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Seven Sonnets And A Song CD + Death's Dateless Night CD

Seven Sonnets And A Song CD + Death's Dateless Night CD

By Paul Kelly

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Includes: "Seven Sonnets And A Song" CD Album +  "Death's Dateless Night" CD Album


This special Paul Kelly bundle compiles his two releases from 2016 on CD for a very special price.

Included here is the ARIA Top Ten Seven Sonnets & A Song recording – alongside the recently released Death’s Dateless night; both on CD and each presented in a gatefold wallet.



Seven Sonnets And A Song


Paul Kelly is one of Australia’s pre-eminent singer-songwriters and wordsmiths, so it’s no surprise that his most treasured possession is his 20kg three volumes of the ‘Collected works of William Shakespeare’. The works within those pages have served as a deep influence throughout his 30 year career and have now found more direct expression in ‘Seven Sonnets & A Song’. ‘Seven Sonnets & A Song’ features Paul singing lead vocals on 6 of Shakespeare’s sonnets and a song from Twelfth Night. The only non-Shakespearian piece is ‘My True Love Hath My Heart’, written by his contemporary Sir Philip Sidney and sung here by Vika Bull. The record will be available digitally and as a 10” vinyl. The sonnets were recorded in various studios over the last 18 months. Musicians performing on them include Lucky Oceans and Alice Keath, as well as members of Paul’s band, Peter Luscombe, Bill McDonald, Ash Naylor, Cameron Bruce, and Vika and Linda Bull.


Death's Dateless Night

 

"Charlie and I had talked over the years about making a record together but had never got around to it. Driving to a friend’s funeral last year and discussing the songs we’d played at other such occasions, separately and together, finally gave us our frame. Songs mostly written by others  – Cole Porter, Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen, Hank Williams, Lennon/McCartney  - and some traditional.

 

We enlisted J Walker with whom I’d worked with previously on Spring and Fall to engineer and co-produce the recording, taking over Charlie’s house at Arthurs Seat for a week at the end of February. We kept the sound live and sparse, just the two of us, except for the occasional vocal by family members - my sister Mary Jo and my daughters Maddy and Memphis.

 

I stuck to singing and playing acoustic guitar. Charlie was the swing man, playing dobro, lap steel, electric guitar, synthesizer and piano.  I managed to talk him into singing some harmonies too.

 

It’s interesting to look at the kinds of songs people request at funerals. They’re not always sad, of course.  They tend towards the philosophical, wide and deep in scope."

 

Paul Kelly, Aug 24, 2016

 

Tracklisting:

 

  1. Hard Times
  2. To Live Is To Fly
  3. Pretty Bird Tree
  4. Pallet On Your Floor
  5. Nukkanya
  6. Parting Glass
  7. Meet Me In The Middle Of The Air
  8. Don't Fence Me In
  9. Bird On The Wire
  10. Good Things
  11. Let It Be
  12. Angel of Death 



Additional Information

Artist Label Paul Kelly
UPC PKELLYCDBUNDLE1
Cat# PKELLYCDBUNDLE1
Release Date 1st December, 2016
Format CD

Tracklisting

Description

Details

Includes: "Seven Sonnets And A Song" CD Album +  "Death's Dateless Night" CD Album


This special Paul Kelly bundle compiles his two releases from 2016 on CD for a very special price.

Included here is the ARIA Top Ten Seven Sonnets & A Song recording – alongside the recently released Death’s Dateless night; both on CD and each presented in a gatefold wallet.



Seven Sonnets And A Song


Paul Kelly is one of Australia’s pre-eminent singer-songwriters and wordsmiths, so it’s no surprise that his most treasured possession is his 20kg three volumes of the ‘Collected works of William Shakespeare’. The works within those pages have served as a deep influence throughout his 30 year career and have now found more direct expression in ‘Seven Sonnets & A Song’. ‘Seven Sonnets & A Song’ features Paul singing lead vocals on 6 of Shakespeare’s sonnets and a song from Twelfth Night. The only non-Shakespearian piece is ‘My True Love Hath My Heart’, written by his contemporary Sir Philip Sidney and sung here by Vika Bull. The record will be available digitally and as a 10” vinyl. The sonnets were recorded in various studios over the last 18 months. Musicians performing on them include Lucky Oceans and Alice Keath, as well as members of Paul’s band, Peter Luscombe, Bill McDonald, Ash Naylor, Cameron Bruce, and Vika and Linda Bull.


Death's Dateless Night

 

"Charlie and I had talked over the years about making a record together but had never got around to it. Driving to a friend’s funeral last year and discussing the songs we’d played at other such occasions, separately and together, finally gave us our frame. Songs mostly written by others  – Cole Porter, Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen, Hank Williams, Lennon/McCartney  - and some traditional.

 

We enlisted J Walker with whom I’d worked with previously on Spring and Fall to engineer and co-produce the recording, taking over Charlie’s house at Arthurs Seat for a week at the end of February. We kept the sound live and sparse, just the two of us, except for the occasional vocal by family members - my sister Mary Jo and my daughters Maddy and Memphis.

 

I stuck to singing and playing acoustic guitar. Charlie was the swing man, playing dobro, lap steel, electric guitar, synthesizer and piano.  I managed to talk him into singing some harmonies too.

 

It’s interesting to look at the kinds of songs people request at funerals. They’re not always sad, of course.  They tend towards the philosophical, wide and deep in scope."

 

Paul Kelly, Aug 24, 2016

 

Tracklisting:

 

  1. Hard Times
  2. To Live Is To Fly
  3. Pretty Bird Tree
  4. Pallet On Your Floor
  5. Nukkanya
  6. Parting Glass
  7. Meet Me In The Middle Of The Air
  8. Don't Fence Me In
  9. Bird On The Wire
  10. Good Things
  11. Let It Be
  12. Angel of Death 



Additional

Additional Information

Artist Label Paul Kelly
UPC PKELLYCDBUNDLE1
Cat# PKELLYCDBUNDLE1
Release Date 1st December, 2016
Format CD

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