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      Just for fun, pick 2-3 songs off each solo album that you think would be great being played live. They can be songs that have been done or have never been performed live. They don't have to be the best songs on the album, some songs can be really good but don't come off well being done live. I will start from McCartney II.

      McCartney II
      1) Coming Up
      2) Temporary Secretary

      Tug Of War
      1) Take It Away
      2) Wanderlust
      3) Here Today

      Press To Play
      1) Angry
      2) Strangehold

      Give My Regards To Broadstreet
      1) Not Such A Bad Boy
      2) No Values

      Flowers In The Dirt
      1) My Brave Face
      2) This One
      3) We Got Married

      Off The Ground
      1) Hope of Deliverance
      2) Get Out Of My Way
      3) Off The Ground

      Flaming Pie
      1) The World Tonight
      2) Little Willow
      3) Young Boy

      Run Devil Run
      1) What It Is
      2) Run Devil Run
      3) Brown Eyed Handsome Man

      Driving Rain
      1) Lonely Road
      2) About You
      3) Heather

      Chaos And Creation In The Backyard
      1) Promise To You Girl
      2) Friends To Go
      3) Jenny Wren

      Memory Almost Full
      1) That Was Me
      2) House of Wax
      3) Ever Present Past

      Electric Arguments
      1) Dance Til We're High
      2) Sing The Changes
      3) Highway

      New
      1) I Can Bet
      2) Alligator
      3) Early Days

        Of your suggestions, I'd say:
        McCartney II--Coming up

        Tug of War--Take It Away

        Press to Play--either one or both (Angry; Stranglehold)

        Give My Regards to Broadstreet--either one

        Flowers in the Dirt--My Brave Face

        Off the Ground--Hope of Deliverance or Off the Ground

        Flaming Pie--The World Tonight and Young Boy also

        Run Devil Run--Brown Eyed Handsome Man and Run Devil Run

        Driving Rain--Lonely Road

        Chaos and Creation--Promise to You Girl

        Memory Almost Full--My Ever Present Past

        Electric Arguments--Dance Till We're High

        New--Early Days

          We know he'll never do the song Heather since it was written for HM.
          And I would have picked Calico Skies from Flaming Pie and Appreciate from New (I do love Little Willow and I Can Bet though) Otherwise, good list.

            Nancy R:We know he'll never do the song Heather since it was written for HM.
            And I would have picked Calico Skies from Flaming Pie and Appreciate from New (I do love Little Willow and I Can Bet though) Otherwise, good list.

            Understand he would never do "Heather", it made my list for the quality of the song which I think would have worked live.

              Yankeefan,
              Here are some of mine:

              McCartney 2 (I know this CD is not rated high, but I think it is underrated)

              1. Nobody Knows (love this 50's rocker style song; would love to hear this with a full band
              2. Summer's Day Song (I think Wix could do his magic on this and love the song)
              3. Onc of These Days (very nice ballad)

              Tug of War (travesty that Paul has never done most of the songs)

              1. Take it Away
              2. Ballroom Dancing
              3. Pound is Sinking

              I would love to hear Wanderlust & Tug of War but I don't think Paul could do them now

              Flowers in the Dirt

              1. Put It There
              2. How Many People (nice reggae style)
              3. That Day is Done (not sure Paul could do it but would love to hear the song live
              4. This One

              Off the Ground

              1. Hope of Deliverance (he should play it for a whole tour; love it)
              2. Golden Earth Girl (tribute for Linda but not sure he can do it now)
              3. Winedark Open Sea

              Flaming Pie

              1. Young Boy
              2.Little Willow (Linda tribute)
              3. World Tonight

              I would love Somedays, Souvenir and Beautiful Night but not sure he could do them now

              Run Devil Run

              1. What it is
              2. No Other Baby (a cover but I think he could do it well and it is catchy
              3. Lonesome Town (love his version but not sure he could do it vocally now
              4. All Shook Up (like Paul's faster version of Elvis's song)

              Driving Rain

              1. About you
              2. Your Way

              Chaos and Creation

              1. Promise to You Girl (with the full band, I think it would sound good)
              2.. English Tea (we know Paul can do this one well)
              3. At the Mercy (I think Paul/Band could do a very good job on this)

