illwobble:"Be Serious"? Why?
Rather than a McCartney I/II follow-up we need a RAM follow-up. He should make the album a companion album with RAM by calling it "EWE". If he announces this soon then all the fans on here who've been getting so impatient for it will be able to sing as one:
I want Ewe!
I want Ewe so bad!
I want Ewe!
I want Ewe so bad it's driving me mad, it's driving me mad!
Or how about Got To Get EWE Into My Life and when we hear the album hopefully we will say PS I Love EWE.
BOYCIE:21st Century Paul:yes, Back Seat Of My Car, a song with one of the best endings ever in music
It was a single here in the UK, but stalled at 39 in the charts which was shame.
The Back Seat Of My Car was released as as a single in the UK instead of Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey which was a single and a hit in US and some other countries. I remember Paul commenting why Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey was not a single in the UK. He said he "didn't want to keep selling the past" I never knew what he exactly meant by this. Did he think it sounded too much like The Beatles (I don't think it does). So why anyway did it get issued as a single in US and elsewhere. I guess he did not have as much control outside the UK.
The Eggman67:No Rock Show included???
I am hearing conflicting reports about whether Rockshow DVD/Blu Ray is going to be included in the WOA deluxe edition or just a seperate release. Surely it has to be included in the deluxe edition . I assumed it would be as it is an obvious thing to do. The DVD/Bluray could also be sold separately.
Nevermind the T-shirt how about the fur (real???) hat and his socks really need a wash too .
I am really disappointed and surprised Rockshow DVD is not part of WOA deluxe edition. I am sure it is marketing ploy to help sales of the stand alone DVD but I think they of could included it in WOA deluxe as well as separately. I would of been happy to pay additional cost for deluxe and I think it would of been a great selling point for WOA deluxe. Also the CD of 8 tracks of just different live recordings of tracks already on original album is pretty poor for bonus material.
John Mackintosh:I agree with many of you here that Wings Over America is way overpriced. I am waiting to buy Rock Show . For those who haven't seen Wings Over the World, it consists of little behind the scenes clips from places like Scotland, Australia, U.S,, coupled with many of the songs that are seen in Rock Show. In other words, if you get Rock Show DVD, you pretty much have Wings Over the World DVD as well, that is unless they have re-edited Wings Over the World from what I saw years ago.
I also think WOA deluxe is overpriced especially compared to previous releases in the archive series. I know it has lots of extras like books etc in the package but as for the music it is pretty poor. 8 tracks already on the original album just from different concert. Surely there must of been something else in the vaults. Now if Rockshow DVD had of been included it would of made all the difference.
BOYCIE:Well i've seen Paul play 4 times in the UK over the last three years so i would hardly say he ignores us, but admittedly all 4 have been in London, i do think the rest of the UK gets short shrift though. If i was Australian then i'd be pissed off, now there's a place he should be playing.
I do think in general that people in the UK like men and women to look and act there age, hair dye and wearing clothes that are to young for you is seen as rather demeaning. Paul of course isn't an old 70 year old by any stretch, but i think it's a fine line, no pun intended, between looking old and frumpy and looking like you're clinging to your youth with too much desperation.
Paul play Australia ???.....not much chance I'm sorry to say. Not after the fiasco of his "postponed" Melbourne concert some 10 years ago.
When people use the term funky as in the description of that list of tracks Michelley posted I get a bit confused as to what funky is supposed to mean. I always equated funky with 70's - 80' disco/RnB. Music from acts like Earth Wind & Fire, KC and the Sunshine Band, Chic, The Jackson 5, Donna Summer and even going back to James Brown (the father of funk) etc, etc, etc. The list seems to me just a mixture of Paul's many varied forms of music from mainstream pop Coming Up, Goodnight Tonight, Letting Go to the more offbeat electronica like Check My Machine. Secret Friend and Frozen Jap. I would class Goodnight Tonight, Coming Up, What's That You're Doing as funky meaning dance/disco friendly. I know Paul /Linda has even described his early 70's stuff (McCartney album, Ram, Wildlife) as his funky period and I would describe it as anything but ie; disco/dance. So I guess the term has a very loose definition.
left hand man:To me it doesn't have a loose definition.
Some of those acts you listed like KC, Chic and Donna Summer aren't funky at all, they are strictly disco.
Funk is that very heavy drum and thumping bass sound, that's why songs like What's That You're Doing and the fast version of No More Lonely Nights are funky because they rely on that heavy bass and drum sound.
Coming Up with it's heavy thumping bass is another.
You say KC, Chic, Donna Summer aren't funky just disco but isn't disco music mainly all about bass and beat which is what funk is. Paul in calling his early solo music his funky period, he is obviously giving the word a very different interpretation.
lindafan:In the documentary Ginger Baker said it took 3 years to build. So it was his own private studio?
I think it was his private studio. I'm re-watching the doc.
I don't know much about Ginger Baker but Lagos seems a strange place to build his own studio - I guess he lived there -but not exactly one of the worlds music hubs but EMI had one there - a very basic one by the sounds of it. I think Paul said they used to press records in a room out the back.