Last Updated 25th October 2006

Track Listing For This Paul Williams Album


This 1979 album of Paul's, produced by his brother Mentor, was released in Japan on 18th October, 2006.

It is due for release in the US on 26th October, 2006.

This will be a Japanese Limited Edition Issue of the Dsd Mastered Album Classic in a Deluxe, Miniaturized LP Sleeve Replica of the Original Vinyl Album Artwork.

Order your copy direct from Japan here

Order your copy from the US here

This is what Paul says on the CD sleeve notes:

In the late 70's my brother Mentor Williams discovered a great studio and some magnificent musicians in his new home town. Nashville Tennessee. His first effort there as a producer / writer, produced an iconic hit that's still played today. I'm referring to "Drift Away" by Dobie Gray. Mentor and I had written together a few times and at the very beginning of my career he'd been a member of my first group, "the Holy Mackerel". But we'd never been in the studio together as artist and producer. In 1977 he suggested it was time. Mentor's first observation was that as a singer I was indeed an old school crooner in the tradition of Crosby or Como. (I wouldn't dream of comparing myself to those giants) and that I should choose material that allowed me to 'glide' over great feeling tracks. It wasn't long before I was on a plane to Music City and enjoying the gifts of my little brothers' genius. I think "A Little On The Windy Side" is one of the most listenable and good feeling records I've ever been associated with. Sadly it never really had a chance. A few weeks after the record was released the label distributing my album (and a great disc by Ringo Starr) folded and the album disappeared. When I mentioned this lasting disappointment to my friend Yoshi Nagato he suggested it was time for "A Little On The Windy Side" to have it's day. Now thanks to Sony Music Direct Japan, our labour of love is finally available on CD. I hope you enjoy this Williams family album.

Thank you.

Paul Williams


In January 1999 I sent Paul a copy of him singing 'Save Me A Dream' live on an HBO concert in 1980. This what Paul had to say about it:

"It's also a real treat to hear the stuff from the HBO special. I'd forgotten how much I love `Save Me A Dream.' I think it's one of Kenny Ascher's and my better collaborations......It was a nice moment that you made possible. Know that you've made for a lovely trip down memory lane for me.... A little sad but a reminder that there's good music to be made if I follow my heart."


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