Madmen & Lovers
Barbara's debut album, Madmen & Lovers can be found in many different forms and outlets now with the advent of the digital distribution age.
Madmen & Lovers has sparked a lot of interest on both sides of the Atlantic, with tracks achieving airplay on BBC radio nationally in the UK and being chosen as pick of the day on WXPN on several occasions.
“Soulful vocals, well-crafted songs, and imaginatively varied production set this debut album apart from the current glut of female pop singers. Sounding neither angry nor mousy -- the two main paradigms lately -- BARBARA McDONALD sings in a gutsy, sincere style informed by classic soul, Joni Mitchell, and Rickie Lee Jones.
Having gone to hear McDonald and Perkins perform an acoustic club set after enjoying this disc, I would say, however, that "live" is the context in which this material sounds the best. Still, there's so many attractive melodies and so much inspired singing on this 16-song CD that the flaws are easily overlooked.”
- Steve Holtje, Editor CDNOW, New York
"The debut album from Barbara McDonald leaves a lot to be desired. A desire for more songs, more albums and the opportunity to see live performances. Madmen and Lovers is a collaboration and proof that the Internet may well be the future of the music industry, allowing new artists from across the globe to work together.......
Madmen and Lovers has a reassuring number of tracks that can trick you into thinking that you've been here before, singing Electronic Karma on the bus, humming Pieces of You in the bath. For all it's familiarity make no mistake, this is somewhere new, somewhere new and exciting......Ms McDonald's voice is a place where an Eurythmics Annie Lennox would meet Joni Mitchell for lunch, and would be served coffee by Shania Twain."
- Lyndon Johnson, Independent UK Journalist & broadcaster
Debut album 'Madmen & Lovers' is still available on CD
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