The Ballad of Philo Paul

December 2, 2008 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 25, 2008
  • Label: Acousticsongs
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Acousticsongs
  • Total Length: 51:39
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  • ASIN: B001OBTT0G
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #979,812 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Anyone who knows me, knows that there are fewer things I love more than discovering new music. As it would happen, an acquaintance through several other local musicians, T. Mitchell Bell, tracked me down a few weeks ago, looking for a percussionist for the upcoming release party-performance of his latest album, "The Ballad of Philo Paul". Admittedly not being that familiar with his music, he sent me a copy of the new album so I could put some homework in. Well, when I got home from work several weeks ago, the CD was waiting in the mail for me. Though it was late & had been a rather long day, I figured I'd at least check out the first few tracks........and inadvertently wound up spinning the whole album from start to finish, unable to stop listening. Frankly, I haven't been able to put it down since. This is absolutely incredible stuff.

Though it's truly a unique work, I'll do my best to draw some comparisons for description's sake. Take the more intimate storyteller aspects of the likes of Jim Croce, Bob Dylan, & James Taylor, and wrap it up in folk music that is equally tinged by subtle elements of blues, country, & rock. And for all the obvious stylistic influences you'll pick up on while listening, absolutely none of it comes across as a regurgitation of any of the genres - it all sounds fresh & inspired. These songs are polished, & the instrumentation very detailed, filling in the sonic gaps & crafting something that's obviously been extremely well-thought out.

Not to mention that the quality in production is simply mind-blowing. Very warm & lush, it at once sounds both extremely professional & extremely personal.
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By D. Moler on February 1, 2009
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Most new music nowadays resembles American Idol glamor icons with little to no talent. T. Mitchell Bell's album "The Ballad of Philo Paul" is a refreshing solace from the pop images that pervade the music industry. In the folk tradition, "Philo Paul" is an album about heritage, family, history, and struggle. It is an authentic musical composition resembling (along with folk) rock and blues in a subtle, melodic way. All this with some amazing modern production.

Music with skill and integrity, T. Mitchell Bell is one of those artists the music industry needs. I highly recommend it, and I don't recommend much!

Peace,
~Daniel (OP, KS)
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