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Mcdonough, John / Surrounding Colors
Album:Surrounding Colors Collection:General
Artist:Mcdonough, John Added:10/2017
Label:Self-Release 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-10-22 Pull Date:2017-12-24 
Week Ending:12 Nov5 Nov
Airplays:11

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 16 Nov:Jon Cousins
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3.Thu, 02 Nov:Jon Cousins
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2.Thu, 09 Nov:Jon Cousins
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Album Review
Kim Walter
Reviewed 2017-10-21 

John Mcdonough, “Surrounding Colors”
Reviewed by Kim Walter
It’s funny, the first time that I heard this it didn’t strike me as anything special. Then, I was listening again, and I realized that it is better than I initially thought. The music is interesting and varied, but it’s really when you tune into the lyrics that the whole album takes on a whole new depth. The songs each have grave and serious subject matter (for example #1 is about the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and LGBT rights), and John has some serious historical knowledge and understanding conveyed in a catchy, upbeat, sometimes pop-like roots rock way. The CD itself is also visually stimulating, a burst and swi
rl of color leaps from the packet, a reminder to listen to the colors that surround us. Best: 1, 3, 6, 7

1. Med - 3:05 Catchy Americana sound echoed in guitar
2. Slow/Med - 3:02 Catchy tune with heartfelt emotion
3. Slow/Med - 3:38 Tambourine heavy, relatable lyrics
4. Slow - 4:04 Acoustic ballad with history laden, emotional lyrics
5. Med - 3:03 Indie-Americana rock, grammatical error in song title (!!!)
6. Med - 3:21 Upbeat song from John Denver’s perspective
7. Med - 3:14 I really like the image of Texas in this heavy ballad
8. Med - 4:00 Meandering mellow americana
9. Slow - 2:58 Nice pleading ballad
10. Slow/Med - 3:26 Mellow, infectious message of understanding

Track Listing
1.Tonight's The Night 6.The Place Where I Belong
2.Save A Life 7.I Think I'll Go Back To Texas
3.Open My Arms And Breathe 8.All The Gold
4.Nowhere To Run 9.Give Me One More Day To Say Goodbye
5.I Need To Lay With You Tonight 10.Your Love Sets Me Free