Living in Austin produced a decidedly 'Texas' sounding first CD for Paul Eddy ('Frozen By Fire') with mixes of honky tonk, country, and folk, but heading back to the northwest meant heading back to his roots. As a young person growing up in Washington State, it was the inventive sounds of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Yes that first ignited the musical fire in Eddy. Strange combination? Not when you consider that all three focused on complex songwriting and arrangements that typically featured vocal harmony. And offshoots like XTC, Squeeze, and Jellyfish showed that you could draw from those musical forces and still create something new. Like a good Beatles album, Paul Eddy's 'Blue Box' is a new mix of vocal-oriented pop music with just the right amount of rock, folk, and C&W flavorings. And also like a good Beatles album, it's not just the songwriting that pulls you into the music, it's the voice. It's Paul Eddy's smooth but powerful vocal tracks that make this an album worth repeated listenings. And backing up this voice? Why it's Paul Eddy, of course, that handles all the multi-instrumental duties throughout, including the engineering and the producing, a one-vision project that could only happen in the fertile fields of the independents! Songs of hope and heartache, songs of love lost and love discovered - we've all been there before, but has it ever sounded this good? Whether you snuggle Paul Eddy into track 47 of your iPod or purchase the entire CD, good sounds await you inside the Blue Box!
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