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Title: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Badgirl66 on December 01, 2011, 05:15:33 PM
begins with My Valentine  on February 6th and late summer 2012.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Badgirl66 on December 18, 2011, 04:17:07 PM
1. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter (Alhert/Young) 2:36
 2. Home (When Shadows Fall) (Van Steeden/Clarkson/Clarkson) 4:04
 3. It's Only a Paper Moon (Arlen/Harburg/Rose) 2:35
 4. More I Cannot Wish You (Loesser) 3:03
 5. The Glory of Love (Hill) 3:45
 6. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me) (Dorsey/Robertson/Mysels) 3:22
 7. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive (Arlen/Mercer) 2:31
 8. My Valentine (McCartney) 3:14
 9. Always 3:49
 10. My Very Good Friend the Milkman (Burke/Spina) 3:04
 11. Bye Bye Blackbird (Henderson/Dixon) 4:26
 12. Get Yourself Another Fool (Forrest/Heywood) 4:42
 13. The Inch Worm (Loesser) 3:42
 14. Only Our Hearts 4:21
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Badgirl66 on December 19, 2011, 04:54:02 PM
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V4K1BP3L (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V4K1BP3L)

Title Song
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on December 20, 2011, 12:52:22 AM
'My Valentine' is awful. The music is nice, but his voice destroys it. I'm sorry, but it just doesnt sound good.

Crucify me at will.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on December 20, 2011, 12:54:22 AM
You be the judge.

Paul McCartney - My Valentine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uutKQ-F8b6U#)
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Badgirl66 on December 20, 2011, 08:51:49 AM

Crucify me at will.

No is true ;sorry
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: pc31 on December 21, 2011, 12:20:47 AM
i have a better idea..let's crucify paulie...maybe when he raises from the dead after 3 days he will remeber to give us something tasty....back off boogaloo
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on December 21, 2011, 12:34:50 AM
i have a better idea..let's crucify paulie...maybe when he raises from the dead after 3 days he will remeber to give us something tasty....back off boogaloo

You might be right. The last good stuff he gave us was 'Chaos and Creation' and i'm still convinced that it was due to Nigel Godrich keeping him in check. Doesnt matter though. I'll buy it because thats what I do. There might be something on it worth the purchase.

I'm still looking forward to his ballet too. Laugh all you want, but tis true.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Badgirl66 on December 21, 2011, 11:14:50 AM
Paul McCartney - My Valentine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uutKQ-F8b6U#)

(I Want To) Come Home by Paul McCartney (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIgwLW0YlqA#ws)

DE jaVU
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on December 23, 2011, 04:57:42 PM
I don't know what song you guys listened to, but I just heard My Valentine and it's absolutely beautiful!!

McCartneys vocals are excellent, absolutely perfect for this style of music, and the acoustic guitar playing in this song is wonderful.

The song is so romantic and silky smooth, anyone who has a love interest in their lives should rush out and buy this one.  McCartney sounds very intimate and personal, the mood grabs you, I can't wait to buy this one.   

, A fantastic song from what appears to be a fantastic album!!

We got the excellent Memory Almost Full and now this one, McCartney's still on a roll!!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on December 24, 2011, 01:17:30 AM
I dont know what song you listened to, but it sounds like a 70 year old man who's lost his voice.

Oh wait,,,,
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: pc31 on December 24, 2011, 06:11:19 PM
sounds like he had marbles in his mouth...
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on December 27, 2011, 04:20:48 PM
Opinions vary, but from what I see visiting other websites the people who don't like this new song are in the vast minority, as most people are loving this fantastic new and very smooth and romantic song from McCartney.

If a frog in McCartney's throat sounds this wonderful, I hope he keeps it there!

My Valentine is absolutely beautiful!!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on December 29, 2011, 02:57:40 AM
This just proves that Paul can do no wrong in your eyes. This is one of the worst things i've ever heard Paul do, but yet its beautiful and wonderful in your opinion. Be honest with yourself just once man.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Badgirl66 on December 29, 2011, 10:02:48 PM
(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9742/hhnhh.jpg)
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on December 29, 2011, 11:44:08 PM
wtf ?

is Paul trying to morph into Tony Bennett or Dean Martin and become a crooner ?
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on December 30, 2011, 12:49:02 AM
wtf ?

is Paul trying to morph into Tony Bennett or Dean Martin and become a crooner ?

Yeah, we can call him 'The Vegetarian Fog'.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on December 30, 2011, 02:42:43 AM
Ok, coming from someone who liked Memory Almost Full, Paulie could have done better. "My Valentine" sounded so generic and washed out, if someone played it and said Paul wrote it I would have laughed.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on December 30, 2011, 05:04:38 PM
Tkitna, I'm always honest with myself, and I'm always honest when I share my opinion on the web, otherwise why even bother?

I'm a musician, so I like many forms of music, and this new song sounds very beautiful and romantic to me, and my female friends like it as well.

As I posted, around the web this song and others from the new album also are getting great remarks from most people, not all but I've read way more good about the song than bad.

Maybe some people should open up their musical taste and not be so closed minded.

This album sounds like it will be great for relaxing at home with the one you love, and I suspect that is what McCartney hopes will happen.

Here's a review.

by Bob Gannon (Macca Reporter)

Review of Paul's new "untitled album"(release date February 7)

Been listening to the new album all day. I must say that I like it, I love this genre of music. And Paul's voice is very suited for it. It doesn't particularly challenge his voice but it has a light, wispy quality to it. Plus the fact that he has chosen some less known songs helps. Let's face it, it's not the kind of CD that's gonna inspire you during a workout or a long run with it's driving beat. If that's the kind of album that you are looking for, this may not be your cup of tea. But if you like the kind of album after a long, tough day that you can play and that will make you forget how bad your day was and just relaxes you enough to get lost in the smooth jazz grooves. This may be right up your alley!

1. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter (Alhert/Young) 2:36- nice rollicking piano. Lyrics very tongue and cheek. One that I've never heard before. Fun little track

2. Home (When Shadows Fall) (Van Steeden/Clarkson/Clarkson) 4:04-nice orchestration. The vocal goes over you like a light breeze. Another one that I can't remember hearing before. Again, Paul's voice easily covers this track. Liking it more with every listen

3. It's Only AA Paper Moon (Arlen/Harburg/Rose) 2:35- a more popular tune that i've heard. Paul's light vocal with a nice fiddle backing makes this a really fun run through this song. Very true to the original. Very enjoyable track

4. More I Cannot Wish You (Loesser) 3:03-Nice light acoustic guitar backing starts off and than enjoyed by a nice piano. Another song that I hadn't heard but very nice. He really did a nice job picking out some less known tracks. And from a time when the song lyrics were much more innocent and simple. But what does come off for me is Paul's love of the songs and period.

5. The Glory Of Love (Hill) 3:45- Sounds like a stand up bass. This is one that i've heard and loved before. Paul's cover is simply fantastic and sure to bring a smile to your face. A lovely song.

6. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me) (Dorsey/Robertson/Mysels) 3:22-Another one that I've never heard. So true to the style of the day and Paul sings it seamlessly.

7. Ac-cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive (Arlen/Mercer) 2:31- One that most will recognize. Another one that I like the quality in Paul's vocal performance....light, airy and fun! The backing band throughout this album lays down a nice jazz groove and this is something quite different to hear Paul do but he does it so well (What's new there? Does he do anything badly?) This reminds me how blown away I was when he did "Slow Boat to China.

8. My Valentine (McCartney) 3:14 - This one took me awhile to appreciate. Although I love the romantic groove and sentimental lyrics I felt that it lacked a little pop. But after numerous listens now, it really is representative of the songs of that day and he really did a nice job..writing, singing and keeping it in the genre. Of course Eric Clapton adds a nice guitar bit.

9. Always (Berlin) 3:49-nice orchestration and slow, romantic ballad. Paul's voice is so smooth and airy

10. My Very Good Friend The Milkman (Burke/Spina) 3:04- a nice light whistle to begin. Nice tongue and cheek lyrics. Very fun track--such a simple time. Nice little groove! A little brass.

11. Bye, Bye Blackbird (Henderson/Dixon) 4:26- nice orchestra. Famous track and I guess makes sense from the guy who sang "Blackbird". Paul doesn't try to do too much on this one but it comes out just right

12. Get Yourself Another Fool (Forrest/Heywood) 4:42- Another one that I had not heard before but really, really like. Nice smooth track driven by a well written song

13. The Inch Worm (Loesser) 3:42- Little piano, joined in with a guitar. I had rather he didn't do this one...a little trite but it still sounds nice but my least favorite on the album

14. Only Our Hearts (McCartney) 4:21 - another great effort in writing and singing a song in the spirit of the others on the album. To tell you the truth, for me the most immediately likeable track on the album. Very romantic, Macca love song. With added harmonica by Stevie Wonder which is such a wonderful addition to this song. Really gives it a unique sound. Sung more in the style of Paul's love song... with really nice lyrics. Our girl Nancy has definitely had a nice effect on Paul penning such a wonderful love song!

