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McDonald, Brian - 2000 Wind It Up

ARTIST: McDonald, Brian
ALBUM: Wind It Up
SERIAL: 0681-10
YEAR: 2000


LINEUP: Brian McDonald - vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass * Reb Beach - guitars * Alex Masi - guitars

TRACK LISTING: 01 Wind It Up * 02 Head Back Home * 03 Words Come So Easy * 04 I Don't Wanna Want Your Touch * 05 When The Lightning Strikes * 06 The Night Heaven Falls Down * 07 The Rhythm Of Money * 08 Somewhere On The Highway * 09 If I Could See You Now * 10 Just A Heartbeat Away * 11 Amnesty * 12 The Hope One Child Can Bring

WEBLINKS: www.brianmcdonald.com

The first time I played this cd I thought, 'sounds promising'. Second time around I'm thinking 'very cool indeed'. After the third listen I thought about erecting a shrine in my spare room. Well, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but what I can tell you what isn't, and that's the quality of this album. From start to finish this is pure class. Huge guitars, vocals, and production combine to create what should become a classic.

The Songs
Brian McDonald has crafted some melodic rock gems. There is a strong Def Leppard influence in the sound, but you can also add in a little Chicago, Blue Tears and Autograph. From rockers such as 'Wind It Up' and 'Amnesty' to atmospheric ballads like 'The Night Heaven Falls Down' and 'The Hope One Child Can Bring' we are treated to track upon track of brilliance. Brian handles the vocals and shares guitar duties with Reb Beach (Winger, Dokken) who shows he's a big time player. Having never been a big Winger fan, I really enjoyed Reb's approach to this album. That is - majorly melodic. Just listen to 'Somewhere on the Highway' to hear what I'm talking about. That's not to say Brian is a slouch on guitar. Along with his shining vocals (Joe Elliot meets Peter Cetera) he can play a mean six-string, particularly on 'Head Back Home' and 'The Rhythm of Money'.

In Summary
I can't say enough about 'Wind It Up'. There really aren't enough adjectives to describe how good this is. If you love your melodic rock with power, walls of guitars and layers of backing vocals then this has to be in your collection. Actually, if you appreciate melodic rock at all this is definitely the next cd you should buy. What I do want to know is, if Brian's first album is anything like this where the hell can I find a copy?

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