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These pages present a song by song guide to Lyn Paul's solo recordings.

Check the On Disc page for a discography of Lyn's solo releases as well as earlier recordings with The Nocturnes and the New Seekers which feature her singing the lead vocal.

If you're searching for a particular song or songwriter you may also use the Songs and Songwriters Index.


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Just In Case

Written by: Hratch
Produced by: David Mackay

Featured on the album: Give Me Love.

A moody ballad which suits Lyn's voice perfectly.

Released: June 1975


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Late Night Grande Hotel (album cover).

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Late Night
Grande Hotel

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Late Night Grande Hotel

Written by: Nanci Griffith
Produced by: Rod Edwards / Nick Magnus
Arranged by: Rod Edwards / Nick Magnus

Featured on the album: Late Night.
MP3 available from: iTunes.

Late Night Grande Hotel was the title track of Nanci Griffith's 1991 album, the sleeve notes of which included the following dedication: "To all the 'Grande' hotels (especially Blooms Hotel in Dublin) where I've so often taken rest and found some sense of place so far from my own home. I am grateful for your kindness." The song gave Lyn Paul the title for her 2006 album Late Night.

Released: 18th September 2006


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Llewellyn

Written by: Sutcliffe
Produced by: David Mackay

Featured on the album: Give Me Love.

A gentle first verse, then Lyn lets rip on the chorus ... The song is let down by the second verse where the lyric is inverted for the sake of a rhyme ("There's only one thing left for me. Now, Llewellyn, now your bride I'll be.") Lyn's vocals and the arrangement, however, offer ample compensation, with a particularly effective surprise ending, in which the opening refrain is played again on the guitar - just when you think the song has finished.

Released: June 1975


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Love

Written by: Reed / Mason
Produced by: David Mackay
Arranged by: David Mackay

Featured on the album: Give Me Love.

A pretty ballad backed by a more upbeat number on the B-side. Both tracks feature on Lyn's album Give Me Love.

B-side: I Could Get Arrested

Written by: Gould / Tubbs
Produced by: David Mackay
Arranged by: Johnny Hawker

Featured on the album: Give Me Love.

A real belter featuring Lyn's trademark growl on the line "It's easy enough to see that you're making a fool out of me.". An exuberant performance from Lyn with a raunchy guitar, brass and piano arrangement and soulful backing vocals.

Catalogue Number: Polydor 2058 552
Released: 21st February 1975


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Make The Night (single cover).

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Make The Night
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Make The Night

Written by: N. Burns Jnr. / P. Keen
Produced by: Henry Hadaway

A dramatic ballad, to which Lyn gives her all. The arrangement is reminiscent of Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse Of The Heart.

B-side: Everything That's Part Of You

Written by: Tony Todd
Produced by: Henry Hadaway

Catalogue Number: Mute CRA 607
Released: September 1984


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Mama Don't Wait For Me

Written by: F. Diez / Ron Roker
Produced by: Ron Roker / Gerry Shury
Arranged by: Ron Roker / Gerry Shury

While the New Seekers re-formed without her, Lyn continued her solo career by releasing what was to be her last single for Polydor. Mama Don't Wait For Me was a catchy pop song backed by a stunning version of Eric Carmen's classic ballad All By Myself.

Gerry Shury, who arranged and produced both the A and B-sides of the single with Ron Roker, had previously arranged some of the tracks on the New Seekers' album Together, the most memorable of which was the chart-topping single You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me.

Before becoming an arranger Shury had served his apprenticeship as a session musician, playing the piano for mainstream pop acts of the '60s such as Petula Clark. As the 1970s approached he worked with songwriter Tony Macaulay, arranging songs for the Fantastics. His reward came at the end of March 1971 when the Fantastics had a Top 10 hit in the UK with the single Something Old, Something New (Bell 1141).

Ron Roker also made his mark on the charts in 1971. In January that year Jackie Lee had a Top 20 hit with Roker's theme tune for the children's TV series Rupert The Bear. The following January brought an even bigger hit when Storm In A Teacup became a Top 10 smash for the Fortunes. Roker had written the song with Lynsey Rubin, who was at that time about to launch her own solo career as Lynsey de Paul.

Roker and Shury began their partnership in 1972, writing songs such as Do You Wanna Dance, a 1973 hit for Barry Blue (Bell 1336), and Guilty, a UK hit for the Pearls in the Summer of 1974 (Bell 1352).

They were also instrumental in the success of Sweet Dreams, who had a hit single in July 1974 with a cover version of ABBA's Honey Honey (Bradley's BRAD 7408). The single featured former Pickettywitch vocalist Polly Brown singing a duet with Ron Roker.

In the mid '70s, before Shury's premature death at the age of 32, Roker and Shury worked with the Real Thing, Tina Charles and Biddu. Among their successes were the Shury-arranged and Biddu-produced hit for Carl Douglas, Kung Fu Fighting, and the Biddu / Roker / Shury composition Dance Little Lady Dance, which was a Top 10 hit for Tina Charles in 1976 (CBS 4480). Roker and Shury also produced and arranged Lyn Paul's 1977 single If Everybody Loved The Same As You.

B-side: All By Myself

Written by: E. Carman (misspelling on Lyn's single)
Produced by: Ron Roker / Gerry Shury
Arranged by: Ron Roker / Gerry Shury

Eric Carmen's version of All By Myself entered the UK singles chart on 10th April 1976 where it spent seven weeks, peaking at number 12. In the United States the song was an even bigger hit.

In December 1996 Celine Dion also released the song as a single. Lyn's version falls somewhere between the two - more emotional than Eric Carmen's original but more restrained than Celine Dion's cover.

Catalogue Number: Polydor 2058 737
Released: 4th June 1976


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Mellow Down

Written by: Andy Fairweather-Low
Produced by: David Mackay

Featured on the album: Give Me Love.

Written by singer-songwriter Andy Fairweather-Low, this is a catchy number which Lyn has a lot of fun with. It features her doing a tap routine and calling out: "Music Hall, here I come!" In Australia the song was selected for release as a single (Polydor 2058 668).

Andy Fairweather-Low was the founder member of hit Sixties group Amen Corner. As lead singer Fairweather-Low had four Top 10 hits with the group, including a number 1 in 1969 with (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice (Immediate IM 073).

In 1970 Fairweather-Low had a one-off hit, Natural Sinner, with the group Fair Weather. This was followed later in the '70s by solo hits with Reggae Tune (UK number 10, 1974) and Wide Eyed and Legless (UK number 6, 1975). Fairweather-Low's version of Mellow Down was released as a single (A&M AMS 7136) but was not a hit.

Released: June 1975

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Who said that?

Nanci Griffith

Being a good songwriter means paying attention and sticking your hand out the window to catch the song on the way to someone else's house!
Nanci Griffith



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