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veggieburgher:Live And Let Die: "this ever changing world in which we live in" is tautological but if he is actually singing "in which we're livin'," then it is grammatically proper.

This is the one that immediately came to mind when I saw this topic. That line is just painfully poor grammar (unless as you say he is actually saying "in which we're living").


Danish Macca:I'll pick the run of Flaming Pie, Run Devil Run, Driving Rain, Chaos, MAF and Electric Arguments as the strongest run in his career with Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper, Magical, White Album and Abbey Road as a close second..

Okay I know, I left Yellow Submarine out in the last one..

I'll agree with this except I'll give the nod to the Beatles ones with the Pie - Arguments run second. I think you're right on the money as far as his post-Beatles work, and love that someone else agrees that his late career resurgence is seeing him make very consistently good albums.


Apollo C. Vermouth:Like any cover I guess they just liked it and thought it was a good song for Denny to sing. If I remember right they change the lyric from Richard Cory to John Denver ??? at one point.

Soily was written by Paul. Great rocker and closer for WOA.

Does anyone know if there was any significance to changing to words at one point to John Denver? Was there any incident between Denver and Denny or Paul?


tintin:Gotta be "Driving Rain" for me too - can't listen to more than 3 songs, just awful!

And...sorry...have yet to become a convert to "Ram" but know I am in the minority...

Just awful? Driving Rain was one of his most critically praised albums. I think it's one of his best.



Maccafan82:I asked this on another thread but nobody knew the answer. Did Paul recently record the vocals or was that done in 1986 when it was meant for Cold Cuts?

No-one seems to know that. I think his voice sounds youngish, so he probably dubbed the vocals at some time in the 80s at one of the many Cold Cuts sessions. Maybe they're from '86.

The notes in the deluxe issue indicate that the original recording was in 1979, with overdubs recorded September/October 1986 as part as the Cold Cuts project. I assume that the overdubs in 1986 included the vocals, and agree that the sound of his voice sounds very mid-1980s.


I know what you mean. I normally don't buy best of albums anymore (usually for bands I like I prefer the album tracks to the singles), but recently saw one for ELO in a bargain bin, and I have no other ELO, so I picked it up. It is fantastic. That will probably lead me into buying more material.

Thread: ELO

I met a friend of mine and he did say
Boy I can smell your breath a mile away

Or any line from 3 Legs (although I like the song)


I believe Ballroom Dancing does.


That is really hard to tell you where to start. As someone who has his whole library, it is hard to find an artist so varied. The obvious starting point would be his first album, 'My Aim Is True', which usually ranks in the top 100 albums of all-time lists. The follow-ups of 'This Year's Model', 'Armed Forces', and 'Get Happy!!!' are all outstanding. His recent stuff is really good as well, however. It's like he decides to go a different direction with each album. His mellow albums 'Painted from Memory' and 'North' display his really expressive singing style.

In short, there might be a couple of the 80s that are subpar, but they are all interesting. He is an amazing writer.



herc:i'm afraid that we will miss abbeyroadcrossover from this board


you were a big wings fan,i guess that you 'll leave Paul's music for Elvis Costello music :

You can't be a fan of both? They like each other's work and have collaborated together many times. I first got into Costello because of his collaborations with Paul on 'Flowers in the Dirt' and 'Spike' in 1989 - it didn't mean I liked Paul any less.