This review is written by Kevin McCarthy, 10/05
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Ellis Paul's latest release is laden with intimaterelationship songs,
some positive, some not so. If artists create from
that which they are most familiar, Paul's acquaintance with turbulence,
tempered by a learned wiseness, accurately describes his pilgrimage
This is also a 'different' Ellis Paul here, but
long-time fans need not fear for there is plenty of the 'old' Paul here, too, along with his more contemporary sound.
"HomePaul offers another stunner with "Clarity," an absorbing tale about the father-seeking by-product of a tryst between a love-her-and-leave-her soldier and a young woman.
is the woman across the table
is dreaming in my sheets
This house is just an address
You're my home"
"...If I was a stranger would you believe?In "She Was," Paul's protagonist fails to convince himself of his love's unworthiness. "Marc Chagall" is a touching ode to the power and strength to be found in the best of affiliations. The briefest cut, "Time," tells of all that is lost by holding on to past hurt and pain. "Take All The Sky You Need" explores a remarkable 'better half' who supports her mate's individual trek of self-discovery.
Would you take the truth from me?
'Cause I tell you, and you don't heat it
So I show you and you don't see it
and I'm mystified that
you'd deny the truth from me, from me..."
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