Tag Archive: Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald – If That’s What It Takes (1982) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Michael McDonald - If That's What It Takes (1982) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Michael McDonald – If That’s What It Takes (1982) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 842 MB (Hi-Res) + 229 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed in Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-149 | Genre: Pop, Soul
Half-Speed Mastered

As the lead singer of the Doobie Brothers from 1975-1980, Michael McDonald’s soulful voice and skilled writing gave the group classics like “Minute by Minute,” “Real Love,” and the perfect “What a Fool Believes.” After the group’s 1980 album One Step Closer displayed a tension that was almost audible, it was no surprise that a split was in the works. Read More

Michael McDonald – Motown Two (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Michael McDonald - Motown Two (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Michael McDonald – Motown Two (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.54 GB (ISO) + 2.97 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.28 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Motown | USA | Cat#: B0003472-36 | Genre: R&B

Michael McDonald’s 2003 album of Motown covers, modestly titled Motown, was his biggest hit in well over a decade, so it only made sense that he returned with a sequel to the record a little over a year later — after all, might as well strike while the iron is hot. Logically titled Motown Two, the album follows the same blueprint as the first record, offering highly polished, professionally produced, expertly performed interpretations of gems from the Motown vaults; it’s the sound of young America in the ’60s reinterpreted for the adults of the new millennium. While the sound is the same, there are a couple of important differences this time around.Read More

Michael McDonald – Motown (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Michael McDonald - Motown (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Michael McDonald – Motown (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.84 GB (ISO) + 3.10 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.22 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Motown | USA | Cat#: B0001194-36 | Genre: Soul, R&B

Michael McDonald never disguises what his seventh solo album is: the title Motown makes it clear that this 2003 effort is a tribute to the glory days of Berry Gordy’s Detroit empire. McDonald never strays too far from that thesis, occasionally dipping into the late ’70s for material (he takes on Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You”) and sometimes choosing to wax relatively obscure items from Motown’s vast, rich catalog, but for the most part, this is devoted to the songs that you know by heart, whether you were a kid in the ’60s or raised on oldies radio. Since this is McDonald, not a neo-soul neophyteRead More

Michael McDonald – Wide Open (2017)

Michael McDonald - Wide Open (2017)

Michael McDonald – Wide Open (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 532 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chonin Records / BMG | USA | Cat#: 538305292 | Genre: Adult Contemporary

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.Read More