Friday, November 8, 2019

Career-spanning Paul Kelly compilation out next week

Songs From the South 1985-2019: Paul Kelly’s Greatest Hits, an updated collection of tunes from the acclaimed Aussie veteran is due out Nov. 15 on Cooking Vinyl. It will be available in a double album vinyl format, expanded CD, and digital version of 43 tracks.

Among the selections are recent tracks like “Firewood & Candles,” “Rising Moon,” the rock song “With the One I Love,” and “Every Day My Mother’s Voice,” Kelly’s 2019 collaboration with Dan Sultan. Songs From the South also includes a previously unreleased track, “When We’re Both Old & Mad,” featuring Kasey Chambers.

The collection comes on the heels of a truly unique new album, released on August 30,Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds, which just won Kelly a 2019 ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) award for Best Classical Album and features Paul collaborating with the Seraphim Trio, composer James Ledger and singer-songwriter Alice Keath to interpret bird-inspired poems. The album combines electronics, acoustic instruments and the human voice in celebration of various winged creatures.

The 2017 set Life is Fine was his first No. 1 album. That year Kelly won two ARIA Awards, for Best Male Artist and Best Adult Contemporary Album. He returned to the awards in 2018, dedicating a poem to Kasey Chambers as he inducted her into the ARIA Hall of Fame, an honor Kelly received in 1997. His album of that same year, Nature, delivered Kelly a second ARIA No.1 album, debuting at the top of the charts.

An Order of Australia in 2017 acknowledged distinguished service to the performing arts and the promotion of the national identity through his contributions as singer, songwriter and musician.

Track Listing
1. From St. Kilda to Kings Cross
2. Before Too Long
3. Leaps And Bounds
4. Darling It Hurts
5. Look So Fine Feel So Low
6. To Her Door
7. Dumb Things
8. Careless
9. Sweet Guy
10. Everything’s Turning to White
11. From Little Things Big Things Grow
12. Winter Coat
13. Bradman
14. When I First Met Your Ma
15. Love Never Runs On Time
16. Songs From The Sixteenth Floor
17. Deeper Water
18. How To Make Gravy
19. Nothing On My Mind
20. Love Letter 

1. Our Sunshine
2. Every Fucking City
3. If I Could Start Today Again
4. Midnight Rain
5. The Oldest Story In The Book
6. Your Lovin Is On My Mind
7. They Thought I Was Asleep
8. Meet Me In The Middle Of The Air
9. You're 39 You're Beautiful And You're Mine
10. God Told Me To
11. Time & Tide
12. I’m On Your Side
13. Thank You
14. Sonnet 18
15. Rising Moon
16. Firewood And Candles
17. Finally Something Good
18. Letter In The Rain
19. With The One I Love
20. A Bastard Like Me
21. And Death Shall Have No Dominion
22. Every Day My Mothers Voice
23. When We’re Both Old & Mad

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