              Memory Almost Full

              1. Ever Present Past (If Wix can do Temporary Secretary, he could this better song)
              2. That Was Me (Paul only did this song a couple of times and it was great)
              3. Feet in the Clouds (like That Was me, I think Paul could do this one well also)
              4. House of Wax (could be great and Rusty could do a great solo)

              Electric Arguments

              1. Sing the Changes (never get tired of this one)
              2. Dance Till We're High (could be great)
              3. Sun is Shining (another potential good one live)

              New

              1. Early Days (best song on New and potential Signature song for Paul if he sang it)
              2. Turned Out (could be a very good song live)
              3. I Can Bet (also could be very good live)

                McCartney -

                Maybe I'm Amazed (Played - 1976, 79, 89-93, 01-Present)
                Hot as Sun (Played - 1979)
                Every Night (Played - 1979, 2001-2003, 2010-2011, 2015)

                Ram -

                Monkberry Moon Delight (Played I think 1973)
                Smile Away (Played 1972)
                Too Many People (Played 2005, 200

                McCartney II -

                Coming Up (Played 1979, 1989-93, 2001-2003, 2009, 2013)
                Temporary Secretary (Played 2015-16)
                Wonderful Christmastime (Played 1979, 2008-9, 2012)

                Tug of War -

                Wanderlust (Never played)
                Take It Away (Never played)
                Ebony and Ivory (Played 1989, 2010)

                Press to Play -

                Stranglehold (Played 1986)

                Give My Regards to Broadstreet -

                No More Lonely Nights (Never played)
                Not Such a Bad Boy (Never played)

                Flowers in the Dirt -

                Figure of Eight (Played 1989-90)
                My Brave Face (Played 1989-90)
                We Got Married (Played 1989-90)

                Off The Ground -

                Hope of Deliverance (Played 1993, 2012-13)
                Looking For Changes (Played 1993, 2015)
                C'Mon People (Played 1993)

                Flaming Pie -

                Flaming Pie (Played 2005, 2008-9)
                Calico Skies (Played 2001-3, 2007-9)
                Used to Be Bad (never played)

                Driving Road -

                Lonely Road (Played 2001-3)
                Driving Rain (Played 2001-3)
                Freedom (Played 2001-2)

                Chaos -

                Fine Line (Played 2005-6)
                Friends to Go (Soundchecked, never played)
                Follow Me (Played 2005)

                Memory Almost Full -

                Ever Present Past (never played)
                Only Mama Knows (played 2007, 2009)
                That Was Me (played 2007)

                Electric Arguments -

                Sing The Changes (played 2009-12)
                Sun is Shining (sound checked, never played)
                Highway (played 2009)

                New -

                Hell to Pay (never played)
                Queenie Eye (played 2013-16)
                Save Us (Played 2013-16)

                Wings (because why not!)

                Red Rose Speedway -

                Big Barn Bed (sound checked, never played)
                My Love (played 1972-3, 1975-76, 1993, 2001-3, 2006, 2009-10)

                Band on the Run -

                Jet (Played 1976, 79, 89-90, 1993, 2001-5, 2009-12, 2013, 2015)
                Helen Wheels (played 1973)
                1985 (played 1973, 2011-2016)

                Venus and Mars -

                Venus and Mars / Rock Show (played 1976, 2010-12)
                Listen to What The Man Said (Played 1976, 1987, 2013-15)
                Love in Song (never played)

                At The Speed of Sound -

                Silly Love Songs (Played 1976)
                Let 'Em In (Played 1976, 1989-90, 2003, 2010-12)
                Warm and Beautiful (Played 2006)

                Back to the Egg -

                Getting Closer (played 1979)
                So Glad to See You Here (never played)
                Old Siam Sir (played 1979)

                Others -

                Goodnight Tonight (played 1979, 2012)
                Cosmically Conscious (played 2009)
                Country Dreamer (never played)
                Another Day (played 1989, 1993, 2013-15)

                  Exclamation marks show my level of excitement for songs that must be played!!!

