Brady, Paul / Say What You Feel
Album: Say What You Feel   Collection:General
Artist:Brady, Paul   Added:Jan 2005
Label:Compass Records  

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Add Date: 2005-03-06 Pull Date: 2005-05-08
Week Ending: May 1 Mar 13
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1. Feb 16, 2006: Multiple Personality Disorder
Love in a Bubble
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Love in a Bubble
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Love in a Bubble
4. Mar 10, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
Love in a Bubble

Album Review
Peter Porcino
Reviewed 2005-02-27
Paul Brady – Say What you Feel – Compass Records
Reviewed by Peter 2-27-2005

Mediocre folk with some country/gospel/soft rock feel to it. The album is bottom-heavy: tracks 8-12 are all decent. *Track 3 has the most energy with 10 in a close second – both are the highlights of the album.* The vocals and lyrics aren’t bad, but the best part of the music is the Hammond organ that shows up relatively often. FFC Clean.

1. Smile (3:52) – Mid-tempo acoustic guitar strumming and piano. Solo male vocals. Optimistic song about the power of a smile.
2. Don’t Try to Please Me (3:19) – Up-beat, same guitar/piano, additional male vocals (both deeper and higher). Song about genuine vs. disingenuous love.
3. * Love In A Bubble (3:06) – Driving, mid-tempo song with plenty of energy. Features a Hammond organ (and a lyrical reference to it), backing vocals, rock instrumentation. Describes a day spent with a new acquaintance.
4. I Only Want You (3:52) – Slow love song with guitar/piano and only Brady singing. Some simple, pretty guitar picking in addition to the typical strumming.
5. Living For The Corporation (4:07 – Mid-tempo song w/ a slow feel about the meaningless of working in corporate America. His insights aren’t particularly original but the lyrics are decent.
6. Say What You Feel (4:11) – Titular track – love song with self-explanatory title. Up-tempo, more Hammond organ but with a different feel. Has some 80s sound, some gospel, but I don’t think it works too well.
7. Locked Up In Heaven (4:24) – Down-tempo, simple song. Brady does all the music on this track, including some cheesy/pretty electric piano playing. Lyrics as well are both pretty and a little corny.
8. * Sail, Sail On (4:27) – Mid-tempo song starts simple with acoustic strumming, then adds electric guitar, organ, etc. Some backing vocals. Chorus is highlight. Lyrics describe the disease of modern-day living.
9. * The You That’s Really You (4:06) – Mid-tempo countrified song about the strange effects of love. Solid vocals (including backing harmonies) and piano/organ playing.
10. * Doin’ It In The Dark (4:30) – Up-tempo, driving song that critiques Americans, modern life in general, etc. Starts w/ electric and acoustic guitars, solid instrumentation throughout. Organ solo in the middle! Nice lyrics.
11. Beyond the Reach of Love (4:34) – Mid-tempo song about dying love. Includes some nice ukulele work and a string section (prominent towards the end). Solid vocals and decent lyrics.
12. (4:11) – The Man I used to Be – A more down-tempo song about love of the past. Song has a Van Morrison feel through the sax/horn work, lyrics and even vocals at times. Decent song overall.

Track Listing
1. Smile   7. Locked Up in Heaven
2. Don't Try to Please Me   8. Sail, Sail on
3. Love in a Bubble   9. The You That's Really You
4. I Only Want You   10. Doin' It in the Dark
5. Living for the Corporation   11. Beyond the Reach of Love
6. Say What You Feel   12. The Man I Used to Be