Michael Monroe IF 2002 MisTree
Photo by Jim Brandenburg
Graphics by Christopher Bartels
Original music with vocals, acoustic guitar, bamboo and glass flutes...with percussion added by myself, Marc Anderson, Cello/Upright Bass by Ed Willett and guest Trumpet by Erik Naslund. I recorded the album in my solar powered log cabin studio and released it during my 50th Birthday Party at Theatre Jeune Lune, November, 2002.
I have two instrumentals on this album and I cover "Swim" by Stuart Davis, my hero as well as "Skating Away" by Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson...and "Forever Young" by Bob Dylan/Rod Stewart...
The album cover was shot by Jim Brandenburg who also named the CD. While playing with the graphics on the computer, he put a little IF in the corner...and I didn't have a song with that title, and we didn't know it at that time, but I would go home and write the title cut for the album...
Michael Monroe IF
Roberto Menaḅ Chitarrando www.bluestime.it http://www.bluestime.it/chitarrando/chitarrando_review.htm
Italian Review Translated online by
Systran Translation Service
Disc the title it shortest and immediate this IF of Michael Monroe who, to dispetto of the lapidario name, is instead a disc that deserves of being listened to with attention and calm It is not a job that can be felt in means to the daily noises, has need of a little solitudine, calm and peace for better being tasted and being appreciated. Monroe is from various decades that move from outsider in the world of the cantautorato American, but sure its music and its proposal are of a spanna advanced to the average are for the executive ability that for the taste of the writing and the professionality and the cure in the agreements and the search of the sound just. Music of Monroe has need little: a warm and airy voice, a decorous guitar, a flauto, percussions and a beautiful bugle that is felt here and there. That that is appraised is the coloritura of together and the good caratura of the songs like the introductory IF course moved and articulated or still powerful and warm version of Skating Away written from Ian Anderson of the Jethro Tull or still the cake Something For Now, a pearl on a fragrante and vellutato disc.