                  McCartney - Every Night, Man We Was Lonely

                  Ram - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey!!!! & Eat at Home

                  McCartney II - Coming Up

                  Tug of War - Take it Away!!!! & The Pound is Sinking!!!!

                  Press to Play - Stranglehold & Good Times Coming/Feel the Sun

                  Give My Regards to Broadstreet - No More Lonely Nights!!!! & Not Such a Bad Boy!!!!

                  Flowers in the Dirt - Put It There & This One

                  Off The Ground - I Owe It All To You & Hope of Deliverance!!!!

                  Flaming Pie - Souvenir!!!!, The World Tonight!!!!, Heaven on A Sunday, Somedays!!!!

                  Driving Road - About You!!!!, Back in the Sunshine Again!!!!!!!!!!

                  Chaos - Promise to You Girl!!!!, Friends to Go

                  Memory Almost Full - That was Me!!!!!!!!

                  Electric Arguments - Highway

                  New - Early Days!!!!!!!, Queenie Eye!!!! Alligator

                  Wings

                  Red Rose Speedway - Big Barn Bed, When the Night

                  Band on the Run - 1985

                  Venus and Mars - Letting Go!!!!

                  At The Speed of Sound - Silly Love Songs!!!! (yes not the same without Linda but he sings songs without John)

                  Back to the Egg - Getting Closer!!!!, Spin it On, So Glad To See You Here!!!! (opener)

                    Didn't Paul compose Little Willow for Maureen after she passed away?

                    Yes....

                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maureen_Starkey_Tigrett

                      Darn...I forgot "No More Lonely Nights" is on "Give My Regards to Broadstreet." I certainly would have listed NMLN as a must, to perform live

                        B J Conlee:Yankeefan,
                        Here are some of mine:

                        McCartney 2 (I know this CD is not rated high, but I think it is underrated)

                        1. Nobody Knows (love this 50's rocker style song; would love to hear this with a full band
                        2. Summer's Day Song (I think Wix could do his magic on this and love the song)
                        3. Onc of These Days (very nice ballad)

                        Tug of War (travesty that Paul has never done most of the songs)

                        1. Take it Away
                        2. Ballroom Dancing
                        3. Pound is Sinking

                        I would love to hear Wanderlust & Tug of War but I don't think Paul could do them now

                        Flowers in the Dirt

                        1. Put It There
                        2. How Many People (nice reggae style)
                        3. That Day is Done (not sure Paul could do it but would love to hear the song live
                        4. This One

                        Off the Ground

                        1. Hope of Deliverance (he should play it for a whole tour; love it)
                        2. Golden Earth Girl (tribute for Linda but not sure he can do it now)
                        3. Winedark Open Sea

                        Flaming Pie

                        1. Young Boy
                        2.Little Willow (Linda tribute)
                        3. World Tonight

                        I would love Somedays, Souvenir and Beautiful Night but not sure he could do them now

                        Run Devil Run

                        1. What it is
                        2. No Other Baby (a cover but I think he could do it well and it is catchy
                        3. Lonesome Town (love his version but not sure he could do it vocally now
                        4. All Shook Up (like Paul's faster version of Elvis's song)

                        Driving Rain

                        1. About you
                        2. Your Way

                        Chaos and Creation

                        1. Promise to You Girl (with the full band, I think it would sound good)
                        2.. English Tea (we know Paul can do this one well)
                        3. At the Mercy (I think Paul/Band could do a very good job on this)

                        Memory Almost Full

                        1. Ever Present Past (If Wix can do Temporary Secretary, he could this better song)
                        2. That Was Me (Paul only did this song a couple of times and it was great)
                        3. Feet in the Clouds (like That Was me, I think Paul could do this one well also)
                        4. House of Wax (could be great and Rusty could do a great solo)

                        Electric Arguments

                        1. Sing the Changes (never get tired of this one)
                        2. Dance Till We're High (could be great)
                        3. Sun is Shining (another potential good one live)

                        New

                        1. Early Days (best song on New and potential Signature song for Paul if he sang it)
                        2. Turned Out (could be a very good song live)
                        3. I Can Bet (also could be very good live)

                        BJ - Like your selection, you have a couple of songs (Sun Is Shining, Feet In The Clouds) that I did not think of that would work well live. Honestly, I did not give a thought about whether he could still sing the songs I selected at his age now. I noticed you did not list anything from "Press To Play" and "Give My Regards To Broadstreet". Did you think there was nothing worthy to be played live on those two albums or were they just overlooked?

