Comedy (Paul Kelly & The Messengers album)

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Comedy
Studio album by Paul Kelly & The Messengers
Released 1991
Genre Australian rock
Length 59:24
Label Mushroom
Producer Alan Thorne, Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly & The Messengers chronology
So Much Water So Close To Home
(1989)
Comedy
(1991)
Hidden Things
(1992)
Singles from Comedy
  1. "Don't Start Me Talking"
    Released: April 1991
  2. "Keep It to Yourself"
    Released: July 1991
  3. "Wintercoat"
    Released: 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Fast Folk (favorable)[1]

Comedy is a double album recorded by Paul Kelly & The Messengers and originally released in 1991. It was the last album released before the partnership of Kelly and The Messengers was dissolved.

It was released on Mushroom Records in Australia and Doctor Dream Records in the United States.

Track 9, "Take Your Time" is featured in the 1997 Australian movie The Castle.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Paul Kelly, except where noted.[2]

  1. "Don't Start Me Talking" – 3:30
  2. "Stories of Me" – 2:56
  3. "Wintercoat" – 3:58
  4. "It's All Downhill from Here" – 3:03
  5. "Leaving Her for the Last Time" (Steve Connolly) – 2:10
  6. "Brighter" – 4:25
  7. "Your Litter Sister (Is a Big Girl Now)" – 3:02
  8. "I Won't Be Your Dog Anymore" – 5:40
  9. "Take Your Time" – 2:32
  10. "Sydney from a 727" – 2:46
  11. "Buffalo Ballet" (John Cale) – 3:52
  12. "I Can't Believe We Were Married" – 2:30
  13. "From Little Things Big Things Grow" (Paul Kelly, Kev Carmody) – 6:51
  14. "Blue Stranger" – 3:04
  15. "Keep It to Yourself" – ?:??
  16. "(You Can Put Your) Shoes Under My Bed" – 3:31
  17. "Invisible Me" – 4:14
  18. "Little Boy Don't Lose Your Balls" – 1:20
  19. "David Gower" (hidden track) – ?:??

Personnel[edit]

Credits:[3]

  • Paul Kelly - guitar, harmonica, vocals,
  • Michael Barclay - percussion, drums, vocals
  • Peter Bull - accordion, keyboards
  • Paul Burton - bass
  • Steve Connolly - guitar, vocals
  • Ray Pereira - percussion, cardboard box
  • John Schofield - bass
  • John Schofield - vocals
  • Ian Simpson - guitar, banjo, mandolin, pedal steel
  • Kaarin Fairfax - vocals
  • Shelagh Hannan - vocals

Credits[edit]

  • Produced by Alan Thorne and Paul Kelly
  • Engineered by Alan Thorne, assisted by David Mackie and Tristin Norwell
  • Recorded & mixed at Trafalgar Studio, Sydney

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allen, Jim, "The Ten Best Albums of 1992", Fast Folk Musical Magazine, 6:9-10, (February 1993) p.12-13
  2. ^ "Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA)". APRA. Retrieved 2008-06-26. [dead link]
  3. ^ Holmgren, Magnus. "Paul Kelly". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2014.