Soul Shadows

Soul Shadows

by Paul Carrack

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Overview

Three years after his last collection of original material, Paul Carrack slides back into a comfortable groove with Soul Shadows. Perhaps the groove is a shade too cozy, sometimes drifting so close to the middle of the road it seems to veer toward old-fashioned easy listening, something where it's all surface and gentle vibes. The high-class homespun production doesn't help in this matter: apart from the drums, which are played by his son, Carrack plays every instrument here, so the proceedings are tidy and immaculate, the cleanliness tending to soften the soul. The real human touch comes from Carrack's voice, which is as warm and easy as ever while also benefiting from the gentle assurance of an old master. He never pushes too hard, never gets lazy; he's happy to be easy and if the songs don't necessarily hook, this certainly is a mellow good time.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2016
Label: Proper Music Distrib
UPC: 5052442008194
catalogNumber: 26
Rank: 75401

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Carrack   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Harmonica,Piano,Drums,Maracas,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,Vocals,Washboard,Clavinet,Melodica,Vibes,Wurlitzer,Wah Wah Clavinet,Guitar (Baritone)
Pee Wee Ellis   Saxophone
Matthew Ward   Leader
John Barclay   Flugelhorn
Richard Edwards   Tenor Trombone
Mark Nightingale   Tenor Trombone
Paul Spong   Trumpet
Peter Van Hooke   Percussion,Drums,Hand Clapping
Hugh Webb   Harp
Bill Hawkes   Viola,Celli
Julian Tear   Leader
Everton Nelson   Leader
Anna Noakes   Alto Flute
Ian Burdge   Celli
Andy Wood   Bass Trombone
Nick Barr   Viola,Celli
Chris Worsey   Celli
Richard George   Leader
Nicola Sweeney   Leader
Simon Baggs   Leader
Christopher Tombling   Leader
Karen Jones   Flute
Rose Warren-Green   Leader
Vicky Matthews   Celli
Alison Dods   Leader
Steve Wright   Viola,Celli
Oliver Langford   Leader
Alistair White   Trombone
Jack Carrack   Drums,Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

Paul Carrack   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Pee Wee Ellis   Horn Arrangements
David Cullen   Orchestration
Chris Difford   Composer
Deadric Malone   Composer
Richard Niles   Orchestration
Peter Van Hooke   Producer
Geoff Foster   Engineer
Alfred Braggs   Composer
Graham Bonnett   Engineer

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