Sandstone

by Michael Charles

Released 05/01/2017
Moonlight Label
Released 05/01/2017
Moonlight Label
Recorded live at "Blues Can" Calgary, Alberta Canada February 10, 2012
NOTES
Michael Charles, grateful to Calgary for welcoming him on every Canadian tour, releases
this live recording from the infamous Blues Can, paying homage to Calgary through “Sandstone”.

Why Am I Here? [EP]

by Michael Charles

Released 11/20/2014
Moonlight Label
Released 11/20/2014
Moonlight Label
This six track EP is filled with blues, rock, rare and previously unreleased tracks.
NOTES
“Why Am I Here?” is a six track EP extension of "Three Hundred Sixty". Released to promote and to continue the celebration of Michael Charles’ thirty year anthology of personal recordings, “Why Am I Here?” offers the opportunity to hear and own more previously unreleased and rare tracks.

Three Hundred Sixty

by Michael Charles

Released 06/02/2014
Newmarket Music
Released 06/02/2014
Newmarket Music
Anthology of his 30 year solo recording career
2 CD Set
NOTES
The Three Hundred Sixty anthology marks the anniversary of thirty years (1984-2014) in the personal recording career of Michael Charles. This two CD release will take you, via the music, from the early intimidating and cautious hours and will steadily lead you to a more confident vocalist, a more masterful guitarist, a more prolific writer, and a more knowledgeable composer and producer.

To Go Box

by Michael Charles

Released 2016
Moonlight Label
Released 2016
Moonlight Label
Personally autographed by Michael Charles, this box also includes a download card and a 30% Michael Charles store discount card.
NOTES
This convenient box set packaged to go contains a lot of treats including five studio albums, a live album, two compilations, a collaboration album, a tour bonus disc, five singles, an EP, and a bonus DVD.

Under The Covers [Singles]

by Michael Charles

Released 2013
Moonlight Label
Released 2013
Moonlight Label
The Complete "Under The Covers" CD Single Series (5 CD's)
NOTES
CD 1 - After Midnight
CD 2 - Going Down
CD 3 - Crosscut Saw
CD 4 - Hey Joe
CD 5 - Cover Tunes

Cover Tunes [EP]

by Michael Charles

Released 2013
Moonlight Label
Released 2013
Moonlight Label
Cover Tunes opens with an evocative guitar riff transmitting the simple, true, dynamic, and "the way it is" life of Michael Charles.
NOTES
Just when we think we have him all figured out, waiting to see what last great cover song he will choose to finish up the Under the Cover CD Single Series with, Michael Charles “changes his tune”. Simple, true, dynamic, and the way it is explains the title track, unexpectedly and ironically named “Cover Tunes”, on this Disc 5 of the “Under the Covers” CD Single Series.
As the time neared to finish the series MC …
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Hey Joe [Single]

by Michael Charles

Released 2013
Moonlight Label
Released 2013
Moonlight Label
Presenting Disc Four of the "Under the Covers" CD single series featuring Hey Joe and bonus cut, Cocaine!
NOTES
In Disc Four of the “Under the Covers” CD single series the heartbreaking story of betrayal and the tragedy that ensues after is executed with a guitar that defies gravity, a penetrating lead vocal and harrowing background murmur, and a yielding arrangement, as Michael Charles surrenders his poignant version of the Jimi Hendrix’s classic, Hey Joe.

A unique acoustic live version of Cocaine enhances Disc Four, paying tribute once again to JJ Cale and …
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Crosscut Saw [Single]

by Michael Charles

Released 2013
Moonlight Label
Released 2013
Moonlight Label
The "Under the Covers" CD singles series continues with Disc Three presenting Crosscut Saw and Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out.
NOTES
Disc three of the “Under the Covers” CD singles series features the 1960’s R.G. Ford song “Crosscut Saw”. After listening to Eric Clapton’s version Michael Charles developed a strong fondness for the song. Once again MC worked his magic and turned out another cool entertaining version of another hand-picked original.

