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Very Best Of: Sweet Freedom
Michael McDonald
Very Best Of: Sweet Freedom
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock
 
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Digitally remastered 1986 compilation on Warner Brothers featuring 12 of this Doobie brother's finest solo recordingsfrom 1982-1986, including all five of his U.S. top 40 hits: 'On My Own' (his #1 duet with Patti Labelle),...  more »

      
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All Artists: Michael McDonald
Title: Very Best Of: Sweet Freedom
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros UK
Release Date: 1/1/1992
Album Type: Import
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 022924104923, 766483006327, 022924104923

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Digitally remastered 1986 compilation on Warner Brothers featuring 12 of this Doobie brother's finest solo recordingsfrom 1982-1986, including all five of his U.S. top 40 hits: 'On My Own' (his #1 duet with Patti Labelle), the top five 'I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)', the top 10 'Sweet Freedom', the top 20 'Yah Mo B There' (duet with James Ingram) & the top 40 'No Lookin' Back', co-written by Kenny Loggins. Also features the Doobie Brothers' classic #1smash from 1979, 'What A Fool Believes', which he sung (and co-wrote with Kenny L

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That voice
Gavin Wilson | 03/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mike McDonald was too big to be just a backing singer -- even on Steely Dan's classic KATY LIED -- and too much of a keyboardsman to survive for long in the guitar-centred Doobie Brothers. It was inevitable that with his strong songwriting abilities, he would end up in a solo career.The tragedy for Mike was that his solo career happened in the 1980s, which was a terrible decade for synthesized drum and keyboard sounds. So many artist retrospectives have been ruined by the Yamaha DX7 and Simmons drum tones that dominated that era and now sound very dated.Mike McDonald recorded some magnificent singles -- so good that they soar above any dubious-sounding keyboard backing. The stand-out tracks here are the sublime duet 'On My Own', co-written by Bayer Sager and the demi-god, Bacharach, 'I Keep Forgetting', and the Quincy Jones team's 'Yah Mo B There'. These three tracks on their own justify the price of this, or any other collection. It is extraordinary that the US has never issued its own compilation of McDonald recordings. His many fans have had to rely on expertly remastered imports such as this."
The price is steep, but.....
Brian Campbell | Chicago, Illinois | 06/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Boy, is it ever worth it! This collection is SO much better than the newly released collection by Rhino.After I finally got sick of waiting for the Rhino CD to come out, I gave up one day and bought this album. I had seen it many times before, but I held back 'cause of the price. Not any longer. This is the best compilation that this extyremely talented musician could've released. I knew many of the hits and I was pleasantly surprised by the cuts I was unfamiliar with. Every one is just terrific!Your collection definately needs this one ;)"
Sweet Freedom: The Best of Michael McDonald
Kats Rose | TN | 02/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Michael is a very talented and gifted artist, never compromising his art in any endeavor. I greatly respect him
for this. This one truely shows his every talent and a treasure to listen to. I greatly look forward to seeing one
of his concerts locally in September. He latest cuts prove he only gets better and remains constant. Each song and his talent reaches the depths of your soul. The only change he will have is to get better and better. He is truely "Mr. Blue Eyes Soul Man". So underrated by critics, but so loved by his fans as I am. That is what is most important.
Yes, this one is more than 5 stars in my book."