Ways & Means (album)

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Ways & Means
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Studio album by Paul Kelly
Released 17 February 2004
Genre Pop / Folk rock
Length 95:26
Label EMI
Cooking Vinyl
Producer Tchad Blake, Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly chronology
Nothing But A Dream
(2001)
Ways & Means
(2004)
Foggy Highway
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone magazine 3/5 stars[2]

Ways & Means is a double album recorded by Australian artist Paul Kelly and originally released in February 2004,[3] which peaked at #13 on the ARIA Albums Charts.[4] It won the 2004 ARIA Music Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album. It was issued on EMI in Australia and Cooking Vinyl in the US. Kelly's backing band were later called The Boon Companions and consisted of his nephew Dan Kelly on guitar, Peter Luscombe on drums and his brother Dan Luscombe on guitar and keyboards, and Bill McDonald on bass guitar.[3] "Beautiful Feeling" was used as the theme song for the ABCTV series Fireflies (2004).

Paul Kelly & the Boon Companions released a DVD titled, Ways & Means later in 2004. It contained 31 tracks divided into three sections: 15 tracks subtitled, Live in Boston, 12 tracks subtitled, Musicmax Sessions - Live at the Sydney Opera House (recorded on 27 January), and four tracks subtitled, Film Clips.

Background[edit]

Ways & Means was released by Paul Kelly on 17 February 2004, which peaked at #13 on the ARIA Albums Charts.[4] Though identified as a solo record, it was more of a group effort, with a backing band later dubbed The Boon Companions co-writing many of the tracks. The Boon Companions consisted of Kelly's nephew Dan Kelly on guitar, Peter Luscombe on drums and his brother Dan Luscombe on guitar and keyboards, and Bill McDonald on bass guitar.[3] On 7 February, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation had started broadcasting the television series Fireflies which featured a score by Kelly and Stephen Rae.[5][6] The associated soundtrack CD Fireflies: Songs of Paul Kelly included tracks by Kelly, Paul Kelly & the Boon Companions, Professor Ratbaggy (containing Kelly and three earlier bandmates), Paul Kelly with Uncle Bill, and "Los Cucumbros" by the Boon Companions featuring Sian Prior,[7] which was later a track on Stardust Five by Stardust Five[8] (same line-up as Paul Kelly & the Boon Companions).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Paul Kelly, Dan Luscombe, Bill McDonald, Dan Kelly and Peter Luscombe,[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19] unless otherwise indicated.

Ways & Means disc 1
No. Title Length
1. "Gunnamatta" 4:14
2. "The Oldest Story in the Book" (P Kelly, D Luscombe) 4:31
3. "Heavy Thing" (P Kelly, D Kelly) 3:26
4. "Won't You Come Around" (P Kelly) 3:52
5. "These Are the Days" (P Kelly) 4:02
6. "Beautiful Feeling" 5:16
7. "Crying Shame" 4:36
8. "Sure Got Me (Where You Want Me)" 4:35
9. "To Be Good Takes a Long Time (To Be Bad No Time at All)" (P Kelly) 3:10
10. "Can't Help You Now" (P Kelly, D Kelly) 4:55
11. "Nothing But a Dream" (P Kelly) 7:36

All tracks written by Paul Kelly[20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29] unless otherwise indicated.

Ways & Means disc 2
No. Title Length
1. "Little Bit O'Sugar" (P Kelly, D Kelly) 6:49
2. "Forty Eight Angels" 4:43
3. "Your Lovin' Is on My Mind" 3:38
4. "You Broke a Beautiful Thing" 4:51
5. "My Way Is to You" (P Kelly, D Kelly) 4:22
6. "Curly Red" 3:44
7. "King of Fools" 2:55
8. "Young Lovers" (P Kelly, D Luscombe, D Kelly) 3:06
9. "Big Fine Girl" 2:50
10. "Let's Fall Again" (P Kelly, D Luscombe, D Kelly, P Luscombe, B McDonald) 8:15

Personnel[edit]

Paul Kelly Band aka Paul Kelly & the Boon Companions Credits:[30]

Production details

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone magazine review
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  14. ^ ""Beautiful Feeling" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 12 November 2009. 
  15. ^ ""Crying Shame" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 12 November 2009. 
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  24. ^ ""My Way Is To You" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 12 November 2009. 
  25. ^ ""Curly Red" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 12 November 2009. 
  26. ^ ""King of Fools" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 12 November 2009. 
  27. ^ ""Young Lovers" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 12 November 2009. 
  28. ^ ""Big Fine Girl" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 12 November 2009. 
  29. ^ ""Let's Fall Again" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 12 November 2009. 
  30. ^ Holmgren, Magnus. "Paul Kelly". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2014.