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Welcome Love

by Maurice Mattei

Roots-Oriented Urban Americana Singer/Songwriter
Genre: Folk: Power-folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. He's Just Like Me
2:39 album only
2. The Losin' Kind
4:14 album only
3. Where You Goin' Now
4:14 album only
4. You Can Take What's Left
4:05 album only
5. Jane Gang
4:15 album only
6. Anchored in Dust
3:02 album only
7. Backwards, Down the Stairs
4:42 album only
8. If Love Is a Song
3:54 album only
9. Lost On You
4:31 album only
10. Lily of the Snow Storm
4:40 album only
11. A Lot of Something Else
3:49 album only
12. Not Anytime Soon
4:15 album only


Album Notes
(This was the first CD since "Grandview" in which all the songs were written for this specific CD itself. The 2 tapes I released after "Grandview" had songs I'd written before, during and after the recording of "Grandview" and they were more or less assemble into a record length format without them initially being conceived of in that manner. I have mixed feelings about this CD. The songs [for the most part] are very nice but something in the sound is not quite what I envisioned. It's not bad, it's just not quite what I had in mind. I love the opening three songs and the two closing numbers. In particular, I like "[She Wants] A Lot of Something Else" which was a true story that someone told me about a guy who tied his wife to the bedposts - at her insistence [Because she wanted to engage in a little sexual experimentation] - and then left her there while he went out to a bar.)

Maurice Mattei started writing songs in his early teen years. After the release of his first recordings in 1983 and 1988 he abandoned music to pursue photography. His interest lay primarily in documentary photography and this led him into certain social circles (Bikers, Drug Addicts, Debutantes, Wrestlers, Strippers, Socialites, Celebrities, etc.) that he found to be strangely new and oddly exciting. This vast and glorious parade of life re-ignited his desire to write songs. In 1995 he released his first CD of original material. He has since released 7 CD's, the latest being a live recording entitled "Maurice Mattei And A Room Full Of Victims". In addition to CD's, Mr. Mattei has released three cassette tapes, two 7-inch singles, one tape-cassette single and one CD single since 1995. To see a complete discography, examples of photographic works, lyrics page, additional mp3's, and miscellaneous writings please go to the Maurice Mattei web site -

Influences include Robert Johnson (Blues Singer), William Burroughs (Writer), Billie Holiday (Jazz Singer), Chuck Berry (Singer/Songwriter), Robert Frank (Photographer), Keith Richard (Singer/Songwriter), Donatien-Alphonse-Francois de Sade (Writer), The Beatles (Rock Band), Leonardo Da Vinci (Artist/Inventor), Elvis Presley (Singer), Marcus Aurelius (Writer/Emperor) and Buffy Davis (Actress).

Mr. Mattei has performed steadily since his 1995 release. He performs solo and prefers to be an opening act since this allows him to get home at a reasonable hour. The following is a list of a few of the Artists, most of which few people have ever heard of, that Mr. Mattei has performed with: The Cole Brothers, The Brand, Radiolaria, Victoria Williams, David Wolfenberger, Over The Rhine, Mercy Baby, Ric Hickey and The Loose Wrecks, Roger Mcguinn, Love America and Johnny Graves.



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Mike Breen - City Beat

One of the best "singer-songwriter" records of the year.
Mattei is still writing incredible songs with the same edgy sense of realism that made his past works so engrossing. Great songs, raw vocals and insightful, compelling lyrics make Welcome Love one of the best "singer-songwriter" records of the year.