Timeless: The Classics

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Timeless: The Classics
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 29, 1992
RecordedFebruary–June 1992
Genre Soul, pop
Label Columbia
Producer Walter Afanasieff, Michael Bolton, David Foster
Michael Bolton chronology
Time, Love & Tenderness
Timeless: The Classics
The Artistry of Michael Bolotin
Singles from Timeless: The Classics
  1. "To Love Somebody"
    Released: September 1992
  2. "Drift Away"
    Released: October 1992
  3. "Reach Out I'll Be There"
    Released: November 1992

Timeless: The Classics is a 1992 album of cover versions by Michael Bolton. It was #1 on the Billboard charts when it was released. After a rather long chart run, the album has been certified 4× Platinum in the US and has sold over 7 million copies worldwide. [1]


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Track listing

Timeless: The Classics
No.TitleWriter(s)Originally Recorded byLength
1."Since I Fell for You" Buddy Johnson Ella Johnson 3:09
2."To Love Somebody" Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb The Bee Gees 4:09
3."Reach Out I'll Be There" (featuring The Four Tops) Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland The Four Tops3:54
4."You Send Me" Sam Cooke Sam Cooke4:00
5."Yesterday" Lennon–McCartney The Beatles 3:31
6."Hold On, I'm Comin'" Isaac Hayes, David Porter Sam & Dave 3:15
7."Bring It On Home to Me"CookeSam Cooke4:27
8."Knock on Wood" Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd Eddie Floyd3:51
9."Drift Away" Mentor Williams John Henry Kurtz6:07
10."White Christmas" Irving Berlin Bing Crosby 3:42
Total length:40:05


Additional Credits


Tower Of Power Horn Section (Tracks 6 & 8)

Orchestra (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 & 10)



Certifications and sales for Timeless: The Classics
RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) [24] 2× Platinum140,000^
Canada (Music Canada) [25] 4× Platinum400,000^
Japan (RIAJ) [26] Gold100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ) [27] Gold7,500^
Spain (PROMUSICAE) [28] Gold50,000^
Sweden (GLF) [29] Gold50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) [30] 3× Platinum900,000^
United States (RIAA) [31] 4× Platinum4,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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