Post is the debut solo studio album by Australian musician and singer-songwriter Paul Kelly, originally released in May 1985 via White Label Records.
After the breakup of Paul Kelly and The Dots and The Paul Kelly Band, he embarked on a solo venture, recording his first album as a self-funded exercise with Sherbet guitarist Clive Shakespeare. The album was recorded over two weeks in the summer of 1985 at Shakespeare’s studio in Sydney with Kelly and Shakespeare producing the album.
The album was recorded with Michael Barclay on drums and guitarist Steve Connolly (The Zimmerman) on guitars. Guest musicians on the album included bass player Ian Rilen (Rose Tattoo, X), Peter Bull (Flaming Hands, Grooveyard) on keyboards, guitarist Graham Lee and piano player Jimmy Niven (The Sports).
Post is a stark, personal collection of acoustic songs that highlight Kelly's broad based songwriting skills. Australian Rolling Stone hailed Post as the best record of 1985.
Kelly dedicated the album to Paul Hewson, keyboardist and songwriter for New Zealand/Australian band Dragon who had died of a heroin overdose in January 1985.