Song of the day: Paul Steel – "Your Loss"

February 18, 2012

As you’re probably aware (I go on and on about it with alarming regularity), I’m a CD kind of guy. As far as material objects go, I like those little shiny discs. (‘Cos they have music on them.)

The latest CD to arrive in the post was Paul Steel‘s Moon Rock, and it’s now my second copy of the album. The first was an English promo (apparently Moon Rock has never actually had an official release in the UK). The English promo had this cover:

Moon Rock did finally get an official release, but only in Japan. The Japanese version has bonus tracks and a hefty booklet as well as a much more colourful cover. (See the top of this post.) So I bought the Japanese one, too. And now I have two Moon Rocks at home.

I’ve just realised that I didn’t need to mention any of that. All I needed to do was play you today’s song, and maybe mention that it’s from Moon Rock, an album I like very, very much:

Paul Steel – “Your Loss” (2008)

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Oh, and one of the bonus tracks on that Japanese import is this groovy remix of “Your Loss”:

Paul Steel – “Your Loss (Shawn Lee’s My Mate Remix)” (2008)

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Incidentally, if you have a spare 48 minutes you can hear all of Moon Rock streamed at Bandcamp – or here if you don’t want to click on that link:

Paul Steel official website
Moon Rock streaming on Bandcamp
Paul Steel’s blog
Paul Steel on Facebook
Paul Steel on MySpace

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Song of the day: Paul Steel – "In A Coma"

February 9, 2011

Here’s a song from an album that received nowhere near as many kudos, accolades, plaudits etc – all those things that people give to albums they really like – than I thought it might*:

Paul Steel – “In A Coma” (2008)

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The album is Moon Rock, and “In A Coma” is its opening track. To me, it’s a great album. It’s the perfect marriage of Jellyfish and late-60’s Beach Boys – and it was all created by British one-man band Paul Steel. (He’s another one of those wunderkinder who can sing and play everything.) It’s just the kind of thing I enjoy listening to.

I want to play you another track as a bonus, but I’ve had a bit of trouble choosing one because I think that pretty much every song on the album is a highlight. You’ve had an up-tempo song with “In A Coma”. How about something a little more relaxed?

Paul Steel – Hole In Your Heart” (2008)

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Okay – you’ve talked me into it. Here’s another one:

Paul Steel – “Oh No! Oh Yeah!” (2008)

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Paul Steel official website
Paul Steel blog
Paul Steel on Facebook
Paul Steel on MySpace

(*Maybe other people didn’t like it as much as I did.)