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      As you know, Paul has released a new "Family" EP to tie into the loose themes of McCartney 3.  Looking at the tracklisting for this EP, I found a couple tracks to be very interesting relative to Paul's Post Beatles' career.  To name a few, here are some that struck my curiosity:

      Mamma's Little Girl - I only mention this one because I recently mentioned this terrific  track in the "Paul Bird songs" Post on Maccaoard.  Paul menitons "Singing like a Skylark" a couple of times in the lyrics.  I always liked this one that I believe became a B-Side for "Put It There" in 1990.

      Deliver Your Children - This one really struck my curiosity as it is primarily a Denny Laine composition although Paul might have played a part in the final written piece on the Londontown track.  Don't know if Paul had any hand in the final tracklisting for this "Family"EP but I wonder why Paul would have chosen a Denny-Paul song on this EP.  Could Paul in any way be extending an "olive branch" to Denny.  By the way I always liked this song and is certainly a good "deep"  gem  on Londontown.

      Put It There - One of the great tracks on "Flowers in the Dirt" a song that Paul solely wrote because it was an old saying of his Father's.  I would have preferred if Paul or his team would have chosen one of  the real good "live" versions of "Put It There"

      Heaven on a Sunday - a great inclusion on this EP and  it was one of my favorite tracks on the recent Flaming Pie Archive Remastered Edition

      Bip Bop - If Paul was part of the tracklisting selection for this new "Family" EP, Paul must have some fond memories of this deep cut from the Wildlife album.  He included "Bip Bop" on this last Compilation Package "Pure McCartney" which was a big surprise to me because he left off many good and better tracks in my opinion.  It's a fun rocking track but seriously lacking in the lyric department.  I think it was a easy track that Paul wrote and wanted his "new Post Beatles'band to play "live" on their "University shows" and that is why he later included it on Wildlife album that he quickly released.

      Little Woman Love - Another curious track because it is another unreleased song.  I first heard it on the "One Hand Clapping" live segment on the Band on the Run Archive Edition.

        I saw a charming vid for "Bip Bop" with Paul and Linda sitting outside in the sunlight at their Scottish farm while their kids ran and played around them. Paul strummed his guitar and sang "Bip Bop" and Linda hummed along and chimed in at one point. It made me appreciate that song a lot more, seeing that. 

          Speaking of the new "Family EP", I just love the picture on  Paul's Homepage of Paul with his 2 grandaughters.  This photo was no doubt taken by their  Mom and Paul's daughter, Mary.

            B J Conlee wrote:

            Speaking of the new "Family EP", I just love the picture on  Paul's Homepage of Paul with his 2 grandaughters.  This photo was no doubt taken by their  Mom and Paul's daughter, Mary.

            Is this the image that you are talking about? These are his kids, Stella & Mary!

            Photo of 'Family' EP artwork which includes a polaroid of Paul, Stella and Mary.

              B J Conlee wrote:

              As you know, Paul has released a new "Family" EP to tie into the loose themes of McCartney 3.  Looking at the tracklisting for this EP, I found a couple tracks to be very interesting relative to Paul's Post Beatles' career.  To name a few, here are some that struck my curiosity:

              Mamma's Little Girl - I only mention this one because I recently mentioned this terrific  track in the "Paul Bird songs" Post on Maccaoard.  Paul menitons "Singing like a Skylark" a couple of times in the lyrics.  I always liked this one that I believe became a B-Side for "Put It There" in 1990.

              Deliver Your Children - This one really struck my curiosity as it is primarily a Denny Laine composition although Paul might have played a part in the final written piece on the Londontown track.  Don't know if Paul had any hand in the final tracklisting for this "Family"EP but I wonder why Paul would have chosen a Denny-Paul song on this EP.  Could Paul in any way be extending an "olive branch" to Denny.  By the way I always liked this song and is certainly a good "deep"  gem  on Londontown.

