Miscellany but exceptionally relevant information about, or from Michael on, MB.

Thought I would start this thread for there does appear, at times, to be different relevant articles, tweets, retweets, pictures etc relating to Michael but not really fitting into an already recognized thread nor, each of them individually, being able to be grouped together where a relevant thread could be started and so decided on this "Miscellany" thread.   

I hope you agree with its relevance and that you enjoy everything that is put in as well as hoping that many will find interesting tidbits about Michael that can be included and help to make this, whilst a serious sharing of information, a FUN page to be able to visit too and, as is my intention, somewhere that everything which does not have a particular "home" can be placed, so that is all grouped together and can be easily found and located if someone wants to look at.

Here now, so that we can all focus on the main reason for this thread, is a beautiful picture of the "Theme" of the thread.......wonder if MB has ever been called that before ???? LOL. 

 

 

Believe this one definitely belongs in here for I would say sharing with us that coconut sorbet is his favourite dessert is both miscellaneous and more than extremely relevant to the "THEME" of this website and in particular, to this thread  !! LOL.

Hope everyone enjoys content and feels free to add their very own miscellany !!! :)

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MICHAEL DID A QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION ON FACEBOOK ON 3RD FEBRUARY, 2015 AND THOSE QUESTIONS TO WHICH MICHAEL REPLIED CAN BE FOUND ON THIS THREAD FROM PAGE 259 TO 266.

A separate thread has been created for the Q&A Session and it can be found at  http://www.michaelbolton.com/forum/topics/michael-s-question-and-an...

 

Sylvia.   Your wee Scottish friend.

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Thank you Sylvia, gorgeous pics . Wow , he’s rocking those jeans . Have a nice day !

Here's better pic of one of the ones above which Zimbio has published and which does not contain a watermark right across Michael's face ....

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Michael has posted below tweet with pic of himself at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's discussion panel Television Game Changers

Very inspiring panel put on by with TV Game Changers!!! shondarhimes…

Sylvia   Your wee Scottish friend

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Here is a great article from Billboard about Michael's music.  The ranked his top 10 in their opinion and had a lot of great things to say about him..great to read.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7998818/michael-bolto...

Michael Bolton's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks


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Michael Bolton performs on stage at St David's Hall on May 6, 2014 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. 

There’s no mistaking the vocal power of one Michael Bolton. The singer, who started his recording career in the mid-1970s, hit his musical stride beginning in the latter part of the 1980s with a stunning mixture of soaring ballads and cover versions of songs that inspired him -- and the rest of us -- such as “To Love Somebody,” “Drift Away” and “Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay.” 

Critics have sometimes accused Bolton of dipping into the covers well a few too many times during his career, but the singer knows it’s one of his strengths -- one which his loyal legion of fans have never seemed to mind. But, the singer also knows a winning original lyric when he hears one -- or writes one, as these 10 essential performances that Bolton has made all his own prove!

10. Michael Bolton - "Safe Place From The Storm"

By 1998, the chart numbers of Michael Bolton had slowed down considerably when compared to his glory days of the early part of the decade. Still, one shouldn’t discount his later work simply because the hits weren’t as huge. On this 1998 single from All That Matters, the singer demonstrated a vitality and energy that was as apparent as on anything he ever recorded. And, the lyrics evoked pure romantic dedication -- a hallmark of the Michael Bolton song catalog. 

9. Michael Bolton - "How Can We Be Lovers"

The first major hit single for Bolton from the pen of Diane Warren, the singer also shares writing credit with producer Desmond Child on this brilliantly written (and produced) plea for emotional stability in a relationship. At the point of this song’s release in the winter of 1990, the singer had deservedly earned a reputation for being one of the top ballad singers in the business, but this song showed that Michael Bolton was no one-trick pony.

8. Michael Bolton - "Time Love and Tenderness"

There were few artists more bankable on the adult contemporary charts in the 1990s than Michael Bolton, and this 1991 hit was among his biggest, topping that chart -- and hitting a peak of No. 7 on the Hot 100. Once again, the singer turned to the highly esteemed Diane Warren for the track, which also served as the title cut from his most successful album -- selling over 8 million copies in the United States alone. 

