You Got My Attention: Deluxe Edition

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Christian singer/songwriter Dara Maclean cites The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill as a major influence, which, on her debut album, You Got My Attention, turns out to translate as blue-eyed soul singing, for the most part. Songs like "Suitcases" and "Gratitude" show a little bit of Hill's hip-hop sound, but Maclean more often suggests a fellow Dallas, Texas, resident, Norah Jones, and British neo-soul star Amy Winehouse. The arrangements range from the Motown sound of the title song to acoustic ballads like "Had to Be You," supporting Maclean's supple, expressive voice. As a Christian artist, she belongs to that CCM school that tends to de-emphasize religious specifics. ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Christian singer/songwriter Dara Maclean cites The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill as a major influence, which, on her debut album, You Got My Attention, turns out to translate as blue-eyed soul singing, for the most part. Songs like "Suitcases" and "Gratitude" show a little bit of Hill's hip-hop sound, but Maclean more often suggests a fellow Dallas, Texas, resident, Norah Jones, and British neo-soul star Amy Winehouse. The arrangements range from the Motown sound of the title song to acoustic ballads like "Had to Be You," supporting Maclean's supple, expressive voice. As a Christian artist, she belongs to that CCM school that tends to de-emphasize religious specifics. "God," "Jesus," and "Father" do turn up here and there, especially later on the disc, but Maclean prefers euphemistic words like "mercy," "grace," and, especially, "love," as, for instance, in "Unreachable," when she is singing to another person who, she believes, is in fact reachable by faith. More often, she is expressing her own devotion, but in a vocabulary that easily could make the casual listener suppose she was pledging romantic love to an especially worthy boyfriend. ("I'm yours forever, my love," she sings in "Yours Forever.") Complicating this somewhat is the inclusion of "Had to Be You," which really does seem to be about a secular relationship, one sanctioned by heaven, since Maclean continues to sing lyrics more or less similar to those in the religious songs. In any case, her singing is effective and her sentiments doubtless sincere.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2011
  • Label: Fervent / Spirit-Led
  • UPC: 080688821029
  • Catalog Number: 888210
  • Sales rank: 121,764

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Suitcases (3:33)
  2. 2 You Got My Attention (3:01)
  3. 3 Unreachable (3:01)
  4. 4 What Love Looks Like (3:00)
  5. 5 Free (3:09)
  6. 6 Yours Forever (3:41)
  7. 7 Nothin' That You Won't Do (4:04)
  8. 8 The One (3:15)
  9. 9 Had To Be You (3:08)
  10. 10 So Good To Me (3:24)
  11. 11 Gratitude (3:06)
  12. 12 Home (3:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dara MacLean Primary Artist
David Angell Violin
John Catchings Cello
David Davidson Violin
Kris Wilkinson Viola
Mike Payne Guitar
Dan Needham Drums
Tim Lauer Strings, Keyboards
Ben Phillips Drums
Ronnie Freeman Background Vocals
Tony Lucido Bass
Max Abrams Saxophone
Drew Ramsey Guitar
Missi Hale Background Vocals
Aaron Mortenson Drums
Jon-Paul Frappiér Trumpet
Technical Credits
Ian Eskelin Composer, Producer
Jeremy Bose Composer
Dan Shike Mastering
Aaron Shannon Programming, Engineer
Paul Alan Composer
Ronnie Freeman Composer
Marc Lacuesta Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Susan Riley Executive Producer
Ben Glover Composer
Shane Tarleton Art Direction
Kyle Lee Engineer
Buckley Miller Engineer
Michael Fordinal Composer
Richie Fike Composer
Dara MacLean Composer
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