              Put It There - One of the great tracks on "Flowers in the Dirt" a song that Paul solely wrote because it was an old saying of his Father's.  I would have preferred if Paul or his team would have chosen one of  the real good "live" versions of "Put It There"

              Heaven on a Sunday - a great inclusion on this EP and  it was one of my favorite tracks on the recent Flaming Pie Archive Remastered Edition

              Bip Bop - If Paul was part of the tracklisting selection for this new "Family" EP, Paul must have some fond memories of this deep cut from the Wildlife album.  He included "Bip Bop" on this last Compilation Package "Pure McCartney" which was a big surprise to me because he left off many good and better tracks in my opinion.  It's a fun rocking track but seriously lacking in the lyric department.  I think it was a easy track that Paul wrote and wanted his "new Post Beatles'band to play "live" on their "University shows" and that is why he later included it on Wildlife album that he quickly released.

              Little Woman Love - Another curious track because it is another unreleased song.  I first heard it on the "One Hand Clapping" live segment on the Band on the Run Archive Edition.

              My goodness, IMO "Bip Bop" is the possibly the worst McCartney song ever and has no redeeming musical value. "Put It There" and "Heaven On A Sunday" are good selections for this EP.

                The great lyrics (lol) of "Bip Bop" below - OMG. In addition, his vocal choice (falsetto) is terrible.

                 

                Bip bop, bip bop bopBip bop, bip bop bamTreat me like a good boyTreat me like a manBip bop, bip bop bopBip bop, bip bop bamBip bop, bip bop bopBip bop, bip bop bamBip bop, bip bop bopBip bop, bip bop bamFold it like a dollarTake it in your handBip bop, bip bop bopBip bop, bip bop bamTreat me like a good boyTreat me like a manBip bop, bip bop bopBip bop, bip bop bamBip bop, bip bop bamBip bop, bip bop bandTreat me like a good boyBeat me like a man

                  Yankeefan2 wrote:

                  B J Conlee wrote:

                  As you know, Paul has released a new "Family" EP to tie into the loose themes of McCartney 3.  Looking at the tracklisting for this EP, I found a couple tracks to be very interesting relative to Paul's Post Beatles' career.  To name a few, here are some that struck my curiosity:

                  Mamma's Little Girl - I only mention this one because I recently mentioned this terrific  track in the "Paul Bird songs" Post on Maccaoard.  Paul menitons "Singing like a Skylark" a couple of times in the lyrics.  I always liked this one that I believe became a B-Side for "Put It There" in 1990.

                  Deliver Your Children - This one really struck my curiosity as it is primarily a Denny Laine composition although Paul might have played a part in the final written piece on the Londontown track.  Don't know if Paul had any hand in the final tracklisting for this "Family"EP but I wonder why Paul would have chosen a Denny-Paul song on this EP.  Could Paul in any way be extending an "olive branch" to Denny.  By the way I always liked this song and is certainly a good "deep"  gem  on Londontown.

                  Put It There - One of the great tracks on "Flowers in the Dirt" a song that Paul solely wrote because it was an old saying of his Father's.  I would have preferred if Paul or his team would have chosen one of  the real good "live" versions of "Put It There"

                  Heaven on a Sunday - a great inclusion on this EP and  it was one of my favorite tracks on the recent Flaming Pie Archive Remastered Edition

                  Bip Bop - If Paul was part of the tracklisting selection for this new "Family" EP, Paul must have some fond memories of this deep cut from the Wildlife album.  He included "Bip Bop" on this last Compilation Package "Pure McCartney" which was a big surprise to me because he left off many good and better tracks in my opinion.  It's a fun rocking track but seriously lacking in the lyric department.  I think it was a easy track that Paul wrote and wanted his "new Post Beatles'band to play "live" on their "University shows" and that is why he later included it on Wildlife album that he quickly released.

                  Little Woman Love - Another curious track because it is another unreleased song.  I first heard it on the "One Hand Clapping" live segment on the Band on the Run Archive Edition.

