Shawn McDonald - Two For One: Ripen/Live From Seattle

Published Thursday 4th December 2008
Shawn McDonald - Two For One: Ripen/Live From Seattle
Shawn McDonald - Two For One: Ripen/Live From Seattle

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 51362-14866
LABEL: EMI Christian Music Group 5099920716325
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 2
RELEASE DATE: 2008-05-09

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Reviewed by Simon Carpenter

Two for one sounds a good deal, but Shawn's many fans should be aware that one of the CDs is 'Live In Seattle' first issued in 2005 and itself including most of the songs from his debut album 'Simply Nothing'. Having said that there is also some good quality material on 'Ripen' (2006), the other half of this package. Shawn has, of course, established himself as a major songsmith on the US CCM scene and his plaintive, emotional style of singing and the strong quality of the music and arrangements, particularly his deft use of the cello, make for good listening. "Reason" ('Ripen', track three) is a truly outstanding song, but many others are finely crafted numbers.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. I Want To Be Ready [Listen]
2. The Rider On The White Horse [Listen]
3. Reason [Listen]
4. Open Me [Listen]
5. Hold On [Listen]
6. Ramblings Of A Beggar [Listen]
7. Perfectly Done [Listen]
8. Without You [Listen]
9. Home [Listen]
10. Home [Listen]
11. Take Hold [Listen]
12. Perfectly Dark [Listen]
13. Imago [Listen]
14. A Little More [Listen]
15. Lovely [Listen]

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