Well that's it. It certainly shows that Paul has fond memories of these songs as it really comes out in the performances. I hate to keep describing the vocals as light and airy but once you've heard, I think you'll agree. It certainly is not the normal way we hear Paul sing but there is this nice romantic, relaxing and sweet jazz groove that permeates the album. Although I am in no way thinking that there will be any chart toppers coming out of this CD, it is an insight to the man who's music has touched so many. These are really the songs that inspired the songs. The craftsmanship of the day and nice, simple lyrics with a really sweet vocal. It really does show off how easily Paul can adapt to different styles and excel. Even the fact that he can pen two songs that not only stand up to the best standards on the album, they stand out on their own! I'm looking forward of hearing the released product.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on December 30, 2011, 08:01:31 PM
In all fairness, i've only heard 'My Valentine' and its pretty embarrassing in my opinion. I wont be playing that for my wife or any of my friends and I pray they never have to hear it. As for the rest of the record, i'll wait until I buy it and then give an overall opinion, but  i'm not holding my breath.

Have you ever heard the saying, 'If you dont have anything nice to say, dont say anthing at all'? Well, i'm afraid thats what your getting when you read reviews from the people. Fans arent likely to bad mouth their idol in public. I have no such reservations. Same with critics. If Paul took a dump in a bucket, most critics would say that it was one of the most beautiful buckets of sh*t they ever saw. He was a Beatle and thats just the way it is, but i'm used to it. They raved about 'Memory Almost Full' and 'Electric Arguments' too, and they both sucked, so its nothing new.

Enjoy the record, but please dont wonder why people are laughing at you if you try to pimp it. When it does happen though, I promise not to say that 'I told you so'.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on December 30, 2011, 08:07:07 PM
Oh God. I just realized that Paul actually wrote 'My Valentine' and didnt cover it from some old crooner. That makes it twice as bad.

Oh the horror.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on December 31, 2011, 01:50:43 AM
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I'm a musician, so I like many forms of music, and this new song sounds very beautiful and romantic to me, and my female friends like it as well.

Maybe some people should open up their musical taste and not be so closed minded.

Im a musician too and Im a fan of Blues/Jazz/Prog Rock/World Music/Classical/Folk so my ears are open to many differing types of music

All we fans can do is give our opinion on what we hear in a new release (its not a good idea to tell people to broaden their scope and because theres a few good reviews we SHOULD appreciate it)  and what I hear is very very mediocre, Id say this isnt an original melody and Paul sounds like he's TRYING to sound like one of the old crooners (someone mentioned a mouthfull of marbles) where in fact he should be sounding like himself and writing more songs as good as Let It Be, Good Day Sunshine and Hey Jude..

I honestly think this is kinda cringeworthy.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Badgirl66 on December 31, 2011, 11:21:00 AM
In all fairness, i've only heard 'My Valentine' and its pretty embarrassing in my opinion.

you miss anything just the worst  album ever of the last 40 years .

 ;sorry
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on December 31, 2011, 07:00:29 PM
you miss anything just the worst  album ever of the last 40 years .

 ;sorry

Damn, I kind of figured that. I really dont want to waste the money on it, but I feel its my sworn duty as being a completist.

Thanks for the warning anyways Dirk.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Badgirl66 on December 31, 2011, 09:02:44 PM
me too  he is my Idol sind 33 Years ;yes

maybe when i heard the Orginal CD is the feeling better.... ;sorry
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 01, 2012, 01:34:58 AM
Paul sounds like he's TRYING to sound like one of the old crooners...

Yes.  I think he's in love.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 03, 2012, 03:42:45 PM
We'll just have to agree to disagree!

McCartney can and has done wrong in my eye's take for example his absolute worse albums ever, McCartney II and all of that Fireman stuff, I'll take the jazzy smooth, very romantic music of this new album over that mostly disjointed godawful noise he made on those albums!

Tkitna, I couldn't care less if people laugh, let em!  I'll just continue to enjoy McCartney's new album!  Also you posted that most critics would praise anything McCartney does because he's a Beatle?

Are You joking!?  Every since the freaking Beatles broke up all most critics have done is absolutely unmercifully crucify McCartney's music!  When Chaos and Creation was released critics said McCartney has finally released a good album, as if Flowers In The Dirt and Flaming Pie didn't exist!  The freaking critics have been Paul McCartney's worse enemy!

But hey, it's just a matter of taste, one man's trash is another man's treasure.

Oh and I have to say, Memory Almost Full is an excellent album, the song House Of Wax is freaking epic!

The songs
See Your Sunshine
Only Mama Knows
Vintage clothes
That Was Me
Feet In The Clouds
The End Of The End, are just awesome.

One other thing, the comments on Youtube are thru the roof positive for the new songs!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Badgirl66 on January 03, 2012, 04:33:47 PM
the sound the melodic is bad ringos Sentimental was better against him
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on January 04, 2012, 02:23:53 AM

But hey, it's just a matter of taste, one man's trash is another man's treasure.


thats very true maccafan, well said  :)

so dont be upset with me when I say that for me..

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The songs
See Your Sunshine
Only Mama Knows
Vintage clothes
That Was Me
Feet In The Clouds
The End Of The End, are just awesome.

those songs are very un-awesome  ;)
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on January 04, 2012, 06:22:29 AM
thats very true maccafan, well said  :)

so dont be upset with me when I say that for me..

those songs are very un-awesome  ;)

Arent they though? God that album sucked. 'Only Mama Knows' is the only decent thing off of it.

Anyways, Maccafan, its cool you stick to your guns. I would expect the same from anybody, but i'm just a bit amazed that you actually think this new song is good. It took me mere seconds to realize that its actually pretty bad. Seriously, its not good. You keep saying how many people rave about it, but yet nobody but yourself seems to like it here on an actual Beatles forum. Strange.

Buy it, listen to it, and enjoy it, but believe me, you are in the minority (not that there's anything wrong with that I suppose).
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on January 04, 2012, 12:02:49 PM


Buy it, listen to it, and enjoy it, but believe me, you are in the minority (not that there's anything wrong with that I suppose).

no there isnt Mr SF Sorrow  ;D
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Badgirl66 on January 04, 2012, 02:28:08 PM
I am confused

My Valentine -February 7th 2012
Kisses On The Bottom -June 12th 2012
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Joost on January 04, 2012, 03:14:42 PM
I just listened to that song for the first time. It's kind of boring but not unpleasant.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on January 04, 2012, 07:53:13 PM
I just played it for my wife and she asked me if Paul started smoking again.  ha2ha
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Bobber on January 05, 2012, 11:20:58 AM
His voice sounds old... not energetic at all.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 05, 2012, 05:01:49 PM
I don't get upset because of someone else's taste, it's their lose not mine, I'm not letting this fantastic music slip thru my fingers!

As for those songs from Memory Almost Full, once again we'll just have to agree to disagree because for me those songs are freaking awesome!  I listen to them constantly!!

As for the new album and songs, check out the comments from people all over the world (not just some very limited Beatle related site) on Youtube, you will vey plainly see that your opinions are the ones that are in the vast minority!!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Gary910 on January 05, 2012, 07:52:26 PM
I agree that Paul's voice sounds old. What is he to do? Todd would probably say retire. Well, I don't enjoy Paul's newer music as much as his older stuff, but I do not think he should rest on his laurels.

That being said, I do like 'My Valentine'.

I think the tours are blase' though. He concerts consist of 80% Beatles songs, and 15% newer songs and 5% Wings. The excitement of seeing Paul in concert is gone. I saw him in '89, '93 and '05. I don't know if I will ever see him again. He would have to have something totally different. I have seen him do 'Drive My Car', 'Hey Jude' and 'Let It Be' enough.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on January 05, 2012, 08:16:03 PM
Todd would probably say retire.

Its getting close. Its sad when i'm more excited for his new ballet music than I am for a proper release.

The guy can still write, he just cant sing.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on January 06, 2012, 09:29:22 AM


As for the new album and songs, check out the comments from people all over the world (not just some very limited Beatle related site) on Youtube, you will vey plainly see that your opinions are the ones that are in the vast minority!!

its strange how on a Beatle forum most people think its mediocre, I do get the feeling though maccafan (its all in the name) that you love everything Paul does

Not that Im saying theres anything wrong with that, but you may be a tad biast
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 06, 2012, 03:50:19 PM
Most people are Beatle fans, and I am too, but I'm even more of a Paul McCartney fan, in fact McCartney is the reason I'm a Beatle fan.

Nimrod, you would be totally wrong, if you think I like everything McCartney does!  One major thing I don't like is his concert setlist, it's been too Beatle heavy since the early 90s!!

I just posted earlier that I think McCartney II (except for maybe three songs) most of Pipes Of Peace and that Fireman stuff is the absolute worse music McCartney has ever made!  There are plenty of songs on his albums that I can't stand, for instance...

However Absurd
From A Lover To A Friend
English Tea
You Gave Me The Answer
Dance Tonight
These are just a few that I absolutely can't stand!  I'm also not into most of the classical stuff, so no I don't like every single thing McCartney does!

I am into this new album though, I can already picture myself relaxing in the afternoon and listening to this vey jazzy, silky smooth music from McCartney.

