Description of Analog Sessions, The by Shawn McDonald
With the release of "The Analog Sessions" Shawn McDonald continues to solidify himself as one of Christian music’s most respected and soulful troubadours. A true artist in every sense of the word, McDonald entered the music scene in 2004 with "Simply Nothing" and has since released three additional studio recordings "Risen"(2006), "Roots"(2008) and last year’s critically acclaimed "Closer." For "The Analog Sessions" McDonald selected nine cuts off previous albums (in addition to two brand new songs) to receive the analog treatment – recorded with full band live in the studio direct to tape on fully restored analog tape machines and consoles with tons of vintage gear. The result is an album full of fan favorites that have been re-imagined and recorded with a warmth and organic sound that only comes with this type of thoughtful production.
Die hard fans will be thrilled to see songs going all the way back to McDonald’s first album included among them “Take My Hand” and “Gravity” plus some of his biggest radio hits to date including “Closer” and “Captivated.” As an added bonus for fans there are also “radio versions” of new songs “What Are You Waiting For” and “Through It All” included on the full length album that get the full pop treatment rounding out the 13 track collection.