last night's concert with David Foster and Friends has to be on my short list of most incredible musical and personal experiences I've ever had in my entire life. David created a duet for Seal and myself to merge "When a Man Loves a Woman" and "It's a Man's World" -- culminating with us singing both songs together and it was an out of body experience! Seal and I got to spend a lot of time speaking before and after the show. He's always been one of my favorite singer songwriters ... but is now on my favorite human beings list. Seal is a Deep, wise, gracious, generous human being. I was so honored to share the stage with him. And live he's as great as his recordings. When I meet people I admire as Artists, it's always ultimately gratifying when they're as great a Person. Seal inspires me as an artist and a man. Next blog coming up ... the "miracle" of Lara Fabian and our duet on Foster's masterpiece "The Prayer". love, mb

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Comment by Dianna Shipman on October 18, 2010 at 4:28am
Wow an "out of body experience" you enjoyed it I can tell :)
I find it uplifting when I read what a good person is and they are in an position to show people what a good,gracious person they can be because Michael you and everybody in the show buisness are otfen the ones that our youngest look upon for guidance and it's so nice to hear that!
Cannot wait to hear lara and yourself singing The prayer it is a beautiful song and I cannot wait to get my hands on the DVD to watch what I feel would just have been a magical experience and a magical night.
David Foster is just Brillant he has wrote so very many songs, I have admired the man for many years now
Thanks for the update
Love Dianna xxx
Comment by Kathy Rosario on October 18, 2010 at 3:32am
Michael I am thrilled that you had such a great experience with Seal and Laura. It is amazing what top quality talent can produce!!!! I wish you many collaborations that are just as fulfilling :) You deserve that and more. Take a bow!

much love,
Kathy and LAFD Bob
Comment by sylvie boisvert on October 18, 2010 at 2:04am
Hi Michael, it took the genius of David Foster to think up something like this and 2 fantastic talents to bring it to life! Thank you so much for sharing your very special moment with us… I’m really happy for you that meeting and performing with Seal surpassed your expectations… Let’s hope you get to work with him again! We’ll look forward to your next blog Michael, as always, thanks again for sharing and please let us know when we’ll be able to finally hear your recording of “The prayer”. Take care sweetie. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie from Canada
Comment by Jennifer Steadman on October 17, 2010 at 10:59pm
Michael, you are so right. Seal is an amazing, gentle, and real man.

He is so down to earth and such a kind and genuine person.

I cant wait to hear your duet. .....I bet its amazing!!

Seals voice is mesmerising and so soulful. I can imagine your two voices combining in harmony. Wow!! The thought really excites me!!

Cant wait to see the performances from last night on dvd.

Cheers for the update Michael.

Take care Love Jennifer XXXX
Comment by Gerilyn Marie Sessa on October 17, 2010 at 10:52pm
hi Michael,
Happy to hear your life's been happy these passed days!
Gerilyn, CA
Comment by Debra Tennet on October 17, 2010 at 10:02pm
Love the duet with Seal!! Merging the two songs is awesome!!
Lots of Love Deb xxx
Comment by Eileen Parr on October 17, 2010 at 10:02pm
Michael, Glad you had such a great time doing the concert wit h David Foster and so many other artists! It's so good to see a smile on your face and your doing what you love to do! Thanks for sharing with us! Can't wait to see your new Christmas CD! And counting the days 'til I see you in Newark!!! Your the best!
Love Eileen xoxo
Comment by Kerie VanWinkle on October 17, 2010 at 6:35pm
Thanks Michael for sharing your experience with us...I am so glad you got to work with someone you really admire and I have no doubt it was a wonderful performance..I have always loved what David Foster does and really enjoy his shows I have seen with different artist over the years..Looking forward to seeing it when it comes out on DVD or PBS..Can't wait to hear your duet on the Prayer..Awesome picture...
Comment by amber wright on October 17, 2010 at 4:15pm
hi how are you im glad you had such a good time while doing this its so good to see that smile on your face

love you

Comment by joan barnett on October 17, 2010 at 2:37pm
hi love the phot its nice to see u smile. seal is a lovely man he is also one of my favorite singers and avery sweet guy. but as always u are my no1. love u always jo xxxx

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