In this single, Michael John Hall pushes the envelope in many ways: in four minutes, this variation goes through a myriad of styles, some soft but mostly hopping and skipping down the yellow brick road. "Like the original Scarecrow," says Hall, "this song dances stumbles and falls and gets back up again." "This was a pure improvisation," he goes on, "When I hit the record button in my home studio, I didn't even know what song I would play."
Of Michael John Hall's musical style, someone wrote, "Its so good to see that someone actually feels what they play. You can tell there is emotion the guy puts into this. There is a lot of great technical skilled pianists, but its all worth nothing if there's no spirit in it. Love Hall's music!"
Michael John Hall's soft solo piano has been enjoyed and brought peaceful, contemplative moments to people in every corner of the world. His "Dashing Through the Snow" CD was selected as Best Piano Holiday Album of 2010. His "Soft & Sacred; Michael John Hall Plays the Beatles," includes tender covers of many of the Beatles most beloved songs. This rendition of Danny Boy is so sweet and soft as to be transcendent. It will carry listeners into deep meditation, into the land where "the pipes, the pipes are calling." This is the first in a series of singles released by Michael John, all part of his "Midnight Whispers" and each recorded at his home recording studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico. You are in for a rare and calming treat when you listen to these songs.