The music scene has changed, but Paul McCartney hasn't he still writes absolutely fantastic music and he is still producing great albums.  Along with this new one, I'm also looking forward to his new rock album that is scheduled to come out later this year!

I don't have a problem with McCartneys versatility, I don't exspect the man to just rock and nothing else, anyone that has followed McCartney entire career knows that the man can and will switch it up at the drop of a hat.

Some I like, and some I don't like, that's the thrill of McCartneys music, there's something in his material for everyone!!

To say that McCartney can't sing is totally ridiculous, the man stands on stage night after night for three hours and does nothing but sing his heart out, and he's covering rockers, ballads, piano tunes, etc, and the reviews are absolutely thru the roof, and the comments about his live singing voice, not his recorded voice that can be autotuned or whatever, but his live singing voice are also thru the roof positive!

Here's a comment from someone who just saw McCartney, I know it's just one person but I've read many similar comments from people who very recently attended McCartneys shows.  I got this from Youtube.

(Paul has not lost his voice! I saw him live three weeks ago, and he sang really, really well - both older and newer songs. Of course his voice has changed a bit with age, but his more mature voice gives an interesting edge to both older songs like "Long and winding road" and like on this new song. It's really emotional in a genuine way that no younger singers comes near...
Gamletedy97)

Don't get me wrong, yes the mans voice has changed, but to say that he can't sing is just ridiculous!!

Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on January 06, 2012, 11:22:55 PM
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if you think I like everything McCartney does!  One major thing I don't like is his concert setlist, it's been too Beatle heavy since the early 90s!!

taste is a funny old thing  ;D

if I went to see Paul Id want him to sing nothing but Beatle songs  ;D

Todd made a comment recently that 99% of Lennons solo stuff was sh*t, (I think its about 50% is sh*t) but Id say the same about Paul, I actually like about 5% of his total solo output

and yet we all love (and are besotted with) The Beatles, at least we all agree they were the best band ever when they were together, maybe we should not argue about the solo stuff...
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on January 07, 2012, 01:12:22 AM
However Absurd
From A Lover To A Friend
English Tea
You Gave Me The Answer
Dance Tonight
These are just a few that I absolutely can't stand!  I'm also not into most of the classical stuff, so no I don't like every single thing McCartney does!

I like all of those except for maybe 'Dance Tonight'.  ha2ha

Quote
Don't get me wrong, yes the mans voice has changed, but to say that he can't sing is just ridiculous!!

Yeah, I suppose saying he cant sing is a bit harsh, but his voice has weakened to the point that its obvious now and it sounds like sh*t sometimes (My Valentine). Its fine if you want to stand behind some 12 year olds Youtube review, but at some point, even you need to admit the truth.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on January 07, 2012, 01:15:31 AM
On another note, I listened to his Buddy Holly cover on the new rock cover album, and it sounds like sh*t too.

I dont know. I love Paul and he's been my favorite musician for as long as i've listened to music, but its getting hard for me to find anything he's doing interesting anymore. I'm afraid his last breath of excellence may have been 'Chaos and Creation' and somebody else was there to make the decisions. Take it for what its worth.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Badgirl66 on January 08, 2012, 10:34:05 PM
‘Kisses On The Bottom’

Paul’s tribute to personal favourites & two new self penned compositions out February 6th/7th
 
On December 19th 2011 Paul announced that February 2012 would see the release of his brand new studio album. Scores of fans then streamed the new original track ‘My Valentine’, many assuming it would be the new record’s title track.  While a few Twitter hints have been dropped and rumours have run rampant, Paul puts an end to speculation today, confirming that the album will indeed be titled ‘Kisses On The Bottom’.
 
Paul has apparently had some fun with his choice of album title—while causing some confusion amongst those who have historically subjected his every move to microscopic scrutiny (with many fixating on an anatomical interpretation!). The phrase ‘Kisses On The Bottom,’ however, actually comes from the album’s opener ‘I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter’. Originally made a big hit by Fats Waller in 1935, the song opens with the lines ‘I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter and make believe it came from you.  I’m gonna write words oh so sweet.  They’re gonna knock me off of my feet.  A lot of kisses on the bottom , I’ll be glad I got ‘em’.
 
‘Kisses On The Bottom’ is a collection of standards Paul grew up listening to in his childhood as well as the two new McCartney compositions ‘My Valentine’ and ‘Only Our Hearts’.  With the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall and her band—as well as guest appearances from Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder, McCartney’s new album is a deeply personal journey through classic American compositions that, in some cases, a young Paul first heard his father perform on piano at home.  The full tracklisting reveals that Paul has been both reverent and adventurous in his song choices.
 
Kisses On The Bottom

01. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter            02:36
 
02. Home (When Shadows Fall)                                                                       04:04
 
03.  It’s Only A Paper Moon                                                                              02:35
 
04. More I Cannot Wish You                                                                             03:04
 
05. The Glory Of Love                                                                                       03:46
 
06. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)                                            03:22
 
07. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive                                                                   02:32
 
08. My Valentine                                                                                                 03:14
 
09. Always                                                                                                            03:50
 
10. My Very Good Friend The Milkman                                                          03:04
 
11. Bye Bye Blackbird                                                                                        04:26
 
12. Get Yourself Another Fool                                                                           04:42
 
13. The Inch Worm                                                                                             03:43
 
14. Only Our Hearts                                                                                            04:21
 
Deluxe CD Album will feature two bonus tracks plus access to a download of an exclusive live show (available from Tuesday 14th February via paulmccartney.com), plus longer liner notes and expanded packaging featuring three postcards)
 
15.  Baby’s Request                                                                                            03:30
 
16.  My One And Only Love                                                               03:50
 
The album will also be available digitally. You will be able to pre-order the album directly from PaulMcCartney.com soon!
 
The album was recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, New York and London throughout 2011.  It also features guest musicians Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder, respectively, on the original compositions  ‘My Valentine’ and ‘Only Our Hearts’.  Eric also appears on the track ‘Get Yourself Another Fool’.
 
The album artwork concept was conceived by Jonathan Schofield (Visual Director at Stella McCartney) and designed by Matthew Cooper (who has worked with artists such as Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand).  Paul was photographed by his daughter Mary McCartney for the album sleeve.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 09, 2012, 03:17:30 PM
Tkitna, just realize that the vast majority of the world doesn't agree with you!

That's a truth you should face!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Joost on January 09, 2012, 03:54:05 PM
Tkitna, just realize that the vast majority of the world doesn't agree with you!

That's a truth you should face!

The "vast majority of the world" likes Paul's new work? Wow. That's impressive!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on January 09, 2012, 08:12:13 PM
The "vast majority of the world" likes Paul's new work? Wow. That's impressive!

Yeah, he's a bit delusional, but i'd imagine its hard to admit your idol isnt the perfect one you had always envisioned.

As for 'VAST' majority, umm no. The major age group that buys the most music (probably 16 to 25) arent lining up to buy this old coots music, so lets be careful in how we word things.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on January 09, 2012, 10:35:57 PM
Tkitna, just realize that the vast majority of the world doesn't agree with you!

That's a truth you should face!

this is a bit silly maccafan... ;)

why cant you accept that Todd and others on here dont like it and just move on  ???
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Joost on January 09, 2012, 11:03:45 PM
Not trying to attack or offend anyone, but being a true fan really doesn't mean that you have to like absolutely everything that your idol did. Nobody's perfect, not even Paul McCartney. I'm sure that any serious artist has much more appreciation for someone who critically and honestly analyzes his or her work and comes to the conclusion that some of it is great and that some of it could have been better, than someone who blindly accepts everything as a masterpiece.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on January 10, 2012, 12:57:08 AM
yes Joost..

I think Paul has made a bad decision here, I dont much care if the world disagrees with me.. roll:)
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 10, 2012, 03:30:01 PM
Oh I get it, you can see one side of the discussion, but you can't see the other side or you refuse to see the other side!  I've already posted twice, twice that I don't think everything McCartney does is right or good.  That doesn't matter does it, you only see what you want to see.

When I said the vast majority of the world, I was talking about McCartney overall, not just this new music, even though the vast majority of the comments have been positive for the new music.

Tkitna posted that he thinks Chaos may have been McCartneys last breath of excellence, well most people don't agree with that.  He also said that McCartney can't sing, well most people definitely don't agree with that.  The statement was also made that maybe it's time for McCartney to retire, once again most people the vast majority don't agree with that.  So that is what I was responding to when I posted about the vast majority.  So please guys don't take my comments out of context. 

I don't care what the rest of the world thinks either, but the facts are the facts, and the facts are that most people think McCartney is still singing and performing very well.

I don't even count the young music buyers of today, and yes I know they are the majority of the new music buyers, but they aren't really the crowd McCartney is going after with this new music so they are a non factor!

So for the vast majority of people who would be interested in this music, the comments have been mostly positive!!  Check it out for yourself, go to Youtube and see, and that's only one place, check out other sites dedicated to music or McCartney, all the comments are there for anyone to see.

