So far I've really enjoyed the 3 new tunes fromt his LP.
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RE: THE NEXT DELUXE/REMASTERED ALBUM FROM PAUL
I think RRS is a mistake print should be SPEED OF SOUND But also heard a rumour that VENUS / SPEED , ARE THE LAST BIG Deluxe versions , maybe that means they may come out faster
It's got to be "V&M"/"Speed". They officially teased that pairing in a card that came inside the McCartney and McCartney II boxes back in 2011. A couple of years ago, Paul's manager said in an interview that there would not be more than maybe 8 or 9 of these big deluxe reissues, so any way you count them, they're definitely near the end. I do hope they continue on with other releases in smaller packages, but still with a bonus CD and a DVD. And now that the U.S. tour is finally all announced, I'll bet we get an announcement on the next set in the next week or two, since they're supposedly coming June 17th.
sooooo... how update is the new board...?
RE: PAUL McCARTNEY 1979
B J Conlee:
B J Conlee:
Anybody seen this??
_______________________________________________ When I look back at Paul's Post Beatles' career, the 1979 era is probably the most puzzling to me as a huge fan. His decisions for disbanding Wings just seemed so odd. Here is what I mean: *The 1979 tour (with the additions of Laurence and Steve) seemed to be coming along well from seeing videos of the various shows. Paul's voice was in tip top shape and they had plenty of good new rocking songs to play. *While Back to the Egg had not done great commercially, a full tour in the US would have given "Egg" a 2nd life. Wings were playing quite a few songs from the album. Beyond that, a new live album (with Paul adding a few new Beatle songs that had never been done live) would have sold very well similar to Wings Over America. Despite single handedly destroying the Japanese leg of the Tour (getting busted at the Tokyo Airport and ending up in jail for 9 days or so), I never understood why Paul/Wings didn't just carrying on and tour heavy in the US Post Japan. While London Town and Egg had lackluster results, Paul would have still "sold out" in every city. It would have been hugely successful and he would have given some of the songs (e.g. Goodnight Tonight, Mull of Kintyre, Old Siam Sir, Arrow Through Me, Coming Up etc. ) new life. I was very fortunate to meet Steve Holly (Paul's new drummer on "Egg") at the AROTR Festival in the Louisville KY area over this past Memorial Day Weekend. I was staying at the same hotel as Steve. He was very friendly and personable so I was comfortable asking him this same question about Paul's reason for disbanding Wings. Steve's answer was quite emphatic saying that Paul desperately wanted to work with George Martin again. Steve seemed to be quite assured that this was the "reason" that Wings' disbanded. Besides being a convenient answer, I can also see that there was probably a lot of truth to Paul's answer to Steve, Denny and Laurence. Paul always loved working with Mr. Martin and he most likely wanted a new direction. As we know, Paul is always working on new songs and he probably felt they were highly suited for George's type of production. In retrospect, Paul's gut decision was successful in the short term as Tug of War was a big success. I just think there was more to it than just that one answer. Being in jail might have changed Paul's ideas about his (and his family's) lifestyle. I believe that Linda stated that being in jail really shook Paul up. Maybe he might have felt that he needed to decrease his drug intake. Maybe with their children getting older, he might have felt that he and Linda needed to cut down on their touring. While Paul loves the audience and touring, something no doubt happened in Paul's mind to change his direction so drastically. In retrospect it was a huge decision. You have to think that his jail time (albeit a short one) had a pretty significant effect on Paul.
I dont think Paul has said anything positive about the BTTE album, from 1979 to today. He seemed to have put a lot of effort into the album - a new band, TV special, videos, touring - but the album got lousy reviews and didnt sell well (for Macca). While it did have a "harder" sound he strived for, it just didnt work, imo. Sub-standard melodies, some songs go on far too long, too repetitive, etc. No wonder Paul hasnt played any song from the album on any tour since 1979.
________________________________________________________ This is another Paul album where we will have to agree to disagree. I don't see BTTE as a subpar or even terrible (as some might say) Paul album at all. To my ears, it is mid-tier Macca with a bunch of terrific songs. Like many Paul efforts, it could have been better (more on that later) but I don't dismiss it at all. And I certainly don't see it as a collection of sub-standard melodies, too repetitive etc. Could BTTE been better? For sure it should have been. But with Macca, you rarely get "album perfection". He tends to be too eclectic as an artist with all of his different styles that don't always mesh. I do agree that Paul Solo often needs a Nigel Goodrich type to rein him in. This is the case for BTTE in my opinion. But the good stuff here is really good. Some of my personal favorites include: *Getting Closer - hell of a rocker (before the Beatles channel, Sirius was playing it on their 70's channel *Spin It On - one of my favs and a great response to the Punk and New Wave scene going on at the time *Old Siam, Sir - another great rocker *Arrow Through Me - love it *To You - words may be meaningless but this is raw, ****ing Macca *Again,Again & Again - my 2nd favorite Denny Laine song just behind Time to Hide * Winter Rose/Love Awake - I just love this song...the melody and feeling just speaks Winter (similar to Footprints on Press to Play) * We're Open Tonight - like it as a short little melodic acoustic interlude between full songs. The album could have been titled "We Open Tonight" and would have fit perfectly as an opening track. * So Glad to See You Here - another good rocker With this many very good to great songs, I don't dismiss BTTE at all. There are some average to mediocre tracks I don't love. And as with other Solo albums, side 2 does tail off in comparison. I just wished he would have included Goodnight Tonight and Daytime Nightime Suffering which could have made BTTE one of his very best. He could have left off "After the Ball/Million Miles (as a Macca geek I still like the gospel/bluesy vocals) and Baby's Request which just didn't fit the album. And the "Rockestra Theme" despite all the guest rockers is also not a favorite of mine. I normally don't care for album "jams" which this song kind of represents. But all in all, I like BTTE Egg a lot. You mention about the "lousy reviews". I also dismiss many of them especially at the time. I remember clearly how some of the music press simply adored John Lennon so Paul to them represented the anti-John. You could see that bias with some critics. Funny thing is that I have read a couple fairly recent reviews (from younger critics) of BTTE that in retrospect give it much higher marks and really like most of BTTE. And as far as Paul not saying anything positive about BTTE, that is rather true about most of Pau's solo albums and career. Paul seems obsessed about his "Beatle Days". He only talks about Solo albums/eras if it became part of his "Archive Series" reissues/remasters. In summary, I view BTTE as one of Paul's most underrated albums. Definitely not perfect but full of Macca treats especially if you like the "rocking" side of Paul.
i really like it too. funny you dind't mention baby's request which i'm not a big fan of...
RE: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Get On The Right Thing:
he's the worst actor in the history of film.
Have you ever seen any of Madonna's movies?
lol. yes. call it a draw. any video of it online yet? just his scenes?
RE: Driving Rain revisited
Get On The Right Thing:
too funny how different our tastes are. younger/newer fans seem to like the more recent stuff a little more than the older fans...
Don't stereotype! I'm 61, officially qualifying as old by most counts, and a fan since age 11. My favorite Paul albums are Tug of War, Chaos, MAF and Flaming Pie (the order sometimes changes depending on my mood, but those are always my top 4).
lol. t.o.w. and Chaos are soooo much better than the other two you like. and why are there lists of favorite lp's when this is a thread about driving rain?