Unreleased Material

These are songs Michael is known to have performed during his professional career, but for various reasons did not record for commercial release. Most are preserved in rough demo tapes and/or live bootleg tapes. Others are collaborations with musician friends that were never commercially released. See Solo Albums for more about Michael’s commercially released music.

Beginning in 2022, Michael’s family plans to begin releasing previously unreleased live recordings, covers and collaborations. Please be patient as we embark on this journey – it is often complex to obtain, restore and obtain the proper licensing for older, analog recordings. As additional releases after his death are considered, it’s important to his family that Michael’s creative standards are upheld – and that it’s what he would have wanted.

Unreleased Originals


24 Years Have Slid Away (c. 1977)
2nd Hand Flood (c. 1973)
3 to 5 (ensemble; 1979)
Adrianne (c. 1973)
Alien (ensemble; 1972)
Circulations for 4 Flutes (ensemble; 1977)
City Scenes (environmental sounds; 1979)
For 2 Pianos (piano solo; c. 1976)
I Don’t Know (ensemble; 1972)
Into the Marsh Variations (ground motive) (piano solo; c. 1973)
Madam Lydon’s Revenge (1979)
Milky Way (ensemble; c. 1974)
Modulars (AKA, “The Fibonacci Piece”; electronic music/tape piece; 1980)
My New Hat (piano solo; c. 1973)
Okto (ensemble; 1978)
Outside Cabin 11 (c. 1973)
Over it (expansions on “over the Rainbow”) (piano solo; c. 1974)
Remergence (on classical guitar; 1972)
Rotations (piano solo; c. 1976)
Sittin’ on the Porch (c. 1978)
Sonata I (piano solo; c. 1974)
Space: The Final Frontier (ensemble; c. 1975)
Transience (flute and tape piece; 1978)
Trees (ensemble; c. 1974)
Trouble at the Heliport (electronic music/tape piece; 1977)
Two Piano Piece (piano solo; c. 1978)
Waterworks (on classical guitar; 1974)

Michael playing guitar on stage, with a dark background

Unreleased Originals


1-900-ILUV-YOU (c. 1988)
About You (1976)
Achilles Heel (1977)
An Educated Guess (1977)
Back in Oklahoma (1978)
Back in the Real World Again (1976)
Back to the Boyhood (1977)
Birch House (1974)
Catch It All (1976)
Civil War (1974)
Common and Lie Here Beside Me (1973)
Country Love Song (1974)
Dancing in the Back Seat (1975)
Death to Distraction (music by MH, lyrics by Moon Zappa, c. 1994)
Dessert is Not For Free (c. 1974)
Donnie (c. 1977)
Extend Them All (c. 1976)
Face Value (c. 1978)
Fantastic Voyage (1976)
Flying Near the Ground (1976)
Free Swinging’ Soul (in 7/8-time w/ doumbek, c. 1994)
Headlong in Love (c. 1990, co-written with Don Record)
I Believe In You (c. 1987)
I Dig Your Style (1986)
I Wish I Was a Cowboy (1978)
In the City (1977)
Invitation (c. 1972)
JMR (1982)
Lady Around the Corner (1973)
Lady Unblind to Me (c. 1972)
Larry’s Treasure Chest (c. 1977)
Laser Love (1977)
Love Lingers On (1978)
Lullaby (1978)
Maybe Baby (1974)
Mirror Morning (the ever increasing mirror) (c. 1972)
Missile Command (c. 1978)
Mountain Man (1976)
Moving Day (1978)
My Country is a Tree (1976)
Muted (1974)
On the Block (c. 1977, a.k.a. Down on the Block)
Only a possibility (1973)
Oriole (1976)
Orphan from Baltimore (c. 1977)
Out of the Closet (the mirror)
Over My Head (1980)
Plaza (c. 1978)
Pretty Rona (1975)
Put On Wings (1974)
Reason for Waiting (1975)
Rhythm Of Fiction (1987)
Robin Hood in Reverse
Romeo & Anna/Romeo & Paula (1981)
Security Force (c. 1988)
Sexuality (1987)
Shadow (1982)
Soda Machine Blues (1976)
Sometime to Choose (1974)
Song for My Father (1975)
Song of Silver Gods (war) (c. 1972)
Song Without Too Many Words (1974)
Sweepin the Dial (1978)
Switch Hitter (c. 1977)
Tennis Match (1974)
Thayne Alden (1987)
The Boundary Line (1980)
The First Departure (1979)
The Good Humor Man (1975)
The Last Sad Song (c. 1978)
The Locker Room (1979)
The Orphan from Baltimore (1981)
The Sailboat Ride/Sailboat Song (July 1974)
Thomas Van Dyke (1987)
Utopia (1976)
Vital Signs (c. 1979)
Vocation (1975)
When Can One Afford (1973)
When the Spark Ignites (1980)
Without Reservation (c. 1976)
You Don’t Have to Buy (c. 1976)

