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Last post 05/09/2022

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      B J Conlee wrote:

      B J Conlee wrote:

      Since I have already done my "Starter CD" for LEFTOVERS AND RARITIES (on this page a few posts above) Here would be my 2CD package for the Follow-Up -- LEFTOVERS AND RARITIES.

      LEFTOVERS AND RARITIES  (CONTINUED)

      2 CD PACKAGE 

      DISC 1

      1. Oh Woman, Oh Why (B-side of Another Day single)

      2. Give Ireland Back to the Irish - Early single for Paul but promptly banned in Great Britain.  Love Paul's vocals and a great electric guitar work  by Henry McCullough.

      3. Goodbye - Hit single that Paul wrote for Mary Hopkin.  I love Paul's simple demo here and should be better known

      4. Country Dreamer (B-Side to Helen Wheels).  Great little country tune and a track that Linda really loved

      5. Soily - Live version on Wings Over America (final track).

      6. I'm Carrying - Great deep cut on London Town and later released on the "In-Laws" Soundtrack.  I like the "In-Laws" Soundtrack version the best.

      7. Mull of Kintyre - The single was a huge seller in many countries (not the US however).  Paul played "Mull" quite a few times at his Canada Shows.  Pick the best "live" version.

      8. Cage - Unreleased song from the Back to the Egg Sessions.  Great relatively unknown track.

      9. Wanderlust- Great deep cut on Tug of War.  I love the "Give My Regards to Broad Street" Album  and Soundtrack. Youtube version is the best with the little snippet of "Here, There and Everywhere" at the end.  One of Paul's very best and should be far better known.

      10.Tough On a Tightrope - Extra track on Press to Play but never was on the Album Press to Play.  Great song and should be better known.

      11. Write Away - Another Extra track on Press to Play and not on the Press to Play Album.  Great song in my opinion and should be far better known.

      12. Only Love Remains - "LIve" version on the British Tube Show.  Linda and Judith Light (from "Who's the Boss" TV fame) sing back-up for Paul.  Great version and Paul plays a little snippet of "Great Balls of Fire" (the Jerry Lee Lewis classi at the end.

      13. Simple As That - Extra song from the original Pipes of Peace Sessions but not on the album.  From what I remember most of the McCartney  kids sing on this song.  Simple As That later appeared on the "It's a Live-In World...the Anti Heroin Project.  

      14. Put It There - "Live" version on Tripping the Live Fantastic Album.  Great version

      15. Mama's LIttle Girl - B-Side to the Put It There Single.

      16. This One - "LIve" Version on Tripping the Live Fantastic Album.  Great version.

      17. Love Mix/Waiting for the Sun to Shine - Old Paul song that was added to the Flowers in the Dirt Archive Edition.  

      18. Back on My Feet - One of Paul and Elvis Costello's early joint- written songs and B-Side to "Once Upon a Long Ago".  I like Paul's demo the best.

      19. Once Upon a Long Ago - A hit and single in Great Britain but was hardly ever played in the US.  Another great relatively unknown song.

      20. That Day is Done - "Live" version from the Paul and Elvis Costello original demos.  Far better than the "Flowers in the Dirt" album version.  

      Disc 2

      21. Hope of Deliverance - "Live" version from the "Up Close and Personal" show done at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in NYC.  Paul's vocals are great here and the overall song is better than the studio album version.

      22. Lovers That Never Were - "Live" version from the Paul and Elvis Costello original demos.  Far better than the "Off the Ground" studio version.  Paul's vocals according to Elvis Costello are one of his best from his entire career.

      23. Sweet Sweet Memories - Another leftover from the Off the Ground Sessions and added to the Off the Ground Complete Works CD.  The Off the Ground Complete Works CD was only manufactured in Germany.

      24. Long Leather Coat - B-Side to Hope of Deliverance and was on the Off the Ground Complete Works CD.

      25. I Owe It All to You - "LIve" version from the "Up Close and Personal" show at the Ed Sullivan Theatre.  Better than the Off the Ground Studio version.

      26. Same Love - Another leftover from the Flowers in the Dirt Sessions and added to the "Flowers in the Dirt Archive Set"

      27. Broomstick - B-Side to the "Young Boy" single and added to the Flaming Pie Archive Set.

      28.  What It Is - one of the original rockers that Paul wrote for the Run Devil Run Album.  "Live" version done at the Cavern Club in LIverpool.  Great version and even better than the album version in my opinion.

      29. Try Not to Cry - Another Paul original written for the Run Devil Run Album.  "Live" version done at the Cavern Club in LIverpool with Paul's Run Devil Run Band.  Great version and far better than the Run Devil Run Album version.

      30. Run Devil Run - Title Track for Run Devil Run  and Another Paul original written for the same Album.  "Live" version done at the Peta Los Angeles Show.  Great verslion.

