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by Rod MacDonald

Performed both solo and with a full band, this is a 17-song collection of social and personal songs, some of MacDonald's best writing.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. You Who Sleep Beside Me
3:24 $0.99
2. The Man Who Dropped the Bomb On Hiroshima
3:53 $0.99
3. Just One Kiss
3:12 $0.99
4. My Neighbors in Delray
5:01 $0.99
5. Dr Gachet
5:00 $0.99
6. Video Game
3:35 $0.99
7. When Angel Gets Blue
3:17 $0.99
8. We Got It Good & That Ain't Bad
2:48 $0.99
9. Mickey World
4:19 $0.99
10. Dance By Lightning
3:48 $0.99
11. Ireland, Ireland
4:57 $0.99
12. 137 Executions
3:22 $0.99
13. The Little Girls Love to Dance
3:03 $0.99
14. Willie Jean
5:26 $0.99
15. Now You're Talkin' Baby
4:28 $0.99
16. For the Good of America
5:26 $0.99
17. Mojo & the St Luke's Flukes
7:41 $0.99
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Album Notes
Produced by Mark Dann & Rod MacDonald with assistance and arrangements by Steve Eriksson.

Recorded at Mark Dann Studio, New York, NY, except “My Neighbors In Delray” recorded at Acoustic Music Productions by Ron Litchauer, West Palm Beach, FL.

Mixed by Mark Dann, Rod MacDonald and Glenn Erwin.
Mastered by Sean M. Mormelo.

Musicians and vocalists:
Rod MacDonald--acoustic guitar, harmonica and lead vocals
Mark Dann--bass and harmony vocals ( “For The Good Of America”)
Steve Holly--drums
Steve Eriksson--acoustic and electric guitars, harmony vocals
Bernie Shanahan--piano, keyboards, and harmony vocals
Craig Harris--percussion
Francis Rovelli--harmony vocals
Susan McKeown--harmony vocals

"MacDonald's Recognition (Wind River Records) describes the ongoing battle between people's impulses, their desire for truthful, individual contact with others and their tendency to shun it for the comforts of mass culture and groupthink. The narrator of the galloping Mickey World sits alone watching television after work, 'thinking the song, the band, the movie and the news are all the same company.' The more direct, unmediated experience of love -- captured in the delicate opener, You Who Sleep Beside Me, and the atypically hard-rocking Dance by Lightning -- is often the only rescue for MacDonald's characters." ....Sun-Sentinel, Ft Lauderdale, FL 7/4/03.....

"Recognition is a fitting title as, following my recent comment in the reissue review of MacDonald's 1983 debut No Commercial Traffic, the man thoroughly deserves each and every plaudit he receives....This is Macdonald's third Florida album, or at least, the third that he has released since his mid nineteen-nineties relocation to the Sunshine State from New York City,by way of Pontiac, Michigan.....Across seventeen songs MacDonald paints a multi-faceted landscape of life in his homeland, circa the early 21st century AD, clearly making Recognition one of his finest works to date. " Arthur Wood, Folkwax



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paul aviv

whatta voice bro
you and the band sound great.neighbors a great song.last time i saw you waiting for the f i shoulda said always had a smile and a kind word.bands and vocals and songs dont always match up like've done it and it will inspire as i play to coffee sippers in gainesville