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Tell Me Something (CD/DVD combo)

by Paul D'Adamo

Paul assembled the best musicians on the Planet. Most notably known to be members of Genesis, The Phil Collins Band, Elton John's Band, among so many others. Paul covers, and adds new life and arrangements to Classic Genesis songs as well as Phil Collins songs. The CD "Tell Me Something" also features the songwriting talents of Paul's originals, including the title track, the lush ballad "Miss You" and the Fun, Island Feel good track, "Woman Like You" Featured on D'Adamo's Debut release are none other than the musicians most noted to be a part of GENESIS & THE PHIL COLLINS BAND & ELTON JOHN'S BAND. Those wonderful & brilliant musicians of course would be; Daryl Stuermer, Chester Thompson, Brad Cole, Luis Conte, Gerald Albright, Leland Sklar, Amy Keys, Arnold McCuller, Lynne Fiddmont, and Charlie Morgan & Grant Geissman (Chuck Mangione & Brian Wilson). Paul's CD features a multi-genre musical buffet that shows that there is something for everyone on this CD. ENJOY!
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1. Tell Me Something
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2. Long Long Way to Go
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3. Miss You
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4. Doesn't Anybody Stay Together Anymore
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5. Entangled
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6. Woman Like You
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7. Please Don't Ask
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8. Like It Or Not
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9. Constant Change
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10. Guide Vocal
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Texas based singer/songwriter Paul D’Adamo has taken something old and made it new again. He has recruited a very experienced lineup of musicians to perform on his debut release Tell Me Something, and has put a jazz/fusion spin on a number of old Phil Collins and Genesis tracks along with a few original compositions. Rich in rock, jazz and blues influences, Tell Me Something is a radio friendly treat for any fan of Collins, Genesis or early 1980′s commercial rock.

Obviously inspired by Phil Collins and Genesis, D’Adamo worked closely with Phil Collins’ collaborator and keyboardist/producer, Brad Cole. They’ve gathered musicians who have recorded with the greats of the ’80s, including Phil Collins, Genesis, Supertramp, Elton John and James Taylor and have produced music that is according to D’Adamo “a synthesis of Pop, Jazz, Fusion and Progressive Rock.” D’Adamo has a great voice – clear, smooth and very accessible – everything a radio-friendly AOR singer should have.

Despite being 60 percent covers, D’Adamo and his band have fully rearranged and restyled all of the covers, providing a fresh interpretation. He has selected lesser known tracks and avoided remaking what most listeners would consider “classics”. The band also performs one track by Filipino musician Jose Mari Chan. His original tracks are well written and lively, spanning genres from commercial rock to R & B.

“Tell Me Something” (a D’Adamo original) is a great R & B track, and would be right at home on a modern jazz station. “Long Long Way To Go” is a great almost dance-able commercial rock version of the Phil Collins masterpiece, showcasing D’Adamo’s vocals at their best – and some killer saxophones. “Miss You,” a heartbreaking soft rock ballad written by D’Adamo, shows off the band’s quieter side. “Doesn’t Anybody Stay Together Anymore” dials up the energy while covering the Phil Collins pop track and fills it with lively sax and percussion.

Amazing acoustic guitars and soft keyboards open the band’s fine remake of the Genesis tune “Entangled.” Steel drums and an upbeat bass line carry D’Adamo’s “Woman Like You,” while moody pianos fill the Collins tear-jerker ballad “Please Don’t Ask.” A powerful bass line pushes the pop Genesis “Like It Or Not” along, while the cover of Jose Mari Chan’s “Constant Change” is a pop ballad for the ages and easily the best track on the album. Genesis’ short acapella “Guide Vocal” wraps the album in fine style.

While Tell Me Something won’t appeal to anyone looking for heavy stuff, it will certainly entertain fans of not only Phil Collins and Genesis, but will cross over and hook modern jazz and soft rock fans as well. This album is obviously a labor of love, and D’Adamo’s passion and enthusiasm are easily visible. His covers are well done, the original tracks are nicely written and performed, the musicianship of the entire ensemble is world class, and it is produced with crispness, warmth and clarity.
Definitely recommended – especially if you are looking for something light and upbeat.

The bonus DVD features a behind-the-scenes documentary “Paul D’Adamo: Something To Tell” directed by filmmaker Erik Klein. It focuses on the recording process of D’Adamo’s solo album, “Tell Me Something.”

The film crew travels through Albany, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Nashville and New York City witnessing how the production of the album unfolds.