      31. No Other Baby - "Live" version done at the Cavern Club.  The Definitive version in my opinion.

      32. Fabulous - B-Side to "No Other Baby" and not on the original Run Devil Run album.

      33. Brown Eyed Handsome Man - "Live" version done at the Cavern Club.  Great version

      34. Lonesome Town - "LIve" Version done at the Peta Show in LA.  Great version.

      35. India - Unreleased track and done on The Secret Website Show in 2003.  Great track featuring all members of Paul's currrent Band.

      36.  Celebration - One of Paul's best "Classical" songs on the Standing Stone Album.  Love this instrumental version with Paul at the piano.

      37.  Comfort of Love - B-Side to the "Fine Line" Single

      38. Growing Up, Falling Down - B-Side to the "Fine Line" Single

      39. This Loving Game - B-Side to the "Jenny Wren" Single

      40. Summer of 59 - B-Side to the "Jenny  Wren" Single

      41. She is So Beautiful - Extra Song on the Japanese Edition of Chaos and Creation

      I stopped here with the Chaos and Creation album and its subsequent B-Sides.  I love these tracks that really show how great a composer that Paul is especially considering that most of these songs never made it on their original respective albums.  The other thing I added are "LIve" versions that in many cases are better than their "studio counterparts.  That is the "Rarities" side of these collections.

      If this is successful (And I'm sure with the right publicity it would be) you would have another CD or Two featuring many of Paul's Leftovers or Rarities from Paul 's very fruitful writing period from 2007 (Memory Almost Full) all the way to the current times with McCartnly 3.

      Again, I think Paul really needs this from a "legacy" point of view.  He was far more than just Beatle Paul in my opinion.

      Just a couple of additional notes to my 2 CD Leftovers and Rarities package above.

      #9 Wanderlust...While I've always loved "Wanderlust" on Tug of War, I also love the Broad Street Soundtrack version.  I especially love it because George Martin brilliantly adds a little snippet of "Here There and Everywhere" at the end.  Makes it a very special track in my opinion.

      #36 Celebration...Part of the "Secret Website Show" in 2003.  On top of Paul and full Band play many songs "live", they also included this great and special rare track.  On "Celebration" Paul plays a beautiful piano with the rest of the boys playing their instruments.  This is why I added it to this tracklist.  A great Paul melody in my opinion that should be far better known.

      On top of the 16 "Starter" CD tracks, you have a total of 57 tracks.  Looking at this list, these are not "throw away" songs.  They a good to very good songs.  This is why Paul needs a collection like "Leftovers and Rarities".  It spotlights how many good to great songs are relatively unknown to casual Paul fans.

      I really like this 2 CD "Leftovers and Rarities" Package Above.  The only exception is that I would add:

      Maybe I'm Amazed (Live version from Wings Over America).  You could put it right past  #5 Soily.

      I will post my final Leftovers and Rarities Package going from Memory Almost Full 2007 to McCartney 3 in a couple of days.  It would probably be another 2 CD Package.

        Leftovers and Rarities - Follow Up # 2 (2 CD Package)

        Leftovers and Rarities

        Disc 1

        1. Why So Blue (extra track from Deluxe Edition of Memory Almost Full)

        2. 222 (extra track from Deluxe Edition of Memory Almost Full)

        3. That Was Me (live version from Amoeba's Secret Special Show)

        4. House of Wax (live version from Amoeba's Secret Special Show)

        5. Mama Only Knows (best live version)

        6. Mistress and Maid (live version with Paul and Elvis Costello; originally on Paul's Off the Ground album)

        7. Magic (Great deep track on Driving Rain)

        8. Lonely Road (Live Version on Back in the US CD; originally on the Driving Rain Album)

        9.  Mr. Bellamy (Great deep track on Memory Almost Full)

        10.  Jenny Wren (LIve version on the Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road Studio/ TV Show)

        11. This Never Happened Before (Great deep track on Chaos and Creation)

        12. Too Much Rain (Great deep track on Chaos and Creation)

        13. Sing the Changes (Great live Version on Good Evening New York City; originally on Electric Arguments)

        14. Dance Till We're High (Great deep track on Electric Arguments)

        15. My Valentine (Originally on Kiss on the Bottom Album; pick the best live version)

        16. Only Our Hearts (Originally on Kisses on the Bottom Album; great Harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder)

        17. I Want to Go Home (from the Everybody's Fine Soundtrack; Movie with Robert Deniro)

        18. My Soul (with Nitin Sawhney and on the London Underground Album)

        19. Cut Me Some Slack (Paul, Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters; on 121212 Concert for Sandy Relief Album)