Or do you just want to bash it and never mind anything else?
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Joost on January 10, 2012, 03:46:11 PM
Or do you just want to bash it and never mind anything else?
I'm absolutely not "bashing" anyone or anything. At least, that's most certainly not what I'm trying to do and I'm sorry if that what it looks like. This is a discussion forum where people exchange opinions. Which is what I'm doing, nothing more or less.

I don't care what the rest of the world thinks either, but the facts are the facts, and the facts are that most people think McCartney is still singing and performing very well.
See, that is just a statement that I just don't agree with. Paul McCartney's last pop studio album 'Memory Almost Full' sold 4 million copies worldwide. A very respectable figure, but 4 million is not even close to "most people".

And for the record: I still like what Paul does. I went to one of his concerts two years ago and had a blast and I still buy his new albums when they come out (well, the pop albums at least).
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 10, 2012, 04:26:15 PM
Joost, c'mon this isn't rocket science, I'm talking about the people who follow McCartney, of course the whole world doesn't factor into this, but in the world of Paul McCartney fans these facts are true!

Most McCartney followers agree that the man is still singing and performing well, and they definantely don't think the man should retire!

Memory sold 4 Million and went platinum, Chaos and Creation didn't even do that initially.  I'd like to know where Chaos stands now, but 4 million in the world of McCartney fans is freaking fantastic!!

So that's the vast majority I'm talking about!!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on January 10, 2012, 07:28:20 PM
Joost, c'mon this isn't rocket science, I'm talking about the people who follow McCartney,

Exactly, your talking about a biased demographic (which you fall in). Hell yeah somebody that loves and follows McCartney is going to see more positive in his output than others. All i'm saying is that if you put 'My Valentine' on for a group of neutral people, I would bet most of them would think its not very good. Speaking of neutral, thats what I try to be. I love Paul and he's my favorite musician ever, but if I listen to one of his songs and its a garbage, i'm going to say its garbage.

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Most McCartney followers agree that the man is still singing and performing well, and they definantely don't think the man should retire!

While the rest of the world kind of snickers at him and has a different opinion. I'll admit that he does well during his live shows for a 70 year old man, but i'll also admit that when I watch him and listen to him, I see and hear a 70 year old man. Another thing that needs to be considered is that a lot of the people that want Paul to keep chugging along are holding onto the past. Seeing Paul satifies there own nostalgia, and they turn a blind eye for their own selfish reasons.

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Memory sold 4 Million and went platinum, Chaos and Creation didn't even do that initially.  I'd like to know where Chaos stands now, but 4 million in the world of McCartney fans is freaking fantastic!!

You do realize that those numbers are bloated from the several different reissues he had for the album dont you? You know why he reissued it in different packages,,,because it sold so poorly. Hate to break that to you. I was really excited for 'Memory Almost Full' and I really wanted to like it when it was coming out, as I thought he might have finally put his ego away and followed 'Chaos' with something similar, but I was wrong. He started pimping the laughable 'Dance Tonight' and I knew it was going to be a bummer (which it was). A pop album that he tried in vein to make relevant, but failed to do so. 'Only Mama Knows' is the only decent tune on the album in my opinion, but thats here nor there.

'Kisses On The Bottom' is the type of music I feel Paul should be doing, but I want it to be good ('Chaos' good), and judging from the first song, its not.

Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Joost on January 11, 2012, 07:44:52 AM
Joost, c'mon this isn't rocket science, I'm talking about the people who follow McCartney, of course the whole world doesn't factor into this, but in the world of Paul McCartney fans these facts are true!

I still don't agree. Paul's albums used to go up to 3x platinum. Nowadays they go gold at best.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 11, 2012, 05:41:56 PM
So joost, the people that say they don't like something by McCartney aren't a biased demographic?

Do you honestly think that every single one of those people on Youtube let's say are part of a biased demographic?  Different people from all over the world are part of a biased demographic, c'mon you know that's not true.

The rest of the world doesn't snicker at him and have a different opinion, that's the kind of statement and nonsense that sounds exactly like it's from a biased demographic!  Every where this man goes and performs he sells out, so I seriously don't think they are snickering at him or have a different opinion, because if they did, they wouldn't spend their hard earned money to go see him!

I don't care why people want McCartney to keep working, that's their own personal thing, I just want the man to keep doing what he does because no one does it better!

I noticed you made the comment about McCartney putting his ego away, see I don't get into all of that nonsense because that doesn't matter to me, I couldn't care less about McCartney's ego, that's trivial nonsense to me.
 
when I see people make comments like that it just sounds like personal bias to me.  I don't bring that kind of personal bias to my music listening experience, I just want the music to be good!

When I listen to McCartney I also hear a 70 year old man, but he's a 70 year old man that is still writing fantastic songs, rocking, singing very well and playing multiple instruments!

I will also say when I don't like something by McCartney as I've done on this very thread.

The music scene has changed, I don't exspect a McCartney album to sell thru the roof like back in the day, the young people these days don't know what good music is so I don't exspect them to buy a McCartney album in mass numbers!  That's an unrealistic thought anyway!  But for McCartneys demographic he does very well.

Also I don't care why the albums sold, whether it was reissues or not, people liked it enough to buy the freaking reissues!  The results are what counts, and the results are that enough people liked that music to make it go Platinum, and that's very very good for a 70 year old man!

Your personal opinion is just that, your personal opinion, as is mine, but the facts don't agree with your personal opinion and as I've posted, see for yourself, go to Youtube or any other music site or site dedicated to McCartney and you will see that the majority of people are liking this new music and Memory Almost Full as well!

I don't exspect McCartney to remain just a Beatle, I exspect the man to be the risk taker that he's always been, to try different styles of music just like he's always done, and I for the most part like the wide range of variety he produces.

I think Kisses is the type of Music McCartney should be making as well, but it's not the only type he should make, he's a rocker at heart and I'm looking forward to his rock album scheduled for later this year!

I'm enjoying the discussion, no argument or anger involved, just two different sides of the coin!







Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 11, 2012, 07:00:33 PM
This is the kind of buzz this new album is really getting!

January 10, 2011 -- Showbiz 411
by Roger Friedman

Paul McCartney Set for Grammy Performance, TV Special

Exclusive: Paul McCartney's upcoming album of standards, "Kisses on the Bottom," is getting a big push for its February 7th release. "Kisses," which I got to hear recently, will get a TV special taped in Hollywood during Grammy week. And McCartney, I can tell you exclusively, is set to sing his brilliant new song, "My Valentine," on the Grammy Awards February 12th--two days before Valentine's Day. Even better: I can also tell you that "Kisses"--a reference to the x's at the bottom of love letters and not anything untoward--is an exquisite recording made by award winning, legendary producer Tommy LiPuma.

LiPuma--who McCartney has tapped as music director of his MusiCares tribute on February 10th--has used only the finest musicians in this effort­Diana Krall and her two bands (studio and touring), father and son guitarists Bucky and John Pizzarelli, and Andy Stein, virtuoso violinist from Commander Cody. Stevie Wonder plays a trademark harmonica solo on a McCartney original, "Only Our Hearts," and Eric Clapton adds his bluesy guitar to a couple of tracks including a sensational cover of "Get Yourself Another Fool."

Also exclusive: taking a page maybe from Sting, who sang it memorably in "Leaving Las Vegas," McCartney will include a bonus track recording for download of the Frank Sinatra hit, "My One and Only Love." It's not on the album simply because Paul and LiPuma couldn't physically fit another song on the CD. My guess is fans will buy the CD and then download the extra song.

What a treat this album is, simply because the recording is outstanding. McCartney sang a lot of it live with Krall; the spontaneity is evident throughout. Many of the musicians' great moments were ad libbed, too. Krall, who doesn't sing on the album. helps LiPuma give the project the feeling of a George Shearing recital at the Cafe Carlyle. Listened to on real speakers (forget those damned earbud things), "Kisses" has a warm, intimate glow. And listen, it is far from boring. McCartney is so energized, he sounds as if he's had a "voice lift." But there's absolutely no trickery--it's all him.

Everyone's going to have favorites when "Kisses" is revealed (which should be soon). You should know that even though McCartney the businessman owns a lot of music catalogs, the songs he and LiPuma chose were from the heart, not the wallet. He only has the copyright on Frank Loesser's "More I Cannot Wish You," a little gem from "Guys and Dolls" - and "Inchworm," from "Hans Christian Anderson." But reviving Loesser's overlooked classics for a mainstream audience is like missionary work. You only get rewarded for it. It's not like he's singing "Luck Be a Lady Tonight."

I loved his inspired vocal on "We Three," also an old Sinatra hit, which LiPuma could release as a focus track. (We used to call them singles.) As with all the songs, McCartney invests a lot of humor and personality in his reading. I think it's going to surprise everyone how well he took to this genre.

At the same time, the McCartney originals--"My Valentine" and "Only Our Hearts"--are two of his best songs in years and years. I wouldn't be surprised to hear a lot of singers like Tony Bennett cover them quickly. And all this from a man who turns 70 this June.

This is the kind of remarks most people are saying, the negative is in the vast minority!!

These people aren't part of any biased demographic!

Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on January 12, 2012, 02:22:50 AM
Do you honestly think that every single one of those people on Youtube let's say are part of a biased demographic?  Different people from all over the world are part of a biased demographic, c'mon you know that's not true.

