Sunday, July 5, 2015

Paul McClelland-Pop Pointillism-(2010)-Full Album

1. Hello Cello
2. You Come To Me
3. I Feel Love
4. In No Hurry
5. It's A Very Sad Heart
6. Would You Like To Go To The Circus, Anna
7. Little Note Lullaby
8. There Is Only Time 
9. Empty Is
10. We Do Miss You
11. It Makes me Sore
12. Bonne Nuit

all songs written, performed, arranged and produced by Paul McClelland. Re-sequenced.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Paul McClelland-The Gimcrack Miscellany-(Full Album)-2011

1. Heavy Storm Today
2. Morning Stars
3. Child of the Dawn
4. I wanted you to Know
5. Misery and Joy
6. Part of Me, Part of You
7. Bogue Chitto
8. Sometimes I feel I've Lost my Way
9. Dreams Continue On
10. Robin Meade
11. What That Noise Be
12. Insanity
13. I'm Getting By
all songs written, performed, arranged and produced by Paul McClelland. Re-sequenced.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Paul McClelland-Poke The Bear (full album)-2012

1. Poke the Bear
2. Baby Appease Me
3. No Regrets
4. Choppin and Hidin'
5. Clementine Violet
6. Acquired Taste
7. Cry Street
8. Your Loving Ways
9. A Strange Sense of Home
10. Silhouettes
11. Don't Discourage Me
12. All Kinds of People

all songs written, performed, arranged and produced by Paul McClelland. Re-sequenced.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Paul McClelland-Vandals at the Gates of Reason-(2013-2014)

1. Vandals at the Gates of Reason
2. Wolf at your Door
3. Noise
4. The Sad Parade
5. There's a Big Storm Comin'
6. I think I'll Shoot Someone
7. It's the 21st Century
8. The Colors of the Stars
9. Fractured City
10. Blossoming Spring
11. Short Wave

all songs written, performed, arranged and produced by Paul McClelland. Re-sequenced.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Paul McClelland-A Henry-McClelland Songbook. (Spring, 2014)

1) Can You Remember 2) Rubber Check 3) Laugh When You're Down 4) Hangin on to Something (That ain't Something Anymore) 5) Sandy 6) It Ain't All Bad 7) Alley Cat 8) The Fat Man 9) Rachella ...All songs written by T. Henry-P. McClelland ---All songs performed by P. McClelland 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Paul McClelland-Valley of Silence (Celtic sessions from 1995, Vol. 1)

These sessions represent my 1st interests in Celtic music, and in 1995, I began the research and recording of dozens of Scottish and Irish traditional melodies. This was before the internet was widely used, so if I wanted clarification on lyrics or melodies, the public library was a primary resource. Looking through the recorded archives deciding what tunes to clean up and re-master, I found over 2 hours of recorded Celtic melodies, much more than would fit in a single collection, so these sessions are spread out over 2 volumes. They are mainly Scottish tunes, but many Irish tunes make an appearance, as well. In 1995, my 'home studio' consisted of a small Yamaha synthesizer, a Gibson acoustic guitar, a microphone, a Peavey mixer and a 4 track cassette multi-track recorder. My M.O. in those days was to learn the song, record it and its parts as quickly as possible, and move on to the next song, unfortunately, a few mistakes were left in to haunt me many years down the road, but on the plus side, there is an informal feel to these collections, and I hope you enjoy listening as i started to discover this 'new-to-me' folk music from, at this writing, 20 years ago. This is Vol. 1, "Valley of Silence"

1. Bonny Portmore (scottish)
2. Carrickfergus (irish)
3. Geordie MacLeish (scottish)
4. I'll Tell Me Ma (irish)
5. Courtyard Lullaby (irish)
6. My Lagan Love (irish)
7. Larry O Gaff (irish)
8. Mairi's Wedding (scottish)
9. If I Was a Blackbird (scottish)
10. My Match It Was Made (irish)
11. Raglan Road (irish)
12. Valley of Silence (scottish)
13. She Moved Through the Fair (irish)
14. The Silkie of Sule Skerry (scottish)
15. Wild Mountain Thyme (scottish)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Paul McClelland-The Colors of the Stars (Fall, 2014)

Not much writing and recording took place during 2014. I did manage to lay down the following tracks, which is the 1st full collection of songs recorded in the Birmingham AL home studio. It started off as an ambient instrumental group of songs, and as a result, Portal and Soft Rain were the 1st tracks recorded. I gradually shifted focus, and this became more of a collection of songs with music AND words, but all I had were a dozen or so 'song snippets' hanging around, so I tied them all together and recorded the collection you hear below. All songs written and all instruments and vocals by Paul McClelland using the 24 track Tascam workstation.

1. The Colors of the Stars
2. Fractured City
3. Portal
4. The Park
5. Blossoming Spring
6. Soft Rain
7. What Am I Gonna Do
8. UFO (Unidentified Falling Object)
9. The Apocalypse Song
10. Short Wave