Friday Tunes 102: Top Songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali (& Bonus Movie)

Michel Montecrossa's 'Love & Sweetness Now!' Concert; 20

Here we go: part 102 of the Friday Tunes featuring a selection of Top Songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali taken from various albums.

Woman & Man, Man & Woman (by Michel Montecrossa), Genre: acoustic New-Topical-Song

Damn Hot – The Vision Of Balance! (by Michel Montecrossa), Genre: Hip-Hop / Cyberrock

Diving Into Cyberspace (by Mirakali), Genre: Electronica

Most Of The Time (Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan); Genre: Cyberrock

Further information, albums and DVDs from the ‘Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan’ series: www.Michel-BobDylan.com

Movie: music movie and song by Mirakali: ‘New Earth, New Sky’

More songs and movies: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Explore Michel Montecrossa’s art, music, movies, quotes and more on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Montecrossa and on his facebook page

Mirakali’s Homepage: www.Mirakali.net

Image above: Mirakali live on stage

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Friday Tunes 99: Top Songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali (& Bonus Movie)

Here we go: part 99 of Friday Tunes featuring a selection of Top Songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali taken from various albums.

A Man Is As Good As His Woman (by Michel Montecrossa) Genre: Cyberrock

Coffee And Sandwich Blues (by Michel Montecrossa) Genre: CyberRock

New Earth, New Sky (by Mirakali); Genre: Electronica

The Love That Faded (from the ‘Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan’ series); Genre: New Country / Cyberrock

Further information, albums and DVDs from the ‘Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan’ series: www.Michel-BobDylan.com

Movie: Mirakali’s song and music movie ‘Summer In Your Heart’

More songs and movies: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Explore Michel Montecrossa’s art, music, movies, quotes and more on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Montecrossa and on his facebook page

Mirakali’s Homepage: www.Mirakali.net

Image above: Happy being together with guest musicians (here the singer and frontwoman of the band ‘Rocquette’) at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri, Italy (www.SpiritOfWoodstockFest.com)

Friday Tunes 98: Top Songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali (& Bonus Movie)

Here we go: part 98 of Friday Tunes featuring a selection of Top Songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali taken from various albums.

Golden Vision (by Michel Montecrossa) Genre: Electronica

Gang’s Dream Anthem (by Michel Montecrossa) Genre: CyberRock

Complete Liberation (by Mirakali); Genre: Electronica

Boots Of Spanish Leather (from the ‘Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan’ series); Genre: acoustic version

Further information, albums and DVDs from the ‘Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan’ series: www.Michel-BobDylan.com

Concert Movie: Preview of Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Love Without End’ Concert for the Mirapuri World Peace Festival 2015 in Mirapuri

More songs and movies: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Explore Michel Montecrossa’s art, music, movies, quotes and more on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Montecrossa and on his facebook page

Mirakali’s Homepage: www.Mirakali.net

Image above: Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali live on stage during their Concert at the Mirapuri World Peace Festival 2013 in Mirapuri (Italy)

STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF AND ENJOY THE SPIRIT OF MUSIC – Interview with Michel Montecrossa

Michel Montecrossa answers questions of a Bob Dylan aficionado. This interview is released for the first time in relation with the release of ‘FIRE ON THE WATER’ – the Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018

Q: How did your obsession with Bob Dylan begin? Do you remember the first song or album you heard?

Michel Montecrossa:
No obsession ever began. I heard a musician-artist who is in touch with the archetypal Spirit of music and word and it is this Spirit that interests me. The first song performed by Bob Dylan I heard was ‘Song to Woody’ and the first album I heard was his first album.

Q: When did you decide to cover every Dylan song? Was that the plan from the beginning, or did you realize at some point you had already covered so many you might as well do the full batch?

Michel Montecrossa:
One day in 1993 a man came to one of my concerts and asked me if I would play a Bob Dylan song for him. I had never before played a Bob Dylan song but I did it for this man. It was ‘All Along The Watchtower’. Later he now and then asked for more Bob Dylan songs as did other people because they liked the way I performed Bob Dylan songs. These demands continued to come in till today so that after a while it became the full batch. I myself never took a decision to cover every Dylan song.

Q: Which specific songs were the hardest to cover? Which were the easiest?

