Shadonna - Shadonna

Tuesday 1st August 2000
Shadonna - Shadonna
Shadonna - Shadonna

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Marxan MXD2002
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Chris Dryden

Shadonna (interesting name - if Madonna means Mary does Shadonna mean Sharon?) is definitely blessed with a beautiful voice, that on the right track does itself justice not only on the lead, but backing as well. Beyond the first three tracks there are some promising signs of a quality songwriter and strong singer in Shadonna, particularly on the tracks "Praise Lullaby", "The King Of The Earth" and "The Great I Am". She does not really offer anything new or invigorating to the market, however, and there is an element of attempted musicianship over lyrical content at times. It feels like a limited album, but there is promise in this album and she is worth listening to for the beginnings of a great worshipper.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Ray Matthews in Fostoria, Ohio @ 20:33 on Jan 8 2009

“Agape Love” by Shadonna Paden
Featured on her debut album “Shadonna” released in 2000 by Marxan Records©

Woo! Oh yeah! Shoo doo doo na

I never felt this way before but you came in my life,
Never had or heard of what to give this life a sacrifice,
Now your love is taken over,
And I’m feeling something new,
It’s a desire to be closer,
And it’s all because of you,
Agape love.

Agape love (Ooh)
Love go and on and on and on and on,
I know that you’re the only love I’m thinking of.

I never knew love could be true,
The shade that I was in,
And I never knew I needed your love,
To rescue me from sin.
Til’ your love came through the darkness,
And you showed me who I was,
And from then on I’ve been delighted,
To continue in your love.
Agape love.

Agape love (Ooh)
Love go and on and on and on and on,
I know that you’re the only love I’m thinking of.

That was a time in my life when and cried all the time,
Day and night because the pressure in my life was so high,
Then when I lied in misery,
Nothing in front of me.
Just a vision and a shadow of dreams,
Out of the darkness you called me.
And now I see,
Now I’m flying like a dove,
Within your love.

You’ve been so good to me,
I surrender all,
I believe,
Anything you want me to,
I’m gonna do.

However you want me (I will),
However you need me (I will),
Whatever you say (It’s alright).


Agape love (Ooh)
Love go and on and on and on and on,
I know that you’re the only love I’m thinking of.

Posted by K. Charles Lloyd in Reynoldsburg, Ohio @ 07:21 on Oct 29 2007

ShaDonna has a beautiful voice that I can enjoy. This artist has a promising ministry that will glorify God and ministering the saints. ShaDonna has a clear delivery that you want to sing along with her unlike other gospel artist out there. I can understand the words of the song. I looking forward for the next CD.

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