It is absolutely true. Why do you think those people even bothered to watch or listen to the video in the first place? Are you trying to tell me that the majority of those comments came from people that just stumbled onto Paul McCartney? Bullsh*t.

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The rest of the world doesn't snicker at him and have a different opinion, that's the kind of statement and nonsense that sounds exactly like it's from a biased demographic!  Every where this man goes and performs he sells out, so I seriously don't think they are snickering at him or have a different opinion, because if they did, they wouldn't spend their hard earned money to go see him!

The people that are going to these shows are Beatle fans (and their offspring), and a very, very limited amount of actual Paul McCartney fans. Lets break it down. I see it like this - 75% are the older people that came to see an actual Beatle perform Beatle songs along with some of his solo greatest hits. 20% are the offspring of these people coming to see an actual Beatle perform a handful of Beatle tunes they got turned on to from their parents. 5% are the diehards like us. Hell even Kevin said if he saw McCartney live, he'd want to hear nothing but Beatle songs. I fall into the 1% bracket (probably) that would prefer obscure solo stuff mostly with nothing more than a handful, if any, rare Beatle songs.

I've already admitted that the man does well in his live performances for a 70 year old, but dont kid yourself and think that Pauls turning on a new generation with his new material, because thats bullsh*t as well.

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I don't care why people want McCartney to keep working, that's their own personal thing, I just want the man to keep doing what he does because no one does it better!

Your biased.

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I noticed you made the comment about McCartney putting his ego away, see I don't get into all of that nonsense because that doesn't matter to me, I couldn't care less about McCartney's ego, that's trivial nonsense to me.

It bothers me when he pushes garbage on the public because it makes him look bad. 
 
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When I listen to McCartney I also hear a 70 year old man, but he's a 70 year old man that is still writing fantastic songs, rocking, singing very well and playing multiple instruments!

Yeah, he does really well for a man his age. I admit it, but he does struggle at times and people just wont admit that for some reason. Kind of like this thread.

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I will also say when I don't like something by McCartney as I've done on this very thread.

Yeah, you've mentioned a couple, but others are just perplexing.

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The music scene has changed, I don't exspect a McCartney album to sell thru the roof like back in the day, the young people these days don't know what good music is so I don't expect them to buy a McCartney album in mass numbers!  That's an unrealistic thought anyway!  But for McCartneys demographic he does very well.

You were just bragging about how many copies 'memory Almost Full' sold so dont get sidetracked here.

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Also I don't care why the albums sold, whether it was reissues or not, people liked it enough to buy the freaking reissues!  The results are what counts, and the results are that enough people liked that music to make it go Platinum, and that's very very good for a 70 year old man!

Your turning that blind eye again. You need to realize that a lot of the reissue sales were from the completists and fans that bought the original issue to begin with (raises hand and sulks in the corner). Of course you dont care about the facts that the reissues were made because not enough people liked the original record to buy it, but what are we going to do?

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Your personal opinion is just that, your personal opinion, as is mine, but the facts don't agree with your personal opinion and as I've posted, see for yourself, go to Youtube or any other music site or site dedicated to McCartney and you will see that the majority of people are liking this new music and Memory Almost Full as well!

This is hysterical. Your just not going to get it are you? Your asking me to go to a dedicated McCartney site to see how many positive things were said about his sh*tty new music and a below average album. f***ing brilliant. There's just no possible way that those people could be biased is there? Its also clear to you that the comments made on Youtube are from people that are total strangers to Paul McCartney music, but yet they all love it. Priceless.

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I don't exspect McCartney to remain just a Beatle, I exspect the man to be the risk taker that he's always been, to try different styles of music just like he's always done, and I for the most part like the wide range of variety he produces.

He does those things, its just that he's shooting about 50% from the line. your stats see it as more like 95% though.

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I think Kisses is the type of Music McCartney should be making as well, but it's not the only type he should make, he's a rocker at heart and I'm looking forward to his rock album scheduled for later this year!

I'll buy them both and hope for the best. The thing about low expectations is that its hard to be disappointed if it turns out bad.

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I'm enjoying the discussion, no argument or anger involved, just two different sides of the coin!

Peace
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on January 12, 2012, 03:17:45 AM
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the young people these days don't know what good music is so I don't exspect them to buy a McCartney album in mass numbers! 

sounds like the kind of thing parents said in the 50's 60's 70's 80's etc etc

massive generalisation  ha2ha
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 12, 2012, 04:04:23 PM
Tkitna, it won't matter to you what I post because you're going to slant it your way, so go right ahead, but the facts don't agree with you!

Who said anything about McCartney turning on a new generation with his new music, I clearly posted that the vast majority of the young these days don't listen to classic rock which is McCartneys type music?  Many of your comments have your agenda behind them, but hey it's all good.

I'm not getting sidetracked at all, I clearly said McCartney's demographic!

Once again I don't care who baught the reissues, and I don't care why, they baught them, the results are what counts!

If you truly believe that all those people on Youtube and that attend McCartneys concerts are all Beatle fans, then you're the one turning the blind eye!  Many of those people are going to his shows just because they've never seen him before and they just want the experience.  Many of them aren't even fans.

Talk about perplexing, I could say the very same about many of your comments!  You talk as if no one could possibly hear this music and just like it, they would only have to be a McCartney fan to do so, talk about hysterical.

I don't have any stats, I go by the info I see, like the article I posted about his new album.

Remember what you call garbage, is another mans treasure.  If you want to have low expectations that's your deal, me I look forward to every single McCartney release with very high expectations, if I don't like it oh well, it isn't the end of the world.  It's like McCartney himself once said, it's just music the world doesn't depend on it!

Peace back at ya!!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on January 13, 2012, 01:30:57 AM
Tkitna, it won't matter to you what I post because you're going to slant it your way, so go right ahead, but the facts don't agree with you!


What facts? The fact that Youtube has some positive remarks about it because the people who watched it are McCartney fans? The facts that members of a Paul McCartney forum had positive things to say (shocking)? I dont know what facts your talking about. Did you receive some music critics pie chart or something about the song?

The only facts I see are that you are the only one going to bat for this song on a freaking Beatles forum. thats crazy. That should tell you how uninterested even Beatle fans are with it. I see that you and I were the only members to comment on it at CRF too. Nobody but diehard McCartney fans can stomach this and those are the facts.

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Who said anything about McCartney turning on a new generation with his new music, I clearly posted that the vast majority of the young these days don't listen to classic rock which is McCartneys type music?  Many of your comments have your agenda behind them, but hey it's all good.


I mentioned it because its relevant to your argument about how many people love this song and buys his albums. His fan base is dwindling and I tried to explain to you about what people are buying his stuff, attending his shows, and even listening to his music. It all goes back to your comment about the 'VAST' majority of the world loving his stuff and saying how awesome he still is. The 'VAST' majority of the world hardly acknowledges his existence anymore.

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I'm not getting sidetracked at all, I clearly said McCartney's demographic!


No you didnt. You fell back on it after you realized you were wrong by saying the vast majority of the world.

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Once again I don't care who baught the reissues, and I don't care why, they baught them, the results are what counts!


You dont feel a bit bad that your favorite artist has to repackage and reissue his album several times over just to have it sell? If it was any good in the first place, this wouldnt be necessary.

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If you truly believe that all those people on Youtube and that attend McCartneys concerts are all Beatle fans, then you're the one turning the blind eye!  Many of those people are going to his shows just because they've never seen him before and they just want the experience.  Many of them aren't even fans.


Why would somebody attend a show that has no interest in the musician or the music? Your not making sense. Your trying to convince me that a man sitting in his living room chair, that has absolutely no interest in the Beatles or Paul McCartneys music, is going to put on his shoes and plop down a couple hundred to go see Paul just because? Bullsh*t!

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Talk about perplexing, I could say the very same about many of your comments!  You talk as if no one could possibly hear this music and just like it, they would only have to be a McCartney fan to do so, talk about hysterical.


Your the only one so far that I know that likes it. You need to realize that your the only person sticking up for him right now, even on a dedicated Beatle forum with diehard Paul McCartney fans (me being one of them)? The Beatle section on CRF has no responses for 'My Valentine' (except us) and zero responses in the thread about the actual album. Dont you find it strange and out of the ordinary that diehards on this site badmouth it and there is no participation at the other forum? Nobody is interested in it.

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I don't have any stats, I go by the info I see, like the article I posted about his new album.


I guarantee you that I will be able to post more negative reviews of this album than positive once its released. Regardless, let me read this article again to see what he has to say.

God, McCartneys going to have a TV special for this album? How embarrassing. Here's a quick review i just found of the 'My Valentine'.
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/paul-mccartney-feat-eric-clapton-my-valentine-song-review/ (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/paul-mccartney-feat-eric-clapton-my-valentine-song-review/)

Here's an honest snippet from the article-
“And I will love her, for life / And I will never let a day go by / Without remembering the reasons why / She makes me certain that I can fly,” McCartney sings later in the song. His divergence into jazz is refreshing at first, but after a few listens the cracks in his voice begin to become more clear. He is a brilliant songwriter, revolutionary bassist and a pop icon. He is not a vocalist of the same level of Bennett or Diana Krall (who, along with Stevie Wonder, will also appear on the album), and his vulnerabilities are exposed on this raw track.