        20. Whole Life (Paul and Dave Stewart cowrite; on the "One Year On and Nelson Mendella Tribute Album)

        Disc 2

        1. In the Blink of an Eye (On the Ethel and Ernest Soundtrack Album)

        2. Turned Out (On Deluxe Edition of the "New" Album)

        3. Demon's Dance (On Collector's Edition of the "New" Album)

        4. I Can Bet (Great Deep track on the "New" Album)

        5. Scared (Hidden Track on the"New" Album)

        6. New (Live version on the Collector's Edition of the"New" Album; Live version at the Tokyo Dome)

        7. Early Days (great Deep Track on the "New" Album)

        8. I Don't Know (live version from the Soundcheck; originally on Egypt Station)

        9. Dominoes (great Deep Track on Egypt Station)

        10. Get Started (from the special Traveller's Edition of Egypt Station)

        11. 60 Second Street (from the Traveller's Editition of Egypt Station)

        12. Who Cares (Live version from Grand Central Station; originally on Egypt Station)

        13. Happy With You (great Deep track on Egypt Station)

        14. Women and Wives (from McCartney 3; pick the best live version)

        15. Slidin (from McCartney 3; Pick the best live version)

        16. Lindiana (from "scratched" Return to Pepperland Album)

        17. Squid (from "scratched" Return to Pepperland Album)

        18. Don't Break the Promise (Paul and Eric Stewart Cowrite; on the "scratched" Return to Pepperland album)

        19. Vanilla Sky (On the Vanilla Sky Soundtrack Album)

        20. Maybe Baby (On the Maybe Baby Soundtrack Album; great and faster version than the original Buddy Holly song)

          Paul McCartney STARTER CD for Leftovers and Rarities

          Tracklist (1 CD)

          1. Goodbye (Hit single written by Paul for Mary Hopkin; Paul's Demo)

          2. A Love for You (Paul song written initially during the Ram Sessions; Best version on subsequent "In-Laws Soundtrack)

          3.  The Mess (Live at the Hague 1972 ; B-Side of My Love)

          4. Sally G (B-Side of Junior's Farm; great "country-like" tune)

          5. Waterspout (Paul song written during the London Town Sessions; great rocker)

          6. Daytime Nighttime Suffering (B-Side to Goodnight Tonight)

          7. Rainclouds (Writen during Tug of War Sessions and B-Side to Ebony and Ivory; The Late Great Paddy Moloney of the Chieftains plays the Uillean Pipes)

          8. On the Wings of a Nightingale (Paul's demo written for the Everly Brothers Comback Album in 1984)

          9. Yvonne's the One (Written by Paul and Eric Stewart during the Press to Play Sessions; Paul's Demo was released by 10CC on the Mirrow Mirror Album; Eric's version is more Raggae style while Paul's is an upbeat Ballad)

          10. Flying to My Home (B-Side of My Brave Face) great rocker)

          11. Loveliest Thing (recorded with Phil Ramone as producer ; B-Side of Figure of 8) Paul uses some members of the Billy Joel band;  David Brown plays a great guitar solo in the middle.  Great track in my opinion.

          12. Love Come Tumbling Down (Written by Paul and produced initially by Phil Ramone) Ended up as a B-Side to the "Beautiful Night" single from Flaming Pie; great vocals by Paul in my opinion.

          13. I Can't Imagine (Written by Paul during the Off the Ground Sessions; B-Side to C'Mon People) Later appears on the Off the Ground Complete Works CD only manufactured in Germany.

          14. Whole Life (Cowritten with Dave Stewart; best version is on the "One Year On / Nelson Mandella Tribute Album)

          15. Home Tonight (Leftover Song Written during the Egypt Station Sessions but never appears on the Egypt Station Album)

          16. In a Hurry (Leftover Song written duing the Egypt Station Sessions but never appears on the Egypt Station Album)

           

            I really like the "Follow Up #2" CD package but man BJ you are killing me. How could you not include one of my favorites "About You" from DR" -lol. Glad you included "Dance Til We're High" which is great song IMO but I would have included "Two Magpies" from EA also. Got to admit there are a few songs I don't know like "My Soul" and "In The Blink Of An Eye". Nice to see some live cuts of songs included, like we have mentioned before they are not only different than studio version they are usually better. I think this CD more than some others would be good for people to buy because it has a bunch of songs from the different editions of an album. I think most people are like me and just buy the original album and don't splurge on the special edition albums. The other thing your CD's highlight to me is how good Paul's B sides are considering in the days when we were young B sides were considered some throwaway song for the most part. I am heading off to NYC in the morning so I thought I would throw in my "two cents" before I left.

