'Years Apart' is John Macdonald's 50th Album release and includes some of his most requested numbers from his Live Performances. John Macdonald is a Scots born /Australian based Accordionist/Entertainer.His albums have sold more than any other Accordionist in Australasia, resulting in many Gold Album Awards. Included on this CD is some of his most popular Accordion Scottish and Irish selections ...along with a haunting verson of Lift the Wings ( from River Dance ) Highland Cathedral, Loch Duich and Mist Covered Mountains of Home. He also gives us his own interpertations of French Mussettes .....Bourassque and Reine De Mussette...along with Swiss Polka..and a couple of classic versions of Tritsch Tratsch Polka, and Under the Double Eagle. Over the years John's Albums have had great success, not only in Australia and New Zealand, but with releases in the U.K. and America. It comes as no surprise then, that critics worldwide have described John ' as a techinical and Musical Master of his chosen Instrument, with his expertise on the Piano accordion described as simply magical '.This Album is yet another addition for his audiences to enjoy. So sit back, relax, and enjoy accordion Music at it's very best with the great Talents of Maestro John Macdonald. ******* WHAT CRITICS HAVE SAID about the 'Years apart' CD 'A Gem of a CD..quite simply BRILLIANT ! there's no other word for it really. Great tunes,great arrangements and fantastic playing and technique, what more can I say ' -J.F UK 'I listened to it, as I drove up to Canada ..I very much enjoyed it.The production and sound quality is very high, and the playing of course first rate' -B.R. USA This recording is very diverse, covers a wide spectre of styles and would be appealing to a wide audience. Sound production is of a superb quality and masterly done. John uses his midi devices expertly and to the full extent. Musically, this whole recording is 'on high' - easy listening, 'happy' tunes and toe tappers. John has built (over the years) his very individual performing style: technically sound, he performs with a lot of charm. To see his Live Show is quite an experience too. If you are after diverse people's music - John's recording would be the way to go. ** (Five Star review rating ) Tania Lukic-Marx..CD Reviewer..Sydney Australia 'Accordions Worldwide' Web Site ****** In July 2003 John Macdonald's version of Jacqueline Waltz was used in the major South Korean Movie 'Mutt Boy' for Worldwide Release.
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