Exclusive: Cover art, tracklist for new Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly has revealed the artwork and tracklist to his 19th studio album Spring And Fall, due for release on October 19.

Kelly recorded the album – his first since 2007’s Stolen Apples – with nephew Dan, Machine Translation’s J Walker and longtime musical collaborators Peter and Dan Luscombe in a town hall in regional Victoria, “Even though we recorded it in a hall” Dan explains “It doesn’t sound like a Ye Olde barn dance. It’s kind of modern, with a bit of backwoods glue holding it together.”

Spring and Fall is a concept album, of sorts, which focuses on a love story told from different points of view, Kelly says: “Noticing that people are listening to music more and more now in a grazing kind of way – picking a song here and a song there – spurred me on to try and make a record that would take a stand on behalf of the ALBUM. I’m a music grazer with the best of them but there is still a deep satisfaction in encountering a set of songs that unfolds from start to finish and demands to be heard in its entirety.”

Spring and Fall tracklist:

New Found Year

When A Woman Loves A Man

For The Ages

Gonna Be Good

Someone New

Time And Tide Waits For No-one

Sometimes My Baby

Cold As Canada

I’m On Your Side

None Of Your Business No

Little Aches And Pains