Words and Music (Paul Kelly album)

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Words and Music
Words&Music.jpg
Studio album by Paul Kelly
Released 10 May 1998
Genre Folk/Rock
Label Mushroom (AUS)
Vanguard Records (US)
Producer Paul Kelly
Mark Opitz
Simon Polinski
Paul Kelly chronology
Songs from the South
(1997)'Songs from the South'1997
Words and Music
(1998)
Nothing But A Dream
(2001)'Nothing But A Dream'2001
Singles from Words and Music
  1. "Nothing on my Mind"
    Released: 1997
  2. "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning"
    Released: 1998
  3. "I'll Be Your Lover"
    Released: 1998
  4. "Melting"
    Released: 1998

Words And Music is an album recorded by Paul Kelly and originally released in 1998. It was released on Mushroom Records in Australia and Vanguard Records in the United States. The US release include one additional track, "How to Make Gravy", which was released as a separate Extended Play prior to the release of Words and Music in Australia and was nominated as 'Song of the Year' at the 1997 Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards.[1]

The album peaked at #17 on the ARIA albums chart[2] and #44 on the NZ album charts,[3] and was certified gold.[4] The album included three singles that did not reach the Top 40 singles chart.[2]

Kelly was nominated and won an ARIA Award in the category 'Best Male Artist' for Words and Music in 1998.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Paul Kelly, except where noted.

  1. "Little Kings" – 5:17
  2. "I'll Be Your Lover" – 4:12
  3. "Nothing on My Mind" (Kelly, Peter Luscombe, Steve Hadley) – 4:55
  4. "Words and Music" – 4:40
  5. "Gutless Wonder" – 4:56
  6. "Tease Me" (Kelly, Bruce Haymes) – 4:08
  7. "I'd Rather Go Blind" – 3:12
  8. "She Answers the Sun (Lazy Bones)" (with Rebecca Barnard) – 5:24
  9. "Beat of Your Heart" – 5:48
  10. "It Started with a Kiss" (Errol Brown) – 4:15
  11. "Glory Be to God" – 4:07
  12. "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" – 4:06
  13. "Charlie Owen's Slide Guitar" – 3:47
  14. "Melting" (Kelly, Monique Brumby) (with Monique Brumby) – 5:12

Personnel[edit]

  • Rebecca Barnard – vocals ("She Answers the Sun", "Beat of your Heart")
  • John Barrett – saxophone ("Gutless Wonder")
  • Monique Brumby – vocals ("Melting")
  • Renee Geyer – vocals ("Beat of your Heart")
  • Steve Hadley – bass
  • Spencer P. Jones – guitar
  • Paul Kelly – guitar, vocals
  • Bruce Haymes – keyboards
  • Laurence Maddy – horns ("Words and Music")
  • Peter Luscombe – drums
  • Shane O'Mara – guitar
  • Russell Smith – horns ("Words and Music")

Credits[edit]

  • Producer – Paul Kelly
  • Producer – Mark Opitz (tracks: 6, 10, 14)
  • Producer – Simon Polinski (track: 7)
  • Engineer – Chris Dickie (tracks: 6, 10, 14)
  • Engineer – Laurence Maddy (tracks: 1 to 5, 8, 9, 11 to 13)
  • Assistant Engineer – Charlie Macneil (tracks 6, 10, 14)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ARIA Awards: History: Winners by Award: Song of the Year". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Discography Paul Kelly". Australian Charts Portal. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Paul Kelly New Zealand Charting". New Zealand charts portal. Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  4. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 1998 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2008-09-01. 
  5. ^ "ARIA Awards 2008: History: Winners by Artist search result for Paul Kelly". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 2014-03-25. Retrieved 2008-08-25.