More details about Michael McDonald new LP that would be available on stores in February 2008 on Universal Music Group. It is a kind of "intimist Best Of" according to the words of Michael McDonald himself given recently to a French journalist in Nashville.
This CD will have some cover versions: Van Morrison "Into the Mystic" ; Stevie Wonder "For Once in My Life" ; Ray Charles "You Don't Know Me" ; Leonard Cohen "Hallelujah" but also new songs from Michael McDonald.
Some songs of this new LP of Michael McDonald have been recorded in Los Angeles with Simon Climie as a producer. Some musicians are already announced: Michael Thompson (guitars), Abraham Laboriel Jr (drums), Vinnie Colaiuta (percussions) and a very special appearance of Stevie Wonder on harmonica.
Although, we eagerly wait for this new album, Michael McDonald is one of the singer of a new song written, composed and recorded by Willie Nelson: "Whatever Happened To Peace On Earth" released November 21 on Lost Highway Records that will benefit to the National Veterans Foundation, a peace song on which appear such great names as Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Michael McDonald, Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers), Lukas and Micah Nelson, Willie Nelson's sons.