‘Light Of Wonder’, released by Mira Sound Germany, is Michel Montecrossa’s second ‘sings Françoise Hardy’ CD-Plus with 9 songs originally performed by Françoise Hardy, including the title song ‘Light of Wonder’ which is Michel Montecrossa’s english version of Françoise Hardy’s ‘Merveilleux’.
‘Light Of Wonder’ also presents 5 original songs of Michel Montecrossa including the sensual ‘Forever I See Your Sweet Soul’.
‘Light Of Wonder’ features as bonus track a poem of Bob Dylan for Françoise Hardy, titled ‘For Françoise Hardy At The Seine’s Edge’, with the music of Michel Montecrossa.
‘Light Of Wonder’ presents in addition to the 15 songtracks the Salvador Dalì Style video for Michel Montecrossa deeply touching song ‘Forever I See Your Sweet Soul’ starring Mirakali who also performs one song of Françoise Hardy: ‘Regarde-Toi’.
‘Light Of Wonder’ is an outstanding masterpiece of Michel Montecrossa’s taking up the elegant and calm quality of Françoise Hardy’s heartfelt music into his creative abundance of beauty and expressiveness.
Songs originally performed by Françoise Hardy: ‘Merveileux / Light Of Wonder’, ‘Regarde-Toi’, ‘Mer / Sea’, ‘Je Ne Suis Que Moi’, ‘All Over The World‘, ‘Voila’, ‘Fin D’Après-Midi / Late Afternoon’, ‘Star’ and ‘Berceuse’.
Michel Montecrossa songs: ‘Forever I See Your Sweet Soul’, ‘Music’, ‘Blue Rose’, ‘We Are Beautiful When Our Hearts Are One’ and ‘Tender Love’.
Bob Dylan’s poem with the music of Michel Montecrossa: ‘For Françoise Hardy At The Seine’s Edge’.
The Salvador Dalì Style video: ‘Forever I See Your Sweet Soul’.
Michel Montecrossa about the ‘Light of Wonder’ songs:
“It is a journey through and diving into the realm of love’s mysteries. The simplicity of love and its unfathomable wonder.
It begins with the ‘Light of Wonder’, the realization of the precious contact with the other you, the awakening to the sense of oneness. The end of loneliness. It is the discovery of the hidden treasure of intimacy and vulnerability, of surrender to the one you love: ‘Regarde-Toi’. And it is the trust, the unreserved giving of oneself to the love done. It is the answer of greatness: ‘Forever I See Your Sweet Soul’.
The journey of love is ever renewing like the sea, like the splendor of creation: ‘Mer’.
It is like ‘Music’.
Once felt it will never leave, even in worried moods love knows the answer: ‘Je Ne Suis Que Moi’, ‘All Over The World’, ‘Blue Rose’, ‘Voila’.
Love is the answer outlasting all trouble, comforting us: ‘We Are Beautiful When Our Hearts Are One.’
And then the dream and the magic are there, again and again in moments as well as in eternity, the transcendent, childlike smile: ‘Late Afternoon’, ‘For Françoise Hardy At The Seine’s Edge’, ‘Tender Love’.
Finally the circle is complete, the story never ends yet always rests in the safety of love’s embrace: ‘Star’ and ‘Berceuse’ – you are my love and happiness.”
Michel Montecrossa about the Salvador Dalì Style video ‘Forever I See Your Sweet Soul’:
“It is a Salvador Dalì Style video because it is conscious and it is mysterious. People love mystery. It is pure artistic sensation of the power that overcomes death. I could say it the Dalì way: When I make a video the ocean roars. Others merely paddle in their bath.
It is made from a level of awareness that knows well that what we name reality is even more illusory than the world of dreams.
It is contradictory. It is creative in the Dalì way:
‘We have to systematically create trouble – it radiates creativity. All that is contradictory is a source of life.’
It is a nonpolitical video. In it Mirakali is my Venus, and you won’t know to which party she belongs or if she belongs to any party at all. When I was three I knew God. Since then my ambition keeps growing. This video is only one of many windows to my genius.”
- Merveilleux / Light Of Wonder
- Forever I See Your Sweet Soul
- Mer / Sea
- Je Ne Suis Que Moi
- All Over The World / Dans Le Monde Entier
- Blue Rose
- We Are Beautiful When Our Hearts Are One
- Fin D’Apres-Midi / Late Afternoon
- For Françoise Hardy At The Seine’s Edge
- Tender Love