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Michael Buble: Caught in the Act

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It’s now official: Michael Buble is the self-crowned king of retro swing. As evident throughout this brief CD, recorded live in L.A. and covering just eight tunes in a scant 31 minutes, and the accompanying DVD that captures significantly more of the same evening, Buble has found the pot of gold at the end of his Sinatra-wannabe rainbow. He records for Reprise, the label Frank founded. He covers Sinatra tunes (here, a sparkling “Summer Wind”). Judging from the adolescent squeals from the audience, he’s mighty big with whatever modern-day bobbysoxers are called.

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