Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
THE ONLY THING MORE LIFELESS THAN THIS CD IS DEATH!
australptr | 11/07/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Alas, another lame attempt by a less-than-average singer to record a CD, probably financed by a lover who wants to keep the singer happy and in his bed. This CD is really awful, not at all enhanced by the totally bland voice of Mr. Hull. He may be successful entertaining the elderly in geriatric hospitals, but as a recording artist, totally fails. Who offers these talentless nobodies the chance to record, when there is more entertainment value in watching the weather channel? Skip right past this one, it's a one note performance spread over many songs."
australptr | Sydney Australia | 06/07/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Stumbling across this CD was a most pleasant surprise. I have been listening to it constantly for weeks. Paul Hull has a rich, tender, well placed, and theatrically projected voice. I love his interpretation of Billie Holiday's classic, 'Don't Explain'. You can feel the emotional poignancy of this song, a truly memorable rendition with beautiful jazz accompaniment. His rendition of the Nina Simone classic 'That's All I Want From You' is heartfelt and moving. We are also treated to one of Paul's own beautifully sung and written songs, 'Years and Years'. There is also Noel Coward's gem, 'If Love Were All' which Elaine Stritch has helped revive interest in since her recent show and CD, 'At Liberty'.The highlight of this CD, for me, was 'I Wish You Love'. So many different singers have sung this song (for better or worse!) From Dean Martin to Peggy Lee to Shirley Bassey to Marlene Dietrich. Paul Hull gives us one of the best interpretations that I have ever head of this song. An interpretation that is faithful to the original French chanson version, which evokes love, tenderness and longing.Another reason for loving this album is the musical accompaniment and orchestration which skilfully infuses a number of different music styles, ranging from musical theatre to jazz to cabaret. Well done Paul Hull and thank you for a beautiful CD. More please."