How true.

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Remember what you call garbage, is another mans treasure.  If you want to have low expectations that's your deal, me I look forward to every single McCartney release with very high expectations, if I don't like it oh well, it isn't the end of the world.  It's like McCartney himself once said, it's just music the world doesn't depend on it!


This is all true, but it also reminds me that the majority is sometimes right, as being the case with this new song.

Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on January 13, 2012, 02:01:04 AM
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His divergence into jazz is refreshing at first, but after a few listens the cracks in his voice begin to become more clear. He is a brilliant songwriter, revolutionary bassist and a pop icon. He is not a vocalist of the same level of Bennett or Diana Krall

this is what I was trying to say earlier when I mentioned him becoming a crooner

I love Paul for what he did with my favourite band but I get the feeling that its becoming a bit farcical now, one minute he's writing oratario's, (isnt an opera in the wings)  then R & R covers album, them pop, then some rock, now its Jazz  ???

His numerous live shows are turning into tribute band territory as its nearly all Beatle songs (best way to sell tickets, he wouldnt sell one third if he announced there would be no Beatle songs imo)

I remember this English comedy show where someone was playing George Martin, everytime someone asked him a question about whatever he would bend his answer to include a recording session with the Beatles, like say ' that reminds me of when we recorded Strawberry fields, John wanted an acoustic slow version........etc etc' then the camera would pan away giving the impression he would then go on for hours about it , it was actually quite funny...

Paul is in danger imo of being parodied in a similar way if he keeps doing all these things, especially the ones that he's not very good at - leave Jazz to the experts FFS..
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on January 13, 2012, 04:06:04 AM
I just want to say that i'd like to hear the rest of the album before I put the hammer down, but i'm not expecting much. I have a feeling this records going to get crucified.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Gary910 on January 13, 2012, 10:14:56 PM
1. I think McCartney's voice has changed. That is okay.

2. Listening to music is like drinking wine. It doesn't matter how expensive the wine is, if you like it, drink it and don't care what the critics/connoisseurs say. So, if you like current/newer McCartney listen to it and don't give a care what anyone else says.

3. McCartney attempts to be very diverse. One of the wonderful about being a McCartney fan. Better than some artists that write the same song over and over again. I appreciate all of McCartney's music knowing that he was trying to do something different. Some I appreciate and listen to more than other.

4. Music is probably one of the most subjective things on the planet.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: In My Life on January 14, 2012, 03:34:21 AM
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Well-put Gary!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on January 14, 2012, 09:13:30 AM
1. I think McCartney's voice has changed. That is okay.


I think he's deliberately changed it for My Valentine, trying to be a crooner imo, I dont think its fine Gary

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2. Listening to music is like drinking wine. It doesn't matter how expensive the wine is, if you like it, drink it and don't care what the critics/connoisseurs say. So, if you like current/newer McCartney listen to it and don't give a care what anyone else says.

Thats what Ive been trying to tell maccafan, what does it matter what me or Todd thinks ?

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3. McCartney attempts to be very diverse. One of the wonderful about being a McCartney fan. Better than some artists that write the same song over and over again. I appreciate all of McCartney's music knowing that he was trying to do something different. Some I appreciate and listen to more than other.

Id like to like his stuff but I think its very very poor, ie The Fireman what is that all about ?

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4. Music is probably one of the most subjective things on the planet.

All art is subjective but yes, music either speaks to you or it doesnt, you cant instruct someone to like something, you either like it or you dont..





Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 14, 2012, 08:13:08 PM
Tkitna, see what I mean you're slanting what I posted!

You say all those people who posted on Youtube are McCartney fans, exactly how do you know that?  Sure some of them maybe, but all, no freaking way!

Understand something, I don't care how many people on a Beatle site or any other site like it or don't like it, I just shared the fact that at this time,  I've seen way more positive than negative, and that is a fact!  Some of those sharing their opinion have already heard the entire album!

The vast majority of the world doesn't recoginze Paul McCartneys existence, I've seen it all with this statement!!  They only recognize him when he comes to town and sells out everywhere he goes!  His fan base is dwindling, yet at his concerts you have every generation, How totally ridiculous!

I didn't fall back on anything, anyone with common sense knows that there's no artist that captures the entire freaking world!  If I have to explain to you that I was talking about people who listen to McCartneys type music (and they may not be fans) then you'll never get it.

No it doesn't make me feel bad that McCartney offers his music in different formats, that's good business and companies do it all the time to sell their product.  What I notice is that people like it enough to buy the different formats.  Once again it's the results that count.  I don't get hung up with all that other nonsense.

Who said those people who attend his concerts had no interest in the man or his music, (that's your slant) they may have interest, but they are not really fans, they may not have ever baught his albums, or attended one of his concerts before, but they finally got a chance to go see him and they did.  I've read many and I do mean many reviews from people who fit this very category.

It doesn't surprise me at all that on a Beatle site, there aren't many comments, especially on CRF, they very rarely comment on McCartney anyway!  Also on Beatle sites McCartney is the one that gets bashed all the time anyway, so that's totally nothing new!

If you look over a wide spectrum which is what I do, here's what you find, here's what people are saying...

Kerouac fan, Paul does a Matt Monro - Great!!! His best since Yesterday, I think.
sugar.n.spices88  I loved it. Nice
John R Cassaboon Jr. Nicely done, Paul!
Balazsh Branyi, magnificantly romantic, very delicate music.
Moire Derrick, Looking forward to the new album this is a really mellow romantic tune
Susan Hymers Hawkins,  Beautiful song.
Chex. Wow!...Chart hit....Your voice hasn't aged...Thanx...
ZillaM, It is simply an elegant song this world needed at this time,Well done Sir Paul
dekd24, great song beautful loving song thanks
Bjjbike, It's a beautiful song. He takes your breath away.
Alberto Martinez, Sounds great, nice harmonic changes and melody and a composition by someone who knows a lot of XX century great songwriters. A new classic

These are just a very few of the comments I've seen about this new music!  So you can go on and on if you like, but the facts are at this time, there are more positive comments than bad!

Now of course the critics may bury this release when it comes out, but that will be nothing new either, because they've basically done that to Paul McCartney every since the Beatles broke up!!

Nimrod, it doesn't matter what you or Todd thinks, in fact it doesn't matter what I think, all I'm doing is sharing the facts of what I've seen since this song was released for people to hear, and the comments have been more positive than negative, nothing more, nothing less!
 

 




 











Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 14, 2012, 09:05:21 PM
Wait a minute, I just found some more...

Sean S. says, This song is so beautiful and emotionally touching. God Bless you Paul
EdSullivan says, Beautiful guitar, and Paul’s voice sounds better than I’ve heard him in at least a decade.
Gordon says, Not his greatest, but still a pretty good song. Yes, to be listened to at the end of a day with a glass of wine!
guitarist81lr Says: Wonderful With Clapton at the guitar, just two legends of music
ForeverTreesGreen Says: I quite like this song.
delldawn Says: this to me is the best for long time ,looks like you have found your songwriting skills again paul.
strumfellow Says: I heard this first time today i knew it wasnt mccartney on the guitar and had guessed it was clapton. All the same i think this could be a very big song
comedylaff Says: I think we have a new standard on our hands.
accordionreid Says: It is very relaxed but I love it!
MICKEYJOAN Says: Great tune Paul. Thank you.
debulus Says: Such a beautiful song Paul !! Thank you for creating music that I can still get tears in my eyes...like since I was 11!
MrMoviemaster26 Says: Very beautiful, relaxing song by the one & only. Paul is the greatest & he's still going & going strong too! For anyone who doubts this is clapton on guitar I can assure you it is as it Paul himself said this song was his collaboration with Clapton.

I keep coming across these comments from all kinds of people, are all of them McCartney fans, who knows, but the comments are for the most part very positive, and that's all I've been saying from the beginning!

I believe in being honest, so yes I have seen some negative comments as well, but I've seen way more positive than negative and once again that's all I've tried to share!
   
 


Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 14, 2012, 09:28:23 PM
Guys forgive me, but I keep coming across great stuff, here's some comments from the Steve Hoffman site.

The album is quite nice! Paul sings well, though most songs are rather muted and sung in a soft register. The backing sounds more like a jazz trio/quartet, with guitar, acoustic bass, drums and piano...again rather muted, but nice. Think of a sleepy jazz set at the close of a long nights' stand. My only quibble is that most of the songs tend to sound the same... there's not much in the way of upbeat tempo. However, this doesn't undermine the album much because there's an honesty about it. Strings are kept to a bare minimum, usually just as accents in the background. If you can imagine Tony Bennett with just his trio, or the Nat King Cole Trio you'll get it. It has little in common with Rod's trove of American Standards.

Dr. Pepper - I think these three tracks will make a nice center to the album, with My Valentine and Always complimenting each other beautifully from what I've heard.

7. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
8. My Valentine
9. Always

Then there is track "14. Only Our Hearts," this man seems to be able to write and sing quite a love song... Stevie Wonder on harmonica... a joy... perfect album closer, and it's nice to hear him flip back into the "McCartney" love song voice we are used to for the last track. It's like Paul saying, "but wait I haven't forgotten about you, the fans, I was just taking a little side journey, here is one designed just for you with a little schmaltz thrown in for good measure. Bet you can't wait until my next album..."

Ron - Most of the vocals sound like they were recorded in one or two sessions. The last 3 songs sound different. The hushed delivery is gone and Paul sings them wonderfully. Very youthful indeed (if I say so myself). The only song I don't really care for is Inchworm. Never liked the song much and the childlike backing refrain of "2 and 2 are four.... 16 and 16 are 32" is very cloying. Only Our Hearts is excellent... in my mind a better "song" than Valentine. Give this album a chance folks. It really is nothing like Rod's American Standards releases.

Very interesting.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on January 15, 2012, 03:58:06 AM
Tkitna, see what I mean you're slanting what I posted!

By offereing a different opinion than yours?

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You say all those people who posted on Youtube are McCartney fans, exactly how do you know that?  Sure some of them maybe, but all, no freaking way!

So your trying to tell me that people just randomly came across the song and listened to it? Seriously? Is that what your saying? Please explain, because I need to hear it from you how some of these people that are strangers to Pauls music just decided to comment favorably on one of his worst songs after choosing to listen to it instead RADOMLY when theres a billion other songs on Youtube.

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Understand something, I don't care how many people on a Beatle site or any other site like it or don't like it, I just shared the fact that at this time,  I've seen way more positive than negative, and that is a fact!  Some of those sharing their opinion have already heard the entire album!

Still seems weird to me that an already biased bunch of people arent saying anything favorably about it here. I realize this is only one site and its the first or second match on Google when you look for Beatle forums, but maybe we dont know anything about Paul or music in general. Where do you go for all these positive reviews except for Youtube?

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The vast majority of the world doesn't recoginze Paul McCartneys existence, I've seen it all with this statement!!  They only recognize him when he comes to town and sells out everywhere he goes!  His fan base is dwindling, yet at his concerts you have every generation, How totally ridiculous!

So your saying that Paul is still hip and turning on the younger generation of music fans? Here's a clue, the concerts are sold out because his fans go to the shows (repeatedly I might add. I've been to 6 of them myself) and 99% of the younger generation are either there due to their parents taking them or their parents turning them onto the Beatles.

His fanbase is dwindling because a lot of his fans are starting to die. Thats a fact. Tell me how he's selling in another 20 or even 10 years.

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I didn't fall back on anything, anyone with common sense knows that there's no artist that captures the entire freaking world!  If I have to explain to you that I was talking about people who listen to McCartneys type music (and they may not be fans) then you'll never get it.

Sorry for your poor choice of words then.

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No it doesn't make me feel bad that McCartney offers his music in different formats, that's good business and companies do it all the time to sell their product.

Out of desperation for a poor selling product.

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What I notice is that people like it enough to buy the different formats.  Once again it's the results that count.  I don't get hung up with all that other nonsense.

Like I said before, people are stupid and we all fall into that category. He offers three or four extra sh*tty bonus tracks and people like myself have to own them incase one of them turns out to be a hidden gem which they never do. Hey it works so God bless him, but dont deny the fact that the original product sucked enough that he had to go to those extremes in the first place.

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Who said those people who attend his concerts had no interest in the man or his music, (that's your slant) they may have interest, but they are not really fans, they may not have ever baught his albums, or attended one of his concerts before, but they finally got a chance to go see him and they did.

Why would anybody do that? I'd almost bet my last dollar that you cant give me a close to decent answer.

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  I've read many and I do mean many reviews from people who fit this very category.

Where are these reviews from people stating that they arent McCartney fans but felt compelled to spend a bunch of money to see a guy they dont like in the first place? I'm interested in reading these reviews.

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It doesn't surprise me at all that on a Beatle site, there aren't many comments, especially on CRF, they very rarely comment on McCartney anyway!

Hmmm, there was plenty of comments and reviews when 'Chaos' came out. Want know why,,,,because it was good. Hardly anything was said about 'Memory Almost Full' and this new record. Yeah, i'm not surprised either.

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Also on Beatle sites McCartney is the one that gets bashed all the time anyway, so that's totally nothing new!

Gee, I wonder why that is? Can you tell me?

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If you look over a wide spectrum which is what I do, here's what you find, here's what people are saying...

Kerouac fan, Paul does a Matt Monro - Great!!! His best since Yesterday, I think.
sugar.n.spices88  I loved it. Nice
John R Cassaboon Jr. Nicely done, Paul!
Balazsh Branyi, magnificantly romantic, very delicate music.
Moire Derrick, Looking forward to the new album this is a really mellow romantic tune
Susan Hymers Hawkins,  Beautiful song.
Chex. Wow!...Chart hit....Your voice hasn't aged...Thanx...
ZillaM, It is simply an elegant song this world needed at this time,Well done Sir Paul
dekd24, great song beautful loving song thanks
Bjjbike, It's a beautiful song. He takes your breath away.
Alberto Martinez, Sounds great, nice harmonic changes and melody and a composition by someone who knows a lot of XX century great songwriters. A new classic

These are just a very few of the comments I've seen about this new music!  So you can go on and on if you like, but the facts are at this time, there are more positive comments than bad!

Thanks for taking the time to weed the reviews to only include the positive. Brilliant move.

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Now of course the critics may bury this release when it comes out, but that will be nothing new either, because they've basically done that to Paul McCartney every since the Beatles broke up!!

Yeah, i'm pretty sure they will.

Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on January 15, 2012, 04:17:43 AM
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Who said those people who attend his concerts had no interest in the man or his music, (that's your slant) they may have interest, but they are not really fans, they may not have ever baught his albums, or attended one of his concerts before, but they finally got a chance to go see him and they did.  I've read many and I do mean many reviews from people who fit this very category.

Paul sells out all his concerts Maccafan BECAUSE most of the stuff he plays is Beatles music, I repeat if he announced there would be no Beatle songs do you think he would sell out stadiums ?

If I went to see paul (and I would if he ever came to Brisbane) Id want ALL Beatle songs, like most people my age group its all about nostalgia, Im not interested in his solo albums which were all decidedly average IMO (but so were the other 3 ex Beatles as well so Im not singling out Paul here)

I loved Paul as a Beatle, I truly think he was made to be a serious artist when he was in the Beatles and maybe the competition with John meant he worked harder to write great songs, his music since then has been average and sometimes just plain silly, I suppose we had a glimpse of things to come with Maxwells Silver Bloody hammer  ha2ha

Having said all that I have no problem whatsoever in people being fans of his solo stuff, good on yer  ;) but please accept that not all of us like it and posting a ton of comments from you-tube doesnt make a blind bit of difference.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Joost on January 15, 2012, 07:48:56 PM
Understand something, I don't care how many people on a Beatle site or any other site like it or don't like it, I just shared the fact that at this time,  I've seen way more positive than negative, and that is a fact!

Isn't that logical? People who look up Paul McCartney videos and take the time to comment on then are usually fans, and not people who don't like, don't know or don't care about Paul McCartney. So you don't get a lot of negative comments. Makes sense.

Most videos you'll find on YouTube have more positive than negative comments. That doesn't mean that most YouTube videos are liked by the majority of all people.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 16, 2012, 03:36:22 AM
I loved Paul as a Beatle, I truly think he was made to be a serious artist when he was in the Beatles and maybe the competition with John meant he worked harder to write great songs, his music since then has been average and sometimes just plain silly, I suppose we had a glimpse of things to come with Maxwells Silver Bloody hammer  ha2ha

Wait!  I like Maxwell's Silver Hammer!  That was Paul's Mack The Knife.    ;D 
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 17, 2012, 07:39:39 PM
You guys just don't want to admit that people could possibly like this new music, but hey as I've said before, it's all good!

Tkitna, I said that I had seen a few negative comments, but there's way more positive, so there's no brilliant move involved, it's just sharing the facts!

For your info, not a single one of those comments I posted came from Youtube, a mass assumption on your part, I got them from different sites!

But for your pleasure here are some from Youtube.

frankievification - Absolutely beautiful.McCartney is back again.Love it Sir Paul!
horseridingdoglover - Doing what he does best with such a beautifully simple, yet classy production. Thank you.
rimmer4921 - Very Film Noir.
JTRMusicPlace -  This is great! I'm pretty sure Eric Clapton's playing lead on it. That makes it just that much better!
lizardking2107 - the song is very very beautiful
3890015420 - Lovely!
delgriffithification - Best song he's done in years. Beautiful.
phildevitt - Paul may be old, but he's more badass than ever. I saw him at Yankee Stadium in July. If there was a roof on the place, he would have blown it to smithereens. Just because he shows a different side of himself doesn't mean he's lost it or is too old. If anything, the man is entitled to write and record anything he wishes. His catalog of hits speaks for itself.
accordionreid - The song is more beautiful than anything I know.

I could keep going, now once again are every single one of these comments from a McCartney fan, who knows, but the positive surely outweighs the negative!

