7 Aug 11
New contest just for Where’s Eric! Magazine Subscribers … Enter Now!Paul Wassif’s debut album, Looking Up Feeling Down, is available from 8 August on CD from paulwassif.com, following its digital release in June on iTunes and Amazon. Paul’s debut solo album is a collection of self-penned songs and traditional classics that span a variety of styles. On Big Bill Broonzy’s "Southbound Train" and Paul’s own song "Please Don’t Leave" he is joined by Bert Jansch and Eric Clapton, recording together for the very first time. In fact, it was Paul’s friendship with guitar legends Clapton and Jansch that gave him the encouragement and inspiration to make this album. “I had been playing with Bert for a while and Eric had come along to see us play at Somerset House. A few days later I was having supper with Eric and he basically told me that I needed to get out there and start doing my own stuff. A few days later, while I was still contemplating Eric’s comments, Bert effectively told me the same thing. Even for me, this was difficult to ignore!” Other notable musicians on the recording include Robin Clayton on double bass, Evan Jenkins on drums and Seamus Beaghen on Hammond organ.
Paul is a native of Bristol, England and spent the early part of his career in the punk rock band, The London Cowboys. Later, he was in bands with Jerry Nolan and Sylvain Sylvain (both of the New York Dolls). Paul collaborated on Bert Jansch’s last two albums, Edge Of A Dream ("Black Cat Blues") and several tracks on The Black Swan. Today, Paul’s musical style identifies with melodic country / blues rather than the punk rock of his early career. Apart from his career in music Paul is also a trained counselor and has been working with the charity RAPT (Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust) for the last 10 years.
Black, Brown & White Records has graciously provided Where’s Eric! with several copies of Paul Wassif’s Looking Up Feeling Down on CD to give away to Where’s Eric! Magazine subscribers. The contest starts 8 August and ends 22 August 2011. The CD is available for worldwide shipment from paulwassif.com.
HOW TO ENTER:
Contest is open *ONLY* to Where’s Eric! Magazine Subscribers. Magazine subscription will be confirmed. Registration for the free Where’s Eric! email newsletter or following WE! on Facebook does not qualify individuals for contest entry. To enter, magazine subscribers should send an email with the subject header "Paul Wassif" to [email protected] with their full name and complete postal address in the body of the email by 22 August 2011.
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Paul Wassif: Looking Up Feeling Down Track List
(Black, Brown & White / BBWCD001)
01. Build Another Band
02. 900 Miles
03. Please Don’t Leave – featuring Eric Clapton, Bert Jansch
04. I Missed It All
05. Blues Stay Away from Me
06. Lonely Highway
07. Preacher’s Trick
08. Ballad of Rose Connelly
09. Rosemary Lane
10. Just for You
11. Southbound Train – featuring Eric Clapton, Bert Jansch
12. Looking Up Feeling Down
A great guitarist – Eric Clapton
A beautiful player, with great touch and sensitivity – Bert Jansch
Digital albums available from iTunes and Amazon
Physical CDs available from 8 August at paulwassif.com (worldwide shipping available)
CONTEST RULES: Contest starts 8 August and ends 22 August at 11:59PM (London Time). Contest is open to all Where’s Eric! Magazine subscribers worldwide. Current subscription to Where’s Eric! Magazine will be confirmed. One entry per magazine subscriber. Registration for the free Where’s Eric! email newsletter or following WE! on Facebook does not qualify individuals for contest entry. Multiple entries and incomplete entries will result in disqualification. Where’s Eric! is not responsible for the timeliness of delivery or electronic or computer malfunctions that may affect the delivery or content of the entry. Winners selected in a random draw from all eligible entries received. Winners will be notified by email on or about 23 August 2011. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable. No substitution or cash equivalent will be made. All decisions of Where’s Eric! are final. Please allow 6 weeks for prize delivery.