Shawn McDonald - Roots Remixed

Published Monday 17th November 2008
Shawn McDonald - Roots Remixed
Shawn McDonald - Roots Remixed

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 48314-14398
LABEL: Sparrow
FORMAT: CD EP
ITEMS: 1

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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The original 'Roots' album, released in 2007, was very warmly received by the critics and US Christian radio confirming Shawn as one of America's most articulate and sensitive singer/songwriters. As a stopgap CD (and one which hasn't gained a UK release) six of Shawn's best songs are here remixed with a slightly more prominent electronic edge, complete with drum loops and understated backbeats. In fact, the song "Light" sounds almost like trip-hop and that and "Waltz In 3" have undergone considerable restructuring. Overall, this EP shows again that Shawn is a songsmith able to communicate his faith without a hint of cliché and with considerable passion though whether his fans are ready for an electronic-orientated project remains to be seen.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Roots [Listen]
2. Waltz In 3 [Listen]
3. Light [Listen]
4. Captivated [Listen]
5. Shadowlands [Listen]
6. Hallelujah [Listen]

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