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Amy MacDonald
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This lady deserves a thread for her own.

I've come across one of her songs earlier this week, and after listening to a few other songs on her myspace site, all from her first album that was released a few months ago in UK, it was obvious that this is the next album I have to buy.

She is 20 years old and from Scotland. Her songs are described as "acoustic indie pop", and it is indeed a very acoustic music. In the credits she mentions that apart from the usual acoustic, bass and electric guitars and drums and percussion, also saxaphone, flugel, trumpet, piano, strings, cello, violins and violas are used. She has a quite deep, but very clear and warm voice, also she has a very, *VERY* nice Scottish accent.

After listening to her debut album (10 songs, 39 minutes), I can only say I'm absolutely impressed. All ten songs are brilliant, there is not one single song that has low or middle quality, the whole album flows wonderfully. And the whole album makes addicted. I think I will re-listen to it very often now.

But not only her music and her voice are very interesting, on amazon.co.uk, currently 26 out of 31 people (!) gave her a full 5-star-rating, many praising her "excellent lyrics" as well. I will check that when listening to it the second and third time...

Today evening I will not listening to anything else...

Definitely the best debut album in 2007 in my opinion. I never liked the music of all these KT's or Nerina's very much, because there was always something missing for me in their music, they are good, but not so good that they have impressed me much. But this Amy MacDonald women, I listened to one of her songs and really almost fell from the chair, how good this song was!

Please listen to the songs on her myspace site:
http://www.myspace.com/amymacdonald

Posted on: 2007/11/22 22:12
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Re: Amy MacDonald
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Nice try... but I'm not convinced

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Re: Amy MacDonald
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You have never convinced me with Anna Ternheim as well. Our tastes seem to be too different.

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I'm not convinced either.

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You have never convinced me with Anna Ternheim as well. Our tastes seem to be too different.


Just go to a concert of Anna and talk to her after the concert and you are then convinced!

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Re: Amy MacDonald
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You mean like in the old Monkees song: "and then I saw her face, and now I'm a believer..."?

Nah, nah. No plans to go to an Anna Ternheim concert.

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her live performance is what will convince you.
I know you have probs with her hair color so.

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Amy sounds nice, bit odd but nice, but i'm not a fan

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Re: Amy MacDonald
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I like Amy, too. You know, you've got a pal, Bernd!

Sabine

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Re: Amy MacDonald
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Amy's album shot to Number One in the UK album charts this week; that kinda surprised me a bit as the CD has been out now for quite a while... Her singles to date, for me anyway, have just been OK, nice enough but nothing to really blow you away (I mean she's not even in the same league as Heather). That said, she's playing a gig in Belfast next month in quite an intimate venue, so I am considering checking her out live... For those of you in the UK (and devout Amy fans are gonna hate me this !!), remember Sinead Quinn from reality TV show Fame Academy (Season One), well her voice and style reminds me of her totally, so to me it's strange that Amy has had heaps of attention, yet Sinead never really got a fair hearing...

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I like her lyrics, it's kinda original and funny. That Footballer's Wife song is quite brave in a way, considered Victoria Beckam is like another queen here..

Different voice too..

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Re: Amy MacDonald
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Bernd, something for us on tv: http://www.gotv.at/hostedby_detail.php?id=1182

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Bernd doesn't like Coldplay

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Thanks. But I cannot receive gotv. My parents can, but they cannot tape it for me...

Well, as she seems to have some weird taste anyway...

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Quote:

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Well, as she seems to have some weird taste anyway...


I'd agree to that...

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Have just seen the "hosted by" with Amy, Bernd! Okay i wasn't fond of the playlist either, the only great clip was by Travis (in my taste).
But it was worth watching: she has an absolutely, lovely accent, but - as the interviewer said - she makes every interpreter sweat! I'm glad there were subtitles in German.

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Re: Amy MacDonald
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They start playing "This is the life" on the Dutch radiostations. It stands out to the other songs played.
I kind of like it.

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Re: Amy MacDonald
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I like this one, too. But "Mr. Rock & Roll is still my favourite.

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There is a broadcast of a live concert of Amy MacDonald in Amsterdam's Paradiso on March 3rd at 20:00 hours. Here is the link:

http://www.fabchannel.com/amy_macdonald

I will see her live 6 days later in germany.

Posted on: 2008/2/29 22:48
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Quote:

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There is a broadcast of a live concert of Amy MacDonald in Amsterdam's Paradiso on March 3rd at 20:00 hours. Here is the link:

http://www.fabchannel.com/amy_macdonald

I will see her live 6 days later in germany.


Great, thank you for this link, Gerd!
And there's been one of Damien Rice, too!

Posted on: 2008/3/1 13:22
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Re: Amy MacDonald
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Here's one for Bernd and Sabine:

"Girl from Bishopriggs, almost a Geography Teacher"

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Re: Amy MacDonald
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You have to increase the zoom factor in windoze before you can read the text

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Re: Amy MacDonald
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Thanks!

Definitely HOT!

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looks like Bernd zoomed the picture too much!

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Re: Amy MacDonald
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Thank you for the articles about Amy, Gordon!

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Have just seen her online-gig!
It's so lovely to hear Amy talk (as she did between the songs). I think those Scots not only talk, they sing when they talk, it's simply beautiful.

And she was singing a new song called "Your time will come" which she wrote around last christmas as she told.

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Re: Amy MacDonald
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Oh, was it today?! I thought it was yesterday, where I had no time anyway.

And too bad I can't make it to one of her German gigs. It would be too expensive, as I needed a stay in a hotel as well.

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I was late home tonight but could at least watch about 20 minutes of the concert. I'm looking forward to her concert in Frankfurt on sunday.

I was suprised I could record and save the complete encore with QuickTime as mov file. So I have 3 songs (Caledonia, your time will come, the battle ..)

In some days the concert will be online in the archive of fabchannel. haven't yet found out to record those archived fabchannel flash files with a Mac. Downloadhelper does not work on this website.

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Re: Amy MacDonald
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There was a song called “The battle”? I think I missed that one. Or do you mean “Barrowland Ballroom”?

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I've checked again, didn't listen carefully enough what she said. It is Barrowland Ballroom.

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Here is the setlist of tonights gig in Frankfurt:

poison prince
LA
youth of today
this is life
footballer's wife
mr rock n roll
mr brightside
run
let's start a band
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Caledonia
your time will come
Barrowland Ballroom

I don't know her song names, but as I got her setlist it was easy to post it here.

Posted on: 2008/3/10 0:04
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I forgot to mention that first ever they played without a drum kit. The drummer used a Cajon instead.

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The concert is online now. I will watch it soon.

http://www.fabchannel.com/amy_macdonald_concert

Posted on: 2008/3/17 20:13
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It's not the complete concert, just five songs! Looks like she didn't allow more.

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Re: Amy MacDonald
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Think positive! Better five songs than no songs! I enjoyed it!

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I like this Scottish accent very much as well, but often I don't understand at all what she says.

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I like Run, This is the Life, and Poison Prince the most personally. I got the album, but it won't come to me till later cause I ordered another album which doesn't release until October 2008 something!

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