Shawn McDonald - Scattered Pieces: Live

Published Wednesday 13th June 2007
Shawn McDonald - Scattered Pieces: Live
Shawn McDonald - Scattered Pieces: Live

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 22292-12588
LABEL: Sparrow SPD79264
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2007-03-09
PRICE: £9.97 RRP £12.99

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Reviewed by Steven Bridge

Since launching his recording career in 2004, Stateside's Shawn McDonald has not only released two studio albums, 'Simply Nothing' and 'Ripen', he's produced two live albums of which 'Scattered Pieces: Live' is the latest being released this year. McDonald's low key folk-based music sees the inclusion on some tracks here of effective additions such as light percussion, acoustic piano and some cello. Most of the set is still largely McDonald and his acoustic guitar and this has the effect for this listener of my attention wandering somewhat. Having said that, his testimony in song is honest. If it was said that Shawn hit rock-bottom in his teen life, then the scattered pieces of his life were picked up by the Rock who is Christ and put back together again in a beautiful way.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Amarillo, Texas) [Listen]
2. Amarillo, Texas) [Listen]
3. Gastonica, North Carolina) [Listen]
4. Detroit, Michigan) [Listen]
5. Alexandria, Minnesota) [Listen]
6. Alexandria, Minnesota) [Listen]
7. Joplin, Missouri) [Listen]
8. Ft. Walton Beach, Florida) [Listen]
9. Fargo, North Dakota) [Listen]
10. St. Paul, Minnesota) [Listen]
11. Detroit, Michigan) [Listen]
12. Bristol, Indiana) [Listen]
13. Bristol, Indiana) [Listen]
14. Statesboro, Georgia) [Listen]
15. Mt. Berry, Georgia) [Listen]
16. Laurel, Mississippi) [Listen]
17. Mt. Berry, Georgia) [Listen]

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