Michel Montecrossa:
There is no specific song that’s hard or easy to cover. I do not think in terms of covering something but rather of feeling something and if I have enough feelings in me there is nothing hard or easy.

Q: Is there a general trend between what makes a Dylan song easy or hard to play (length, number of words, chord changes, etc)?

Michel Montecrossa:
No general trend. It’s as I said a question of having the wideness to feel without walls.

Q: What are the challenges with covering some of his very obscure songs? In some cases, you seem to be the first person to ever cover them!

Michel Montecrossa:
No challenges up to now. His songs come in their own ways with their own stories. Obscure or not don’t play a role.

Q: On the other side, how do you go about making the songs that get covered constantly (Blowin’ in the Wind, Watchtower, etc) your own?

Michel Montecrossa:
The entry door for every song whether it is called ‘my own’ song or a ‘Bob Dylan’ song is openness to the Spirit of music I mentioned before. Something like ‘my, his, hers’ don‘t really exist.

Q: Are there songs that you ended up liking more after you covered them? For instance, maybe a song you weren’t that excited about doing, but then when you had to learn to play it, you appreciated it in a new way.

Michel Montecrossa:
I don’t cover songs by anyone, not even my own songs. It’s all about feeling Joy and Laughing and that I appreciate always in a new way. There is no ‘liking’ or ‘disliking’.

Q: Do you have a favorite Dylan album? A least favorite?

Michel Montecrossa:
I favor them all in the place for which they stand.

Q: Is there a lesser-known Dylan song you think that more people should cover?

Michel Montecrossa:
I think it is the song Bob Dylan has not written as yet.

Q: Have you ever heard from anyone in Bob’s camp about your project?

Michel Montecrossa:
As yet I don’t know where such a camp is. I can’t answer the question. I only know that Bob Dylan himself said that I can perform any and all of his songs.

Q: Can you tell me a little more about your annual Michel & Bob Dylan Fest? For instance: How did that start, and when? Why did you decide to do this series of concerts? I gather many/most of your Dylan covers have been performed and release in that context.

Michel Montecrossa:
The annual Michel & Bob Dylan Fest started in 2001 as a result of people asking me always more to sing and play Bob Dylan songs as they like my way of performing them. The resulting live recordings then made their way into releases.

Q: What advice do you have for other musicians who want to cover Dylan?

Michel Montecrossa:
Don’t cover Dylan but stay true to yourself and enjoy the Spirit of music.

Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan: www.Michel-BobDylan.com

More songs and movies: www.MichelMontecrossa.com
Explore Michel Montecrossa’s art, music, movies, quotes and more on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Montecrossa and on his facebook page

Save the date: Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2019’ at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri (Italy) is set to take place on Thursday 1st Auhust 2019 (www.SpiritOfWoodstockFest.com).

Friday Tunes 97: Top Songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali (& Bonus Movie)

Here we go: part 97 of Friday Tunes featuring a selection of Top Songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali taken from various albums.

Underground L.A. Blues (by Michel Montecrossa) Genre: Cyberrock

Sunlight Dance [What Else Is There To Do?] (by Michel Montecrossa) Genre: CyberRock

Küss Mich Noch Einmal (by Mirakali); Genre: Dance-Electronica/Cyberschlager

Field Mouse From Nebraska (from the ‘Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan’ series; lyrics by Bob Dylan, music: Michel Montecrossa); Genre: Cyberrock

Further information, albums and DVDs from the ‘Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan’ series: www.Michel-BobDylan.com

Movie & Song: Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2012 at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri (Preview)

More songs and movies: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Explore Michel Montecrossa’s art, music, movies, quotes and more on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Montecrossa and on his facebook page

Mirakali’s Homepage: www.Mirakali.net

Image above: Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali live on stage during their Concert at the Mirapuri World Peace Festival 2013 in Mirapuri (Italy)

Hot Tracks 131: Top Songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali

Presenting this week the 131st blog post of the ‘Hot Tracks’ series with a selection of songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali.

