The Essential Michael Bolton

The Essential Michael Bolton
Compilation album by
ReleasedApril 25, 2005
GenrePop rock
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The Essential Michael Bolton is a two-disc compilation album by American singer Michael Bolton, released on April 25, 2005.[2] It is a repacked version of Michael Bolton's 2002 album The Ultimate Collection.[3] In 2005, a DVD was released with the album containing all 32 music videos.[4] The album only charted in Denmark. In 2009, Columbia released a 3.0 ion of The Essential Michael Bolton containing eight bonus tracks.[5]

Track listing[]

Disc one[]

No.TitleWriter(s)Originally fromLength
1."Soul Provider"Michael Bolton, Andrew GoldmarkSoul Provider (1989)4:28
2."(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"Otis Redding, Steve CropperThe Hunger (1987)3:52
3."How Am I Supposed to Live Without You"Michael Bolton, Doug JamesSoul Provider (1989)4:15
4."How Can We Be Lovers?"Michael Bolton, Diane Warren, Desmond ChildSoul Provider (1989)3:54
5."When I'm Back on My Feet Again"Diane WarrenSoul Provider (1989)3:47
6."Georgia on My Mind"Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart GorrellSoul Provider (1989)4:57
7."Time, Love and Tenderness"Diane WarrenTime, Love & Tenderness (1991)4:17
8."When a Man Loves a Woman"Calvin Lewis, Andrew WrightTime, Love & Tenderness (1991)3:50
9."Missing You Now" (featuring Kenny G)Michael Bolton, Diane Warren, Walter AfanasieffTime, Love & Tenderness (1991)4:32
10."Steel Bars"Michael Bolton, Bob Dylan, Bob Halligan Jr.Time, Love & Tenderness (1991)3:25
11."Said I Loved You...But I Lied"Michael Bolton, Robert John "Mutt" LangeThe One Thing (1993)5:01
12."Lean on Me"Bill WithersThe One Thing (1993)5:17
13."Can I Touch You...There?"Michael Bolton, Robert John "Mutt" LangeGreatest Hits (1985–1995) (1995)5:15
14."Love Is the Power"Michael Bolton, Diane Warren, Walter AfanasieffThis Is The Time: The Christmas Album (1996)5:33
15."Soul Of My Soul"Michael Bolton, Diane Warren, Walter AfanasieffThe One Thing (1993)5:41
16."A Whiter Shade of Pale"Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew FisherTimeless: The Classics Vol. 2 (1999)4:42
Total length:1:12:57

Disc two[]

No.TitleWriter(s)Originally fromLength
1."I Promise You"Michael Bolton, Robert John "Mutt" LangeGreatest Hits (1985–1995) (1995)5:17
2."I Found Someone"Michael Bolton, Mark MangoldGreatest Hits (1985–1995) (1995)3:47
3."A Love So Beautiful"Roy Orbison, Jeff LynneGreatest Hits (1985–1995) (1995)4:05
4."Ain't Got Nothing If You Ain't Got Love"Michael Bolton, Robert John "Mutt" LangeThe One Thing (1993)5:03
5."Drift Away"Mentor WilliamsTimeless: The Classics (1992)6:05
6."Reach Out I'll Be There" (featuring The Four Tops)Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie HollandTimeless: The Classics (1992)3:48
7."The Best of Love"Michael Bolton, BabyfaceAll That Matters (1997)4:15
8."Go the Distance"Alan Menken, David ZippelAll That Matters (1997) / Hercules: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack (1997)4:42
9."Sexual Healing"Marvin Gaye, Odell Brown, David RitzTimeless: The Classics Vol. 2 (1999)4:35
10."Ain't No Sunshine"Bill WithersTimeless: The Classics Vol. 2 (1999)3:34
11."Nessun Dorma! From Turandot"Giacomo PucciniMy Secret Passion: The Arias (1998)3:13
12."Once In a Lifetime"Michael Bolton, Diane Warren, Walter AfanasieffOnly You (1994)5:53
13."A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry LivingstonNon-Album Single (1991)3:13
14."To Love Somebody"Barry Gibb, Robin GibbTimeless: The Classics (1992)4:06
15."Now That I Found You"Michael Bolton, Diane WarrenTime, Love & Tenderness (1991)4:32
16."That's What Love Is All About"Michael Bolton, Eric KazThe Hunger (1987)3:57
Total length:1:10:13


Chart (2005) Peak position
Denmark Hitlisten[6] 18

Release history[]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Europe 2002 Columbia Records CD 513975 2
South Africa 2002 Columbia Records CD CDCOL 6723
United States 2002 Columbia Records CD 88697 42575 2