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  Paul Carrack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paul Carrack (born April 22, 1951 in Sheffield, England) is a British keyboardist, singer and songwriter.
Carrack was the keyboard player for Warm Dust, and occasionally played other instruments as well, but he was not the band's lead vocalist.
In 2004, the band was officially re-named Mike and the Mechanics and Paul Carrack.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paul_Carrack   (1397 words)

 TrouserPress.com :: Paul Carrack
In one of rock's circuitous success stories, Paul Carrack was the lead-singing keyboardist in Ace, a pub-rock outfit before "pub-rock" became a rock press sub-genre — strictly background music for soaking up suds.
Carrack and Lowe then formed Noise to Go, a Rockpilish arrangement in which the two alternated top billing.
Carrack next found employment with Mike and the Mechanics (Mike Rutherford's extra-Genesis sideline), and wound up singing strangely anonymous-sounding lead on that group's big hit, "Silent Running." This exposure got Carrack a 1987 touring-band job with Roger Waters after Pink Floyd's split.
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 BBC - h2g2 - Paul Carrack at Ronnie Scott’s — Interview/Informal Chat - Wednesday 11th November 1998
Paul then followed this song up with another unexpected treat, an acoustic version of a song he performed with Squeeze (as he announced “This is a song I recorded with the lads who are playing across the road in a few days”) — this was Loving You Tonight.
This was performed excellently by Paul, who was still alone on stage, before Paul had even performed the track a woman in the audience let out an excited squeal once she learned what track he was about to do.
Paul came on, thanked the audience for being great and the people at Ronnie Scott’s for having him for tonight and the next 3 nights, and announced they would do one final song that everyone had to sing the chorus to, not too hard when the song is Oh Oh Oh My My My.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A8975   (2127 words)

 Carrack, Paul: Satisfy my soul (Compass Records, 2000.01.01)
Paul was first bitten by the music bug as a small child back in his native Sheffield, where he would bash away at a home-made drumkit up in his parents' attic, playing along with an old wind-up gramophone.
Sung by Paul, the title-track of their second LP The Living Years was a huge worldwide hit, peaking at number one in America, and hoisting the band to megastar status.
Paul Carrack was one of the great all-around side musicians of the '70s and '80s, singing and playing on tours and albums by the likes of Squeeze, Nick Lowe, the Pretenders and the Smiths.
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 World of Genesis - Paul Carrack Concert Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Paul Carrack has assembled an excellent band of musicians to support him and PC himself has rarely, if ever, been in better form both from a recording and ‘live’ perspective.
Paul Carrack then returned to the forefront to announce that he would be performing the first song he ever wrote and requested a little audience participation to help out with the tune.
Paul Carrack and his band left the audience hungry for more, and not a soul left the arena until the lights came on in the off chance that the band might return for yet another encore.
www.worldofgenesis.com /concert_reviews-Paul-Carrack.htm   (3249 words)

 Paul Carrack
Paul then chatted casually with the audience as he switched to electric guitar, speaking of his four children and how he hoped that family wars wouldn’t break out over the fact that My Kind was written for only one of them, when his now teenage daughter was a baby.
Paul stood in the centre of the stage holding a mike, admiring the magnificent talent of his friend but also looking a bit surprised, though happily so, that the piano intro was continuing for quite so long.
Paul then said he had decided to delve into some self-indulgence—it was his party, after all—and he and Argent performed a gorgeously smooth and soulful version of Georgia On My Mind that seemed to leave the Hall breathless and would make Van Morrison, who also enjoys performing that song live, fairly jealous.
www.aboutlastnight.org.uk /paul_carrack.htm   (3776 words)

 PAUL CARRACK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Carrack took to music at an early age and, by the time he as a teenager, became heavily influenced by the Mersey Beat craze of the period.
Paul left the confines of Warm Dust to form the pub rock band Ace with members two other local bands, Might Baby and The Action.
In 1985, Paul Carrack was invited to participate in the recording of a new project with Genesis bassist and guitarist Mike Rutherford.
www.worldofgenesis.com /paul_carrack-bio.htm   (2810 words)

 Get Ready to ROCK! Review of CD album by Mike and The Mechanics and Paul Carrack called Rewired
Sadly original co-vocalist Paul Young is no longer with us, so Paul Carrack is left to carry the torch in the vocal department, and significantly now has joint billing.
Carrack is one of our best vocalists but his own solo career has been low key.
In between, the album is inoffensive but Carrack and co hardly break sweat, save perhaps for the opener 'One Left Standing' which has the requisite urgency that is sadly lacking elsewhere.
www.getreadytorock.com /reviews/mike_mechanics.htm   (250 words)

 Paul Carrack
aul Carrack is riding in a limousine from his hotel on Long Island to downtown New York when he gets the news: He has made rock 'n' roll history.
Carrack also wrote the Eagles' "Love Will Keep Us Alive," ASCAP's PRS Song of the Year in 1995, and as a solo artist, he has had four U.S. Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hit "Don't Shed a Tear" in 1988.
Carrack even takes another stab at his signature song, "How Long," giving it a slow, jazzy twist.
www.pauseandplay.com /carrack.htm   (501 words)

