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Blues Deluxe

Summer 2020

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Blues Deluxe is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent blues and roots-music releases of note. It spotlights titles in those genres that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar. Paul Kelly/Paul Grabowsky Please Leave Your Light On Cooking Vinyl 2020 Less the blues in form than in feel, these twelve performances percolate with the yearning, despair, liberation and good humor (not to mention a palpable undercurrent of eroticism) ...

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Interview

Paul Kelly: Life is Fine...Really!

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Paul Kelly has the soul of a poet, the heart of a rock and roller and the psyche of a renaissance man. How else to explain his last few records leading up to Life is Fine? There's The Merri Soul Sessions, an r&b tribute within which he was more conductor than featured performer. Goin' Your Way is the document of his live collaboration with Split Enz/Crowded House principle Neil Finn, where the two sound like no one so much as ...

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Album Review

Neil Finn & Paul Kelly: Goin' Your Way

Read "Goin' Your Way" reviewed by Doug Collette


The essays written by Neil Finn and Paul Kelly enclosed inside the booklet within this double-CD set are, like the two men's original songs, wholly and completely without affectation. These two kindred spirits instead speak frankly about the pragmatic aspects of their collaboration, such as choosing the songs and rehearsing with the band, for a concert tour that yielded this recording of their very last show. The refreshing simplicity of material such as “Four Seasons in a Day," ...


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