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Jason Ross

Tasteful and Authentic
Paul's excellent musicality and well-honed craftsmanship are on full display with this album.The original tracks ring with true emotion and exhibit the refined sensibility of a musician who has spent years practicing his art and who genuinely has a passion for communicating through song. The tasteful renditions of well-known classics such as Entangled and Doesn't Anybody Stay Together Anymore show that Paul has a deep appreciation for his musical roots and the courage to represent them with palpable sincerity. Pauls' rich, warm vocal tone and mastery of phrasing sits very comfortably alongside instrumental work from some of the most accomplished names in the industry; "Tell Me Something" truly has something to say to a wide range of casual listeners and devoted musical enthusiasts alike.
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William Jahn

Great album with a superb version of Genesis' Entangled!
Paul's album is very well crafted and has good and original arrangements. The musicianship is top -notch as well as the production values. In all it is a really good album. I particularly love the version of Entangled, it is very very good! I also enjoyed the DVD showing the making of the record. It was very interesting to see some of the doings and undoings that go into making an independent album. I hope Paul will delight us with more music in the near future.
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Duke1961

Worth every penny!
Paul D'Adamo's album showcases top-notch musicianship and the best production values. The arrangements are very creative throughout the CD. His interpretation of Genesis' "Entangled" has to be the best one out there other than the original. Paul's music seems to comfortably straddle the line between progressive rock and pop which should please a wide spectrum of listeners.

His original compositions are also worth noting. The title track "Tell Me Something" has a Steely Dan vibe to it that's very refreshing to the hear. The whole thing is a bargain at $14.99. The music is great and the performers are a producer's dream. The double-disc package also comes with a documentary (DVD) about the makings of the album. This is indeed a very nice touch for a first release album by an independent artist, (by anyone really).

Can't wait to hear Paul's next album. If the first CD is any indication of the course taken, he is on his way to great musical things.
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Doug Osborne

Doesn't get any better than this!
Paul is a passionate musician who has put together a wonderful album.

Great songs, musicians and production. It's especially Paul's singing that is always on the mark and always delivering the emotion.

Buy this if you want to hear some great original music, Phil Collins covers, and watch the entertaining DVD showing the production of this album.
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Number 5 fan

Guide Vocal?
This combo taught me a few things about Genesis, a few thongs about how to make a CD, and mostly, it taught me about following dreams. Great music, great story and great guy. Paul, you have my respect and admiration. Thanks for being an inspiration.
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No. 4 fan

Spell me Something
Paul D'Adamo what a feat you have accomplished here. Your interpretations of these songs and your original work are each fantastic. I have to agree with #5 that your video was inspiring, I just wonder if his use of the word "thong" was Freudian? Just remember REAL FANS CAN SPELL! I can't wait to catch you on tour.
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Principessa

Love this Album
This album has something for whatever musical mood I am in. My favorite track is Woman Like You which I think speaks to every woman and I can't wait to run off to the beach for a soak in the sun whenever I hear it. As a Genesis and Phil Collins fan, I thoroughly enjoy the new takes on some not so widely overplayed tunes with Entangled and Please Don't Ask being rich and delicious.
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Chris L.

Best CD i have listened to in sometime
This the best CD I have heard in sometime. The vocal on all the songs is extraodinaire. I believe the songs on the cd are puer and fresh. This CD is truly a gift to every listener.
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Tell Me Something

Beautiful voice, beautiful melodies, beautituful music
Paul's amazing voice is matched with some amazing backing musicians on TELL ME SOMETHING. The emotion and depth he brings to each song makes for a very enjoyable and beautiful listen on every song. The album sounds amazing too! My favorite song is "Woman Like You" - it's a nice, upbeat number and and the backing horns really add that something extra to make the song stand out. "Entangled" is pretty version of a Genesis classic, and Paul makes it distinctly his own. The ballads "Miss You", "Please Don't Ask" and "Constant Change" sound lush and gorgeous and Paul brings a genuine emotional depth with his vocals. Love this album & I know you will too!
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Dave Robinson

Awesome!
I grew up to the sound of Phil Collins, of whom my parents were fans, so it was only natural that once
of record-buying age I progressed into other artists such as Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Yes and Steely Dan,
to name just a few.
With Genesis' extended hiatus and Phil's recent retirement announcement, it was with delight and surprise
that in late 2010 I stumbled upon Paul's debut album.
Featuring a very welcome mix of lesser-known Phil Collins and Genesis covers, in Paul's own unique style, and
and some wonderful self-penned numbers, the album is a joy to behold, not just for die-hard fans, but
for newcomers too.
The accompanying DVD gives us an insight of the hard work Paul put into this project, his lifetime goal.
I strongly recommend this album, I simply can't wait to hear what Paul has in store for us
next!
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