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Translucent Soul
Ellis Paul
Translucent Soul
Genres: Folk, Pop
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No Description Available. Genre: Folk Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 15-SEP-1998


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All Artists: Ellis Paul
Title: Translucent Soul
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Philo / Umgd
Original Release Date: 9/15/1998
Release Date: 9/15/1998
Genres: Folk, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011671120027


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No Description Available.
Genre: Folk Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 15-SEP-1998

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Best Songwriter in the World today
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is Ellis's "Blood on the tracks". It is lyrically on a par with his previous masterpiece "Carnival of voices" and is even more lush musically. The song "Angel in Manhatton" is my favorite: a song about faith in the everyday ordinary. The most catchy song is "The world ain't slowing down", with the images rolling pass the mind's eye (I get the sensation, like joy and fustration; Like getting caught by a tropical rain). This song takes me back to childhood ("Weren't you the kid who just jumped on the merry-go-round?") in much the same way as Frost's poem birches, and yet like Frost is more complex again. If you have ever been alone in a stange town late at night and found the food store to be the only form of entertainment ("I'm a one-man line in a twenty-four hour store") you'll identify with "Take me down". Unlike others writing songs today Ellis IS a poet: this is what gives him the edge over those others. His self-taught guitar style with lilting melodies discovered in the six strings of his altered guitars (Different tunings, Different Strings) have a prosody with his lyrics that can silence a room in performance. Buy this album and expose yourself to art."
Friend of Devin | Atlantic, Massachusetts | 12/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Let's be clear here -- this is not the live Ellis Paul experience -- this is Ellis viewed through the polished production crystal of Jerry Marotta, adding a different richness to Ellis' polished, direct live performances. His material displays a great mix of sadness with an eye on a brighter future (e.g. "Seven" and "Live in the Now"), lyrcially and musically. Plus, as he likes to joke, the disc includes his one man Grammy category, Best Lesbian Pop Song By a Male Singer Songwriter ("She Loves a Girl"). Finally, track 12 (a hidden bonus) gives you a feel for Ellis' live sound pretty well. He has a live disc scheduled for release in 2000 -- watch for it. (To be fair, Ellis and I use the same producer/engineer.)"
Still my favorite Ellis Paul CD
Friend of Devin | 06/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This remains my favorite Ellis Paul CD, even though it is now four years is still the one I prefer when I need someone to simg me to sleep after a difficult day. His beautiful voice is at its best here, its most unencumbered and clearest as he sings these twelve beautiful, intimate may not be the usual, crowd-pleasing jocular Ellis (which I also adore), but as I said, for the most part, is still my favorite when I have time to really listen to him and think about what he's saying through his lyrics. A must for any serious Ellis fan."