 Mike and The Mechanics - Biography 1985 - 2005
Paul Carrack made his mark on the music scene in 1974, with ACE and the hit single, "How Long", (taken from their "Five A-Side" album).
Paul Carrack re-launched his solo career with exceptional gusto, in the form of "Blue Views", an incredibly smooth album which capitalised beautifully on Paul's soulful singing and old school song writing talent.
Paul Carrack seems to have settled comfortably into his own recording niche and successful live career, but if he were finished with the Mechanics, I imagine he would have called it a day after the death of Paul Young.
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 REVIEW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Carrack makes it clear on this first track and on "Time to Let Go" which follows it that in order to make the most of today, you have to let go of yesterday.
Carrack's distinctive blue-eyed soul vocals are the perfect match for the gospel-stylings of the title track, on which additional backing vocalists provide a church choir feel and big gospel finish.
Carrack slows it down again on "Close to Me," "It Goes Without Saying" and "If You'd Ever Needed Someone" but pulls out all the stops on the rousing closer "Some Kinda Love" on which he gives a performance that would make Steve Winwood take some notes.
www.westnet.com /consumable/1998/05.25/revcarra.html   (481 words)

 Paul Carrack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Paul Carrack (born April 22, EHandler: no quick summary.
Ace was Carrack's first band, EHandler: no quick summary.
250pxrightthumbthe reunited band in 2004 - from left: paul thompson - drums, phil manzanera - guitar, bryan ferry - vocals and piano,...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pa/paul_carrack.htm   (955 words)

 DVD365.net - Paul Carrack Live at the Opera House
Fans of Paul Carrack's material will probably already know most of the lyrics, although it's still a nice to have.
I am not a follower of Paul Carrack and before reviewing this disc I could only tell you that he is the singer of Mike And The Mechanics.
I can now tell you however, that he is a great performer and this was a very enjoyable live set and must have been great to actually have been there.
www.dvd365.net /paulcarrack.htm   (739 words)

 Paul Carrack - Infomation, Biography and links.
Paul Carrack has participated in a number of groups, plus solo performances, over the last 30 yrs or so.
In 1972, Carrack formed Ace who enjoyed success with 3 albums, a worldwide hit "How Long" (which Paul wrote), and a US tour with the group Yes.
Paul continues to tour, usually encompassing a gig at home city Sheffield around Chirstmas times.
www.sheffieldontheinternet.co.uk /carrack.html   (389 words)

 Rock Ahead : Paul Carrack - Live Concert Review 24 May 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The mix of Paul Carrack's soulful voice, a talented band and a good crowd 'up for it', all made for a tremendous evening.
A potted history from Paul between numbers and a bit of background info on some of the tracks such as "My Kind" being about his daughter and "Together" about his wife of 30 some years 'together, lovers whatever,together,now and forever'.
If you like singing, clapping hands,dancing, standing up you could try a revival meeting, then again Paul Carrack could be the answer if you what a real gem of a singer to boot.
www.themusicindex.com /rockahead/reviews/paul_carrack_live.htm   (297 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Interview with Paul Carrack at Birmingham Irish Centre - 19/11/97
Paul and I can't sit around waiting forever for Mike though, so if he chooses to do another Genesis album, that will probably mean the end for the Mechanics.
Paul won the 'Best International Male' Award in Spain (see photo inset) and the free Brit Awards preview magazine (available in HMV) contained a picture and passage reporting on it on p23.
Paul also asked me to get anyone who wants to know what he's doing or wishes to complain regarding the lack of promotion he has received, to write to: ARK 21 1, WATER LANE, CAMDEN TOWN, LONDON, NW1 8NX.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A9046   (933 words)

 Paul Carrack info (The Musicians' Olympus)
Byrne, Carrack and Tex went to play with Frankie Miller band (with the great ones Ed Deane and Steve Simpson) until 1979.
Paul Carrack joined Roxy Music in September 1978 (two albums: Manifesto, 1979, with Gary Tibbs, and Flesh and blood, 1980, with Neil Hubbard, Simon Phillips, Andy Newmark, Alan Spenner and Gary Tibbs).
But Paul left them in 1981, after having released one album with them, East side story, being replaced by Don Snow.
www.geocities.com /SunsetStrip/Diner/2674/carrack_paul_a.htm   (995 words)

 Don't Shed A Tear by Paul Carrack Songfacts
Carrack performed on several hit songs, but this was his first big single as a solo artist.
Paul used producer Christopher Neil and drummer Peter Van Hooke from Mike + the Mechanics, guitarist Tim Renwick, and keyboardist Paul "Wix" Wickens.
, Twin Cities, MN Paul Carrack wrote the song "Love Will Keep Us Alive" that was sung by Timothy B.Scmidt when he was with The Eagles reunion.
www.songfacts.com /detail.php?id=2872   (642 words)

