Deeper Water

Deeper Water

by Paul Kelly


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Deeper Water

Without reconvening the Messengers, Paul Kelly nevertheless worked with a steady backup band on Deeper Water, resulting in a more consistent musical style than he had employed on Wanted Man. He did try South African mbaqanga on "Madeleine's Song" and a kind of Eno-like ambience on "Gathering Storm," but most of the songs had folk-rock arrangements, and most concerned romantic subjects, within which Kelly's primary concerns were lust and betrayal. On the best songs, he took a different tack or found a twist: The title tune was a rite of passage metaphor about generational commitment and "I'll Forgive But I Won't Forget" found new ways to talk about infidelity by focusing on the friend rather than the straying lover and delaying the news of the crime until the last verse. Such songs marked Kelly as a craftsman with a sense of surprise, and raised Deeper Water a cut above the more diffuse Wanted Man.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2012
Label: Cen
UPC: 0766929998421
catalogNumber: 9

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Kelly   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Linda Bull   Vocals
Graham Lee   Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Peter Luscombe   Percussion,Drums
Paul Ossola   Double Bass
Matthew Patuto   Marimbas
Ray Pereira   Percussion
Kerryn Tolhurst   Slide Guitar
Randy Jacobs   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Simon Polinski   Ambience
Bruce Haymes   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Rebecca Barnard   Background Vocals
Shane O'Mara   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Stan Mitchell   Shaker
Stephen Hadley   Bass,Background Vocals,Double Bass

Technical Credits

Paul Kelly   Composer,Producer
Julian McBrowne   Engineer
Kerryn Tolhurst   Producer
Randy Jacobs   Composer,Producer
Simon Polinski   Producer,Engineer
Jex Saarelaht   Composer
Maurice Frawley   Composer
Shane Walsh   Composer
Jacqueline Mitelman   Cover Photo

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