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Friday, January 15, 2010

Be cross

A message posted on Michelle's website :

Hello all!

Keeping with our annual tradition, I'm announcing this year's Christmas gift, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen". Giving these 'gifts' each year is Michelle's way of saying thank you to her fans and showing how much she appreciates your continued support and kind words through the years. We hope you enjoy this year's song, because we all had a great time producing it.

Download: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

"We?" you say? As in, more than just Michelle and myself? That is because the official members of the unofficial Michelle Cross band took a part in recording this. Henry Jansen (drums) and Tom Heslin (bass) stepped up and laid down an awesome rhythm track for this song, taking it a lot further than we had originally envisioned. Usually the Christmas gift is meant to be a quick, Michelle-only, affair, but they were available and willing and it would have been foolish not to take advantage of their skills.

Which brings me to my final point, before I sign off... just why were they available? Well, in November we started putting together songs and making a plan for a new Michelle Cross album. We've been talking about it forever (pretty much since "Smoke Like Perfume" came out) but we've now actually started working on it. Henry and Tom have put down tracks for three songs (besides "God Rest Ye") and we have at least 3 others almost complete. So we're well on our way. Hopefully over the next few months you'll be seeing more consistent updates from us. We have some pretty exciting ideas we want to share, so stay tuned.

Thanks again and happy Holidays!

Mathew Prock


so ? what are you waiting for ? we listenned to it nearly all week. Tim Burton could use it in nearly all of his movies...


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