              Yankeefan2 wrote:

              I really like the "Follow Up #2" CD package but man BJ you are killing me. How could you not include one of my favorites "About You" from DR" -lol. Glad you included "Dance Til We're High" which is great song IMO but I would have included "Two Magpies" from EA also. Got to admit there are a few songs I don't know like "My Soul" and "In The Blink Of An Eye". Nice to see some live cuts of songs included, like we have mentioned before they are not only different than studio version they are usually better. I think this CD more than some others would be good for people to buy because it has a bunch of songs from the different editions of an album. I think most people are like me and just buy the original album and don't splurge on the special edition albums. The other thing your CD's highlight to me is how good Paul's B sides are considering in the days when we were young B sides were considered some throwaway song for the most part. I am heading off to NYC in the morning so I thought I would throw in my "two cents" before I left.

              Thanks Yankeefan and have a great time in NYC and at the NY Open Tennis Tournament.  And I would have no problem witht "About You" being on my #2 CD package.  I did have a few songs that were on my lists that I reluctantly ended up leaving off.  

              I'm sure some of my Maccaboard friends are wondering how the heck can this guy continue to belabor this crazy "Leftovers and Rarities" idea.  There are a few others on this "made up package" of leftover tracks that Paul didn't even include on his original albums at the time.  Well one reason that I'm obsessing is that I am having a colonoscopy tomorrow.  I can't eat and I unusually have a lot of time on my hand.  Being on Maccaboard (my blog as my wife calls it) is helping me contend with fasting.  For the last 24 hours I can only eat jello and drink apple juice.  I have one more day of this and then I have the colonoscopy on Wednesday morning.  So far It's really not that bad but I dread the liquids I have to take this afternoon.  The procedure itself will be a relief since by that point I will be able to eat some real food.  Thank God for my wife and Maccaboard.  At least I have my mind off of it. And I can write about my favorite topic..Paul McCartney and his music and this crazy fantasy idea.  Bear with me my friends.

                B J Conlee wrote:

                Paul McCartney STARTER CD for Leftovers and Rarities

                Tracklist (1 CD)

                1. Goodbye (Hit single written by Paul for Mary Hopkin; Paul's Demo)

                2. A Love for You (Paul song written initially during the Ram Sessions; Best version on subsequent "In-Laws Soundtrack)

                3.  The Mess (Live at the Hague 1972 ; B-Side of My Love)

                4. Sally G (B-Side of Junior's Farm; great "country-like" tune)

                5. Waterspout (Paul song written during the London Town Sessions; great rocker)

                6. Daytime Nighttime Suffering (B-Side to Goodnight Tonight)

                7. Rainclouds (Writen during Tug of War Sessions and B-Side to Ebony and Ivory; The Late Great Paddy Moloney of the Chieftains plays the Uillean Pipes)

                8. On the Wings of a Nightingale (Paul's demo written for the Everly Brothers Comback Album in 1984)

                9. Yvonne's the One (Written by Paul and Eric Stewart during the Press to Play Sessions; Paul's Demo was released by 10CC on the Mirrow Mirror Album; Eric's version is more Raggae style while Paul's is an upbeat Ballad)

                10. Flying to My Home (B-Side of My Brave Face) great rocker)

                11. Loveliest Thing (recorded with Phil Ramone as producer ; B-Side of Figure of 8) Paul uses some members of the Billy Joel band;  David Brown plays a great guitar solo in the middle.  Great track in my opinion.

                12. Love Come Tumbling Down (Written by Paul and produced initially by Phil Ramone) Ended up as a B-Side to the "Beautiful Night" single from Flaming Pie; great vocals by Paul in my opinion.

                13. I Can't Imagine (Written by Paul during the Off the Ground Sessions; B-Side to C'Mon People) Later appears on the Off the Ground Complete Works CD only manufactured in Germany.

                14. Whole Life (Cowritten with Dave Stewart; best version is on the "One Year On / Nelson Mandella Tribute Album)

                15. Home Tonight (Leftover Song Written during the Egypt Station Sessions but never appears on the Egypt Station Album)

                16. In a Hurry (Leftover Song written duing the Egypt Station Sessions but never appears on the Egypt Station Album)

                 

                I repeated this "Starter CD" for "Leftovers and Rarities" because as you might have noticed I started a new thread.  It won't be long before we are in 2023 and that is when I hope Paul considers this idea.

                Looking at the "Starter" CD, I freally like this tracklist as a whole.  I thank Bruce here for this idea of starting "Leftovers and Rarities" with 1 CD.  It's like a trial run so that casual Beatle and Paul fans can try it at an extremely low cost..  As I have said, I can see this CD selling at retail places like Target or Walmart for under $10.  during the initial sale period.

                I like this "tracklist" because it contains many upbeat songs that have the classic McCartney hooks and riffs that we are accustomed to.  Just a further rundown of these songs and why I think the CD could sell and get good reviews.

