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  • Audio CD (1 April 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • ASIN: B00001OH60
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,032 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Nobody Knows
  2. The World Is What You Make It
  3. Paradise Is Here (Alternate Version)
  4. Nothing But The Same Old Story
  5. The Lakes Of Pontchartrain (New Recording)
  6. Trick Or Treat
  7. Trust In You (Previously Unreleased Version)
  8. Not The Only One (New Vocal)
  9. The Island
  10. Crazy Dreams
  11. Follow On
  12. Just In Time
  13. The Homes Of Donegal
  14. Arthur McBride (New Recording)

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Paul Brady can be forgiven the dry complaint of this anthology's title: his long arc through Irish folk and rock has made fans of Mark Knopfler, Bonnie Raitt, Tina Turner, and Bob Dylan, while Brady's songs and fleet guitar have popped up on an impressive array of albums. Despite that pedigree, and Brady's distinctively reedy, supple tenor, his own albums have remained woefully underexposed, making Nobody Knows a revelation for newcomers. The set mirrors Brady's path from traditional Irish folk music in the 1970s through forceful and impassioned folk-rock to a softer mainstream pop style in the '80s. His folk craft surfaces here in two beautifully realised new recordings--"The Lakes of Pontchartrain" and "Arthur McBride". The more orchestral sweep of Brady's pop-slanted work shines on the title track, "Trick or Treat" (featuring Raitt), and "Not the Only One", which typify his elegant, mature romanticism. Ultimately, though, his most galvanic performance--and haunting lyric--erupts with "Nothing but the Same Old Story" from 1981's brilliant Hard Station, chronicling the archetypal immigrant experience of an Irish wanderer whose dreams of fortune and freedom are crushed by alcoholism, poverty, and prejudice. The song attains a perfect balance between its kinetic rock arrangement, rich narrative detail, and Brady's desperate, angry, sorrowful voice. --Sam Sutherland

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This album, for the uninitiated is what i would call the perfect introduction to paul brady. Throughout his career brady has been wowing audiences with his own brand of music from planxty through to the solo stuff. considering he is from strabane (we all have our crosses to bear) he has still made his mark all over the world from tina turner (snigger) to bonnie raitt(ho-hum), but it is a sign that the man is a fantastic songwriter when even dylan rates him. if he is good enough for bob he should be good enough for YOU. any irish man who has ever worked the sites in london will know that it really is Nothing But The Same Old Story.
BUY IT TODAY.
you will not regret it.
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A varied mixture of musical styles highlighting the talent and virtuosity of this musician. You will love some of the material on this album, and be left wondering why he chose other songs which are less appealing on first hearing. You need to listen to the album a number of times to appreciate the wide appeal of this artist, and to understand where he is coming from.
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great service arrived within a few days. Fab CD: Paul Brady at his best!
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Excellent album showcasing this amazing singer-songwriter's best work
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best indeed 31 Mar. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This CD delivers what most "Best of.." albums signally fail do do - it is indeed a collection of Paul Brady's best work. The irony in the title(Nobody knows: etc.) is well meant. For many years respected artists have praised his songwriting ability but he himself is still comparatively unknown. This CD is a showcase for his talents as a traditional singer - The Lakes of Ponchartrain, Arthur MacBride) and his incisive, self-aware songwriting(everything else on the album!).
This is an excellent introduction to the man and his work - Rykodisc is to be congratulated for this release and for releasing his back catalogue.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Introduction or introspection? 17 Jan. 2000
By Max Hirshfeld - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
What a gift!Rykodisc has managed to heighten the already beautiful aural splendor of Paul's combination of early Irish folk with his take on 90's folk-rock. Ever since I read that Bob Dylan said that he wishes he could write like Paul Brady I was hooked. My kids, two girls 21 and 15, have become fans and...need I say more?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Stuff! 13 May 2001
By Jonathan h> Reilly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If we can agree that Van Morrison is the Otis Redding of the island of Ireland, then Paul Brady is the island's Marvin Gaye. Both share in the stew of Irish folk and the finest early traditions of American R&B and rock, yet each has his own beauty. Since Morrison continues to make albums celebrating other musicians, he should consider Brady. I happened upon Paul Brady at the first Lisdoonvarna Folk Festival. He was part of the renaissance of incredible young Irish musicians reestablishing the magic of their folk traditions. I believe the year was 1977. The festival remains the greatest of my life, and Paul Brady had two of the many show stoppers during those three magical days. These two songs, "The Lakes of Pontchartrain" and "Arthur McBride", appear on this album as newer recordings. They sound as beautiful as they did that night and "Arthur McBride" still remains one of my favorite Irish folk songs. Before Paul's set was over, he was joined by Andy Irvine, Christy Moore and others in what would became a reunion of Planxty. The Bothy Band was there,and I believe that Matt Molloy sat in on flute. I was biking through Ireland that summer, but managed to mail home 10 albums from that concert which included the Chieftans, the Furey Brothers, and all those already mentioned. Christy Moore later wrote a song about that Lisdoonvarna Concert. This album should be in the collection of every serious music lover. Only three of the songs on it are in the folk tradition, but the rock gems that Paul has mastered are as moving. There are some real nuggets here and 11 of its 14 songs are as wonderful as Morrison's finest. Three of its songs, including "Paradise is Here", "Nothing but the Same Old Story", and "Trick or Treat" with Bonnie Raitt, are good, but somewhat diminish the power of the others. I left them off my own compilation, which includes selections from Paul's newest album, "Oh What A World", also well worth owning. Incredible Stuff! Everyone who I have shared these albums with from 25 to 55 loves them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Nobody Knows"....Well, They Should Know Paul Brady! 29 Dec. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
When I arrived home from work tonight, I found this CD waiting on me at my doorstep. I could not wait, to get it on my stereo system. I've been listening to it for two hours non-stop, as it has been years since I last heard such an extroidinary talent. Paul Brady is everything a musician should be--he writes, sings and plays on every song from the heart. And the hauntingly beautiful "Nobody Knows" just blows me away. This is just an incredible album, and it is a shame that he isn't as popular in the States as he is, in his native Ireland--he should be!
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Music !! 11 May 2014
By Julianne Mary Pearson - Published on Amazon.com
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This album is well written, recorded and produced...which means it will be listened to over and over !! I'm especially enjoying the 'stories' related to the songs...(nobody does it like the Irish !!!)
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