- Released: April 1, 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 1.Soul Provider
- 2.Georgia On My Mind
- 3.It's Only My Heart
- 4.How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
- 5.How Can We Be Lovers
- 6.You Wouldn't Know Love
- 7.When I'm Back On My Feet Again
- 8.From Now On - (duet with Suzie Benson)
- 9.Love Cuts Deep
- 10.Stand Up For Love
Personnel includes: Michael Bolton, Richard Marx (vocals); Steve Lukather, Dann Huff, Chris Camozzi, Michael Landau, John McCurry (guitar); Kenny G., Michael Brecker, Jerry Peterson (saxophone); Walter Afanasieff (keyboards, bass, drums, percussion); Michael Omartian (keyboards, drums, background vocals); Brad Cole, Robbie Buchanan, Richard Tee, Philip Ashley, Guy Roche, Diane Warren, Barry Mann, Greg Mangiafico (keyboards); Eric Rehl (synthesizer); Neil Stubenhaus, Hugh McDonald (bass); Chris Parker, Bobby Chouinard (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Jocelyn Brown, Vicki Sue Robinson, Syreeta Wright (background vocals).
Producers include: Peter Bunetta, Rick Chudacoff, Susan Hamilton, Michael Omartian, Desmond Child.
Engineers include: Daren Klein, Rick Kerr, Terry Christian.
SOUL PROVIDER, the follow-up to Michael Bolton's commercial breakthrough THE HUNGER, is the album that turned the singer into a superstar. Like the previous album, SOUL PROVIDER features two covers. Bolton trots out an homage to Ray Charles' famous version of "Georgia on My Mind" (featuring background-vocal work from disco diva Vicki Sue Robinson, AWOL on record since "Turn the Beat Around"), and unearths his own "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You"- originally written for '80s icon Laura Brannigan. Bolton also duets with Susi Benson ("From Now On") and collaborates with legendary Brill Building tunesmiths Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill on the grandiose ballad "Stand up for Love."