Spring and Fall

Spring and Fall

by Paul Kelly


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Spring and Fall are not merely seasons providing the bookends for Paul Kelly's 2012 song cycle, but mirrors of the emotions of falling in and out of love. And that is Kelly's subject on Spring and Fall, his first album in five years and an understated, delicate work that doesn't demand attention so much as require it. Kelly's songs aren't difficult to parse but they're quiet, drawing a listener into his swaying chords and lilting melodies. At this stage, with 30 years of records underneath his belt, Kelly is certainly an old hand at songcraft, and Spring and Fall illustrates this in the best possible sense, its 11 songs containing nary an ounce of fat, unfolding unhurriedly and sounding better as their intricacies become familiar. This is as true of the melodies, whose relaxed gait turns reassuring, as it is of the words, which detail the rise and fall of a romance. There is plenty of warmth here but there's also a sweetly melancholy undertow, which isn't alienating, it's comforting. Spring and Fall is a record for heartaches and healing, another understated gem from a singer/songwriter whose catalog is littered with them.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2012
Label: Cen
UPC: 0766930000526
catalogNumber: 22
Rank: 187769

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Kelly   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Vocals,Harmony
Linda Bull   Vocal Harmony
Vika Bull   Vocal Harmony
Peter Luscombe   Drums
Dan Kelly   Organ,Bass,Dobro,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Mellotron,Guitar (Nylon String),Vocal Harmony,Guitar (11 String)
Andy Stewart   Drums,Vocal Harmony
Dan Luscombe   Piano
Genevieve Lacey   Recorder
Karoline Kuti   Cello
Laura Jean Englert   Harmony,Vocal Harmony
J. Walker   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Percussion,Piano,Strings,Violin,Cymbals,Double Bass,Shaker,Hi String,Jaw Harp
Atilla Kuti   Violin,Viola

Technical Credits

Paul Kelly   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Dan Kelly   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Andy Stewart   Engineer
Catherine Marks   Engineer
Calum Orr   Engineer
J. Walker   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Peter Salmon-Lomas   Cover Design
A. Pigram   Composer

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