Sunday, 11 June 2017

Paul Jones - The Paul Jones Collection Vol 3 - Come Into My Music Box (1998 rpm records) mp3@224

Jones' third and final album of the 1960s was no less of a patchy, underachieving affair than his previous two efforts. Still a first-rate vocalist, he was an all-too definitive example of a talented singer sorely in need of direction, not to mention better material and production. Jones continued to try and hit all the bases, covering everything from "The Weight" and "Procol Harum" to the Foundations' "Baby Now That I've Found You," Donovan's "Celeste," Marvin Gaye's "How Sweet It Is," "Aaron Neville's "Tell It Like It Is," and Bob Dylan's "Wheels on Fire." His stab at "Aquarius" from the Hair soundtrack was even a tiny hit.
Original cover art 1969

The cut-rate swinging-sixties production makes some of this sound more appropriate for West End theater than rock. Pink Floyd obsessives should note the presence of "The Committee," the theme (co-written by Jones) for a TV movie of the same name with an unreleased soundtrack by Pink Floyd. The end result of trying to please all factions, of course, was that he didn't please anybody, although a couple of odd psychedelic pop numbers, particularly the mysterious and tuneful "I'm Here to Nudge Your Mind," aren't bad. The album is now available in its entirety on RPM's The Paul Jones Collection Vol. 3: Come into My Music Box, which adds 11 non-LP bonus cuts from the same era.

Vol 3 of the collection series by rpm.
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  1. Thanks for the Paul Jones collection. Any chance you can post vol. 1?

    1. Hello yahwehfrk, yes but it will take some days because i am waitin' for my new Paul Jones discs. At the moment i have it only in 192. I think it's better to wait and get a good 320 or flac copy. If you want the 192 call me again.
      Kind regards