The bonus cut Jimmie Cox’s “Nobody Knows You When You Are Down and Out” is recognized by MC and many of his …
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Going Down [Single]

by Michael Charles

Released 2012
Moonlight Label
Released 2012
Moonlight Label
The second CD single in the "Under the Covers" series, featuring Going Down and The Sky Is Crying!
NOTES
Michael Charles continues the “Under the Covers” series of CD singles with Disc Two “Going Down”, one more outstanding guitar driven performance as MC pays homage to Don Nix writer and the guitar master and performer of Going Down, Jeff Beck.

Disc Two’s bonus cut “The Sky Is Crying” is probably the most significant bonus cut for MC. Genuine sentiment flows from this great Elmore James song as Michael recalls time spent with the …
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After Midnight [Single]

by Michael Charles

Released 2011
Moonlight Label
Released 2011
Moonlight Label
Michael Charles pays tribute to JJ Cale and Otis Rush on this CD Single.
NOTES
Michael Charles best known for his excruciating fine guitar work and his passionate vocals, satisfies fans’ desire and request for recordings of his personal favorite, hand-picked cover tunes.
After performing the songs on this Single for years, with that special MC twist, time has come for this artist to pay tribute to the original writers and their songs.
After Midnight is the first of the “Under the Covers” series of singles, and in this release …
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Connected

by Michael Charles & Magisty

Released 2010
Newmarket Music
Released 2010
Newmarket Music
Michael Charles and Chicago’s Hip Hop artist, Magisty has produced, Charles' 24th release.
NOTES
Connected, three years in the making and Michael Charles 24th release is a collaboration of MC’s fiery blues rock and the passionate, significant rhyme of hip hop artist, Magisty. Connected’s tracks represent so many genres that the promise is: every listener will find something to “connect” to.

Connected [2 CD Set]

by Michael Charles & Magisty

Released 2010
Moonlight Label
Released 2010
Moonlight Label
Fiery blues rock and the passionate, significant rhyme of hip hop artist, Magisty. Connected’s tracks represent so many genres that the promise is: every listener will find something to “connect” to.
NOTES
The union of Newmarket Music’s and Moonlight Label’s recording artist, Michael Charles and Chicago’s Hip Hop artist, Magisty has produced, Charles 24th release. “Connected”: a fusion of Charles accomplished, intense, blues guitar, Magisty’s fresh, passionate rhyme, and the songwriting abilities of the two brings together blues and hip hop, experience and innocence, roughness and refinement, to create an album unlike any you have ever heard before, and most likely, will ever …
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Recall [Compilation]

by Michael Charles

Released 2009
Moonlight Label / Newmarket Music
Released 2009
Moonlight Label / Newmarket Music
Recall is a compilation of good rock and blues tunes sprinkled with some beautiful ballads.
NOTES
Spanning the years and spanning the globe, Recall is Charles' second compilation and was released in conjuntion with his international Recall 2009 Tour and also celebrates twenty years of his career. Recall boasts seventeen tracks all hand picked by Michael himself.
Included are fourteen previously released songs, a live television interview from his early days in America, an unreleased 2003 version of the 1983 song, "Play A Simple Tune" and, as a bonus to this compilation, a brand …
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Michael Charles Live at JBTV 2006-2007

by Michael Charles

Released 2008
Newmarket Music
Released 2008
Newmarket Music
Michael Charles Live at JBTV DVD features 17 tracks spanning over two live performances from 2006 and 2007. Also includes special features of bonus footage. A must see for any blues fan. Running time approx 113 minutes. All Regions.

I'm Nobody's Fool (Bonus DVD)

by Michael Charles

Released 11/01/2017
Moonlight Label
Released 11/01/2017
Moonlight Label
2006 Release of "I'm Nobody's Fool" including bonus DVD [NTSC]
NOTES
Bonus DVD
JBTV Broadcast Excerpts October 21, 2006
Eleven O' Clock Rock Broadcast Excerpts November 19, 2010
Spirit Of The Blues Radio Interview Excerpt July 2007 [DVD Audio]
Citytv Broadcast Performance February 15, 2012
I'm Nobody's Fool (radio edit) [DVD Audio]
Work So Hard [DVD Audio]

I'm Nobody's Fool [Tour Bonus Disc]

by Michael Charles

Released 2008
Newmarket Music
Released 2008
Newmarket Music
Original I'm Nobody's Fool CD with Australian "Full Circle Tour" Bonus Disc.
NOTES
Tour Bonus Disc includes previously unreleased material of; the original uncut studio version of I'm Nobody's Fool, the live versions of MC Shuffle, Long and Dusty Highway, and Long Way to Go, the 12,500 track recorded during the I'm Nobody Fool sessions, and a radio interview excerpt.

