An Irish Classic.
Jason Stein | San Diego, CA United States | 03/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Paul Brady came to my attention in 1991 via a video for "Nobody Knows" on VH1. I had never heard of him before but with one view/listen to "Nobody Knows" I went out and purchased Trick or Treat. Since that time I have become a fan of Paul Brady. He'd been around much longer than I thought, and it's great that his early recordings have been re-released and digitally remastered. I chose Trick or Treat to review because I think it's a great place to start. I guess Brady could be conceptualized as Irish adult contemporary folk rock. He's a better songwriter than Chris DeBurgh and more folk-sounding. I guess he could be compared to Van Morrison or Bob Geldof in ways. Paul Brady is just sincere music for adults. Though I was 17 when I bought Trick or Treat, 9 years later it still sounds great and the songwriting still rings true. Paul has written songs that other artists have covered such as "Paradise is Here" on Tina Turner's 1986 Break Every Rule cd and "Luck of the Draw" on Bonnie Raitt's 1991 Luck of the Draw cd. I'd recommend Trick or Treat for any rock collector."