                  My goodness, IMO "Bip Bop" is the possibly the worst McCartney song ever and has no redeeming musical value. "Put It There" and "Heaven On A Sunday" are good selections for this EP.

                  I knew you weren't a fan of "Bip Bop" Yankeefan.  I always thought that Wildlife was one of Paul's weakest albums and I would never include "Bip Bop" as a good song especially for its lyrics (or lack of).  I did however like Dear Friend, Tomorrow and Some People Never Know.

                  I don't know about you but I don't buy  EP's anyway.  I just thought the list was "curious" for the most part.  That is why I was so shocked to see a Denny Laine song on a Paul McCartney EP ...Deliver Your Children.  As I said, if Paul has anything to do with picking the songs, I wonder if this was in any way some sort of "olive branch" to Denny.  Paul from everything I've seen rarely mentions Denny in any of his interviews.  Maybe someone elso has a theory about this.  I think I read something about Denny authoring a book around 1984 about Wings (Paul and Linda of course) where he said some negative things about Linda.  I think it really ticked Paul off.  I could be wrong about Paul and Denny's "falling out" but it's something I remember reading  about in one of the books about Paul.

                    oobu24 wrote:

                    B J Conlee wrote:

                    Speaking of the new "Family EP", I just love the picture on  Paul's Homepage of Paul with his 2 grandaughters.  This photo was no doubt taken by their  Mom and Paul's daughter, Mary.

                    Is this the image that you are talking about? These are his kids, Stella & Mary!

                     

                    Thanks for correcting me OObu.  I defer to you on anything McCartney.  I just thought that since Paul was writing McCartney 3 at Mary's house and that since Mary was the photographer for the new McCartney 3 Album/CD that she had taken this picture during this recent time.  I just assumed that the 2 kids in the photograph were Mary's kids.  My mistake but as I said, I love the picture.  Mary and Stella were adorable little kids.

                      B J Conlee wrote:

                      oobu24 wrote:
                      B J Conlee wrote:

                      Speaking of the new "Family EP", I just love the picture on  Paul's Homepage of Paul with his 2 grandaughters.  This photo was no doubt taken by their  Mom and Paul's daughter, Mary.

                      Is this the image that you are talking about? These are his kids, Stella & Mary!

                       

                      Thanks for correcting me OObu.  I defer to you on anything McCartney.  I just thought that since Paul was writing McCartney 3 at Mary's house and that since Mary was the photographer for the new McCartney 3 Album/CD that she had taken this picture during this recent time.  I just assumed that the 2 kids in the photograph were Mary's kids.  My mistake but as I said, I love the picture.  Mary and Stella were adorable little kids.

                      Also, Mary only has boys - 4 of them! Stella has 2 boys and 2 girls. 😉

                      And Paul was nearly 57 when his first grandchild Arthur was born in 1999. 😂

                        B J Conlee wrote:

                        oobu24 wrote:
                        B J Conlee wrote:

                        Speaking of the new "Family EP", I just love the picture on  Paul's Homepage of Paul with his 2 grandaughters.  This photo was no doubt taken by their  Mom and Paul's daughter, Mary.

                        Is this the image that you are talking about? These are his kids, Stella & Mary!

                         

                        Thanks for correcting me OObu.  I defer to you on anything McCartney.  I just thought that since Paul was writing McCartney 3 at Mary's house and that since Mary was the photographer for the new McCartney 3 Album/CD that she had taken this picture during this recent time.  I just assumed that the 2 kids in the photograph were Mary's kids.  My mistake but as I said, I love the picture.  Mary and Stella were adorable little kids.

                        Paul's hair coloring is another dead give away. LOL!

                          B J Conlee wrote:

                          Yankeefan2 wrote:
                          B J Conlee wrote:

                          As you know, Paul has released a new "Family" EP to tie into the loose themes of McCartney 3.  Looking at the tracklisting for this EP, I found a couple tracks to be very interesting relative to Paul's Post Beatles' career.  To name a few, here are some that struck my curiosity:

                          Mamma's Little Girl - I only mention this one because I recently mentioned this terrific  track in the "Paul Bird songs" Post on Maccaoard.  Paul menitons "Singing like a Skylark" a couple of times in the lyrics.  I always liked this one that I believe became a B-Side for "Put It There" in 1990.