I'm Nobody's Fool

by Michael Charles

Released 2006
Moonlight Label
Released 2006
Moonlight Label
Michael Charles' I'm Nobody's Fool features jamming hard driven guitar blues all the way to sensitive acoustic works. For every guitar enthusiast.
NOTES
Michael Charles, best known in the circles for his phenomenal guitar performances, really lays it on the line with this latest release, I‘m Nobody‘s Fool. Michael, after much success in his homeland, traveled from Australia to conquer the American music market. His many successes thus far in the USA, include television music specials on WGN and JBTV, major blues festivals in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Chicago, Tennessee Crossroads, radio programming. Charles was also the …
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Simple Day Living [Single]

by Michael Charles

Released 2000
Moonlight Label
Released 2000
Moonlight Label
Simple Day Living, a CD single release boasts 3 versions of one of the most rocking and lively tunes from the 1999 release of Keep Walking.
NOTES
Simple Day Living, originally released in 2000 in Nashville USA to promote the 1999 album Keep Walking, contains three versions of the famous Simple Day Living tune. You'll be treated to a radio and proxy mix and a early live recording! A rocking addition to your Michael Charles music collection.

Keep Walking

by Michael Charles

Released 1999
Moonlight Label
Released 1999
Moonlight Label
70 minutes of linked up (non-stop) tracks with interludes just like our lives. Emotions run high when you listen to this masterpiece, hearing something new and different each and every time you listen to it.
NOTES
This 1999 CD release under the American Moonlight Label explained a two and a half year absence of any other release from Charles. Three years in the making, this album is truly the soundtrack of Michael Charles' life. Beginning with a door opening to the "Entrance" of his career, and a little part of "What You Hear" along the way will actually be the voices of his children (now all grown up) as he cares for …
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Crawling On The Floor [EP]

by Michael Charles

Released 1996
Moonlight Label
Released 1996
Moonlight Label
A promotional picture disc for two other releases this EP captures all the flavor and variety of Michael Charles' music. Awesome artwork. A great addition to your collection.
NOTES
This 1996 CD picture disc single was released in the U.S. under the Moonlight Label for the purpose of promoting the albums "The Wind" and "My Shadow".
"Crawling on the Floor" and "Fooling Around" are radio cuts for promotion of "My Shadow" and the 7" vinyl version of "She's My Woman" and previously unreleased alternate mix of "I Am the One" promote "The Wind". Also included is a bonus cut which is a previously unreleased edit …
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My Shadow [Expanded]

by Michael Charles

Released 1996
Moonlight Label
Released 1996
Moonlight Label
A Moonlight Label, Newmarket Music release, part of the Dex Audio remasters, features the original 1996 My Shadow album with two bonus cuts and enhanced with computer accessed video.
NOTES
In all it’s brilliance, My Shadow now shines even brighter.
Grown to be one of Michael Charles’ most loved albums by audiences all over the world, My Shadow, now emerges in 2010 newly re-mastered and enhanced to perfection by Greg Williams of Dex Audio, Australia.
A Moonlight Label, Newmarket Music release, part of the Dex Audio remasters, features the original 1996 My Shadow album with two bonus cuts and a computer accessed video.

Hard Days & Long Nights [Compilation]

by Michael Charles

Released 1990
Moonlight Label
Released 1990
Moonlight Label
Hard Days & Longs Nights is a powerhouse of rock and blues. You'll hear a younger Michael at his best, live on stage and in the studios of Australia.
NOTES
Recorded and released in Australia, this 1990 compilation commemorates the ten year anniversary of Michael Charles' recording career.
Packaged with six bonus cuts which includes three studio cuts and three live cuts, it is a great blend of rock and blues. A new version of "Hard Days & Long Nights" was recorded for this album.

