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Rain on the Roof

by Margaret MacDonald

Image-filled lyrics, rich chords and melodies, and pure voice combine to create a seamless blend of pop and folk for the over-30 audience; a bit of Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan and Joni Mitchell.
Genre: Easy Listening: Adult contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Rain on the Roof
4:31 $0.99
2. Still 21 In My Head
3:53 $0.99
3. I Know You Love Me
4:33 $0.99
4. Cry For You
3:34 $0.99
5. All I Want Now
4:16 $0.99
6. Leap of Faith
4:13 $0.99
7. Glad You Do
3:47 $0.99
8. Thomasina
4:09 $0.99
9. Homecoming
3:43 $0.99
10. Promises
3:01 $0.99
11. Child
3:11 $0.99
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Album Notes
Margaret MacDonald's album "Rain on the Roof" is a collection of eleven of her original songs with Margaret performing vocals and piano, and features some amazing talent, including Basil Fung on guitar (Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill) and Charles Waltz (fiddler for the Young Dubliners). Her collaboration with LA-based producer Randall Michael Tobin at Theta Sound has resulted in an album with wide appeal to audiences who listen to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan, Carole King and Norah Jones.

Margaret grew up in San Francisco listening to everything from classical music to R&B to folk, then spent 15 years in the United Kingdom, and her songs sparkle both musically and lyrically, a rare feat these days. Her richly textured voice takes you from the amusing James Taylor-esque “Still 21 In My Head” to the gut-wrenching “Cry For You” and the R&B ballad, “I Know You Love Me.”

Platinum songwriter and recording artist Harriet Schock says, "Hearing Margaret MacDonald play the piano and sing her songs, I immediately feel transported to a place where every note is what I want it to be and where lyrics deliver the emotional impact the melodies deserve. This is exceptional talent combined with well honed craft."

Her debut CD, Other Vistas, was released in 2001 and is also available here at CDBaby



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Alice Forbes

Lisening to this sensitive artist continues to bring me great pleasure. Clearly the sincerity of her songs and her musicality come across to the listener.This is a wonderful second album from this talented artist. Brava Margaret MacDonald.

Daniel Salcedo

Tasting Notes
I like my women the way I like my fine wine - intensely complex and sparklingly clear yet pleasantly matured, with sweet, youthful flowery hints that playfully dance around the tongue and a subtle, smoky undertone that satisfies at the finish. No, wait - that's the CD next to my empty glass, from a new, independent artist by the name of Margaret MacDonald. It's easy to get the two confused. Both fill you with an overwhelming sense of cozy warmth, and leave you with a lingering, gentle buzz that will have you craving for another sip. Or for a woman with subtle, smoky undertones.

Sarah Forbes

Beautiful melodies and clever lyrics...
Rain on the Roof is an overall beautiful album, full of heart and depth. The songs are well structured with melodies that stick with you. Pick this cd up if you haven't all ready!!!

Julie in Virginia

I first heard a song by Margaret MacDonald on Pandora. I stopped what I was doing and listened. After hearing it a few more times, I researched her and found her website where I listened to the songs several times and knew I just had to buy this CD.

I like EVERY song on here. Rain on the Roof and Cry for You are two of my favorites. If you like to sing along, enjoy hauntingly beautiful female vocals, this would be a lovely addition to your listening library.

Carla Berry

intelligent lyrics, beautiful melodies
A friend gave me this CD for Christmas and I find myself playiing it over and over again. Powerful emotion resonates in all the songs. The songs ring true to life and are performed with depth and clarity by the artist.

Mary Nicoll

wonderful poignant melodic songs
This new CD from Margaret MacDonald is full of inventive, beautiful songs with effective arrangements. Cry for You, Still 21 in My Head and I Know You Love Me especially stand out for me. Her expressive voice blends perfectly with her piano and guitar. I find myself listening to this CD over and over and the songs staying with me.

Adrienne Harber

The songs are haunting, whether uplifting or melancholy. Every high school student needs to hear Cry for You. I am in awe of Margaret's beautiful voice and piano playing every time I listen to this CD.


I love the voice, the piano playing and the words. I find myself humming the tune from "Leap of Faith", which is very catchy. "I know You Love Me" is a song that resonates with me, as does the beautiful and sorrowful "Rain On The Roof". Her music touches me.