                First of all, the initial track "Goodbye" might be remembered by Beatle fans because Paul wrote the song for Mary Hopkin, the artist that the Beatles signed up for their new "Apple" record label in 1969.  Paul's version has his usual sweet vocals and it's really good in my opinion.  Further down the list you have some of Paul's early rockers like "A Love For You" (from the Ram sessions) and "The Mess".  I love the "live" version of "The Mess".

                The tracklist also contains the "Country" charmer "Sally G" that reminds me of some of the countryish songs that the Beatles did before Beatlemania.  I know John didn't really like many of Paul's "story" songs but I like the humor in "Sally G" and its "twist" ending.  Further on, I love the crazy rocker "Waterspout".  Who could think of a crazy song title "Waterspout" other than Paul McCartney.

                As for other "Unreleased" songs, I absolutely love "Yvonne's the One".  Talk about a crazy twist in the song's lyrics.  I also love the other songs that became B-Sides like Daytime Nighttime Suffering, Rainclouds, Flying to My Home, Lovliest Thing,  Love Come Tumbling Down and I Can't Imagine.   Can't believe they never made it on their original albums.  Just shows the talent that Macca has. 

                Finally I love Paul's demo of "Wings On A Nightingale" he wrote for the Everly Brothers.  As Yankeefan has also said, I can't believe that Paul didn't include "Home Tonight" and "In a Hurry" on Egypt Station.   

                All in all, I think it could be a great Paul McCartney CD and more importantly, I think it would get good reviews becaue of the reasons above and also because it contains songs that for the most part are "unknown" to the many casual Beatle and McCartney fans.

                  B J, thinking of you and your colonoscopy - I've has 3 or 4 of them! The prep is much worse than the actual procedure! This time she let me take the new tablets (huge, but effective!)  Just take your laptop into the bathroom with you! 😂

                    NJR wrote:

                    B J, thinking of you and your colonoscopy - I've has 3 or 4 of them! The prep is much worse than the actual procedure! This time she let me take the new tablets (huge, but effective!)  Just take your laptop into the bathroom with you! 😂

                    Thanks Nancy.  If you are in England now, have a great time.

                    I loved your last line.  I'm still laughing!

                      Just want to let people know that I had my colonoscopy was finished around 1pm (Eastern Standard Time).  I was thrilled when my surgeon told me that I don't have any cancers showing.

                      _____________________________________________________________________________

                      Now back to my favorite subject --

                      Just a brief sumary of what I'm proposing for a "Leftovers and Ratities" Project for Paul and MPL to consider for 2023:

                      1. Starter CD (1 CD with a tracklist of 16 relatively "unknown"songs.

                      2. Follow-up #1 (2 CD Package with 42 tracks for "Leftovers and Rarities" covering basically from McCartney 1 through Flaming Pie and Run Devil Rund.  We're talking about the 70's, 80's and 90's time span.  One additonal track I subsequently added to Follow-up #1 Tracklist  was the "Live Version of Maybe I'm Amazed"on 1976's Wings Over America Album.

                      3. Follow-up #2 (2 CD Package with 40 tracks covering basically from Driving Rain to Paul's latest McCartney 3).

                      I personally have selected all of these tracks but there were a bunch more I could label as Honorable Mentions.  Of course, we can quibble over a few of my selections but overall I feel the Packages I've listed above (Leftovers and Rarities) on the whole prove that Paul McCartney is a very unique musical artist (songwriter, musician and singer).  I'm also considering "Longevity".   I my opinion, Paul McCartney is the #1, 2 or possibly  3rd best modern Musical Artist over the last 50-60 years.  I am thinking about artists that can do all 3 components...  composing, a great and versatile  instrumentalist,  and singing (multi-styles). 

                      From a full career (again over 50 plus years) I believe only Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen are close to being on the same level as Paul.  Personally as a big fan, I consider Paul to be #1.  This "Leftovers and Rarities" proposed project is further proof that Paul is that Great of an Artist and Musical Force.  On these packages and project, we're talking about close to 100 tracks that were not on Paul's "original albums" and many are virtually "unknown" to casual fans of the  Beatles and casual fans of Paul's brilliant Solo Career.

                      Thanks for reading my post.

                        B J Conlee wrote:

                        Just want to let people know that I had my colonoscopy was finished around 1pm (Eastern Standard Time).  I was thrilled when my surgeon told me that I don't have any cancers showing.

                        _____________________________________________________________________________

                        Now back to my favorite subject --

                        Just a brief sumary of what I'm proposing for a "Leftovers and Ratities" Project for Paul and MPL to consider for 2023:

                        1. Starter CD (1 CD with a tracklist of 16 relatively "unknown"songs.

                        2. Follow-up #1 (2 CD Package with 42 tracks for "Leftovers and Rarities" covering basically from McCartney 1 through Flaming Pie and Run Devil Rund.  We're talking about the 70's, 80's and 90's time span.  One additonal track I subsequently added to Follow-up #1 Tracklist  was the "Live Version of Maybe I'm Amazed"on 1976's Wings Over America Album.

