In celebration of Christian Bautista’s 10th anniversary in showbiz, Universal Records is releasing his First Class: Outbound Expanded Edition album. This CD, which has a limited edition coffee table book, includes nine new tracks, five hits from the original Outbound, and new recording of his earlier hits "Hands To Heaven" and "The Way You Look At Me."
"This album is really special because it celebrates my 10 years in showbiz," says Christian. "This is really an important project because this marks my return to doing originals. I am extremely happy also that I was given this chance to re-record two of my biggest hits. Recording those tracks brought so many memories."
The album’s carrier single Beautiful To Me, a sweeping ballad, will be launched this Sunday, February 26, on ASAP 2012.
Christian also expressed excitement over the chance to work with some of the most promising artists of this generation Angeline Quinto for "In Love With You," originally recorded by Regine Velasquez and Asian superstar Jacky Cheung; and KC Concepcion for "We Could Be In Love," first interpreted by Lea Salonga and Brad Kane.
Famed band Neocolours reunites to collaborate with Christian on the original "Sasabihin."
As part of his celebration of 10 years in the business, Christian goes full circle by having a duet with Sam Concepcion for "Rescue You," composed by Singapore-based Tat Tong. Christian and Sam were launched into showbiz via The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe almost a decade ago.
Japanese Pop singer Baby M also has a duet with Christian in the album titled "In My Arms."
The album includes original tracks like "Love You This Much," "Let Go," and "Whole." The theme song of Christian’s film, A Special Symphony, titled "I’m Already King," is also included with Outbound tracks "All That’s Left," "Faith," "What Can I Do," and "Unphotographable."
"This is a very important album, so I am really hoping everyone can support me," admits Christian. "We have worked hard to make this album a fitting tribute to my 10 years in showbiz."
1. Beautiful To Me
2. In Love With You with Angeline Quinto
3. Love You This Much
4. We Could Be In Love with KC Concepcion
5. Let Go
6. Rescue You with Sam Concepcion
8. I’m Already King
9. In My Arms with Baby M
10. Sasabihin with Neocolours
11. What Can I Do
14. All That’s Left
15. Love Moves In Mysterious Ways
16. Hands To Heaven featuring Zia Quizon
17. The Way You Look At Me