Paul Young Good Thing on LP
First Album in 20 Years from '80s Icon!
80's icon Paul Young returns with his first album in twenty years aptly entitled Good Thing. Young is best remembered for his Billboard Top 10 hit "Everytime You Go Away," his Gold selling album The Secret Of Association and of course his performance at Live Aid. He easily was one of the biggest stars of the era, on both sides of the Atlantic.
Executive producer and partner in the Good Thing project is world renowned Arthur Baker. Best known for his work with hip hop artists like Afrika Bambaataa and Planet Patrol, crossover pop acts New Order and the Pet Shop Boys, here he channels some of his later work with Al Green. The album is a collection of classic soul covers and sees Paul return to the soulful roots sound that catapulted him to worldwide fame.
Stemming from Memphis soul as a starting point; which is why Stax Records (a major factor in the creation of Southern and Memphis Soul) feature so heavily on this new album. From Al Green's "L-O-V-E," The Staple Singer's "Touch A Hand, Make A Friend" to Syl Johnson's "Back For A Taste Of Your Love," and Jonnie Taylor's "I Believe In You" – Good Thing is, in Young's opinion, the cream of soul in one collection.
"This album is a labour of love, my soulful dream realised for everyone to now share," states Paul. "I've carefully selected and re-recorded some of the most beautiful, iconic and rare soul tracks of all time and I hope people enjoy this album as much as I've loved creating it."