Monday, 26 March 2012

Paul McCartney setlist as voted by you, the fans

Well the voting had closed and the votes counted and verified and the new Paul McCartney set list has finally been revealed. Thanks for all your votes. And with a little luck, Paul will listen to what the fans said.

1. Venus and Mars/Rock Show
2. Getting Closer
3. Too Many People
4. The World Tonight
5. Junior's Farm
6. My Brave Face
7. I've Had Enough
8. Old Siam, Sir

9. Wanderlust
10. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
11. Tomorrow
12. House of Wax
13. Beautiful Tonight

14. Bluebird
15. Some People Never Know
16. Every Night
17. Junk
18. Little Lamb Dragonfly
19. Tug of War
20. Picasso's Last Words

21. Listen To What The Man Said
22. This One
23. Take it Away
24. Hope of Deliverance
25. Beware My Love
26. The Pound is Sinking
27. Young Boy
28. Goodnight Tonight
29. No More Lonely Nights
30. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

31. Silly Love Songs
32. Maybe I'm Amazed
33. Nothing too Much, Just Out of Sight

34. With A Little Luck
35. Back Seat of My Car
36. Hi Hi Hi

What do you think of this set list? Comment below.

You Silly Girl

Hold your head up you silly girl
Look at what you've done
When you find yourself in the thick of it
Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you

Silly girl take a good look around you
Take a good look you're bound to see
That you and me were NEVER meant to be


This geezer, Albert Hall, who is he and how many holes does it take to fill him?

Answers on a postcard and I will find out on Thursday. The plastic one who goes too far has lent me his brain for the day. Lots of counting. 4000 approx. to be accurate.

If you don't think I've gone too far, then don't pass go, go straight here and you will enjoy.

If you don't think that, then pass go and then collect your thoughts and watch this space for my review!

The best Paul McCartney solo album?

One of the highlights of the year for all music fans. Possibly his best album, certainly the most enjoyable. It just works. Even the lesser tracks seem to fit. Save your pennies and if you have to buy any of the remasters, buy this one.

UK Release: 21st May 2012 - US Release: 22nd May 2012

Paul and Linda McCartney's 1971 album will be released across a variety of formats with new and exclusive content including a beautifully packaged Deluxe Edition Box Set - the ultimate collectable

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is an album from a long, long time ago, when the world was different. This is an album that is part of my history - it goes back to the wee hills of Scotland where it was formed. It's an album called RAM. It reminds me of my hippie days and the free attitude with which was created. I hope you're going to like it, because I do!" Paul McCartney, 2012

Following the successful recent reissues of McCartney, McCartney II, and this year's Grammy winner for Best Historical Album Band on the Run, RAM is the latest album from Paul's iconic back catalogue to get the deluxe Paul McCartney Archive Collection treatment. As with the previous releases in the series, Paul has personally overseen every aspect of the project and the result is spectacular. In keeping with the reissue campaign to date, the Deluxe Edition Box Set is the ultimate collectable for any fan of this album. Its stunningly presented 112-page book, photo prints, handwritten lyrics and notes, four CDs and a bonus film DVD, tells the full story of a classic album that has gone down in music history as one of the most revered in McCartney's catalogue.

RAM, originally released in May of 1971, is the only album to be credited to both Paul and Linda McCartney and was Paul's second post-Beatles LP. It was overshadowed at the time by the drama of the dissolution of The Beatles, as played out in the world's media. The album topped the charts hitting #1 in the UK and #2 in the US. While RAM polarized critics upon its release, music fans and critics alike since have overwhelmingly embraced it, with Rolling Stone, for example, revising their original review up to 4 stars. Recently RAM has enjoyed even further re-appraisal and acknowledgement including a number of tribute albums.

RAM was written by Paul and Linda, mostly at their Scottish farm on the Mull of Kintyre. In the autumn of 1970 they flew to New York to start the recording process. Without a band in place they auditioned and drafted musicians, who included future Wings drummer Denny Seiwell and guitarists David Spinozza and Hugh McCracken.

The band completed the album in early 1971 along with non-album tracks 'Another Day' and 'Oh Woman, Oh Why' which were released together as Paul's first post-Beatles single ahead of the release of RAM and became a Top 5 global hit. The multi-disc editions of the RAM reissue include both songs as bonus tracks. The album also gave Paul his first solo US number 1 single with 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey' and a Grammy win for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists.

RAM was also issued in mono with alternate mixes, which were only made available to radio stations at the time. This version has gone on to become one of the most sought after McCartney collectables. It will now be commercially available for the first time ever on CD as part of the Deluxe Edition as well as a limited run on vinyl.

