Michael McGeehan | Taking Control

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Taking Control

by Michael McGeehan

Dance pop tunes with a catchy hook to suck you in.
Genre: Pop: Today's Top 40
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1. Taking Control
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2. Only In Your Mind
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3. Policy for Love
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4. Finding My Way Back To You
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5. More
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6. Left In The Night
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7. Never Be The Same
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8. Don't Tell me Now
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9. All Right With Me
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10. Misfit
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11. Road Hog
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12. Fairytale
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes

If you like catchy, pop, danceable tunes, then this CD is for you. Michael writes and records all his tunes right in front of his PC. With funky bass lines, fun keyboards, and catchy melodies, you may find yourselves liking these songs on the first listen. "Only In Your Mind" was voted dance track of the Day on Garageband.com back in May of 2001 based on positive user reviews. "Taking Control" was recently reviewed by Strictly Rhythm Dance Producer, Jeff Bova (www.bovaland.com) who was impressed with the song's overall quality and "euro" sound.

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Billy Tweedie Dot Com!

The musicianship is worth high praise as the textures make the beats sound super
The mode on TAKING CONTROL is primarily dance, specifically house music, which means you get big thumping uptempo beats and lush synth work. At that it's admirably good, with Michael McGeehan's voice crooning over the top giving each of the tracks an erotic, sensual vibe that you just don't usually get with typical dance music. I am on the scene!

There's some superb complex textures and other good stuff thrown in for good measure to seal the deal. Contains the hallucinatory hit "Only In Your Mind", the positive credentials of which are without question, but check out "Don't Tell Me Now" (a dance tune which just BARELY flirts with industrial) and the pretty ballad "More". This is an amazing compilation of 12 songs that really push boundaries with his musicianship while staying true to Michael's excellent songwriting. The songs included on this album are both immerse and expansive, serious and funny (try ROAD HOG: it's a blast!) and packed with melodies. While the album's message shines in its authenticity, it is so far the best material he's ever played.

To draw you in, the first song is the well-known pop song, "Taking Control." It has an addictive groove and multiple layers of sounds and melodies. In that same vein is the other guaranteed hit, "All Right With Me." Surely this song, in it's mood and lyrics is more than just a pop song but a recalled memory of emotions.

The musicianship is worth high praise as the textures make the beats sound superior after each chorus.

Michael's sense of storytelling is exercised in songs like "POLICY FOR LOVE" & " NEVER BE THE SAME" where a tone rings over the stories as Michael suffers the consequences. To accompany this, the music is playful and upbeat, adding some irony to the stories....the music carries its subject flawlessly and is beautiful in composition.

"FINDING MY WAY BACK TO YOU" is totally panoramic, capturing it's listener in a sea of music, of sorts, as it takes you through its love-song context.

To end the album, "ROAD HOG" is another silly romp, probably this is Michael talking back to the media and the traffic they cause that surrounds him. Michael continually denies ever spilling his guts, no matter how much you search.

This album feels like a greatest hits collection. Michael's mastery of musicianship and ironic, direct lyrics can not be denied as he safely takes tastes of all sorts and blends them into his romantic and freshly synthesized songs. This album is the pinnacle of Michael's work, not going too deep or too somber in message and being as high in his own standard as he'll ever get, until the next CD!

It is quite remarkable at how you immediately take a liking to every track on this remarkable CD.
TAKING CONTROL -an excellent track to start off with and on hearing it just once, yes only once and you will immediately love it. The next three songs are really exciting and truly inspirational. "ONLY IN YOUR MIND" is fast paced and extremely wonderful with some very
thoughtful lyrics. You will enjoy these and you will probably hit the replay button quite often when
listening to this album like I have done for months on end! It is without a doubt a complete album and an album that has been really well created. It is totally worth having in your collection. If this was on vinyl, you'd wear it out. Be glad it's on CD, and prepare to listen to it over and over again. This is truly an underrated musician and singer. I cannot wait to hear his new abum
"TRANSFORMATION" due later this month! Check out Michael's site for details!:
http://michaelmusic.hollywood.com

("Only In Your Mind" was voted dance track of the Day on Garageband.com back in May of 2001 based on positive user reviews. "Taking Control" was recently reviewed by 'Strictly Rhythm Dance Producer', Jeff Bova (www.bovaland.com) who was impressed with the song's overall quality and "euro" sound. )

Every artist has one defining album which showcases their true talent. This is Michael's. Simply put, this is one of the best albums made, and every song is unique, from the soul, and brilliantly constructed. It is entirely not what you think it is going to be before you listen to it. You need this album in your collection. It's just that good.


The new CD "Transformation" to be released in September. Email Michael and his management team at
mmcdproductions@yahoo.com
to get your copy for only $10.
Visit Michael's STORE!: http://www.cafeshops.com/cp/store.aspx?s=michaelmusic

Thanks for listening~!

Billy Tweedie
http://billytwedie.com

Michael is featured on "PRESENTING THE VERY BEST OF BillyTweedie.com" due in October! 2002 © All Rights Reserved. Billy Tweedie and Billy Tweedie Entertainment
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Michael Reed

This is one of the BEST
Excellent New Talent and I love the Dance mixs..Makes you want get up and dance!Check it out for sure!
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Mitch

Michael rocks!
Always upbeat, always fun! This "Taking Control" CD recently rocked my house!
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