An excellent documentary about Paul Carrack’s musical voyage.

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For a quicker overview, see the Paul Carrack biography at Allmusic. Carrack’s musical résumé is uniquely varied, and his voice simply timeless.

Paul Carrack: The Man with the Golden Voice (2012)

Sheffield’s Paul Carrack has slowly and subtly become a national institution who can spend nearly three months touring around the UK as he will this winter around his latest album, Good Feeling. The golden voice of Ace’s 1974 blue-eyed soul hit How Long, Squeeze’s Tempted and Mike and the Mechanics’ The Living Years, Carrack is a journeyman of British rock, soul and pop whose career has unfolded slowly and steadily until he has become something of a national treasure.

This affectionate documentary traces Carrack’s musical journey from Warm Dust and Ace through Squeeze, Roxy Music and Mike and the Mechanics to his successful latter-day solo career, with intimate access to the likeable, somewhat diffident yet determined Carrack and thoughtful contributions from friends, family and peers including Nick Lowe, Chris Difford and others.

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