Paul Collins ‎– Flying High

MVS Records ‎– none
CDr, Promo, Cardsleeve

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1 Rock 'N' Roll Shoes
Written By – Neil GrossmanWritten-By – Paul Collins
2 Helen
Written-By – Paul Collins
3 Afton Place
Written-By – Paul Collins, Steve Huff
4 Wiil You Be A Woman
Written-By – Paul Collins
5 All Over Town
Written-By – Paul Collins
6 I'm On Fire
Written-By – Paul Collins
7 More Than Yesterday
Written-By – Paul Collins
8 Bobby
Written-By – Paul Collins
9 Paco & Juan
Written-By – Paul Collins
10 F.D.R
Written-By – Paul Collins
11 Silly Love
Written-By – Paul Collins
12 Flying High


"Flying High" is the first album of new material from Collins in more than a decade. The songs are carefully constructed, nearly all of which have something special to offer. “Rock ‘N Roll Shoes”, co-written with a since-deceased friend Neil Grossman, has the stinging guitars and soaring harmonies of British Invasion pop, while “Paco & Juan” channels a little of Mark Knopfler’s dark romanticism. “Bobby”, written about a childhood friend who died in a mental institution, is the darkest song on the album, an unsentimental reminiscence set to folk guitars. But there’s plenty of sunshine here, as well. “Afton Place” rings out with Kinks-like chords and sweeping choruses, and “Silly Love” is a countrified ode to no-strings hook-ups. ("Let’s not get too deep/Let’s not talk too much/Let’s have a cocktail/And then make love.") This is not the kind of album that changes anyone’s’s just good, relaxed fun, from a guy who’s forgotten more than you’ll ever know about chord changes. Popmatters