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Paul Williams: A Little on the Windy Side (Expanded Edition) CD

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  • Paul Williams Is One of the Most Successful Songwriters of Our Time
  • His Songs Have Been Recorded by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, The Carpenters, and of course, Kermit the Frog 

  • He Has Also Won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy 

  • After Successful Runs at the Reprise and A&M Labels, Williams Recorded A Little on the Windy Side for the Portrait Label 

  • Described by Williams as “one of the most listenable and good-feeling records I’ve ever been associated with.” 

  • Recorded in Nashville with Paul’s Brother Mentor Williams (Writer of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away”) and Session Superstars David Briggs, Reggie Young and Troy Seals 

  • Includes the Fan Favorite “For Goodness Sake” 

  • First-Ever Domestic Release on CD 

  • Expanded Edition Includes Four Bonus Tracks, Three Unreleased, Featuring Paul’s Own Version of “When the River Meets the Sea” from the Beloved Holiday Special Emmett Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas 

  • Also Includes His Version of “Love Conquers All,” Originally Performed by Seals & Crofts 

  • Liner Notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese 

  • Remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in New York 

  • A Real Gone Music/The Second Disc Release 

In a Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning career that’s taken him from Tiny Tim to Daft Punk, Paul Williams has seen his songs recorded by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, The Carpenters, and of course, Kermit the Frog. During his reign as perhaps the Seventies’ most in-demand songwriter, Williams also kept busy as an actor, television personality and recording artist. He came into his own as a vocalist at Reprise and A&M Records on albums such as Someday Man and Just an Old-Fashioned Love Song before moving to Epic Records’ sister label, Portrait. At Portrait – also the home of Heart and, briefly, Ringo Starr – Williams recorded what he later described as “one of the most listenable and good-feeling records I’ve ever been associated with.”  That record was A Little on the Windy Side. The album was recorded in Nashville with Paul’s brother Mentor Williams—the songwriter of Dobie Gray’s Top 5 hit “Drift Away” and Paul’s onetime bandmate in The Holy Mackerel—and featured Music City’s top session cats including David Briggs, Reggie Young and Troy Seals (a talented songwriter in his own right.)  Despite a wealth of strong material including movie tunes “Here’s Another Fine Mess” and “My Fair Share,” fan favorite “For Goodness Sake,” and a collaboration with Brill Building legend Jeff Barry, A Little on the Windy Side all but disappeared when the Portrait label was briefly shuttered.  Years later, a limited edition Japanese CD release came and went, too.  Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records have come to the rescue with this freshly-remastered first-ever American reissue.  Even better, four bonus tracks have been added to this Expanded Edition!  Three never-before-heard outtakes (including Paul’s own rendition of “When the River Meets the Sea” from the beloved holiday special Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmasand “Love Conquers All,” originally performed by Seals & Crofts) and a rare mono single round out this package, which features new liner notes from The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese and remastering by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in New York.  

Songs: 

1. Moonlight Becomes You 

2. A Little on the Windy Side 

3. Save Me a Dream

4. For Goodness’ Sake

5. Brand New Song

6. A Little More Like You

7. This Strange New Feeling 

8. Here’s Another Fine Mess

9. My Fair Share

10. For the Life of Me

11. The Gift 

Bonus Tracks 

12. Brand New Song (Reprise) (Previously Unreleased)

13. When the River Meets the Sea (Previously Unreleased Paul Williams Version)

14. Love Conquers All (Previously Unreleased Paul Williams Version)

15. A Little on the Windy Side (Mono Single Edit) 

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