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"Michael McDonald And Doobie Brothers LP Set plus bonus - 5 Titles"

THIS COLLECTION HAS 3 MICHAEL MCDONALD ORIGINAL RELEASES AND THE DOOBIE BROTHERS ONE STEP CLOSER PLUS THE BONUS OF THE FM - ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK ALBUM WITH THE DOOBIE BROTHERS TRACK - "IT KEEPS YOU RUNNIN" PLUS OTHER VARIOUS ARTISTS TOP HITS - FM IS A DOUBLE LP SET. THIS MAKES THIS COLLECTION A 5 LP SET WITH 6 SIDES OF VINYL TOTAL - ALL ORIGINAL RELEASES GOING BACK TO THE 1980'S. Out of Print 20 YEARS FACTORY SEALED ORIGINAL RELEASES Analog LP all with small cutout on jackets but contains all the original LP picture sleeve LP insert. Out of Print FACTORY SEALED Analog LP with small cutout hole on jacket but contains all the original LP picture sleeve and inserts. analog vinyl pressing - the way music was meant to be heard. Out of Print forever!! With his husky, soulful baritone, Michael McDonald became one of the most distinctive and popular vocalists to emerge from the laid-back California pop/rock scene of the late '70s. McDonald found the middle ground between blue-eyed soul and smooth soft rock, a sound that made him a star. He initially essayed his signature style with the Doobie Brothers, ushering in the group's most popular period with hits like "What a Fool Believes" and "Taking It to the Streets." McDonald disbanded the group in 1982 to pursue a solo career, which was initially quite successful, but by the end of the decade his popularity had faded away, since he was reluctant to work regularly and hesitant to update his sound to suit shifting popular tastes. After singing backup on several Steely Dan albums in the mid-'70s, Michael McDonald joined the Doobie Brothers in 1977. He was largely responsible for moving the group away from boogie rock and toward polished, jazzy blue-eyed soul. Prior to the Doobies' farewell tour in 1982, he sang harmony on several hit singles, including tracks by Donna Summer, Toto, Kenny Loggins, and Christopher Cross. As it turned out, McDonald's solo work was a cross between the Doobie Brothers' white-bread soul and Cross' adult contemporary ballads. McDonald released his solo debut, If That's What It Takes, in 1982. The record climbed to number six on the strength of the number four single "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)," which also crossed over into the R&B Top Ten. In 1983, he had another Top 20 pop hit (and a Top Ten R&B hit) with his duet with James Ingram, "Yah Mo B There." McDonald didn't deliver his second solo album, No Lookin' Back, until 1985. The record wasn't as successful as its predecessor, producing only one moderate hit in its title track. He bounced back the following year, when his duet with Patti LaBelle, "On My Own," shot to number one and "Sweet Freedom," his theme for the Billy Crystal/Gregory Hines comedy Running Scared, climbed into the Top Ten. Instead of capitalizing on his revitalized success, McDonald didn't release another album until 1990. The resulting Take It to Heart was a bomb, peaking at number 110. Two years later, his fortunes were revived somewhat when he sang on Aretha Franklin's minor hit "Ever Changing Times" and toured with Donald Fagen's New York Rock and Soul Revue. The following year, he released Blink of an Eye, which was ignored. In 1994, "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)" was sampled heavily in Warren G's smash hit "Regulate." By 1996, McDonald had returned to the Doobie Brothers, touring the oldies circuit with the reunited group. The following year, McDonald released Blue Obsession, his first album of new material in three years. He released a Christmas album (In the Spirit: A Christmas Album) in 2001, and began a series of recordings devoted to the Motown catalog with 2003's Motown. Motown Two and Soul Speak followed in 2004 and 2008 respectively. DOOBIE BROTHERS - ONE STEP CLOSER - ORIGINAL 1980 RELEASE - 1. Dedicate This Heart 2. Real Love 3. No Stoppin' Us Now 4. Thank You Love 5. One Step Closer 6. Keep This Train A-Rollin' 7. Just in Time 8. South Bay Strut 9. One By One MICHAEL MCDONALD - IF THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES - ORIGINAL 1982 RELEASE 1. Playin' by the Rules 2. I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) 3. Love Lies 4. I Gotta Try 5. I Can Let Go Now 6. That's Why 7. If That's What It Takes 8. No Such Luck 9. Losin' End 10. Believe in It MICHEAL MCDONALD - NO LOOKIN' BACK - 1985 ORIGINAL RELEASE 1. No Lookin' Back 2. Bad Times 3. (I'll Be Your) Angel 4. By Heart 5. Any Foolish Thing 6. Our Love 7. (I Hang) On Your Every Word 8. Lost in the Parade 9. Don't Let Me Down MICHAEL MCDONALD - TAKE IT TO HEART 1990 ORIGINAL RELEASE 1. All We Got 2. Get the Word Started 3. Love Can Break Your Heart 4. Take It to Heart 5. Tear It Up 6. Lonely Talk 7. Searchin' for Understanding 8. Homeboy 9. No Amount of Reason 10. One Step Away 11. You Show Me FM SOUNDTRACK - This DOUBLE VINYL collection is the soundtrack from the 1978 ill-fated movie. Pushing the visuals aside, the collection includes a majority of the top selling classic rock artists performing their classic hit singles that dominated the airwaves in the 1970's. Walter Brecker and Donald Fagen/Steely Dan are represented with their newly recorded title track that opens the collection and reprise that closes out the second disc. Their first major chart success, the relentless "Do It Again," is also included. The Eagles are represented as a group on "Life In The Fast Lane," from the "Hotel California" album, while there are 2 solo members with individual tracks: Joe Walsh does a parody of fortune and fame on the tongue and cheek track, "Life's Been Good." Randy Meisner performs on "Bad Man." One of the most popular female vocalists of the 1970's was Linda Ronstadt. She has 2 live performances on the album, which she also performed in the film, "Tumbling Dice," (a Rolling Stones track) and "Poor Poor Pitiful Me." Boston's feel good debut single, "More Than A Feeling" is on the soundtrack, which was extracted from their multiplatinum eponyomous debut that sold more copies that any debut album during its inception. Queen rocks with their stadium anthum, "We Will Rock You." Steve Miller soars on "Fly Like An Eagle." Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker's trademark sound is heard on "Breakdown." Lou Gramm's high pitched vocals are evident on the track "Cold As Ice." The Doobie Brothers "It Keeps You Runnin'" is also included in this important rock and roll collection. The soundtrack also sports Jimmy Buffet's electric performance on "Livingston Saturday Night." Folker and adult contemporary stylist, Dan Fogelberg delivers one of his most emotionally wrenching ballads with "There's A Place In The World For A Gambler," while New York's own, Billy Joel sings his trademark ballad and grammy award winning song of the year, "Just The Way You Are." James Taylor is represented with the mid-tempo love song,"Your Smiling Face" and jazz musician Boz Scaggs performs his up tempo signature track "Lido Shuffle," that originaly appeared on his "Silk Degrees" album. This collection brings the listener back to a more innocent time in rock and roll (if that was possible), when the emphasis was primarily on the music itself and the live performances. It is essential listening for avid fans of the rock and roll medium. Skip the movie and go straight for the soundtrack! Track Listings Disc: 1 1. FM - Becker, Walter - STEELY DAN 2. Night Moves - Seger, Bob 3. Fly Like an Eagle - Miller, Steve 4. Cold as Ice - Jones, Mick - FOREIGNER 5. Breakdown - Petty, Tom 6. Bad Man - Souther, J.D. 7. Life in the Fast Lane - Walsh, Joe 8. Do It Again - Becker, Walter - STEELY DAN 9. Lido Shuffle - Scaggs, Boz 10. More Than a Feeling - Scholz, Tom - BOSTON Disc: 2 1. Tumbling Dice - Jagger, Mick - LINDA RONSTADT 2. Poor, Poor Pitiful Me - Zevon, Warren - LINDA RONSTADT 3. Livingston Saturday Night - Buffett, Jimmy 4. There's a Place in the World for a Gambler - Fogelberg, Dan 5. Just the Way You Are - Joel, Billy 6. It Keeps You Runnin' - McDonald, Michael DOOBIE BROTHERS 7. Your Smiling Face - Taylor, James [1] 8. Life's Been Good - Walsh, Joe 9. We Will Rock You - May, Brian [1] - QUEEN 10. FM (Reprise) - Becker, Walter - STEELY DAN
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