Bruce M. wrote:toris wrote:
The Melbourne concert was awesome!
But it was beautifully camouflaged by noise and sentiment. I had no issue with Paul's voice that wonderful night, covered well by harmonies from his trusted band, and it worked well. Still wiping the tears from my eyes.
But I don't think Bruce deserves shite for saying Paul's voice is far less off what it once was..... and by some way....because he, and others who say that, are correct. And I agree.
But just because they, and me, say his voice is a shadow of the BRILLIANCE doesn't mean they/we don't love Paul.
It is just stating a fact....It is a fact.
How I'd love to hear Beware My Love and Call Me Back Again, in their full glory. Never going to happen again.
It should not be disrepectful for one to say that. It is not meant as a dagger in the heart. It is just a fact. And anyone saying that should be still respected as a massive McCartney fan.
That being said, we all love Paul.
A live show in a massive arena or stadium is the worst possible circumstance to evaluate a singer's voice. There's so much ambient noise and echo that you can't discern subleties at all. You actually get a much better sense from online videos if they're professionally recorded, e.g. the recent Grand Central webcast -- or , of course, on released recordings. I can love Paul and mourn the decline of his voice, just as I admired Muhammad Ali and mourned the decline of his boxing abilities in the last years of his career.
Aging sucks. But, all things considered, it's better than the alternative.
Whether you enjoy a performance or recording is absolutely a matter of opinion, and everyone's entitled to his own. Whether a given singer's voice has deteriorated or not is a matter of readily discernible fact, not opinion. As for folks demanding respect -- well, respect is earned. People who throw around aspersions shouldn't be surprised when they get the same in return.
Not once have I called you insane , or asked you get your hearing checked , but whatever . I don’t demand anything . It would be nice just to get some . Crack on though - I’ll do my best to just dismiss the bible according to Bruce .
An artist if he’s lucky enough to have a long career , will go through many stages of performance . Some ( in fact many ) still seem to enjoy Paul performing as he is now . With others it appears to make him unlistenable - which baffles me .
I applaud the instigator of this thread , because i really felt some balance was needed .
The week he went no.1 ( yes actual no 1) , some folks seemed more obsessed with the fact that as a 76 year old performer , his voice no longer sounded like it did when he recorded say “ Here There And Everywhere “ . Who knew ?!
You don’t have to be a sycophant to cut the main reason for this forum some slack . I like some stuff better than others , but as someone on here so eloquently put - why harp on about something Paul has no control over to the detriment of his current incredible achievement ?!