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Brady, Paul - 1991 Trick Or Treat



ARTIST: Brady, Paul
ALBUM: Trick Or Treat
LABEL: Fontana/Mercury
SERIAL: 848 454-2
YEAR: 1991

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Paul Brady - vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, drum programming, percussion * Michael Landau, Elliot Randall - guitars * Freddie Washington, Jimmy Johnson - bass * David Paich - piano, keyboards * Jeff Porcaro - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Soul Child * 02 Blue World * 03 Nobody Knows * 04 Can't Stop Wanting You * 05 You And I * 06 Trick Or Treat * 07 Don't Keep Pretending * 08 Solid Love * 09 Love Goes On * 10 Dreams Will Come

WEBLINKS: www.paulbrady.com


Background
Here's an Irishman following in the tried and true footseps of Robert Hart, Russ Ballard and John Parr. smooth vocal style, immersed in that Los Angeles oriented sound, which is West Coast meets AOR. Having the big guns onboard here means that this album is not going to die a death. In fact, it's laid back, cool, and not a million miles away from the likes of early Toto or Bridge 2 Far.


The Songs
Paul has released a heap of albums in his time, but because of the connections on this one, he gets a long overdue mention on G-DAZE. You can't help but get enveloped in his music from the opening strains of 'Soul Child', a warm and melodic blanket. 'Blue World' starts off in a serious tone with lots of minor chords, but by the time the chorus arrives, the temperature rises. I love the atmospheric 'Nobody Knows', reminiscent of some of the best stuff from Mike And The Mechanics. Some of those keyboard lines are so lilting. I'm sure Mark Williamson would be interested in 'You And I' as it crosses swords with his material. Elsewhere, we get a Toto type workout called 'Solid Love' plus the smouldering piano infused ballad 'Love Goes On'. 'Dreams Will Come' is a hazy mid-west song which you could easily relax into a recliner chair with. For me, this album is a real grower, and I'm enjoying getting acquainted with it.


In Summary
Paul also gets a helping hand from the likes of Bonnie Raitt (she sings on the song 'Trick Or Treat'), and Billy Schlosser (of Billy And Lisa fame) in the percussion stakes. For those of you keen on any of the above named acts, you will do well to find a home with this album sitting pretty in your collection.


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#1 | sabace on April 07 2006 19:03:33
I'm sure paul brady is irish and has written songs for tina turner etc
#2 | trillion1999 on October 22 2011 22:44:06
I did not remember a single note from this one.I do not know if I have gotten rid of it yet.
#3 | swazi on October 23 2011 10:02:47
I still remember that when I heard it first a few years ago I actually quite liked it. Guess I need to spin it again soon.
 
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