Essentials

Ellis Paul

Essentials
  • CAT # 11671-1250-2

    DISC ONE  
    1. Take Me Down 4:38
    2. Eighteen 4:26
    3. Paris in a Day 4:58
    4. Home 4:58
    5. If She's the One 4:41
    6. Take All the Sky You Need 4:14
    7. Maria's Beautiful Mess 5:31
    8. The Only Way 4:31
    9. Conversation with a Ghost 3:57
    10. The World Ain't Slowin' Down 4:48
    11. Angel in Manhattan 6:37
    12. If You Break Down 4:36
    13. Words 3:50
    14. Snow in Austin Intro 1:12
    15. Snow in Austin 4:39
    16. Did Galileo Pray? 5:11
    17. Jukebox on My Grave 3:45
    DISC TWO  
    1. Sweet Mistakes 3:52
    2. 3,000 Miles 4:14
    3. Blacktop Train 4:44
    4. Seventeen Septembers 4:04
    5. Autobiography of a Pistol 4:09
    6. The Martyr's Lounge 4:03
    7. Midnight Strikes Too Soon 4:12
    8. Alice's Champagne Palace 4:22
    9. Roll Away Bed 3:59
    10. All Things Being The Same 3:45
    11. Deliver Me 4:15
    12. Welcome Home to Maine 4:38
    13. She Loves a Girl 4:21
    14. She Was 4:02
    15. The Speed of Trees 4:02
    16. God's Promise Intro 1:05
    17. God's Promise 4:13

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Ellis Paul has written all kinds of songs over the years - folk songs, love songs, pop songs, story songs, rock songs, and even a couple novelty songs. With a career spanning twenty years and 11 albums, Paul has cemented his reputation as one of the most articulate song poets of his generation. Essentials collects 34 of his finest performances, including standout album tracks, two new songs, five previously unreleased live tracks, and four re-recorded favorites. With musical support from Patty Griffin, Vance Gilbert, Tony Levin, Don Conoscenti, Christopher Williams, Rachel Davis, Dar Williams, Jennifer Kimball and Antje Duvekot and tracks produced by Bill Morrissey, Duke Levine, Jerry Marotta, Flynn, and John Jennings, and even a collaboration with Paul's hero Woody Guthrie, Essentials is the ultimate Ellis Paul collection.

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