Yacht rock lovers rejoice as singer-songwriter Michael McDonald comes up with Wide Open, his first album in almost a decade.
McDonald’s sveltely voice is intact and in fine form here. From the gloriously retro opener, “Hail Mary”, onwards, there are nothing but cool jazz-soul vibes for lovers of the craft.
There is so much to savour – from the smooth balladry of “Just Strong Enough” to the funky jazz pop of “Find It In Your Heart” to the rocking rhythms of “Free A Man”, Wide Open might be one of McDonald’s finest albums yet!
… still there’s more …