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D'Adamo, Paul: Tell Me Something

Texas musician/teacher Paul D'Adamo debut album Tell Me Something was originally released in 2010 but has been updated this year with a DVD as an added bonus. My review copy does not include the DVD.

D'Adamo is a big fan of Genesis and Phil Collins, so big in fact his debut is a tribute to that great band. What is quite impressive is the group of musicians he has enlisted for the hired help. They have played with the likes of Genesis, Supertramp, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Moody Blues, and the list goes on. So it is no surprising the musicianship is of a very high caliber.

The disc consists of three originals, a couple of Phil Collins solo tunes and latter period Genesis tracks. Prog fans may be disappointed by the lack of early Genesis material but damn if this is not some pretty decent pop music.

The D'Adamo penned "Tell Me Something" opens the disc with some funky bass, snappy keys and juicy guitar licks. It is a very smooth sound, a little jazzy, with some nice melodic saxophone to make the edge that much smoother. Next is "Long Long Way To Go", taken from Collins solo disc No Jacket Required, features superb sax and outstanding lead vocals from D'Adamo. He has a warm pleasant voice, ideally suited for his style of pop rock. "Doesn't Anybody Stay Together Anymore", another Collin's solo track, is one of the catchiest songs here with more delicious sax work. My favourite is the classic Genesis tune "Entangled" with superb vocals and a lovely pastoral arrangement. The moody sax at the end is pure bliss.

So there you have it. D'Adamo has made a nice tribute to some of his heroes and I for one am glad he did. For that, a solid 3.5 stars.

Track Listing:
1. Tell Me Something (5:32)
2. Long Long Way To Go (5:06)
3. Miss You (3:55)
4. Doesn't Anybody Stay Together Anymore (5:32)
5. Entangled (6:34)
6. Woman Like You (4:34)
7. Please Don't Ask (4:29)
8. Like It Or Not (4:57)
9. Constant Change (4:07)
10. Guide Vocal (1:21)

Added: September 29th 2013
Reviewer: Jon Neudorf
Related Link: Artist's Official Site
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Language: english

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