Nothing But a Dream

Nothing But a Dream

by Paul Kelly
     
 

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This longtime Australian singer/songwriter has often been hailed as his continent's equivalent to Bruce Springsteen in his relevance and consistency. And while some of the songs reek of too much polish and production effects, such as "Midnight Rain," the subsequent "I Close My Eyes and Think of You" more than adequately compensates

Overview

This longtime Australian singer/songwriter has often been hailed as his continent's equivalent to Bruce Springsteen in his relevance and consistency. And while some of the songs reek of too much polish and production effects, such as "Midnight Rain," the subsequent "I Close My Eyes and Think of You" more than adequately compensates for such mistakes. On this album, the songs speak of a certain longing and asking for redemption, but are dominantly roots pop arrangements. "Change Your Mind" resembles Mark Knopfler's subtlety over a sparse, ambient background. When the backbeats take over, though, and strangle a song such as "Just About to Break," it leaves a lot, if anything, to be desired. "Love Is the Law" goes into David Bowie synth-heavy pop territory, but it also doesn't bode well. Thankfully, "If I Could Start Today Again" and "The Pretty Place" steer the album back into a welcomed and comfortable setting. It sounds as if Kelly has more than perfected his craft listening to "Smoke Under the Bridge" and "Would You Be My Friend," both of which could pass for last-minute cuts from The Ghost of Tom Joad. An added bonus is the four additional tracks from a previously released EP, with the funky duet of "Roll on Summer" being the high point of the lot.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2001
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
0724353493820
catalogNumber:
534938

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Kelly   Primary Artist,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Renee Geyer   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Linda Bull   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Vika Bull   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Steve Hadley   Bass,Fiddle,Vocal Harmony
Mick Harvey   Organ,Bass,Drums,Electric Guitar
Peter Luscombe   Drums
Dave Ruffy   Percussion,Drums
Spencer P. Jones   Electric Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Bic Runga   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Bruce Haymes   Organ,Keyboards,Vocal Harmony
Billie Godfrey   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Paul "PK" Kelly   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Shane O'Mara   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Paul Kelly   Composer,Producer
Renee Geyer   Vocal Arrangements
Gerry Hale   Composer
Mick Harvey   Producer
Mark Wallis   Producer
Adam Rhodes   Engineer
James Sanger   Programming,Producer,Sound Design
Paul "PK" Kelly   Producer

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