Paul Stephenson – Mother Nature’s Rules (2018) SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Paul Stephenson – Mother Nature’s Rules (2018)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 49:49 minutes | Scans NOT included | 2,0 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Front, Scans NOT included | 595 MB
Stockfisch Records # SFR # 357.4082.2 | Genre: Pop, Folk, Acoustic

Paul Stephenson is not only a very delicate and refined guitar stylist but also a genuine poet. These songs bring to mind a time when Simon & Garfunkel songs received regular air-play on the radio. Lyrics remind us to appreciate the life we’ve been given be grateful for people in our lives. Intricate, finely crafted and sensitive to life’s mutability, the songs are performed with understated passion and tenderness.

You might think that, having written the songs and made demos of them, rehearsed them and laid down the basic tracks, this album would be familiar territory for me. But, thanks to Günter Pauler’s arrangements, it’s something of a magical mystery tour for me – and, I hope, for you too. Günter always finds a new unexpected angle that I’d never have thought of. I’m feeling very lucky to be able to bring you this latest album in the company of such a troupe of fine musicians, produced with his usual finesse by Grammy nominee, Günter Pauler. Thanks to them all, from the bottom of my heart. – Paul Stephenson, July 2018


01. Unexceptional Day
02. Crying Shame
03. Silence Is Deafening
04. Handfuls Of Sand
05. You Played Julia
06. Till Kingdom Come
07. Like Irene
08. Only Lovers Understand
09. Yes I Do
10. The Mists Of Pity Me
11. Patience Of A Saint
12. The Long Haul
13. The Painter’s Hand
14. When The Rain Begins To Fall

Paul Stephenson, vocals, guitar
Ian Melrose, guitars, mandola, flute
Lea Morris, backing vocals
Manfred Leuchter, accordion
Lutz Moller, keyboards
Oli Bott, marimba
Lucile Chaubard, cello
Antoine Putz, fretless & electric bass
Hans-Jorg Maucksch, fretless bass
Beo Brockhausen, flute, hang, keyboards, hulusi, udu, saxophone

Producer and Engineered by Günter Pauler.
Mastered by Hans-Jörg Maucksch at Pauler Acoustics.



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