Yes Toris...I felt similar about "Peace in the Neighborhood" and "C'mon People upon first listens on the Off the Ground album. But as I have said, the "live" versions are so much better than what you hear on the album. The video that Nancy put up here on a couple of posts just above... really turned me around on "Peace in the Neighborhood"however. Paul's vocal (at least on the MTV show) sounded so much better especially with Hamish Stuart's great back up vocals and Robbie's equally great guitar solo at the end of the song. Wix also did a terrific piano on the track as well as Blair's nice drumming. You could tell that the band really got into the song as well as the audience.
C'Mon People is admittedly "long" but I also liked it much better than the album version. If you get a chance try giving the MTV/ Ed Sullivan Video a look. I also loved the takes on "I Owe it All To You", Off the Ground, Get Out of My Way and Hope of Deliverance. It was a great show and one that I think Paul should release as a DVD or Blue Ray.
It is amazing that this song winds up on lists of worst Christmas songs. It is just a fun/bouncy song in tradition of the holiday and never intended to brilliant piece of music -lol. You want to hear bad Christmas song, listen to Springsteen doing "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" and it is just awful, sounds like he is shouting instead of singing - ha ha.
Totally agree with entire post! 👍
(The moon must be in the 7th house and Jupiter aligned with Mars!) 😂
I was surprised to learn that, too. It's one of my favorite songs.
Another thing that would be perfect for your compilation would be songs Paul gave to other artists over the years. You included his demo of "On The Wings Of A Nightengale" but I have listed a couple of others that would be nice additions. The songs I listed below I think Paul could sing them even with his voice today and do his own version. If not, have the version of these songs done by the artist they were written for with notation they were written by Paul.
Come and Get It - Badfinger
Goodbye - Mary Hopkins
If I Take You Home Tonight - Diana Krall
World Without Love - Peter & Gordon
Woman - Peter & Gordon
Mine For Me - Rod Stewart
Great choices and ideas Yankeefan. I have heard Paul's own version of Come and Get It and Goodbye (the demo) but I've never heard his version or demo's of World Without Love, Woman, If I Take You Home Tonight and Mine for Me.
Paul really needs the kind of album we're talking about. Good to great songs he wrote that most people (even Beatle fans) don't really know. The more I think about it, Spring of 2023 would be a good time. Right now he's pushing his McCartney Albums (the trilogy), his new Children's Book, new Beatle releases etc. By the Winter and/or Spring of 2023, a "Leftovers and Rarities type of release might be a good time.
Yes, all great songs and would love to hear all of the rarities and other songs that didn't make it to an album or single or otherwise unknown by many. They need to come together in one place, so the world can find them and enjoy them as much as we do. I've met too many people who I've introduced to previously unknown Paul songs. Some who have quite a wide range of musical songs and books yet they are shocked to learn about the Fireman or the Classical albums or the Oceans Kingdom ballet. How I would love to show them a video of that too. It was so beautiful with Stella's diaphanous,colorful costumes swirling across the stage.
Some marketing people made a bad decision.
The song is great.
Not knowing what a mull is - is a bad excuse
Many don't know what things are in other songs, but they learn them soon enough or accept them as they are. A beautiful song - even on a first listen one could hear that it was about a place and try to find out what this place is or just always listen to it as is and still enjoy how it all goes together.
Just a bad guess by the music people in the U.S.A.
The true fan knew it and played it.
The Maybe I'm Amazed and Band On The Run Fan may not have known it.
As another guess, the USA music people may have heard 1 second of bagpipes and guessed not to play it
because of their poor decision- many would not hear it.
This was posted a few years ago in another thread here, which I can't find.
Wanted to let everyone know that a campaign has been started by Hofner to help find Paul McCartney's missing bass, that was stolen in 1969. (See link below.) If anyone ever happens to see an expensive Hofner for sale that looks like it could be the stolen item, Paul would probably be so happy and eternally grateful to see his long lost friend again!
Detailed description of the bass is in link below. I sent an email to them when I saw a $250,000 Hofner for sale on Ebay. They said it wasn't the missing one, but appreciate any leads. Unfortunately his bass didn't have a manufacturer number, as they didn't start doing that until later, so will be more difficult to identify.
I think Paul and MPL understand his audience so they don't need fans trying to convince them to release compilation albums, much less choose the tracks.
Really. The same brillant people when they decided tracks for "Pure McCartney" they did not include any songs from one of his better solo albums (FITD) which was the album he was promoting when he did his first solo tour. The great management team that does not sell his most current CD's at his concerts. BTW - this is a fan forum and there is no harm in wishing for a complitation of "deep cuts", unrelased songs and different versions of songs (live). I wish Paul and MPL loved Paul's solo songs/albums as much as the OP of this thread !!
It's crazy that they don't sell Paul's current albums/cd's at concerts. Other than in a festival setting, I don't think I've been to a popular music concert where they didn't sell the artist's recent music, except for Paul. His concerts would be an ideal place to sell this "Solo Classics" compilation album as well.
Who Cares is written to those who are bullied in this world and all you have to do is look at the many you tubes today, reflecting the bullying tactics of the 45th POTUS. It’s out of control. I commend Paul for bringing a message to those who have been subjected to bullying.
Fuh You and Come on To Me were both very fun songs! I especially love the video for Come On To Me, always makes me smile 🙂 What’s wrong with fun, sex dancing and laughing after 60?! Sorry but I have to call that out. A dear friends mom and dad were gymnasts and she was so proud they were having sex in their mid 80’s. She used to make him do his sit ups LOL 😉 Just like the folks who want us all to retire from what you enjoy, just because you reach a certain number. I say when you reach 60, you are just getting started and it seems like Paul has been eating some rocket fuel in his Cheerios lately. You go Paul!!!
"Rocket fuel in his Cheerios" Love it! If that's what it is, then I'll have whatever he's having!
Keep going for it Paul! We love you and think you totally ROCK!!