(1980 Version available on Vinyl)
Graphics by Christopher Bartels
Photo by Ric Peterson (Oregon/Japanese Gardens)
Summer Rain was originally recorded in 1980 on vinyl, re-released in 1993 with two additional tunes. Mostly original music in contemporary folk/jazz sounds.Features one of my most requested tunes, "Summer Rain".
Named Top Ten by the Twin Cities Reader and on the KTWN radio playlist...
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Review Translated from Japanese by Makoto Oeda
Makoto Oeda Hi-Fi Record Store Perrier Jingumae Bld.3F,6-19-17,Jingumae,
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I am run over by the singer-songwriter work which has the scent of jazzy, and has a gentle melody with gut guitar sound. This CD of Michael Monroe who has been living in Minnesota is the music to which such desire satisfy from the bottom of my heart. It is long in the winter of Minnesota. The severe cold buried in snow deep from November of an every year to the end of following March visits. I think that the climate sharpens an artist's sensitivity well. Warm vocal and a melancholic melody. A jazzy cord work. The work of Michael Monroe has wonderful inner digestion. Sound of his music sinks in and comes to the place where it became clear in the inner part of my heart, and lives quietly and is attached. It is original LP at the time of the 1980 announcement which he hold in the jacket. On the occasion at 1993 of this CD re-issue, the bonus track of two songs was newly recorded and was added. Michael has already released a total of five works, and has recorded two songs on live in 2000 again by reciting to his own "gut guitar" accompaniment from this album "Summer Rain". This is also the work of a result of best quality.
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