                          Deliver Your Children - This one really struck my curiosity as it is primarily a Denny Laine composition although Paul might have played a part in the final written piece on the Londontown track.  Don't know if Paul had any hand in the final tracklisting for this "Family"EP but I wonder why Paul would have chosen a Denny-Paul song on this EP.  Could Paul in any way be extending an "olive branch" to Denny.  By the way I always liked this song and is certainly a good "deep"  gem  on Londontown.

                          Put It There - One of the great tracks on "Flowers in the Dirt" a song that Paul solely wrote because it was an old saying of his Father's.  I would have preferred if Paul or his team would have chosen one of  the real good "live" versions of "Put It There"

                          Heaven on a Sunday - a great inclusion on this EP and  it was one of my favorite tracks on the recent Flaming Pie Archive Remastered Edition

                          Bip Bop - If Paul was part of the tracklisting selection for this new "Family" EP, Paul must have some fond memories of this deep cut from the Wildlife album.  He included "Bip Bop" on this last Compilation Package "Pure McCartney" which was a big surprise to me because he left off many good and better tracks in my opinion.  It's a fun rocking track but seriously lacking in the lyric department.  I think it was a easy track that Paul wrote and wanted his "new Post Beatles'band to play "live" on their "University shows" and that is why he later included it on Wildlife album that he quickly released.

                          Little Woman Love - Another curious track because it is another unreleased song.  I first heard it on the "One Hand Clapping" live segment on the Band on the Run Archive Edition.

                          My goodness, IMO "Bip Bop" is the possibly the worst McCartney song ever and has no redeeming musical value. "Put It There" and "Heaven On A Sunday" are good selections for this EP.

                          I knew you weren't a fan of "Bip Bop" Yankeefan.  I always thought that Wildlife was one of Paul's weakest albums and I would never include "Bip Bop" as a good song especially for its lyrics (or lack of).  I did however like Dear Friend, Tomorrow and Some People Never Know.

                          I don't know about you but I don't buy  EP's anyway.  I just thought the list was "curious" for the most part.  That is why I was so shocked to see a Denny Laine song on a Paul McCartney EP ...Deliver Your Children.  As I said, if Paul has anything to do with picking the songs, I wonder if this was in any way some sort of "olive branch" to Denny.  Paul from everything I've seen rarely mentions Denny in any of his interviews.  Maybe someone elso has a theory about this.  I think I read something about Denny authoring a book around 1984 about Wings (Paul and Linda of course) where he said some negative things about Linda.  I think it really ticked Paul off.  I could be wrong about Paul and Denny's "falling out" but it's something I remember reading  about in one of the books about Paul.

                          I never buy EP's either  and I see no reason why most of us would buy this one.  I would not put too much into the meaning of "Delivering Your Chilren" on the EP. The song fit the theme of this EP which was "Family" and probably nothing more.  Sadly, IMO the selection of songs on albums like "Pure McCartney" have always made my shake my head. They put a song like "Bip Bop" from probably his worst album and not one song from FITD. I did like "Dear Friend" and "Tomorrow" but that was about it on "Wildlife". 

                            Nancy R wrote:

                            B J Conlee wrote:
                            oobu24 wrote:
                            B J Conlee wrote:

                            Speaking of the new "Family EP", I just love the picture on  Paul's Homepage of Paul with his 2 grandaughters.  This photo was no doubt taken by their  Mom and Paul's daughter, Mary.

                            Is this the image that you are talking about? These are his kids, Stella & Mary!

