Overview Seattle-based singer-songwriter Shawn McDonald got your attention in 2004 with his debut release Simply Nothing which has sold over 70,000 in just five months. Shawn's uniquely authentic acoustic-soul sound, coupled with a riveting testimony of God's redemptive grace has allowed him the opportunity to reach out to young people and point them to Christ. Shawn's newest release is a collection of 10 live songs recorded in his hometown of Seattle and includes the radio hits from his debut plus new songs from his upcoming studio album. TRACK LISTING 01. Here I Am 02. Take My Hand 03. All I Need 04. Open Me 05. Hold On 06. Have You Ever 07. Perfectly Done 08. Without You 09. Home 10. Beautiful 11. Gravity 12. Over The Rainbow
Record Label Sparrow Records
Format Enhanced / Live
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.2" Width: 6.26" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.16 lbs.
Release Date Apr 26, 2005
Publisher EMI- CMG DISTRIBUTION #36
ISBN 5559100455 EAN 9785559100456 UPC 724356357907
I bought about 10 of these cd's to give as gifts throughout the year. I have all of Shawn's music, and this is my favorite. I love the "raw" sounds that the songs on this live version have. As another reviewer said, you won't skip one song...they're all worthy!!
Thanks, Shawn, for sharing your gift with us. Thanks, Kate, for sharing your Shawn with us!!
Love it Aug 16, 2006
This is the best album. Can't wait to see him in concert now.
great music! Dec 31, 2005
there's not really much to say, this album is just absolutely amazing. i read shawn mcdonald's bio on his site, and it's great to see how far he's come. God really comes through for everyone. i'm too young to go to the passion '06, does anyone know more about that? please email me if you've been to one and know more about it. thanks! go buy "live in seattle"!!
Will Give You Spirit Bumps!! Oct 31, 2005
Shawn is such an amazing Music Artist. I just love the sound of his songs live. Listening to this Cd gives me spirit bumps. I feel like he's singing right in front of me. This is one of those must have Cds for your Cd collection.
Get it for the testimony!!! Sep 8, 2005
The beauty about Shawn's unique style of music is that when it's on a live recording there is very little change musically (i.e. it's not like a rock concert when you can fire up the crowd). For me there's something special about listening to someone live, especially when they are playing in their home city, especially when they are from Seattle! It's almost spiritual.
With this album you almost feel like you are there with Shawn and some of his close friends, the little nuances between tracks make you feel like you have got to know him more as a person. Shawn's rendition of "Somewhere over the rainbow is a delight to hear, the only disappointing thing is that he doesn't explain why he does this cover as when I saw him live at Parachute (a festival in New Zealand) he explained how he felt like it was a song about heaven.
All the goodies from "Simply Nothing" are there and well received by the audience. The tracks from his new album hint at something a little different from the first one, but ultimately definitely still Shawn.
Undoubtedly the highlight of this album is Shawn's testimony. It's easy to assume that someone filled with such a God spirit always grew up as such. His testimony was encouraging and an inspiration.