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||All I Need||Michael McDonald||5:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||No Love To Be Found||Michael McDonald||5:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Obsession Blues||Michael McDonald||4:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Where Would I Be Now||Michael McDonald||6:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Build Upon It||Michael McDonald||5:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Meaning of Love||Michael McDonald||5:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Open the Door||Michael McDonald||5:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Kikwit Town||Michael McDonald||5:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Down By the River||Michael McDonald||5:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Someday You Will||Michael McDonald||4:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ain't That Peculiar||Michael McDonald||5:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Can't Make It Love||Michael McDonald||4:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Working with producer Tommy Sims — the man who produced Eric Clapton's hit "Change the World" — evidently inspired Michael McDonald, since Blue Obsession is his best record in nearly ten years. Stylistically, it's similar to every record he's made since going solo in the early '80s — namely, it's a combination of adult contemporary ballads and lightly grooving, adult contemporary pop-soul — but the difference is that the quality of the material is uniformly strong. In addition to two covers ("Ain't That Peculiar," "Down By the River"), there's a selection of new songs largely co-written by McDonald and Sims. While there are no crossover pop hits on the level of "I Keep Forgettin'" or "Sweet Freedom," it's a strong collection of songs with only a few slow moments. It's a record that shows McDonald maturing quite gracefully.
Born: February 12, 1952 in St. Louis, MO
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s