BongoBeat Paul Hyde: The Big Book of Sad Songs — Volume 1

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Paul Hyde: The Big Book of Sad Songs — Volume 1

Release Date: August 6th, 2002

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UPC: 7-6700-31962-2-1
Catalog number: BB 1962-2


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  • Ex-lead singer of The Payolas, Rock&Hyde
  • First ever acoustic solo album (his fourth solo lp)
  • All new material, full lyrics & liner notes by Paul
  • Paul Hyde - Vocals, Guitar with Robbie Steininger - Guitar, Mandola
  • CD is stickered with key info
  • Paul Hyde's trademark Yorkshire accent is the honey in this fine intricately melodic blend of Celtic & British folk flavoured material
  • File next to: Ray Davies/Richard Thompson/John Prine/John Hiatt/Stan Rogers
  • His strongest, purest album to date
01 Runner On The Seashore
02 I Miss My Mind The Most  [vid]
03 The Maddest Of The Mad
04 I Want You
05 Drunken Lover
06 The Smallest Coin In The Land
07 Forever Light Will Shine
08 Loudmouths
09 Highgate
10 No One Better

  • Celtic/British melodic folk-flavoured caustic & wry songs about drunkards, loudmouths, cemeteries, Malcolm Lowry, glory days gone by, the unloved and unwanted, the sacrifice of war; each song a perfect life in miniature of another tragic character or scenario caught in the net of the storyteller's eye for detail...
  • Ray Davies Village Green era melodies + the emotional vocal bite of Richard Thompson & Shane McGowan + John Prine's earthiness and way with a phrase
  • One of those rare records that generate sales & attention with every in-store play

A native of Yorkshire, England, Paul Hyde emigrated to North America in his teens, a tough northern lad who burst on the scene in 1979 as the voice of the Payola$, a band he formed with guitarist/co-writer Bob Rock (now best known as a hit producer). The Payola$ tallied six albums, gold and platinum records, considerable airplay and four Juno Awards. After the group dissolved in 1988 (including one lp as Rock and Hyde), Hyde went solo in 1990.

He recently toured with The Storyteller's Cabaret.

Visit the Paul Hyde website.

Paul's new video: I Miss My Mind The Most, Directed by Chris Hooper

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