RELEASE
2000
LABEL
Mormon Tabernacle

Album Review

Popular for years for his songwriting, Michael McLean pushes the envelope as he sings his own material on the entire release Michael Sings McLean. For years, he admits in his liner notes for the album, he was afraid of "embarrassing the songs" by singing them. It's true that his voice doesn't have a very big range, and it certainly lacks the polished sound of a trained vocalist, so some risk was indeed involved for McLean. However, this album wonderfully captures the love he has for the songs he's had the joy of bringing to life. All 18 tracks are familiar from previous releases, but his voice singing them is something new to the fans who haven't yet purchased his performance video An Evening With Michael McLean. Everything is kept simple on this release. Nearly all the tracks are just McLean and a piano. A few add a guitar, cello, flute, or background vocals. He also intersperses some dialogue in a few of the songs, most notably "Which Part Is Mine and "From God's Arms to My Arms to Yours." During "Which...," he shares his wife's blunt opinion of the song and how he responded, while in "From God's Arms..." he shares the touching story of the genesis in an unmarried young woman's difficult decision to give up her baby for adoption. The result is an album that touches, inspires, and definitely requires a box of tissues handy. A must for McLean's fans, and for those interested in hearing a songwriter's perspective of his own songs.
Dacia A. Blodgett-Williams, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. From My Heart to Yourshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/michael-sings-mclean/id971885587?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. A New Kind of Love Songhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/michael-sings-mclean/id971885587?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Ninety and Ninehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/michael-sings-mclean/id971885587?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. I Was Not His Fatherhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/michael-sings-mclean/id971885587?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Which Part Is Minehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/michael-sings-mclean/id971885587?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. What I Needhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/michael-sings-mclean/id971885587?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. The Man With Many Nameshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/michael-sings-mclean/id971885587?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. You're Not Alonehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/michael-sings-mclean/id971885587?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. The One and Only Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/michael-sings-mclean/id971885587?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Gentlehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/michael-sings-mclean/id971885587?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. From God's Arms to My Arms to Yourshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/michael-sings-mclean/id971885587?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Hold on, the Light Will Comehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/michael-sings-mclean/id971885587?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Yourshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/michael-sings-mclean/id971885587?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Let It Gohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/michael-sings-mclean/id971885587?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Together Foreverhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/michael-sings-mclean/id971885587?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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