Release Date: 02 February 2018
Format: LP Vinyl
|PAAL FLAATA LOVE & RAIN Limited Vinyl LP
In the spring of 2017, Paal Flaata and Goran Grini went back to Athletic Sound studio to make an album of bonus tracks for the new boxed set of songwriters' albums. Unsurprisingly, the recordings began to live a life of their own, and ended up as a stand-alone album, 'Love and Rain: The Athletic Sessions'.
In addition to the newly written title track by Chip Taylor, this album also includes songs by Mickey Newbury, Kris Kristofferson, the legend Donnie Fritts, country giant Conway Twitty, Charlie Rich and 'Mr American Pie', Don McLean. Two of the songs on the album were not composed by Americans, but by two Englishmen: folksinger, poet and political activists, Evan Macoll and Elvis Costello. MacColl contributes with 'The first time ever I saw your face', while the choice fell om Costello's 'The Comedians'. The choice of 'The Comedians' is a good pointer about what 'Love and Rain: The Athletic sessions' is about. Songs that have always been classics, classics in the true meaning of the word.
1. The Comedians
2. Love and Rain
3. For the Good Times
4. Hand Me Another of Those
5. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
6. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
7. We Had it All
8. It's Only Make Believe
9. And I Love You So
10. Feel Like Going Home