                        3. Follow-up #2 (2 CD Package with 40 tracks covering basically from Driving Rain to Paul's latest McCartney 3).

                        I personally have selected all of these tracks but there were a bunch more I could label as Honorable Mentions.  Of course, we can quibble over a few of my selections but overall I feel the Packages I've listed above (Leftovers and Rarities) on the whole prove that Paul McCartney is a very unique musical artist (songwriter, musician and singer).  I'm also considering "Longevity".   I my opinion, Paul McCartney is the #1, 2 or possibly  3rd best modern Musical Artist over the last 50-60 years.  I am thinking about artists that can do all 3 components...  composing, a great and versatile  instrumentalist,  and singing (multi-styles). 

                        From a full career (again over 50 plus years) I believe only Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen are close to being on the same level as Paul.  Personally as a big fan, I consider Paul to be #1.  This "Leftovers and Rarities" proposed project is further proof that Paul is that Great of an Artist and Musical Force.  On these packages and project, we're talking about close to 100 tracks that were not on Paul's "original albums" and many are virtually "unknown" to casual fans of the  Beatles and casual fans of Paul's brilliant Solo Career.

                        Thanks for reading my post.

                        Paul is easily my favorite popular music artist, even his "leftover" music is great IMO. I wish more casual fans would give it a chance.

                          I agree 100% McCall.  When I look at the tracklists above,  I don't consider the majority of these songs to be "throwaways".  These leftovers are mostly in my opinion to be either good to very good relative to Paul's standards.  I hope Paul himself feels pretty much the same when he remembers and looks back at these leftovers that didn't make their original albums at the time.  These are songs that most casual Beatle and Paul Solo songs should at least know.  I think songs like "Flying to My Home", "Loveliest Thing", "On the Wings of a Nighingale", "Yvonne's the One" (and others) are terrific.

                          As I said earlier, Paul has too many products to push for this Fall and Christmas (Paul and Beatle stuff) but I'm hoping that by the Spring of 2023 there might be enough room for "Leftovers and Rarities."

                          Thanks for your imput McCall.

                            B J Conlee wrote:

                            Leftovers and Rarities - Follow Up # 2 (2 CD Package)

                            Leftovers and Rarities

                            Disc 1

                            1. Why So Blue (extra track from Deluxe Edition of Memory Almost Full)

                            2. 222 (extra track from Deluxe Edition of Memory Almost Full)

                            3. That Was Me (live version from Amoeba's Secret Special Show)

                            4. House of Wax (live version from Amoeba's Secret Special Show)

                            5. Mama Only Knows (best live version)

                            6. Mistress and Maid (live version with Paul and Elvis Costello; originally on Paul's Off the Ground album)

                            7. Magic (Great deep track on Driving Rain)

                            8. Lonely Road (Live Version on Back in the US CD; originally on the Driving Rain Album)

                            9.  Mr. Bellamy (Great deep track on Memory Almost Full)

                            10.  Jenny Wren (LIve version on the Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road Studio/ TV Show)

                            11. This Never Happened Before (Great deep track on Chaos and Creation)

                            12. Too Much Rain (Great deep track on Chaos and Creation)

                            13. Sing the Changes (Great live Version on Good Evening New York City; originally on Electric Arguments)

                            14. Dance Till We're High (Great deep track on Electric Arguments)

                            15. My Valentine (Originally on Kiss on the Bottom Album; pick the best live version)

                            16. Only Our Hearts (Originally on Kisses on the Bottom Album; great Harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder)

                            17. I Want to Go Home (from the Everybody's Fine Soundtrack; Movie with Robert Deniro)

                            18. My Soul (with Nitin Sawhney and on the London Underground Album)

                            19. Cut Me Some Slack (Paul, Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters; on 121212 Concert for Sandy Relief Album)

                            20. Whole Life (Paul and Dave Stewart cowrite; on the "One Year On and Nelson Mendella Tribute Album)

                            Disc 2

                            1. In the Blink of an Eye (On the Ethel and Ernest Soundtrack Album)

                            2. Turned Out (On Deluxe Edition of the "New" Album)

                            3. Demon's Dance (On Collector's Edition of the "New" Album)

                            4. I Can Bet (Great Deep track on the "New" Album)

                            5. Scared (Hidden Track on the"New" Album)

                            6. New (Live version on the Collector's Edition of the"New" Album; Live version at the Tokyo Dome)

                            7. Early Days (great Deep Track on the "New" Album)

                            8. I Don't Know (live version from the Soundcheck; originally on Egypt Station)

                            9. Dominoes (great Deep Track on Egypt Station)

                            10. Get Started (from the special Traveller's Edition of Egypt Station)

                            11. 60 Second Street (from the Traveller's Editition of Egypt Station)

