Paul Kelly: Nature (CD / DVD) (Deluxe Edition)

Paul Kelly: Nature (CD / DVD) (Deluxe Edition)

by Paul Kelly

DVD video Publication Date: 12/10/2018

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Following the triumphant success of his 2017 album Life Is Fine, Australia's greatest and most enduring songwriter Paul Kelly returns in 2018 with his new studio album Nature.

Kelly entered the studio in Melbourne in March and May this year to record Nature with his esteemed band--Peter Luscombe on drums, Bill McDonald on bass, Ash Naylor and Dan Kelly on guitars and Cameron Bruce on keyboards. "I love playing with them", he says. "They can morph from delicate scientists to big riff rockers and all states in-between." It also features the vocals of Vika and Linda Bull, his daughters Madeleine & Memphis Kelly, Alice Keath and Kate Miller-Heidke.

Nature brings together poems from five literary greats--Dylan Thomas, Walt Whitman, Sylvia Plath, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Phillip Larkin--alongside poems that Kelly wrote himself and later put to music, and his own original songs that came along in the usual way, as sounds sung to chords that then turned into words.

Explaining the creative process behind Nature, Kelly says, "I've been playing around with poems since 2012 and it's now become another way for me to write songs. I think most writers get sick of themselves and their own habits so it's a happy surprise, after 40 years of writing songs, to find a new way. "

"What links them all is the natural world--trees, birds, animals, plants, dust, desert, water--and human nature's small place in that world. Most of the pieces were written over the last four years in and around the recording sessions for 'The Merri Soul Sessions', 'Seven Sonnets and a Song' and 'Life is Fine'. I didn't realise I had the makings of another album until I put the songs in a folder and saw the titles staring me in the face. Sometimes you don't know what you're doing until you look back."

"I think of 'Nature' as a companion piece to 'Life is Fine', itself full of moons, rain, rocks, rivers, seas, smells and lovers."

The limited Deluxe Edition of Nature is a major bonus for the legion of Paul Kelly fans: Disc 1 is the 12-song Nature album and Disc 2 is a 27-song DVD, capturing last year's triumphant show from the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House, which was broadcast live around the country by the ABC as their major 'Australian Music Month' promotion. The DVD captures Paul and his long-time band in brilliant form as they feature songs from the just-released, ARIA award-winning Life Is Fine album as well as Paul Kelly classics like 'To Her Door', "From Little Things...', 'How To Make Gravy', 'Before Too Long', 'Deeper Water' and many more.

Tracklisting:

CD: 01. And Death Shall Have No Dominion
02. With the One I Love
03. A Bastard Like Me
04. Little Wolf
05. With Animals
06. Bound to Follow (Aisling Song)
07. Seagulls of Seattle
08. Morning Storm
09. Mushrooms
10. The River Song
11. God's Grandeur
12. The Trees

DVD: 01. Life is Fine
02. Rising Moon
03. Finally Something Good
04. Before Too Long
05. Our Sunshine
06. Firewood and Candles
07. My Man's Got a Cold
08. Careless
09. Letter in the Rain
10. I Smell Trouble
11. From Little Things Big Things Grow
12. Petrichor
13. Sonnet 18
14. Don't Explain
15. Love Never Runs On Time
16. To Her Door
17. Josephina
18. Deeper Water
19. God Told Me To
20. Dumb Things
21. Sweet Guy
22. How to Make Gravy
23. Hasn't It Rained
24. Sydney from a 747
25. Look So Fine, Feel So Low
26. Darling It Hurts
27. Meet Me in the Middle of the Air
ISBN:
0602567914709
0602567914709
Genre:
Music
Format:
DVD video
Running time:
90
No. Discs:
2
Publication Date:
12-10-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Universal Music Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Year of production:
2017

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