                             

                            Thanks for correcting me OObu.  I defer to you on anything McCartney.  I just thought that since Paul was writing McCartney 3 at Mary's house and that since Mary was the photographer for the new McCartney 3 Album/CD that she had taken this picture during this recent time.  I just assumed that the 2 kids in the photograph were Mary's kids.  My mistake but as I said, I love the picture.  Mary and Stella were adorable little kids.

                            Also, Mary only has boys - 4 of them! Stella has 2 boys and 2 girls. 😉

                            And Paul was nearly 57 when his first grandchild Arthur was born in 1999. 😂

                            Thanks Nancy.  As you know, I always keep up with Paul's music from the Beatles to Wings and his Solo career but I don't keep up with his family, grandchildren and hair color.  As I said, I love the photograph on Paul's Home Page and Mary/Stella were cute little kids.

                              Yankeefan2 wrote:

                              B J Conlee wrote:
                              Yankeefan2 wrote:
                              B J Conlee wrote:

                              As you know, Paul has released a new "Family" EP to tie into the loose themes of McCartney 3.  Looking at the tracklisting for this EP, I found a couple tracks to be very interesting relative to Paul's Post Beatles' career.  To name a few, here are some that struck my curiosity:

                              Mamma's Little Girl - I only mention this one because I recently mentioned this terrific  track in the "Paul Bird songs" Post on Maccaoard.  Paul menitons "Singing like a Skylark" a couple of times in the lyrics.  I always liked this one that I believe became a B-Side for "Put It There" in 1990.

                              Deliver Your Children - This one really struck my curiosity as it is primarily a Denny Laine composition although Paul might have played a part in the final written piece on the Londontown track.  Don't know if Paul had any hand in the final tracklisting for this "Family"EP but I wonder why Paul would have chosen a Denny-Paul song on this EP.  Could Paul in any way be extending an "olive branch" to Denny.  By the way I always liked this song and is certainly a good "deep"  gem  on Londontown.

                              Put It There - One of the great tracks on "Flowers in the Dirt" a song that Paul solely wrote because it was an old saying of his Father's.  I would have preferred if Paul or his team would have chosen one of  the real good "live" versions of "Put It There"

                              Heaven on a Sunday - a great inclusion on this EP and  it was one of my favorite tracks on the recent Flaming Pie Archive Remastered Edition

                              Bip Bop - If Paul was part of the tracklisting selection for this new "Family" EP, Paul must have some fond memories of this deep cut from the Wildlife album.  He included "Bip Bop" on this last Compilation Package "Pure McCartney" which was a big surprise to me because he left off many good and better tracks in my opinion.  It's a fun rocking track but seriously lacking in the lyric department.  I think it was a easy track that Paul wrote and wanted his "new Post Beatles'band to play "live" on their "University shows" and that is why he later included it on Wildlife album that he quickly released.

                              Little Woman Love - Another curious track because it is another unreleased song.  I first heard it on the "One Hand Clapping" live segment on the Band on the Run Archive Edition.

                              My goodness, IMO "Bip Bop" is the possibly the worst McCartney song ever and has no redeeming musical value. "Put It There" and "Heaven On A Sunday" are good selections for this EP.

                              I knew you weren't a fan of "Bip Bop" Yankeefan.  I always thought that Wildlife was one of Paul's weakest albums and I would never include "Bip Bop" as a good song especially for its lyrics (or lack of).  I did however like Dear Friend, Tomorrow and Some People Never Know.

                              I don't know about you but I don't buy  EP's anyway.  I just thought the list was "curious" for the most part.  That is why I was so shocked to see a Denny Laine song on a Paul McCartney EP ...Deliver Your Children.  As I said, if Paul has anything to do with picking the songs, I wonder if this was in any way some sort of "olive branch" to Denny.  Paul from everything I've seen rarely mentions Denny in any of his interviews.  Maybe someone elso has a theory about this.  I think I read something about Denny authoring a book around 1984 about Wings (Paul and Linda of course) where he said some negative things about Linda.  I think it really ticked Paul off.  I could be wrong about Paul and Denny's "falling out" but it's something I remember reading  about in one of the books about Paul.