Concert At The Nest

by Michael Charles

Released 10/17/2015
Moonlight Label
Released 10/17/2015
Moonlight Label
Concert At The Nest is a culmination of eleven live tracks recorded at one of Michael Charles' final performances in Australia before moving to the USA.
NOTES
The year was 1989, the place was the infamous Falcons Nest in Melbourne Australia, the man on stage was Michael Charles, and the audience was reeling in all his energy as he gave up one of his last concerts of the decade, and more notably, one of his last performances in his homeland before embarking on a new continent and the latest episode in his musical pilgrimage.
The significant recording by Greg Williams and Daniel Desire …
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The Wind

by Michael Charles

Released 1989
Moonlight Label
Released 1989
Moonlight Label
With tracks filled with music from a sensitive and changing time and each one a beautiful story, the audience will definitely be introduced to a new and wonderful aspect of Michael and His Music.
NOTES
"The Wind" was released in 1989 in Australia. This LP vinyl was another project Charles co-produced with Greg Williams of DEX AUDIO, Melbourne Australia
"Everlasting Love" was written in the hospital as Michael visited his grandmother during her last couple hours of life.
The very moving lyrics are based upon her final thoughts to her beloved grandson. The tracks "Trouble", "Feel the Magic", "Long Way to Go", and "All the Dreams and All the Past Times", …
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The Wind

by Michael Charles

Released 1989
Moonlight Label
Released 1989
Moonlight Label
Rare collection opportunity! With tracks filled with music from a sensitive and changing time and each one a beautiful story, the audience will definitely be introduced to a new and wonderful aspect of Michael and His Music.
NOTES
"The Wind" was released in 1989 in Australia. This LP vinyl was another project Charles co-produced with Greg Williams of DEX AUDIO, Melbourne Australia
"Everlasting Love" was written in the hospital as Michael visited his grandmother during her last couple hours of life.
The very moving lyrics are based upon her final thoughts to her beloved grandson. The tracks "Trouble", "Feel the Magic", "Long Way to Go", and "All the Dreams and All the Past Times", …
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Home Through The Streets [Expanded]

by Michael Charles

Released 1986
Moonlight Label
Released 1986
Moonlight Label
Originally released on vinyl in 1986.
Released on CD 2008 expanded with 6 Bonus Tracks.
NOTES
Home Through The Streets was the third vinyl by Australian Blues Rocker, Michael Charles. Originally released in 1986, tunes from Home Through The Streets charted in Charles’ homeland. In keeping with the intentions of MC’s record labels, Moonlight Label in the USA and Newmarket Music in Australia, to re-release all of MC’s former recordings, Home Through The Streets, released in November 2008 includes the original album tracks, three new versions of three songs from the …
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Without Your Love (For Company)

by Michael Charles

Released 1986
Moonlight Label
Released 1986
Moonlight Label
Another collector's item, this 1986 vinyl is re-released in honor of this artist's thirty year personal recording career anniversary.
NOTES
This 12 inch single, the first release under the Moonlight Label, Without Your Love (for company) is also the first recordings to be co-produced with music producer Greg Williams of Dex Audio Australia.
Without Your Love (for company) an early song in the repertoire of Michael Charles actually gives you a taste of real Aussie Rock. My Lady embodies one of those beautifully emotional ballads of Michael Charles and Driftin’ Blues plainly just brings us back …
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Try Another Key [Vinyl Album]

by Michael Charles

Released 1985
Quasi Productions
Released 1985
Quasi Productions
Try Another Key [Vinyl Album Out Of Print]
Not Yet Available on CD
NOTES
The original recordings of “I’m a Puppet” & "Without Your Love (For Company) are available on the 2014 anthology Three Hundred Sixty
The original recording of “I Will Always Love You" appears on the 1990 compilation Hard Days & Long Nights.

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