Something New And Fresh (Neworld NWS-090376) 1978







While Something New And Fresh contains some of Paul’s usual singer/songwriter blend of folk, pop and rock, he also frequently wanders off the path to try out things like Dixieland (‘There Was A Boy’), a cappella (‘4-D’, with its repeated line of “don’t do dat dope anymore”), a prog-ish synthesizer/guitar instrumental (‘Underwater’), a sing-along of ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’, a classical Bach tune (‘Et Misericordia’) and even a segment of robotically spoken words (‘Aridd Le’). On the smooth jazzy ‘Moremo Ontu Ne’ you’ll have to decode lyrics like “ar eyou go odat ridd lesha Veyou solvedth eon einyou rheart?”. Perhaps it’s just a bit too diverse overall, as some of the experimental tracks can tend to interrupt the flow of the album. My personal fave here is ‘Please Porridge Peace’, a side-trip into Grateful Dead-ish rock. Front cover is a cool green glow-in-the-dark image of Paul’s face – used to scare the heck out of my son when he was little. (Ken Scott – The Archivist).





Song #Song TitleTime
1-1The Winner3:22
1-2There Was A Boy3:20
1-3Numero 22:13
1-4Listen To The Love3:18
2-1You're The Only One4:32
2-2Counrty Song3:34
2-3Aridd Le0:35
2-4Take Me Out To The Ballgame0:49
2-5Don't Use My Name1:40
2-6Please Porridge Peace2:28
2-8Music To Live By / Moremo Ontu Ne2:44
2-9Et Misericordia3:26



Can be found at Noel Paul Stookey’s Web Site.