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Roots [edit]
by Shawn McDonald | Genre: Pop/Rock | Release Date: March 11, 2008

On his third studio album, Shawn McDonald returns to his 'roots'. In the past two years, Shawn has released an album, recorded a live album, got married, headlined two tours for RIPEN, became a father this past spring, and wrote/recorded his new album Roots. That pace would force anyone to 'slow down' (one of the songs on Roots) and get reconnected with life, family, God, and that's just what Shawn is doing. Roots contains songs that point us back to ure, find clarity in our lives, and return to what's most important"the roots of our faith. The bluesy soul of Shawn along with upbeat, energetic songs returns on Roots satisfying long-time fans and garnering many new ones.

Track Listing
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01. Clarity
02. Captivated
03. Wash Me Clean
04. Shadowlands
05. Light
06. Waltz In 3
07. Roots
08. Slow Down
09. Greed
10. Time
11. Winter
12. Hallelujah

Entry last edited by NRTeamAdmin on 03.10.08

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Pleasantly Surprised! | Posted March 13, 2008
I've never really gotten into Shawn McDonald to be honest. Although I've only heard a handful of songs from his previous two albums, his sound was pretty bland to me. I normally like more upbeat, catchy stuff, but his music kinda bored me. When "Roots" became the NRT Preview, I thought what the heck and listened to it. I was pleasantly surprised! The music on here is a lot catchier than his previous work. The more upbeat songs are my favorites, like: Clarity, Roots, Captivated, Shadowlands, and Greed. The song "Light" has awesome lyrics, but a rather bland melody. Although there are those good songs, there are some pretty boring songs on here as well. Overall, Shawn's third album is pretty good---I definitely didn't expect it to be this good!

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i love it! | Posted March 07, 2008
i've always loved shawn's folky/acoustic side and i am so glad that he's done more of that on his album! i think wise man and the one that sounds very similar to ecclesiastes 3 are amazing, but i love all of them!

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wbmscm (3)

Excellent! | Posted March 07, 2008
nuff said.

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bull42 (50)

Shawn's Best | Posted March 06, 2008
This is an excellent CD. There are several very good songs on this Cd such as "Clarity", "Captivated","Wash Me Clean","Light", "Greed" and "Winter". "Shadowlands" is an excellent song with the words taken directly fro Psalm:23. The last song "Hallelujah" is taken directly from the Sermon on the mount in Matthew:5. This is by far Shawn's best work so far. If you enjoy listening to soft,peaceful praise music ( and who doesn't every once in a while), this is a
great Cd to purchase. I will get mine on 03/11/2008.

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Awesome! | Posted March 05, 2008
Yet another great album from Shawn McDonald. Even though I've listened to it here before it was released, I cannot wait to get my copy. I love his unique style, and his passion always shines through each song.

Highly recommend!!!

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kl1995 (52)

I so totally luv this album! | Posted March 05, 2008
Roots is a wonderful album. I love the soft melody and how Shawn McDonald has a peaceful voice. "Clarity", "Captivated", "Winter", "Roots", and "Greed". I can't believe how many songs I like. I highly recommend this album!!!!!!

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AWESOME!!!! | Posted March 04, 2008
I love the new Shawn CD. Defiantly some of his best Work. This is a must buy I cant wait to buy it. You all should buy it. NOW!!!!

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