Michael in a photo studio, crouched and looking at the camera

Unreleased Collaborations

Don Record
Patrick Brayer

Other unreleased collaborations will be shared as we explore the archives…

Unreleased Covers

A Day In The Life (The Beatles)
A Man Needs a Maid (Neil Young)
Age of Aquarius (The 5th Dimension)
Almost Cut My Hair (David Crosby)
Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell)
Blowin’ In The Wind (Bob Dylan)
Blackbird (The Beatles)
Blue (Joni Mitchell)
Bourée (J. S. Bach, arr. Jethro Tull)
Buffalo Stance (Neneh Cheri)
Bungalow Bill (The Beatles)
Can We Still Be Friends? (Todd Rundgren)
Captain Kennedy (Neil Young)
Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young)
Close Your Eyes (James Taylor)
Cocaine Drain (John Hall)
Come Talk to Me (Peter Gabriel)
Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd)
Cortez the Killer (Neil Young)
Don’t Think Twice (Dylan)
Down By The River (Neil Young)
Edith and the Kingpin (Joni Mitchell)
Eminence Front (The Who)
Feelin’ All Right (Dave Mason)
For Free (Joni Mitchell)
Get Back (The Beatles)
Get It Up (AC/DC)
Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones)
Guinevere (David Crosby)
Harvest (Neil Young)
Heart of Gold (Neil Young)
Hello It’s Me (Todd Rundgren)
Helpless (Neil Young)
I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction) (Stones)
I Don’t Live Today (Jimi Hendrix)
I Misunderstood (Richard Thompson)
If I Needed Someone (The Beatles)
I’m Into Something Good (Herman’s Hermits)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones)
Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)
Listen to the Music (Doobie Brothers)
Little Wing (Neil Young)
Lucky Star (Madonna)
May You Never (John Martyn)
Money, That’s What I Want (everyone)
Mother Nature’s Son (The Beatles)
Never Never Land (Todd Rundgren)
New Mama (Neil Young)
No Expectations (The Rolling Stones)
Ohio (Neil Young)
Old Man (Neil Young)
Pinball Wizard (The Who)
Pipedream (John Prine)
Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Ride My Llama (Neil Young)
Rock’n’Roll Part 2 / The Hey Song (Gary Glitter)
Rock’n’Roll Star (The Byrds)
Rocky Raccoon (The Beatles)
She Drives Me Crazy (Fine Young Cannibals)
So What (Miles Davis)
So You Want to Be a Rock ’n Roll Star (David Crosby/The Byrds) Spanish 
Spider John (Willis A. Ramsey)
Stranger in Me (Jim Page)
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (CSNY)
Syrinx (Claude Debussy)
The Ballad of Pancho and Lefty (Townes Van Zandt)
The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (The Beatles)
The Needle and The Damage Done (Neil Young)
Watermelon Man (Willis A. Ramsey)
When You Dance I Can Really Love (Neil Young)
Where Will the Children Play? (Cat Stevens)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison)
Wicked Messenger (Bob Dylan)
Wondering Where the Lions Are (Bruce Cockburn)
Woodstock (Joni Mitchell)
Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney)
You Can Close Your Eyes (James Taylor)
You Turn Me On (Joni Mitchell)

You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away (The Beatles)


Michael playing guitar on the headlands by the ocean

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