Cherry at a local billiard hall. There were about sixty people at most and so the whole thing was intimate and amazing. After, while I was using the bathroom one of the band members was brushing his teeth. It was awesome.

  • Ed Nemmers

    I saw Tina turner in concert twice; it would have been worth it to just see her only do “Proud Mary”!

  • Ed Nemmers

    I saw Tina turner in concert twice; it would have been worth it to just see her only do “Proud Mary”!

  • Paula Patterson

    My fav was Elton John. He was quite a performer……

  • Paula Patterson

    My fav was Elton John. He was quite a performer……

  • Colleen s

    Pink Floyd was a great concert with a fantastic show. One of my favorites.

  • Colleen s

    Pink Floyd was a great concert with a fantastic show. One of my favorites.

  • melinda smith

    My favorite live show was when AC/DC last came to Vancouver-they had the best stage show I have ever seen with all of their props. They get better and better.( I think the concert was RUNAWAY TRAIN from their new album).

  • melinda smith

    My favorite live show was when AC/DC last came to Vancouver-they had the best stage show I have ever seen with all of their props. They get better and better.( I think the concert was RUNAWAY TRAIN from their new album).

  • Jay F.

    This will sound quite odd, but Boxcar Willie. The audience was really into his songs and the outdoor concert was within site of the main terminal of the Rock Island Line.

  • Jay F.

    This will sound quite odd, but Boxcar Willie. The audience was really into his songs and the outdoor concert was within site of the main terminal of the Rock Island Line.

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  • Gloria

    I guess it would have to be Willie Nelson!!

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    I guess it would have to be Willie Nelson!!

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  • allegro

    when i was very young, John Denver gave a concert at the NSU campus during Christmas Festival in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He had a voice like a crystal bell that vibrates through your body. None of his records could reproduce the sound of his live preformances. I’m still impressed.

  • allegro

    when i was very young, John Denver gave a concert at the NSU campus during Christmas Festival in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He had a voice like a crystal bell that vibrates through your body. None of his records could reproduce the sound of his live preformances. I’m still impressed.

  • Courtney S

    Truthfully, Michael Buble has been one of the best! His music is great and he puts on a great show. He’s so funny/entertaining.

  • Courtney S

    Truthfully, Michael Buble has been one of the best! His music is great and he puts on a great show. He’s so funny/entertaining.

  • Alan D

    U2 live in Chicago. Saw them twice. Excellent live performers.

  • Alan D

    U2 live in Chicago. Saw them twice. Excellent live performers.

  • christopher h

    rolling stones

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  • Pamela S

    My favorite is John Mayer!!

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    My favorite is John Mayer!!

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  • Danielle Gerstenberger

    My favorite live concert I’ve ever seen was back in March when my husband and I went with 2 bus loads of people from our church to the Rock and Worship Roadshow where we saw Jeremy Camp, MercyMe, 10th Avenue North and Hawk Nelson perform. It was awesome to worship with thousands of other people all in one place. It is something I’ll never forget, for sure.

  • Danielle Gerstenberger

    My favorite live concert I’ve ever seen was back in March when my husband and I went with 2 bus loads of people from our church to the Rock and Worship Roadshow where we saw Jeremy Camp, MercyMe, 10th Avenue North and Hawk Nelson perform. It was awesome to worship with thousands of other people all in one place. It is something I’ll never forget, for sure.

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  • oneangel

    my favorite live concert would have to be Elton John.

  • oneangel

    my favorite live concert would have to be Elton John.

  • Rachel

    If I can choose from a live concert OR show…I’ll have to say Cirque de Soleil. AMAZING! I’ve seen both a traveling show and a non-traveling show – the ones that don’t travel are SO much better simply because they can rig up the place so uniquely. I loved the live music, and the performances were enthralling, yet still appealed to adults (no kiddie circus, here!).

  • Rachel

    If I can choose from a live concert OR show…I’ll have to say Cirque de Soleil. AMAZING! I’ve seen both a traveling show and a non-traveling show – the ones that don’t travel are SO much better simply because they can rig up the place so uniquely. I loved the live music, and the performances were enthralling, yet still appealed to adults (no kiddie circus, here!).

  • Patricia

    My daughter lives in St. Louis and expected to need binoculars to see Neil Sadaka…….she was wrong he gave a fablous concert at a local Indian reservation and she sat so close , she was nearly on his lap!

  • Patricia

    My daughter lives in St. Louis and expected to need binoculars to see Neil Sadaka…….she was wrong he gave a fablous concert at a local Indian reservation and she sat so close , she was nearly on his lap!

  • Donna Hunt

    In 1991, I got to see the Beach Boys perform live on the beach in Wildwood, NJ–that would have to be my favorite concert! Thank you for the contest!

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    In 1991, I got to see the Beach Boys perform live on the beach in Wildwood, NJ–that would have to be my favorite concert! Thank you for the contest!

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  • susan smoaks

    my favorite live concert was ziggy marley, it was so much fun, we went back in my college days!

  • susan smoaks

    my favorite live concert was ziggy marley, it was so much fun, we went back in my college days!

  • kerri r

    My favorite was seeing elton john it was him and his piano and i went by myself and loved it

  • kerri r

    My favorite was seeing elton john it was him and his piano and i went by myself and loved it

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  • kathy pease

    my fav was zz top at our local fair grounds 🙂

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  • Veronica Garrett

    I saw B B King. He was awesome.

  • Veronica Garrett

    I saw B B King. He was awesome.

  • Bridget Combs

    “O” the Cirque de Soleil show is my favorite!

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    “O” the Cirque de Soleil show is my favorite!

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    Tesla 🙂

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  • Charlene Kuser

    I saw Queen at the Kennedy Center and it was fantastic.This was a very long time ago

  • Charlene Kuser

    I saw Queen at the Kennedy Center and it was fantastic.This was a very long time ago

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  • Helen

    Madonna always puts on a great show!

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    Elvis Presley

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  • Lily Kwan

    My favorite live concert was an Erasure concert in Los Angeles.

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    My favorite live concert was an Erasure concert in Los Angeles.

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