                              I never buy EP's either  and I see no reason why most of us would buy this one.  I would not put too much into the meaning of "Delivering Your Chilren" on the EP. The song fit the theme of this EP which was "Family" and probably nothing more.  Sadly, IMO the selection of songs on albums like "Pure McCartney" have always made my shake my head. They put a song like "Bip Bop" from probably his worst album and not one song from FITD. I did like "Dear Friend" and "Tomorrow" but that was about it on "Wildlife". 

                              Thanks Yankeefan.  It was more of a curiosity for me and you are probably right that I was reading more into "Deliver Your Children" as part of this EP.

                              Funny thing happened this morning.  As I looked at my phone this Monday morning, I saw a new review of McCartney 3 in the NY Times by David Marchese.  It was more of an interview and less of a full review.  Paul only talks briefly about Women and Wives (which Paul is very happy with), Pretty Boys and Lavortory Lil.  Mr. Marchese particulary brought up the 2 latter songs.  The writer went on discuss in a praiseworthy way of how Paul can magically come up with great and creative melodies on McCartney 3.  He apparently did hear McCarteny 3 but unfortunately the rest of the interview is more about Paul's current state of mind and of course his time with the Beatles (mainly about his time with John and George.  I was hoping to get more of a review on the new album.

                              The funny thing is  when Mr. Marchese started talking about Paul's abillity to write great melodies on the new album he then asked Paul about Bip Bob.  I find that funny in that you and I were just talking about Bip Bop in our last conversation on this board.  We can't escape "all things Paul McCartney in the news".  Paul said he was always embarrassed about that song.  He called it inconsequential.  But he added that when he mentioned "Bip Bop" to a Producer freind of his  a few years ago that the friend stopped him and said it was his "favorite" song of his.  Paul's point was that you don't know what people like or dislike but he enjoyed making the record even though it didn't have any lyrical content.

                              I remember you and I talking about "Pure McCartney" and how Paul could include "Bip Bop" and leave off so many other far better songs on that compilation.  Anyway, have you seen this latest NY Times McCartney article.  Talk later.  

                                Thanks for the heads up about the NY Times article BJ. Thankfully, I still had a few more articles I could read for nothing this month online. I will post one part of the interview and I think it nails it on the head that a bunch of us had complained about in McCartney interviews, see below. The best parts of the interview to me were when it was just about "McCartney III" although I did find it funny he is a "hoarder" -lol.  I think we all probably let out a groan when we saw the title "Lavatory Lil" for this album but now it sounds like it may be one of the ones we all like -lol. I got good vibes about "Women And Wives", hope I am right. As for "Bip Bop", I can't imagine out of all the wonderful songs he has written that a friend of his would say that is one of his favorites.  (to each their own -lol). Finally, "McCartney III" must be creating buzz if the NY Times has interview/review about it since they have kind of ignored his solo records for the most part.

                                For those posters that remember my "McCartney drinking game" joke posts awhile ago, see below -lol.

                                "You know, I was conscious of not mentioning the Beatles early in this interview, and you’ve already mentioned them a few times. So let me ask you: The band broke up 50 years ago. You were in it for roughly 10 years. When you’re not doing interviews or playing concerts, how central to your own story of your life are those 10 years from half a century ago?"

                                 

                                  Seems like "Cook of the House" would have fit in with this "family" theme. Maybe it would have hurt Paul some to hear it on there, made him miss Linda too much. I don't know.  The poor laddie. 

                                  About Denny dissing Paul and Linda in a book--I've read about that too. I can't spell the author's name, Robert Gulliano or something like that--but he's written several Macca books which contained some offensive parts  badmouthing  Paul from being jealous or wanting to stir up a mess to create mini-scandals to sell more of his trashy books, something like that. I read this writer deliberately got Denny and Jo Jo drunk and led them on to talk dirt about Paul and Linda. To trash talk them. And  Paul got ticked off about it.