Live at The New Vic Bristol
SECRET RECORDS (SECCRESTDP117 02)
Released to commemorate a year since Michael’s passing, this CD & DVD is a doublepack of Michael’s gig at The New Vic in Bristol on the 4th June 2000.
There is a sadness in the fact that I won’t get to sit grinning like a fool again as Michael weaves that Chapman magic, but this is a gem of a show, a record of a master at work. There are lovely versions of favourites and some surprises, yes Michael fluffs a lyric, but he flows through it and it becomes part of the moment. If he had edited reality and taken out the trouble and the strife then he wouldn’t have been the legendary musician performer he was, generating smiles, a fully qualified survivor with the sunshine in his hands.