Say Something

Say Something

by Ellis Paul

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Say Something

Songs don't get any more haunting than "Conversation With a Ghost," the opening cut of Say Something. The aching simplicity of the musical arrangement allows the emotions to wash over the listener with ease. If the cries of the violins tugging at its strings don't break your heart, then certainly the tender acoustic melody or the honey-dipped harmonies of Patty Griffin will. With that as his first statement, Ellis Paul reels you into his world. Cut from the storytelling cloth of songwriters, Paul counts Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell among his biggest influences and heroes. Much like these legends, he has a way with tales, setting them into melodies with a certain finesse not present in many young artists. Paul seems sure of himself and comfortable in his craft, shining most brightly on songs like "Friday Night," "Washington D.C. 5/91," and "Thin Man" that stand tall with only his voice and acoustic guitar as support. Bill Morrissey helms the production and Jonatha Brooke and Jennifer Kimball of the Story raise their shimmering voices to herald the presence of Ellis Paul on this solid and honest debut release from 1993.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/28/2002
Label: Black Wolf Records
UPC: 0755532965326
catalogNumber: 9653

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ellis Paul   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Geoff Bartley   Guitar
Bill Morrissey   12-string Guitar
Duke Levine   Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Paul Rishell   Steel Guitar,national steel guitar
Jonatha Brooke   Background Vocals
Brian Capouch   Guitar
Billy Conway   Drums
Johnny Cunningham   Violin
Patty Griffin   Background Vocals
Jennifer Kimball   Background Vocals
John Svetkey   Guitar,Vocals
Seth Connolly   Bass
Ellen Cross   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bill Morrissey   Producer
Ellis Paul   Graphic Design
Brian Capouch   Engineer
Nancy Given   Graphic Design
James Rotundi   Liner Notes

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