At a recent stop on Michael's fall tour, he encountered a picture of himself from the famous "Fairy Tale" episode.
"Back in California. Starting work on the live album. It sounded pretty good from the samples we listened to on the road. I'll start editing the best of all the versions of the songs and it will come out in January. It is only a limited edition and won't be available on Amazon or iTunes for a while.
The Super Deluxe is sold out and the Deluxe is almost sold out but there are a stack of the Standards left.
You can read all about it here. www.videoranch.com.
Live albums are hard to do -- so many things have to fit together -- and it's not like taking a recording of one show and having that be the representative of all the live shows. It is almost impossible to catch all the subtleties and nuances in one show. We did 22 shows on this tour and I think there is a little magic in all of them. But it will be a long and arduous editing process. The band performances and the slight changes in the arrangements and the different reactions of the crowds make editing it all together almost intractable --- finding the one take where everything meets and melds just right.
Nonetheless I am going to try to leave each song as complete in one take as I can and try to use the whole song and performance as a minimum meme.
It may not work.
Then again, it might.
Like all Thanksgiving dinners -- one never knows. Just plenty to be grateful for."
Michael's 'Movies of the Mind' tour, which opened on October 27 at the sold out MIM Music Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, will close with a series of dates in the Midwest this weekend.
Tonight, Nez visits Bloomington, Indiana to perform at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. On Saturday, the tour stops for a second show in Chicago, Illinois, and finally, Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Turner Hall Ballroom on Sunday.
Reviews have been overwhelmingly enthusiastic for a concert that has included a diverse set list and a crack backing band. Recently it was announced that a live album from the tour, available in different formats, will be sold via the Videoranch website.