                          B J Conlee:

                          BJ - Like your selection, you have a couple of songs (Sun Is Shining, Feet In The Clouds) that I did not think of that would work well live. Honestly, I did not give a thought about whether he could still sing the songs I selected at his age now. I noticed you did not list anything from "Press To Play" and "Give My Regards To Broadstreet". Did you think there was nothing worthy to be played live on those two albums or were they just overlooked?

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_ggIfChvNs

                            FlowersOnTheRun:
                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_ggIfChvNs

                            Very nice.

                              yankeefan7:Just for fun, pick 2-3 songs off each solo album that you think would be great being played live. They can be songs that have been done or have never been performed live. They don't have to be the best songs on the album, some songs can be really good but don't come off well being done live. I will start from McCartney II.

                              McCartney II
                              1) Coming Up
                              2) Temporary Secretary

                              Tug Of War
                              1) Take It Away
                              2) Wanderlust
                              3) Here Today

                              Press To Play
                              1) Angry
                              2) Strangehold

                              Give My Regards To Broadstreet
                              1) Not Such A Bad Boy
                              2) No Values

                              Flowers In The Dirt
                              1) My Brave Face
                              2) This One
                              3) We Got Married

                              Off The Ground
                              1) Hope of Deliverance
                              2) Get Out Of My Way
                              3) Off The Ground

                              Flaming Pie
                              1) The World Tonight
                              2) Little Willow
                              3) Young Boy

                              Run Devil Run
                              1) What It Is
                              2) Run Devil Run
                              3) Brown Eyed Handsome Man

                              Driving Rain
                              1) Lonely Road
                              2) About You
                              3) Heather

                              Chaos And Creation In The Backyard
                              1) Promise To You Girl
                              2) Friends To Go
                              3) Jenny Wren

                              Memory Almost Full
                              1) That Was Me
                              2) House of Wax
                              3) Ever Present Past

                              Electric Arguments
                              1) Dance Til We're High
                              2) Sing The Changes
                              3) Highway

                              New
                              1) I Can Bet
                              2) Alligator
                              3) Early Days

                              I noticed some people added the album McCartney and RAM so I will add songs from these two also.

                              McCartney
                              1) Every Night
                              2) Maybe I'm Amazed
                              3) Junk

                              RAM
                              1) Dear Boy
                              2) Too Many People
                              3) Smile Away

                                yankeefan7:

                                B J Conlee:Yankeefan,
                                Here are some of mine:

                                McCartney 2 (I know this CD is not rated high, but I think it is underrated)

                                1. Nobody Knows (love this 50's rocker style song; would love to hear this with a full band
                                2. Summer's Day Song (I think Wix could do his magic on this and love the song)
                                3. Onc of These Days (very nice ballad)

                                Tug of War (travesty that Paul has never done most of the songs)

                                1. Take it Away
                                2. Ballroom Dancing
                                3. Pound is Sinking

                                I would love to hear Wanderlust & Tug of War but I don't think Paul could do them now

                                Flowers in the Dirt

                                1. Put It There
                                2. How Many People (nice reggae style)
                                3. That Day is Done (not sure Paul could do it but would love to hear the song live
                                4. This One

                                Off the Ground

                                1. Hope of Deliverance (he should play it for a whole tour; love it)
                                2. Golden Earth Girl (tribute for Linda but not sure he can do it now)
                                3. Winedark Open Sea

                                Flaming Pie

                                1. Young Boy
                                2.Little Willow (Linda tribute)
                                3. World Tonight

                                I would love Somedays, Souvenir and Beautiful Night but not sure he could do them now

                                Run Devil Run

                                1. What it is
                                2. No Other Baby (a cover but I think he could do it well and it is catchy
                                3. Lonesome Town (love his version but not sure he could do it vocally now
                                4. All Shook Up (like Paul's faster version of Elvis's song)

