Welcome to Breakdown, an unofficial resource and discussion list about the innovative guitarist/producer Michael Brook. This site is infrequently updated, but contains a great deal of background info which will remain online. For up-to-date news and information, visit Michael Brook's official site and MySpace page.

Discographies Full details on every record featuring Brook
Real World Notes 5

Real World Notes 5

various artists

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Real World Records
December 1997

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  • Iarla O Lionaird: Aoibhinn Cronan (lyrics traditional, arr. Iarla O Lionaird; music Peadar O Riada, arr. Iarla O Lionaird, Michael Brook, and Ingmar Kiang) 5'03
  • Paban Das Baul: Paramey Param (music traditional, arr. Paban Das Baul; lyrics Bhaba Pagla) 4'18
  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Michael Brook remixed: Shadow (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) 7'24
    • remixed by State of Bengal
    • produced by Michael Brook
    • from Star Rise


Real World Notes is a bi-annual publication (with companion Enhanced CD) from Real World.


Real World Notes 2 Real World Notes 3 Real World Notes 6 Real World Notes 13
The Seven Steps to Mercy Inner Knowledge Star Rise