Hyperpunk’s Ballad In A Haunted Street (by Michel Montecrossa); Genre: CyberRock

Is Your Love In Vain? (Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan); Genre: Rock

Whispering Love (by Mirakali); Genre: Electronica / World Music

All My Love For You (by Michel Montecrossa); Genre: CyberRock / World Music

More songs and movies: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Explore Michel Montecrossa’s art, music, movies & more  on his facebook page and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Montecrossa

Mirakali’s Homepage: www.Mirakali.net

Download Michel Montecrossa’s albums on iTunes – choose from this selection:

https://michelmontecrossaliveblog.wordpress.com/michel-montecrossas-albums-on-itunes/

Image above: Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali live on stage during the ‘Heartborn’ Concert in the Omnidiet Music-Hall in Mirapuri (Italy)

Michel Montecrossa’s movie ‘Is Your Love In Vain?’ – part of Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018’

The ‘Is Your Love In Vain?’ Movie is part of Michel Montecrossa’s album FIRE ON THE WATER – Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018. You can buy/download the album here from the Mirapuri-Shop.

FIRE ON THE WATER Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018 which was recorded live on Thursday 26th July 2018 during the legendary Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2018 in Mirapuri, Italy is presenting the great performances of 8 Michel Montecrossa songs and 7 Bob Dylan songs featured by Michel Montecrossa and his band The Chosen Few. FIRE ON THE WATER Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018 is a masterpiece of song art untouched by the rigid structures imposed by the Rock establishment and dull manifestations of formularized Pop.
FIRE ON THE WATER begins with the Michel Montecrossa song ‘Handed Down By Jesus‘ followed by Bob Dylan’s song ‘I Shall Be Released‘ and Michel Montecrossa’s song ‘Hyperpunk’s Ballad In A Haunted Street‘. Bob Dylan’s song ‘Is Your Love In Vain?‘ leads to Michel Montecrossa’s song ‘In The Heat Of The Night‘. Michel Montecrossa then goes on with the Bob Dylan song ‘Never Gonna Be The Same Again‘. The Michel Montecrossa title song ‘Fire On The Water‘ connects to Bob Dylan’s song ‘2×2‘. The journey goes on with Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Fire Of The Morning Star‘, Bob Dylan’s song ‘Born In Time’ as well as Michel Montecrossa’s song ‘Various Girls’ and the two finale songs ‘Rock Me Mama’ and ‘Way To The Well’.

1. Handed Down By Jesus
2. I Shall Be Released
3. Hyperpunk‘s Ballad In A Haunted Street
4. Is Your Love In Vain?
5. In The Heat Of The Night
6. Going, Going, Gone
7. Sweety Girl
8. Never Gonna Be The Same Again
9. Fire On The Water
10. 2×2
11. Fire Of The Morning Star
12. Born In Time
13. Various Girls
14. Rock Me Mama
15. Way To The Well

More about Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan: Michel-BobDylan.com
All news about Michel Montecrossa: MichelMontecrossa.com

Complete List of all songs from the ‘Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan’ Series: https://wp.me/PaKe4-2e

Michel Montecrossa says about ‘Fire On The Water’ – his Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018 Album:

“I gave the Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018 Album the title ‘Fire on The Water’. It presents 15 trax of good music with good lyrics by me and Bob Dylan. They all sing about Love and the vanity of not-loving Love which will turn you into a politician making human relationships into a farce of politics, economy and war and in the end will leave you unhappy. But I know that Love is all and I know how to live it. That’s why I’m not alone and can live the good world of Bright Earth Happiness together with my glorious woman that knows. ‘Fire on The Water’ are 15 songs about that.“

Michel Montecrossa says about his Michel & Bob Dylan Fest series:
“The origin of the ‘Michel & Bob Dylan Fest Series’ was a man asking me if I could sing a Bob Dylan song in my next concert. I fulfilled his wish. After that I was asked ever more to include Bob Dylan songs in my concerts, as people said they like my way of singing Bob Dylan songs and they like to hear them together with my own songs as a positive and stimulating experience. Out of that the ‘Michel & Bob Dylan Fest Series’ evolved, beginning in 2001. The ‘Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018‘ is the 18th time that it happened. It includes my own new songs as well as Bob Dylan songs.“

 

New release: FIRE ON THE WATER Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018 on Audio-CD, DVD and as Download

