Monday, December 21, 2015

CD Review: Neil Finn And Paul Kelly Work Together For New Live Album

World famous singer/songwriters Neil Finn and Paul Kelly teamed up for a tour of Australia in 2013. They recorded their show at the Sydney Opera House for an eventual release and after being released exclusively in Australia for the past few years, their new live album titled "Goin' Your Way" was finally released worldwide on December 11th through Omnivore Recordings.
The new two-disc set is packed with 29-songs that cover each of their successful solo albums with some Crowed House favorites and even a couple cover songs. The two songwriters have a mutual respect for each other's work which is felt in their song delivery. The album begins with the acoustic strumming of "Don't Stand So Close To The Window" as their two voices harmonize perfectly together. They continue with the gentle story telling of "Four Seasons In One Day" as Finn's words paint the perfect picture in your mind. They plug in on "She Will Have Her Way" as their backing band comes alive on this up-tempo rocker. The classic folk sound of "Careless" is a crowd favorite as Kelly & Finn become the modern day Simon & Garfunkel. The band swings in action on Paul Kelly's "Dumb Things" and "How To Make Gravy," while sandwiched between is one of the Crowed House favorites "Better Be Home Soon." The set finishes up with the wonderful story of "To Her Door" as their voices combine for the song's powerful message, and then the built-up chorus of "Don't Dream It's Over." The duo tack on a couple cover songs in the end including the quick shuffle of Buddy Holly's "Words Of Love" and the gentle touch of "Moon River." To find out more about Neil Finn & Paul Kelly "Goin' Your Way," please visit

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