                                Driving Rain

                                1. About you
                                2. Your Way

                                Chaos and Creation

                                1. Promise to You Girl (with the full band, I think it would sound good)
                                2.. English Tea (we know Paul can do this one well)
                                3. At the Mercy (I think Paul/Band could do a very good job on this)

                                Memory Almost Full

                                1. Ever Present Past (If Wix can do Temporary Secretary, he could this better song)
                                2. That Was Me (Paul only did this song a couple of times and it was great)
                                3. Feet in the Clouds (like That Was me, I think Paul could do this one well also)
                                4. House of Wax (could be great and Rusty could do a great solo)

                                Electric Arguments

                                1. Sing the Changes (never get tired of this one)
                                2. Dance Till We're High (could be great)
                                3. Sun is Shining (another potential good one live)

                                New

                                1. Early Days (best song on New and potential Signature song for Paul if he sang it)
                                2. Turned Out (could be a very good song live)
                                3. I Can Bet (also could be very good live)

                                BJ - Like your selection, you have a couple of songs (Sun Is Shining, Feet In The Clouds) that I did not think of that would work well live. Honestly, I did not give a thought about whether he could still sing the songs I selected at his age now. I noticed you did not list anything from "Press To Play" and "Give My Regards To Broadstreet". Did you think there was nothing worthy to be played live on those two albums or were they just overlooked?

                                __________________________________________________
                                Yankeefan,
                                I just overlooked Press to Play and Give My Regards to Broadstreet. Press to Play was the only Paul Solo album I never bought. It was a tough time for me...going through a divorce/career change etc. Things worked out good in the long run but it wasn't until Flowers in the Dirt came out that I really got back into Paul.

                                Based on video's I have seen, I would list these songs from Press to Play and Broadstreet:

                                Broadstreet

                                No More Lonely Nights (Not sure he could do it today)
                                No Values (good rocker that I think could even go down well now even with Paul's voice)

                                Press to Play

                                Only Love Remains (Really like the live video where there is another female singer backing Paul up with Linda. Very good song but wonder if Paul could do it now

                                Once Upon a Long Ago (a bonus track on the 1993 Collection Remaster; don't know if Paul could sing it now but it is a very good song)

                                Going back to the 70's, I would have love to hear these in concert:

                                Red Rose Speedway

                                Single Pigeon (simple but great song that Paul could still do today)
                                When the Night (sounds so Beatlesque )
                                Little Lamb Dragonfly (Paul might have to shorten it live but we can only dream)
                                The Mess (bonus track, why didn't Paul ever do this one...great rocker

                                Back to the Egg

                                Getting Closer (great rocker and why didn't Paul ever play this one)
                                So Glad to See You Here (why didn't Paul us this as a show opener?
                                Arrow Through Me (another one that should have been played live)
                                Spin It On (a hard rocker that Paul and Band could have played well)

                                London Town (the album)
                                I'm Carrying (he could have dedicated this one to Linda)
                                I've Had Enough (another rocker he could have done)
                                Girls' School (ditto to above song)
                                Don't Let It Bring You Down (another great song never played live)

                                I did those 3 albums above because Paul never played them on tours from 1989 on.

                                  B J Conlee:

                                  yankeefan7:
                                  B J Conlee:Yankeefan,
                                  Here are some of mine:

                                  McCartney 2 (I know this CD is not rated high, but I think it is underrated)

                                  1. Nobody Knows (love this 50's rocker style song; would love to hear this with a full band
                                  2. Summer's Day Song (I think Wix could do his magic on this and love the song)
                                  3. Onc of These Days (very nice ballad)

                                  Tug of War (travesty that Paul has never done most of the songs)

                                  1. Take it Away
                                  2. Ballroom Dancing
                                  3. Pound is Sinking

                                  I would love to hear Wanderlust & Tug of War but I don't think Paul could do them now

                                  Flowers in the Dirt

                                  1. Put It There
                                  2. How Many People (nice reggae style)
                                  3. That Day is Done (not sure Paul could do it but would love to hear the song live
                                  4. This One

                                  Off the Ground

                                  1. Hope of Deliverance (he should play it for a whole tour; love it)
                                  2. Golden Earth Girl (tribute for Linda but not sure he can do it now)
                                  3. Winedark Open Sea

