Soul Speak

Soul Speak

by Michael McDonald


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In the tradition of his successful Motown records, Michael McDonald's new album is another collection of classic soul-tinged covers. This time, the soulful crooner tackles tunes made famous by music heavyweights including Stevie Wonder ("Living for the City"), Jackie Wilson ("Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher"), Van Morrison ("Into the Mystic"), Dionne Warwick ("Walk On By"), and Bob Marley ("Redemption Song"). Soul Speak also features three new songs: "Only God Can Help Me Now," "Enemy Within," and "Can't Get Over You (Getting Over Me)."

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2008
Label: Umvd Labels
UPC: 0602517624139
catalogNumber: 001080602
Rank: 39949

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael McDonald   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Thompson   Guitar,Sitar
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Nathan East   Bass Guitar
Kick Horns   Brass
Audrey Martells   Background Vocals
Sharon White   Background Vocals
Stevie Wonder   Harmonica
Doyle Bramhall   Guitar
Tim Lauer   Accordion
Toby Baker   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Abe Laboriel   Drums
Nicky "Misschief" Shaw   Percussion,Drums
Debbie Selby   Background Vocals
Denise "Nissi" Allen   Background Vocals
Tim Carmen   Organ,Piano
Rachel Oteh   Background Vocals
Drea Rhenee   Background Vocals
Calvin Nowell   Background Vocals
Out For Souls Choir   Background Vocals
Rian Peters   Background Vocals
Denise Allen   Background Vocals
Michelle John   Background Vocals
Debi Selby   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Eddy Arnold   Composer
Leonard Cohen   Composer
Bob Marley   Composer
Michael McDonald   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Simon Climie   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Hal David   Composer
Kick Horns   Brass Band
Nick Ingman   String Arrangements
Gary Jackson   Composer
Van Morrison   Composer
Dennis Morgan   Composer
Don Murray   Engineer
Tony Swain   Executive Producer
Cecil Womack   Composer
Linda Womack   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Raynard Miner   Composer
Toby Baker   Programming
Orlando Murden   Composer
Carl Wolfolk   Composer
Barry Despenza   Composer
Nicky "Misschief" Shaw   Arranger,Producer
Joel Evenden   Engineer
Shannon Forest   Engineer
Christopher Kornmann   Art Direction
Eddie Gip Noble   Composer
Alan Douglas   Engineer

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Soul Speak 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this cd is not yet available for shipment, a few websites have already leaked snippets of songs and three songs are already receiving airplay and charting well. The song selections are safe but the delivery manages to vary so the songs sound new. Guaranteed to be an easy listen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Go Get It, this album is AWESOME
Guest More than 1 year ago
Michael McDonald typically slams the pedal to the metal, and it's just as well he does. His terrific vocal performance saves 'Soul Speak', making up for several disappointing arrangements and a few uninspired cover choices. A pretty good album overall.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Soul Speak is a great cd i love all the songs on it Michael did a wonderful job on it!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had the opportunity to listen to this album yesterday. Mr. McDonald's voice is as always, fantastic. The choice of songs here, amazing. I highly recommend this album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Michael McDonald gives a new twist to some classics. The album is great to listen to and, even better, my 5 year loves it! She asks me to play it everytime we go in the car because the beat is so catchy.