                            12. Who Cares (Live version from Grand Central Station; originally on Egypt Station)

                            13. Happy With You (great Deep track on Egypt Station)

                            14. Women and Wives (from McCartney 3; pick the best live version)

                            15. Slidin (from McCartney 3; Pick the best live version)

                            16. Lindiana (from "scratched" Return to Pepperland Album)

                            17. Squid (from "scratched" Return to Pepperland Album)

                            18. Don't Break the Promise (Paul and Eric Stewart Cowrite; on the "scratched" Return to Pepperland album)

                            19. Vanilla Sky (On the Vanilla Sky Soundtrack Album)

                            20. Maybe Baby (On the Maybe Baby Soundtrack Album; great and faster version than the original Buddy Holly song)

                            Just a couple of additional notes:

                            #5. The title is actually "Only Mama Knows".

                            16. Lindiane - Unreleased and was supposed to be on the "The Return to Pepperland" album that was never released.

                            #6 MIstress and Maid - Post Off the Ground release (Paul and Elvis Costello only performed this track "live" one time.  It was "An Evening with Paul McCartney and Friends at the Royal College of Music Benefit March 23,1995).

                            17. Squid - an uptempo instrumental  and was originally on the "Returned to Pepperland" album but never was released.  It was also on the Flaming Pie 2020 Remaster under the Part 3 Oobu Joobu Section.  Only if you bought the Flaming Pie very expensive full Archive Edition would you have it.  Great instrumental in my opinion and most casual Beatle or Paul McCartney fans wouldn't know it.

                            18. Don't Break the Promise - Unreleased until the 2020 Flaming Pie Archive Series package was released.  Cowritten by Paul McCartney and Eric Stewart that they wrote for Press to Play.  It was on the Part 4 Oobu Jooby Section of the Flaming Pie Archive Edition and is definitely a "Rarity".   Originally on the unfinished Return to Pepperland album.

                            19. Vanilla Sky - This is the Tom Cruise Movie where Paul McCartney wrote the title track and was nominated for an Academy Award.  Paul didn't end up winning but many people felt he should have.

                            #20 Maybe Baby - The movie of the same name starred Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson.  The Soundtrack's Tracklist started off with Paul McCartney's Version and is a cover of the original Buddy Holly song.  Both Paul and Jeff Lynne produced the track that has a decided ELO edge to it and is a faster tempo than Buddy's original.  I love it!

                              Just a couple of typos on "my additonal points" on the immediate post above

                              # 16 Should be "Liindana".

                              # 6 Should be "From the Off the Ground Release"

                              And the unfinished Paul album should be listed as "Return to Pepperland".

                              Thanks everyone.

                                B J Conlee wrote:

                                Just a couple of typos on "my additonal points" on the immediate post above

                                # 16 Should be "Liindana".

                                # 6 Should be "From the Off the Ground Release"

                                And the unfinished Paul album should be listed as "Return to Pepperland".

                                Thanks everyone.

                                It's spelled Lindiana! 

                                https://www.the-paulmccartney-project.com/song/lindiana/

                                 

                                  B J Conlee wrote:

                                  NJR wrote:

                                  B J, thinking of you and your colonoscopy - I've has 3 or 4 of them! The prep is much worse than the actual procedure! This time she let me take the new tablets (huge, but effective!)  Just take your laptop into the bathroom with you! 😂

                                  Thanks Nancy.  If you are in England now, have a great time.

                                  I loved your last line.  I'm still laughing!

                                  Glad you got a clean bill of health!

                                  In London since Aug. 31st. 

                                  Today did the tour of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. No photography allowed of course. But one of the rooms I got to see was where Paul & Ringo were knighted, The Beatles got their M.B.E.s and Stella McCartney got her O.B.E.! The stool they kneel on was there too!! 🤩

                                  Ate lunch at The Bag O’ Nails near Victoria Station Sept. 2nd. (Not the one where Paul met Linda! I think it’s just a bar.) Finally was able to exchange 4 expired £10 notes (which were not kept up our noses) at the only location in London you could - the Bank of England which was only open for that purpose 11am to 3pm! We made it the just before 2pm! Only took 15 minutes, thankfully. We got fast-tracked since we had so few notes to exchange. Then went to The Who Shop (as in Doctor Who, not the band!) Cool place! The owner was so nice - he walked us over to the bus stop to take it to the train station to get the Underground straight back to the station near our hotel - no changes of lines! We were exhausted when we got back - my friend slept 3 hours! I just wanted to soak my swollen feet in the tub with cold water, get some ice, eat a snack, take a shower and wash my hair! She’s zonked out again and it’s only 10:35pm here! 😂 I’ll be up at least until midnight - we have to get up at 8am to get on Underground, then train to Henley-On-Thames! Friar Park, here we come!