                                  Flaming Pie

                                  1. Young Boy
                                  2.Little Willow (Linda tribute)
                                  3. World Tonight

                                  I would love Somedays, Souvenir and Beautiful Night but not sure he could do them now

                                  Run Devil Run

                                  1. What it is
                                  2. No Other Baby (a cover but I think he could do it well and it is catchy
                                  3. Lonesome Town (love his version but not sure he could do it vocally now
                                  4. All Shook Up (like Paul's faster version of Elvis's song)

                                  Driving Rain

                                  1. About you
                                  2. Your Way

                                  Chaos and Creation

                                  1. Promise to You Girl (with the full band, I think it would sound good)
                                  2.. English Tea (we know Paul can do this one well)
                                  3. At the Mercy (I think Paul/Band could do a very good job on this)

                                  Memory Almost Full

                                  1. Ever Present Past (If Wix can do Temporary Secretary, he could this better song)
                                  2. That Was Me (Paul only did this song a couple of times and it was great)
                                  3. Feet in the Clouds (like That Was me, I think Paul could do this one well also)
                                  4. House of Wax (could be great and Rusty could do a great solo)

                                  Electric Arguments

                                  1. Sing the Changes (never get tired of this one)
                                  2. Dance Till We're High (could be great)
                                  3. Sun is Shining (another potential good one live)

                                  New

                                  1. Early Days (best song on New and potential Signature song for Paul if he sang it)
                                  2. Turned Out (could be a very good song live)
                                  3. I Can Bet (also could be very good live)

                                  BJ - Like your selection, you have a couple of songs (Sun Is Shining, Feet In The Clouds) that I did not think of that would work well live. Honestly, I did not give a thought about whether he could still sing the songs I selected at his age now. I noticed you did not list anything from "Press To Play" and "Give My Regards To Broadstreet". Did you think there was nothing worthy to be played live on those two albums or were they just overlooked?

                                  __________________________________________________
                                  Yankeefan,
                                  I just overlooked Press to Play and Give My Regards to Broadstreet. Press to Play was the only Paul Solo album I never bought. It was a tough time for me...going through a divorce/career change etc. Things worked out good in the long run but it wasn't until Flowers in the Dirt came out that I really got back into Paul.

                                  Based on video's I have seen, I would list these songs from Press to Play and Broadstreet:

                                  Broadstreet

                                  No More Lonely Nights (Not sure he could do it today)
                                  No Values (good rocker that I think could even go down well now even with Paul's voice)

                                  Press to Play

                                  Only Love Remains (Really like the live video where there is another female singer backing Paul up with Linda. Very good song but wonder if Paul could do it now

                                  Once Upon a Long Ago (a bonus track on the 1993 Collection Remaster; don't know if Paul could sing it now but it is a very good song)

                                  Going back to the 70's, I would have love to hear these in concert:

                                  Red Rose Speedway

                                  Single Pigeon (simple but great song that Paul could still do today)
                                  When the Night (sounds so Beatlesque )
                                  Little Lamb Dragonfly (Paul might have to shorten it live but we can only dream)
                                  The Mess (bonus track, why didn't Paul ever do this one...great rocker

                                  Back to the Egg

                                  Getting Closer (great rocker and why didn't Paul ever play this one)
                                  So Glad to See You Here (why didn't Paul us this as a show opener?
                                  Arrow Through Me (another one that should have been played live)
                                  Spin It On (a hard rocker that Paul and Band could have played well)

                                  London Town (the album)
                                  I'm Carrying (he could have dedicated this one to Linda)
                                  I've Had Enough (another rocker he could have done)
                                  Girls' School (ditto to above song)
                                  Don't Let It Bring You Down (another great song never played live)

                                  I did those 3 albums above because Paul never played them on tours from 1989 on.

                                  I will add my songs, see below. I thought "Rockestra" might even be a cool opener, rocking instrumental which could have led into song like "Jet" (when he sang it well) as a great 1-2 punch.

                                  Back To the Egg
                                  1) Rockestra
                                  2) Old Siam Sir

                                  London Town
                                  1) Name And Address
                                  2) I've Had Enough