McCartney

McCartney

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by Paul McCartney
     
 

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Paul McCartney retreated from the spotlight of the Beatles by recording his first solo album at his home studio, performing nearly all of the instruments himself. Appropriately, McCartney has an endearingly ragged, homemade quality that makes even its filler -- and there is quite a bit of filler -- rather ingratiating. Only a handful of songs rank as full-fledged… See more details below

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Paul McCartney retreated from the spotlight of the Beatles by recording his first solo album at his home studio, performing nearly all of the instruments himself. Appropriately, McCartney has an endearingly ragged, homemade quality that makes even its filler -- and there is quite a bit of filler -- rather ingratiating. Only a handful of songs rank as full-fledged McCartney classics, but those songs -- the light folk-pop of "That Would Be Something," the sweet, gentle "Every Night" the ramshackle Beatles leftover "Teddy Boy," and the staggering "Maybe I'm Amazed" (not coincidentally the only rocker on the album) -- are full of all the easy, melodic charm that is McCartney's trademark. The rest of the album is charmingly slight, especially if it is read as a way to bring Paul back to earth after the heights of the Beatles. At the time, the throwaway nature of much of the material was a shock, but it has become charming in retrospect, even pointing the way toward the homegrown charms of lo-fi several decades into the future. [Hear Music's 2011 reissue of McCartney is available in two separate expanded editions: a Special Edition with two CDs, and a Deluxe Edition that adds a DVD and a hardcover book. The bonus disc contains the ragged, unfinished outtake "Suicide," an instrumental version of "Oo You" called "Don't Cry Baby," a rough piano demo of the unheard tongue-in-cheek music hall song "Women Kind," a version of "Maybe I'm Amazed" from the 1974 TV special One Hand Clapping (a video of which is on the Deluxe Band on the Run), then three songs from McCartney performed live at Glasgow in 1979: "Every Night," "Hot As Sun," and "Maybe I'm Amazed." The DVD contains a documentary on the making of the album, the music video for "Maybe I'm Amazed," Concert for the People of Kampuchea versions of "Every Night" and "Hot as Sun" from 1979, and is capped off with readings of "Junk" and "That Would Be Something" from 1991's MTV Unplugged. It's a ramshackle hodge-podge but it has considerable charm and is a fitting way to expand McCartney.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/14/2011
Label:
Hear Music
UPC:
0888072327993
catalogNumber:
32799
Rank:
45276

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Lovely Linda
  2. That Would Be Something
  3. Valentine Day
  4. Every Night
  5. Hot As Sun/Glasses
  6. Junk
  7. Man We Was Lonely
  8. Oo You
  9. Momma Miss America
  10. Teddy Boy
  11. Singalong Junk
  12. Maybe I'm Amazed
  13. Kreen-Akrore

Disc 2

  1. Suicide
  2. Maybe I'm Amazed  - Jimmy McCulloch
  3. Every Night  - Linda McCartney
  4. Hot As Sun  - Linda McCartney
  5. Maybe I'm Amazed  - Linda McCartney
  6. Don't Cry Baby /Oo You
  7. Women Kind

Disc 3

  1. The Album Story
  2. The Beach  -  Loma Mar Quartet
  3. Maybe I'm Amazed
  4. Suicide
  5. Every Night [  - Linda McCartney
  6. Hot As Sun [*  - Linda McCartney
  7. Junk  - Paul "Wix" Wickens
  8. That Would Be Something  - Paul "Wix" Wickens

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul McCartney   Primary Artist,Vocals,Interviewee
Linda McCartney   Harmony

Technical Credits

Paul McCartney   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Writer,Executive Producer,Instrumentation
Robin Black   Engineer
Geoff Emerick   Engineer
Nancy Jeffries   Copyright Coordinator
Linda McCartney   Cover Photo,Back Cover Photo
Phil McDonald   Engineer
Eddie Klein   Engineer
Mark Vigars   Engineer
Steve Rooke   Remastering
Guy Massey   Remastering
Roger Huggett   Creative Consultant
Joel Gallen   Producer
Bruce Gowers   Direction
Paul Du Noyer   Liner Notes
Allan Rouse   Liner Notes,Remastering Coordination
Keith McMillan   Direction
Dave Bogart   Copyright Coordinator
Jane Kett   Copyright Coordinator
David Litchfield   Direction
Claudia Schmid   Photo Coordination
Rob Tovey   Direction
Jan Wenner   Interviewer
David Puttman   Video Producer
Charlie Jenkins   Video Director
Ali Assaf   Direction
Alex Colletti   Producer

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