First weekof August nang formal na i-announce ng Universal Records na isa na sapinakabagong contract artist nila si Christian Bautista. At ngayong mid-September,posible nang mapakinggan ang kauna-unahang album ni Christian under Universal at ito ay ang revival nghalos lahat ng mga hit songs ni Jose Mari Chan.
The titleof the album is Romance Revisited: TheLove Story of Jose Mari Chan.
Ang first singleni Christian ay ang "Tell Me Your Name" at kunsaan, nai-tape na rin nila angmusic video ng kanta with Paula Taylor as his leading lady.
The idea ofChristian reviving the well-loved musics of Jose Mari came up when they learned about the Asian Pop Idol's portfolio or achievements as one of the well-loved singer rin,especially in other Asian countries like Indonesia.
Para rawsilang nag-flashback, with Christian being the Pop Idol and also popular in Indonesia, samantalang nung late'80s naman, ang album ni Jose Mari angisa rin sa pinakamabentang album noon sa naturang bansa.
In fact,Jose Mari is one of the very few Filipinos who have reached the doublediamond award na katumbas nito ay 20x platinum.
Nakikitaraw nila that both artists have a huge following in Asia and both are romanticballadeers. In addition, may blessing din ni Jose Mari angpagre-revive ng kanyang mga kanta sa buong album ni Christian.
Other songsincluded in the album are "Please Be Careful with My Heart," which was originally sung byRegine Velasquez and Jose Mari Chan, as well as Christian's first recorded duet withSarah Geronimo.
May duetdin si Christian with Regine via the song, "My Girl, My Woman, My Friend" na originally ay duet naman ni Jose Mari withJanet Basco.
"Here andNow" naman ang isa pa sa mga duet ni Christian with Lani Misalucha.
Hindinawawala ang pressure kay Christian to be compared with the top balladeer whohas earned different kind of awards any singer could dream of. Pero more thanthat, ang aim daw ni Christian for reviving Jose Mari's music is to introducethese songs to the new generation.