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Michael McDonald - Wide Open (2017)

Rock, Pop | Author: vicor 61 | 20-09-2017, 20:47
Michael McDonald - Wide Open (2017)
Artist: Michael McDonald
Title Of Album: Wide Open
Year Of Release: 2017
Label (Catalog#): Chonin Records / BMG
[538305296]
Country: USA
Genre: Adult Contemporary, Blue-Eyed Soul, Soft Rock
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log,scans)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 01:11:01
Full Size: 554 MB

Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AllMusic:
Wide Open is Michael McDonald's first album in nearly a decade, following Soul Speak by nine years, but a better benchmark would be Blue Obsession, the last album of original material he released. That record arrived in 2000, long before McDonald's reputation was revived by both yacht rocking satirists and R&B hipsters -- elements that barely factor into the sound of Wide Open, although their existence may have convinced McDonald to leave behind his stroll through the '60s soul songbook. Although he remains firmly grounded in blue-eyed soul, Wide Open also encompasses the slick open-road rockers of the Doobie Brothers and occasionally dabbles in some unexpected sounds from McDonald. "Just Strong Enough" ends with a spin on a New Orleans funeral march, "Honest Emotion" conjures a hazy Laurel Canyon sunset, "Blessing in Disguise" splices Sting with acid jazz, and "Too Short" nods at percolating African rhythms. Not one of these is new, per se, but they are new to McDonald, and give Wide Open a fresher feel than McDonald's overcooked (but well-intentioned) solidarity anthem "Free a Man." Nevertheless, the fact that he felt the need to voice support for the downtrodden, not to mention threading recovery speak into "Find It in Your Heart," gives McDonald a vitality on record that otherwise feels like a proud throwback to his halcyon days. While he happily trades on the slow-burning R&B grooves and soft rock melodicism that made him a star in the '70s and '80s, there's not much of a feeling of pandering nostalgia here. Instead, McDonald seems to be integrating all his personas -- the soul true believer, the godfather of smooth -- in a record that not only feels true but, song for song, is sturdier than nearly all of the albums he recorded at his popular peak.

Tracklist:

01. Hail Mary (Michael McDonald) 06:52
02. Just Strong Enough (Michael McDonald / Gary Nicholson) 07:58
03. Find It in Your Heart (John Goodwin / Michael McDonald) 05:47
04. Half Truth (Dylan McDonald / Michael McDonald / Grady Walker) 05:42
05. Ain't No Good (John Goodwin / Michael McDonald) 04:26
06. Honest Emotion (Charles Fichtel / John Goodwin / Michael McDonald) 05:32
07. Blessing in Disguise (Beth Nielsen Chapman / Bernie Chiaravalle /
Michael McDonald / John Peppard) 05:57
08. Dark Side (Michael McDonald) 05:53
09. If You Wanted to Hurt Me (Peter Leinheiser / Michael McDonald) 05:14
10. Beautiful Child (Bernie Chiaravalle / Michael McDonald / Chuck Sabatino) 06:09
11. Too Short (Russ Bono / Michael McDonald) 05:22
12. Free a Man (Richard Stekol) 06:07




Michael McDonald - Wide Open (2017)


Michael McDonald - Wide Open (2017)






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  • #1: ePhysician (18 September 2017 16:13)

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    registration: 12.05.2014
    vicor,

    many thanks for this boy's latest lossless, and scanworks.
    ICQ:
    #2: citrocker (19 September 2017 15:09)

    group: Visitors
    registration: 12.11.2014
    Thanks, just love his voice.
    ICQ:
    #3: pjanus1972 (23 September 2017 01:48)

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    registration: 14.01.2012
    Great !
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