FIRE ON THE WATER Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018 is released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio-CD, DVD and as Download.
FIRE ON THE WATER Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018 which was recorded live on Thursday 26th July 2018 during the legendary Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2018 in Mirapuri, Italy is presenting the great performances of 8 Michel Montecrossa songs and 7 Bob Dylan songs featured by Michel Montecrossa and his band The Chosen Few. FIRE ON THE WATER Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018 is a masterpiece of song art untouched by the rigid structures imposed by the Rock establishment and dull manifestations of formularized Pop.
FIRE ON THE WATER begins with the Michel Montecrossa song ‘Handed Down By Jesus’ followed by Bob Dylan’s song ‘I Shall Be Released’ and Michel Montecrossa’s song ‘Hyperpunk’s Ballad In A Haunted Street’. Bob Dylan’s song ‘Is Your Love In Vain?’ leads to Michel Montecrossa’s song ‘In The Heat Of The Night’. Michel Montecrossa then goes on with the Bob Dylan song ‘Never Gonna Be The Same Again’. The Michel Montecrossa title song ‘Fire On The Water’ connects to Bob Dylan’s song ‘2×2’. The journey goes on with Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Fire Of The Morning Star’, Bob Dylan’s song ‘Born In Time’ as well as Michel Montecrossa’s song ‘Various Girls’ and the two finale songs ‘Rock Me Mama’ and ‘Way To The Well’.

More about Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan: www.Michel-BobDylan.com
All news about Michel Montecrossa: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Handed Down By Jesus — MICHEL MONTECROSSA

I Shall Be Released — MICHEL MONTECROSSA SINGS BOB DYLAN

Hyperpunk’s Ballad In A Haunted Street — MICHEL MONTECROSSA

Is Your Love In Vain? — MICHEL MONTECROSSA SINGS BOB DYLAN

Fire On The Water — MICHEL MONTECROSSA

Buy the album from the Mirapuri-Shop

Buy from Mirapuri-Shop

The songs (Click the song title to read the Michel Montecrossa lyrics.
For the Bob Dylan lyrics go to http://www.BobDylan.com):

  1. Handed Down By Jesus
  2. I Shall Be Released
  3. Hyperpunk’s Ballad In A Haunted Street
  4. Is Your Love In Vain?
  5. In The Heat Of The Night
  6. Going, Going, Gone
  7. Sweety Girl
  8. Never Gonna Be The Same Again
  9. Fire On The Water
  10. 2×2
  11. Fire Of The Morning Star
  12. Born In Time
  13. Various Girls
  14. Rock Me Mama
  15. Way To The Well

 

 

Today live: Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018’ at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival

Today, 26th July 2018 on the second day of the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri, will take place as Special event Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2018′ (from 19:00 – 20:00) featuring great poetic and New-Topical-Songs by Michel Montecrossa and Bob Dylan.

Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan: www.Michel-BobDylan.com

Festival Website: www.SpiritOfWoodstockFest.com

Festival Address & Contact:
Omnidiet Resort and Business Hotel
Via Monte Falò 8, 28011 Mirapuri-Coiromonte, Provincia di Novara, Italy
Phone: ++39-0322-999009, eMail: info@spiritofwoodstockfest.com

Join the Spirit of Woodstock Festival on facebookwww.facebook.com/SpiritOfWoodstockMirapuri

 

Hot Tracks 123: Top Songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali

Presenting this week the 123rd blog post of the ‘Hot Tracks’ series with a selection of songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali.

Love Revolution (by Michel Montecrossa); Genre: electro-acoustic version

Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ (Michel Montecrossa sings Bob Dylan); Genre: CyberRock

Careless Like A Child (by Mirakali); Genre: Electronica

Vikingfest (by Michel Montecrossa); Genre: CyberRock & 21st Century Viking Song

 
More songs and movies: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Explore Michel Montecrossa’s art, music, movies & more  on his facebook page and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Montecrossa

Mirakali’s Homepage: www.Mirakali.net

Download Michel Montecrossa’s albums on iTunes – choose from this selection:

https://michelmontecrossaliveblog.wordpress.com/michel-montecrossas-albums-on-itunes/

Image above: Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali live on stage at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri (Italy), this year the Festival will take place from 25th – 29th July 2018 (www.SpiritOfWoodstockFest.com)