Maurice Mattei | World On Fire

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World On Fire

by Maurice Mattei

Roots-Oriented Urban Americana Singer/Songwriter
Genre: Folk: Power-folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Set the World On Fire
3:41 album only
2. Grand At the Game
2:19 album only
3. The Losin' Kind
4:14 album only
4. Not Enough to Stay
3:05 album only
5. Suit of Clothes
3:48 album only
6. Not Anytime Soon
4:15 album only
7. South of Duchess
3:22 album only
8. I Won't Worry About You
3:54 album only
9. Jane Gang
4:14 album only
10. Daddy Wants to Know
3:26 album only
11. Gentleman Bride
2:53 album only
12. He's Just Like Me
2:39 album only
13. Half a Mind
2:50 album only
14. Baby Me
3:14 album only
15. Where You Goin' Now
4:14 album only
16. I'm Only a Boy
3:36 album only
17. Heaven, Send Me a Stranger
3:54 album only
18. (she Wants) a Lot of Something Else
3:48 album only
19. Losers On Parade
3:07 album only
20. 100 Coffins
3:35 album only


Album Notes
(Another "Best Of " collection. The songs here were all post-"Under Whip & Chain" releases. Additionally, there are 6 new songs. One of the new ones - "Suit of Clothes" - is a favorite of mine. "100 Coffins" was written for all my good friends in the city who helped me when I was a little down. "Set the World On Fire" is dedicated to Coophie - get it together girl. "Daddy Wants to Know" goes out to Jeffy. "Heaven, Send Me a Stranger" is for the Wrecking Ball. "Baby Me" is for my dear wife. 20 cuts, just like the first "best of" but a bit more cohesive since the material was all completed within a 2 year period. At the time, I thought the world was soon going to be coming to an end so I tried to make this a very good record and I succeeded brilliantly.)

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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Don Mcleese - No Depression Magazine

the highest songwriting standards, an ear-opening revelation.
You can hold the best of Maurice Mattei's Material to the highest songwriting standards. His "Set The World On fire" would not only fit fine on Bob Dylan's Love And Theft album, It would be a highlight. It was an ear-opening revelation when a career spanning package from this unsung songwriter arrived in the mail.