 New Releases - 6/98 - Paul Carrack
Carrack himself says, “The bane of my life, if there is one, is that people know the voice or the songs but don’t really know who Paul Carrack is.” The relative obscurity hasn’t stopped him from moving forth in the musical world though.
Carrack’s latest release came about after touring in support of his last album, “Blue Views.” The tour musicians created such a pleasant experience for him that he says after the tour ended the “ideas were just
Despite all that’s going on with his own album, is still making time to join many of his musical peers, recording tracks for albums by Elton John, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, and BB King.
www.music-reviewer.com /06_98/newrel11e.htm   (572 words)

 Give Me a Chance by Paul Carrack: Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
One Good Reason verified that Paul Carrack was a much better musician surrounded by others than he was by himself.
Carrack's presence with Roxy Music, Squeeze, Nick Lowe, and Mike + the Mechanics was easily felt, and his beginnings with the '70s band Ace gave him his first crack at singing lead, which spawned their biggest hit, "How Long," in 1975.
One Good Reason from 1987 reveals Carrack's songwriting prowess more than it does his ability to perform.
www.mp3.com /tracks/65061/reviews.html   (159 words)

 Paul Young info (The Musicians' Olympus)
Not to be confused with the singer with the same name (the one who had a hit with 'Every time you go away').
Paul Young was born on June 18th, 1947.
Sadly, this page needs to be updated as Paul has died on July 15th, 2000, from a heart attack at his home in Altrincham, Manchester.
www.geocities.com /SunsetStrip/Diner/2674/young_paul_a.htm   (890 words)

 Paul Carrack : Blue Views - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
After spending eight years working with Mike + the Mechanics, among other bands and side projects, Paul Carrack returned in 1996 with Blue Views.
Because Carrack's side projects since the mid-'80s have all been variations on slick but soulful pop-rock, it's not a surprise that Blue Views sounds like it could have been released in 1991.
That's not necessarily a bad thing, since Carrack's vocals are terrific and the sound is appealingly polished.
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 Paul Carrack in General - Archive Music Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Paul Carrack in General : 2002 -the year of recognition for Paul Carrack ?
Paul Carrack is one of those rare people, “a musicians musician”.
By that I mean, his fellow musicians regularly and openly rate his talents as being as good, if not better than their own.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /archive-music/paul-carrack-in-general   (128 words)

 Review: Paul Carrack, Blue Views - Jiji Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Paul Carrack may as well be appointed Professor Emeritus for SONGWRITING 101 workshops nationwide.
Carrack has written for and worked with Pop notables like The Smiths, Elvis Costello, Madness, Nick Lowe, Roxy Music, Diana Ross (!), ad infinitum.
Brilliant popsters Squeeze showcased Carrack's stellar vocals in yet another hit, "Tempted," and Mike & the Mechanics ("The Living Years") added more good stuff to an already monumental body of work.
www.westnet.com /consumable/1997/07.24/revcarra.html   (241 words)

 Paul Carrack
Musicians on the Nightbird album: Paul Carrack, Richard Bailey, Andy Newmark, Jeff Seopardie, Alan Spenner, Kuma Harada, Tim Renwick, Neil Hubbard, Winston Delandro, Neville Murray, Dyan Birch, Bam King, Noel McCalla, Mel Collins, Martin Drover, Malcolm Griffiths and Guy Barker.
Musicians on the Live At The Opera House album: Paul Carrack, Steve Beighton, Paul Copley, Dean Dukes, Jeremy Meek and John Robinson.
Musicians on the Live In Liverpool album: Paul Carrack, Steve Beighton, Paul Copley, Dean Dukes, Jeremy Meek and John Robinson.
www.bluedesert.dk /paulcarrack.html   (931 words)

 Ringo Starr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He went through two serious illnesses as a child and spent a total of three years in hospital, thereby falling considerably behind in school; after his last visit to the hospital, at age 15, he could barely read and write.
Like the other Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, young Ritchie (as he was known in those days) also eventually became caught up in Liverpool's Skiffle craze.
Of the members of The Beatles, only Starr has yet to be elevated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist.
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 Paul Carrack CDs, Paul Carrack Records, CD Singles, Rare Records, Vinyl, Albums, Discography
PAUL CARRACK Surburban Voodoo (2006 issue UK CD album [originally released in 1982 and on CD for the first time] and was produced by Nick Lowe, more details to follow...) ** released 15 May 2006 ** -
PAUL CARRACK She Lived Down The Street (2003 UK 2-track CD single co-written with former Squeeze partner, the B-side is a live version of "When You Walk In The Room" recorded at his triumphant Royal Albert Hall show in November 2002) -
PAUL CARRACK Battlefield (Scarce 1989 US 4-track promotional CD single which includes 7" Edit, 12" Edit adn Dub.
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