                                    Without a doubt the one thing your package proves is how incredibly prolific Paul is as a song writer. Not many artists continue to write great new music at his age. As you mentioned, Springsteen and Dylan are others that come to mind. How lucky for us that Paul decided not to "hang it up" like Billy Joel when it comes to still being creative and writing songs. His B-sides are better than most people's singles IMO and I love song like "Summer Of 59" for example. Your listing of "Who Cares" live performance in Grand Central Station was cool because I just was in there several times  taking the #7 train to Queens. The other thing I would mention is how there are so many good songs left off the original albums only added to special editions of the album. It makes you wonder about Paul's thought process in selecting songs for his albums. I loved that you added classical song  "Celebration" because it once again shows the depth and versatility of Paul's songwriting ability. Once again, excellent idea and would like to see it happen but truly doubt it which is a shame.

                                      Hey Yankeefan

                                      How was New York City and how was the US Open?

                                      Glad your back home.

                                      It's now Saturday.  We leave on Monday.  Driver is picking us up at 2;00pm.

                                      Thanks for your comments about Leftovers and Rarities.

                                      I have one more idea that I'm going to post before I head to Alaska.

                                        As I mentioned earlier, there were a few other songs that I considered for this project.   One song I have seen on Youtube and I've read about is:

                                        My Old Friend - This was written by the great Carl Perkins in 1981.  Carl was Paul's guest in Montserrat for 8 days when Paul was recording Tug of War.  As you know, Paul and Carl sang together on the "Get It" track on Tug of War.  On the last day he was going to be there, he got Paul and Linda together and presented a gift to them.  The gift was a "song" that Carl had just written a few days earlier and he sang it to them using his guitar.  

                                        Funny story about the song.  About half way through the song, Paul was in tears and left the room.  It was when Carl sang the line..."think about me now and then, my old friend." Initially, Carl thought that Paul might have disliked the song.  Linda explained to Carl that the line was almost the exact words that John said to Paul on their last conversation a couple of months before his death.  Linda further explained that it helped Paul to finally connect with his grief over John's death.

                                        The only record that "My Old Friend" appears on is Carl's album "Go Cat Go"  Instead of going home after the recording of "Get It"on Tug of War, Paul liked the song so much that he persuaded Carl to stay longer.  He wanted to go to George Martin's studio and do a more finished job on the song and also utilize George Martin since he was there.

                                        In the studio Carl sang and played 2 guitar parts.  Paul played organ, rhythm guitar, bass and drums.  Paul added backing vocals to Carl's main vocals.  George Martin - Producer and String arrangements.

                                        *From Paul McCartney Project on the Internet

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                                        I wonder if Paul can get permission from Carl's Heirs to allow Paul to put it on:

                                        Leftovers and Rarities -- Starter CD

                                        This would possibly be my first choice as a "Single" once the CD is released.  I've seen the video of Paul and Carl for the song but I don't think it has been ever been on a Paul McCartney Album including the Archive Collection Packages.

                                        Judging by the what I've heard on Youtube, the song sounds great and what a story it has to tell.  Putting a song like this on a new CD like "Leftovers and Rarities" would really be a shot in the arm for the success of the CD.  From Carl Perkins' Family perspective, they would get a lot of royalites since Carl is credited as the sole writer.  Carl Perkins  passed away on January 19, 1998.   By the way,  Carl loved what Paul and George Martin did to the song.  Before his death, Carl said that "My Old Friend"meant more to him than any other songs he has written.  That includes a classic like "Blue Suede Shoes".

                                        Just a thought for Paul and MPL.

                                         

                                          B J Conlee wrote:

                                          Hey Yankeefan

                                          How was New York City and how was the US Open?

                                          Glad your back home.

                                          It's now Saturday.  We leave on Monday.  Driver is picking us up at 2;00pm.

                                          Thanks for your comments about Leftovers and Rarities.

                                          I have one more idea that I'm going to post before I head to Alaska.

                                          Sent you email last night.

                                            Yankeefan2 wrote:

                                            B J Conlee wrote:

                                            Hey Yankeefan

                                            How was New York City and how was the US Open?

                                            Glad your back home.

                                            It's now Saturday.  We leave on Monday.  Driver is picking us up at 2;00pm.

                                            Thanks for your comments about Leftovers and Rarities.

                                            I have one more idea that I'm going to post before I head to Alaska.

                                            Sent you email last night.

                                            Just read it.  I'll get back to you later.  It's just real busy right now trying to pack etc.

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