1977 saw the release of Thrillington, an instrumental interpretation of RAM, which was originally recorded in 1971 at London's Abbey Road Studios and was arranged by Richard Hewson. It was released under the pseudonym Percy 'Thrills' Thrillington, an unknown eccentric socialite who often cropped up in mysterious newspaper classifieds. In reality Percy was a character devised by Paul and Linda. The idea behind it was simply to have some fun and the concept of doing a full orchestral album was an ambition long held by Paul.

The additional film content features previously unreleased and exclusive content including the brand-new documentary, "Ramming' narrated by Paul, as well as the original music videos for 'Heart Of The Country' and '3 Legs'.

The remastering work was done at Abbey Road using the same team who recently remastered the complete Beatles' catalogue.

RAM will be available across a variety of different formats:

Standard Edition: 1 CD digipak Single disc, digitally remastered 12- track standard edition

Special Edition: 2 CD digipak Remastered album and 8-track bonus audio CD including rarities, b-sides and the hit single, 'Another Day'.

Deluxe Edition Box Set: 4 CD/1 DVD box set & download Remastered album, bonus audio CD, remastered Mono album, Thrillington CD, bonus film DVD, 112 page book, 5 prints in vintage style photographic wallet, 8 full size facsimiles of Paul's original handwritten lyric sheets and mini photographic book of outtakes from the original album cover photo shoot.

Hi-Res: 24bit 96kHz files of the remastered and bonus audio CD, accessed via a download code inserted on a card within the deluxe edition package

Vinyl: 2LP 180gm, gatefold vinyl with download Remastered album, bonus audio disc plus digital download of all 20 tracks

Limited Edition Mono Vinyl: 1LP, Remastered mono album

Digital: RAM will be available for download across a variation of digital configurations including Mastered for iTunes and High Resolution

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Paul McCartney does not know what he is talking about...

Well I am exaggerating a little to make my point, but sometimes I really do wonder at the thumbs-a-loft one. He once said that he hit a kind of creative block until Band on the Run and after the split of that band he was lost musically. Something like that anyway.

WTF!!!! Who are you kidding Mr. McCartney?! The music you made between 1970 and 1973 (before Band on the Run) is probably my favourite period of his song writing and with the release of Paul and Linda McCartney's RAM, it is an opportune time to tell the mullet head (better than mop top!!) that as a football crowd would sing 'You don't know what you're doing!'

He had fun. The harmonies came back. He was in love. He became rustic. He showed his acoustic side. He rocked.

It was simplistic genius that was also as complex as they come. Complexity is often shown in its most intelligent state through simplicity. He also showed signs of complete and utter spaced out madness that somehow made perfect sense - just ask Billy Budapest - he knows all about it.

Sadly, Paul's and the other three almost complete state of ignorance of this period rubbed off on the critics. John and George got all the plaudits and Paul was left with his critical reputation in tatters - he possibly never recovered.

In fact, he was producing music that was in a different league. People are only just catching up. Paul needs to look back, go way back, and realise that he was always in front. For once with Paul the history books need to be rewritten and Paul needs to read and believe.

Take a little look at some of the songs.
  • Maybe I'm amazed
  • Every Night
  • Junk
  • Man We Was Lonely
  • Oo You
  • Another Day
  • Oh Woman, Oh Why
  • Too Many People
  • Uncle Albert
  • Monkberry Moon Delight
  • Ram On
  • Dear Boy
  • Back Seat of My Car
  • Heart of the Country
  • Dear Friend
  • Wild Life
  • Some People Never Know
  • Tomorrow
  • Get on the Right Thing
  • Big Barn Bed
  • The Mess
  • Single Pigeon
  • Little Lamb Dragonfly
  • Soily
So, Paul, do yourself a favour. Big yourself up. This was possibly best and most interesting part of your career. Not the most commercial, but the part when the critics should have listened.

Go and buy the new version of RAM. Out in May.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

McCartney set list from Rotterdam 24.3.12

Hello Goodbye 
Junior's Farm 
All My Loving 
Venus and Mars / Rock Show / Jet 
Drive My Car 
Sing the Changes 
The Night Before 
Let Me Roll It / Foxy Lady 
Paperback Writer 
The Long and Winding Road 
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five 
My Valentine 
Maybe I'm Amazed 
I've Just Seen a Face 
I Will 
Here Today 
Dance Tonight 
Mrs Vanderbilt 
Eleanor Rigby 
Ram On 
Yellow Submarine 
Band on the Run 
Ob La Di, Ob La Da 
Back in the USSR 
I've Got a Feeling 
A Day in the Life / Give Peace a Chance 
Let It Be 
Hey Jude 
Live and Let Die 
The Word / All You Need is Love 
Day Tripper 
Get Back 
Helter Skelter 
Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Silly Love Songs live...It isn't so silly at all...

This was a massive hit everywhere in 1976. Huge. It is; feel good, joyous, everyone knows it and has a killer bass line. It needs to come back to the set list after over 35 years, it isn't so silly is it, it isn't so silly at all...

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