7. Michael Bolton - "That’s What Love Is All About"

After a decade of recording, success finally came Bolton’s way with the 1987 release of The Hunger. At the centerpiece of that set was this beautifully worded ballad (written by the singer with Eric Kaz) that became the first major Michael Bolton song hit. The song hit No. 3 on the adult contemporary chart, and made the Top 20 on the Hot 100, serving notice to the musical world that an artist who would stake a reputation as one of the top song interpreters of the next decade was about to take flight -- and indeed he did!

6. Michael Bolton - "Steel Bars"

It took more than a few people by surprise when they noticed that this song -- from Time Love and Tenderness -- was penned by Bolton and Bob Dylan. Admittedly, when approached by Dylan’s camp to write with the icon, Bolton had his doubts that he would not be able to get past the intimidation level of writing with Dylan. But, the success of this gripping performance about a man who can’t escape his lover’s considerable grasp proved that he definitely held his musical ground. 

5. Michael Bolton - "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You"

The song that effectively broke Bolton’s career wide open to the masses took a few twists and turns before it became a hit in 1989 to 1990. The singer wrote the pain-drenched ballad with Doug James in 1983 for Air Supply. However, a disagreement with Clive Davis over one of the lyrics made the composition a free agent. Laura Branigan made the song a hit as the follow-up to “Solitare.” The song was even performed by Lisa Hartman Black during her 1982-87 stint on CBS’s Knots Landing, but it truly found its audience when Bolton himself cut it for his Soul Provider disc in 1989.  

4. Michael Bolton - "Soul Provider"

The title track -- and first of five singles -- of Bolton’s 1989 release, this song was to serve as kind of the prototype for much of Bolton’s success with original material during the 1990s. It balanced power and passion in an effective manner, and brought the influences of Detroit and Memphis to the forefront of Bolton’s music and helped to define his sound. 

3. Michael Bolton - "Missing You Now"

Bolton shared the spotlight on this touching ballad of longing to be with that special someone that you’re away from with Kenny G, whose saxophone solo helped to give this song another layer of soul. The vocals on this Michael Bolton song were some of his finest, and the video also was notable for the appearance of actress Teri Hatcher -- whom the singer was reportedly dating in real life at the time of the song’s climb in the winter of 1992. 

2. Michael Bolton - "When I’m Back On My Feet Again"

Another dip into the deep song well of Diane Warren didn’t start out exactly like you might think. On the surface, this song might sound like it is about a man hoping for eventual strength to return to him again after a break-up, but Warren told Wesley Hyatt in The Billboard Book of No. 1 Adult Contemporary Hits that the song was initially sparked by her feelings of pain and loss following the passing of her father. Regardless of how you want to interpret it, the song remains one of adult contemporary and pop’s most emotional moments of the late '80s / early '90s. 

1. Michael Bolton - "Said I Loved You….But I Lied"

The most recent top 10 on the Hot 100 for Bolton remains one of his most seductive expressions of love. Written and produced with Robert John “Mutt” Lange, the song exuded passion with each and every line -- about a man realizing that his feelings toward his significant other go far deeper than simple infatuation. These lists are sometimes hard to do for us, but ranking this one at the top is pretty much as clear-cut as it gets.

I love this Gail. Great to see MB getting this kind of recognition!!

Robin in MD :)

Enjoyed reading that Gail and thanks a million for finding and sharing, thanks !!! :)

Sylvia   Your wee Scottish friend

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Thanks So much Gail for sharing. This is a safe keep. Much love.

Patience

Thought would post this on here too as have put in Bolt of Talent thread but not completely to do with that although sent whilst on his Asian Dream Tour.  Michael tweeted earlier today, at approx 11.00 am his time (Singapore) and believe he was on until, at least, "crack of noon" as he turned it into a Q&A's session.  Firstly, as we kind of know, there will be a South American Tour in March, 2018 as he confirmed one of the countries will be Argentina.  He also said he HOPED to do a Symphony Tour of Australia and said he was working on something "special" for the summer in LA.  He also hinted he is working again with The Lonely Island on a project.  

Here is Michael's tweet ......

I know I’ve been absent on Twitter. All the travel and time zones can take a toll! now that I’m back, anything u wanna hear about???
He also, in response to another tweet, where he was asked for pics posted this one saying:  "Me and bamboooo" and pic shows Michael standing on a path which is canopied by bamboo plants.

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