Paul Westerberg – Love Untold (1996)

February 12, 2020 – Day 234

Paul Westerberg’s solo career started with a bang – two great songs contributed to Cameron Crowe’s “Singles” soundtrack and a solo album which followed with modest sales. In hiring Pearl Jam’s producer, Brendan O’Brien for his second album, it could have elevated him into the stratosphere but he didn’t have enough songs to justify keeping O’Brien around and hired Lou Giordano to finish off the album. The single, “Love Untold” comes from the O’Brien sessions – a rock ballad which saccharine but not unpalatable because Westerberg can pull these types of songs off. Ultimately, it didn’t make much of a dent in the charts but did almost go top 20 from people who loved “Dyslexic Heat” and wanted more from where that one came from. “They were gonna meet / On a Rocky Mountain street / Two bashful hearts beat in advance”

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