Spring and Fall by Paul Kelly
Spring and Fall arrives on the heels of an extended period of retrospective activity, during which Paul Kelly celebrated his extensive body of work with the release of his memoir How to Make Gravy and the eight-CD, 105-song box set The A to Z Recordings.
This new album is a song cycle that tells a love story from multiple points of view. As Paul explains further:
‘Noticing that people are listening to music more and more now in a grazing kind of way – picking a song here and a song there – spurred me on to try and make a record that would take a stand on behalf of the album. I’m a music grazer with the best of them but there is still a deep satisfaction in encountering a set of songs that unfolds from start to finish and demands to be heard in its entirety.’
Dave Clarke is a Music & DVD Specialist at Readings Carlton.