So think what you like, say what you like, but the fact is that at this time whoever these people are McCartney fans or not, their comments are positive!!

You can say all you want that McCartney's music since the Beatles isn't any good, but that is so ridiculous that I can't even begin to comment on such an insane statement!

All the grammies he's won since the Beatles, Wings breaking and setting world records, all the #1 hits and albums, to say McCartney hasn't done good music since the Beatles let's me know exactly what some of your mindsets are!

Wings were the second most successful group in the entire era of the 70s, the only group that had slightly more success was the Bee Gees!!

I see it's absolutely no use in trying to have a conversation with some of you, so go ahead and think whatever you like, as totally wrong as it may be!!

Memory Almost Full went Platinum, something Chaos still hasn't done!!

Nimrod, I'm sure those comments I posted don't make a difference to you simply because you don't want them to, but they speak for themselves.  Again not a one of them came from Youtube.

I've seen plenty and I do mean Plenty of people say that they would absolutely love for McCartney to do some shows totally dedicated to his post Beatles career, and yes it would sell out because he's freaking Paul McCartney, all those albums went #1 for a reason, people all over the freaking world liked them!!

Joost the music may not be liked by the majority of all people, but it is liked by the people that take the time to check it out, and all of them may not be fans but just people who heard he has a new song out and just want to check it out, why is that so hard to comprehend?  Many of them even say that they aren't really fans.

Tkitna, I forgot to answer your question as to why McCartney is the one always bashed on Beatle sites.

It's because most people have baught into the preconceived notions about McCartney, you know the ones, he doesn't rock, his lyrics aren't any good, his music is soft, he can't write anymore, his voice is gone, all that total and complete nonsense!  They fell into the herd mentality of the critics at the time, they believed the false hype, they drank the kool-aid of lies, they got hung up on his ego, his personal life, etc, things that have absolutely nothing to do with the quality of his music, but they let that cloud their judgement, I think that pretty much covers it!

But notice when they really take the time to really listen, thier opinions have changed.  Ram an album that was absolutely crucified when it first came out, is now considered by many as one of McCartneys very best.  I knew that when it first came out, so I was never ever one who jumped on the bash everything McCartney does bandwagon!! 
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on January 18, 2012, 01:52:53 AM
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I see it's absolutely no use in trying to have a conversation with some of you, so go ahead and think whatever you like, as totally wrong as it may be!!


 ???

all I can do is re-iterate my previous comment

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Having said all that I have no problem whatsoever in people being fans of his solo stuff, good on yer   but please accept that not all of us like it and posting a ton of comments from you-tube doesnt make a blind bit of difference.


Im not sure what you want us to say maccafan, do you want me to lie and say I love his solo stuff?

as before I have no doubt that millions love it, but not me, Im sorry if that offends you but thats the way it is

btw Ive looked around the internet at the top all time bands based on sales etc and Wings doesnt rate very highly in these ratings, on this site theyre not even in the top 50;

http://classicrock.about.com/od/recommendationsandreviews/a/top100_bands.htm (http://classicrock.about.com/od/recommendationsandreviews/a/top100_bands.htm)

not that I take much notice of these things, I mean Kylie Minouge has sold bazillions of records, so has madonna and wacko jacko, I still like none of them..

Overall though, you seem to be taking us not liking My Valentine personally, I dont get that, its not personal at all, you seem to be trying very hard to persuade us that its good....thats not going to happen in my case, you may have some luck with tkitna though as he IS a solo macca fan.  ;D

I just liked Beatle Pauls music
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on January 18, 2012, 02:03:06 AM
Tkitna, I said that I had seen a few negative comments, but there's way more positive, so there's no brilliant move involved, it's just sharing the facts!

The one fact that you seem to forget is that the positive comments are comming from Paul McCartney fans. The same fans that wouldnt bother to post a negative comment if it was degrading their idol. Why cant you understand that? Of course theres going to be more positive comments from Paul fans. Wait till the album comes out and we'll see how the reviews are.

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For your info, not a single one of those comments I posted came from Youtube, a mass assumption on your part, I got them from different sites!

Congratulations for being a regular old sleuth.

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I could keep going, now once again are every single one of these comments from a McCartney fan, who knows, but the positive surely outweighs the negative!

We all know. Of course they are McCartney fans.

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So think what you like, say what you like, but the fact is that at this time whoever these people are McCartney fans or not, their comments are positive!!

Oh my God. Your right, they couldnt possibly be McCartney fans with comments like those.

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You can say all you want that McCartney's music since the Beatles isn't any good, but that is so ridiculous that I can't even begin to comment on such an insane statement!

Who said that his solo music isnt any good? I love a ton of it. Most of it probably.

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All the grammies he's won since the Beatles, Wings breaking and setting world records, all the #1 hits and albums, to say McCartney hasn't done good music since the Beatles let's me know exactly what some of your mindsets are!

I never said that and if your referring to Nimrod, I think he said he prefers the Beatle music and doesnt care for his solo stuff. Not that it wasnt any good.

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Wings were the second most successful group in the entire era of the 70s, the only group that had slightly more success was the Bee Gees!!

Who cares.

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Memory Almost Full went Platinum, something Chaos still hasn't done!!

How many different packages has 'Chaos' been offered in? See, that wasnt hard now was it?

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I've seen plenty and I do mean Plenty of people say that they would absolutely love for McCartney to do some shows totally dedicated to his post Beatles career,

I would be one of them.

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and yes it would sell out because he's freaking Paul McCartney, all those albums went #1 for a reason, people all over the freaking world liked them!!

I seriously doubt it. The new generation hardly gets into Pauls solo stuff. They get up and take a p*ss when he plays something from a solo album. They dont know the songs unless they were the major hits.

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Tkitna, I forgot to answer your question as to why McCartney is the one always bashed on Beatle sites.

It's because most people have bought into the preconceived notions about McCartney, you know the ones, he doesn't rock, his lyrics aren't any good, his music is soft, he can't write anymore, his voice is gone, all that total and complete nonsense!  They fell into the herd mentality of the critics at the time, they believed the false hype, they drank the kool-aid of lies, they got hung up on his ego, his personal life, etc, things that have absolutely nothing to do with the quality of his music, but they let that cloud their judgement, I think that pretty much covers it!

People buy into it because Paul brings it on himself. He's been a pain in the ass for years and some people have the balls to call him on it.

Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on January 18, 2012, 02:18:20 AM
just for sh*ts and giggles, I found some reviews for 'My Valentine' too.

Nice, instead of avoiding a new Paul Mccartney song and a new Eric Clapton song, I only have to avoid one song.

boredom... sorry paul

Paul's vocals at his peak in the '70's was far better than Tony Bennett and Dana Krall's peaks, but time has taken it's toll on his voice today, it's much weaker. The only plus thing is that his weakened voice adds some vulnerability to this type of song.

Oh give me a break....anything to keep him in the headlines

Paul could sing the phonebook and his fans would love it! (Love this honesty)

I've been a massive fan since the start - great song from Paul but, sorry, I just don't enjoy his vocals anymore,

Sounds like a very true Paul song, I like it, but the voice is showing his age. Keep rocking Sir Paul.

i`m sad not really something new :-( I want again a Nr. 1 hit. The song sound like hundert other Macca Songs. Not really a Christmas-gift.

See how easy it is to pick out what you want to post? I could have gone on, but it gets boring after awhile.







Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Joost on January 18, 2012, 09:06:49 AM
You guys just don't want to admit that people could possibly like this new music
That's absolutely not true. I never said anything like that.

Joost the music may not be liked by the majority of all people
Wasn't this whole discussion about you saying that it was a fact that the majority of all people liked it?
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 18, 2012, 04:30:10 PM
No Joost it wasn't, I was talking about people who listen to this type music.

Tkitna, just like I'll never convince you, you'll neve convince me that every single one of the people with positive comments are all McCartney fans, some of them just like the song.

Nimrod did say that McCartneys post Beatles music isn't any good, what do you think the statement it's average and some of it's just plain silly means, it sure isn't good!

Tkitna you believe the myth that people leave when McCartney performs something from his solo albums?  Crowds have been loving the post Beatle gems McCartney has been performing.  Songs like Venus and Mars/Rockshow, Ms. Vandebilt, 1985, Letting Go, Ram On, That Was Me, House of Wax, and Juniors Farm have been definite crowd pleasers.  Check out Youtube, see for yourself.  Doesn't look like anyone was leaving.

Nimrod I esxpect you to stand behind your opinion, just like I stand behind mine.  You, Tkitna and I will just agree to disagree.

I love McCartneys post Beatles music, no every single note isn't Earth shattering, but just like the comments for My Valentine, there's way way way more good than bad!

Here's a review of Memory Almost Full that I totally agree with.

Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full
By Dave White, About.com Guide

Macca's Back (and going where he's never been before)
There are other artists of the same era who seem content to live out the rest of their musical days with their back catalogs and covers of other artists.
And then there's Paul McCartney. It seems that the longer he goes, the more daring he gets -- experimenting, reaching, challenging himself.

Memory Almost Full is full of surprises. Although some similarities are inevitable, it isn't like anything The Beatles or Wings ever did, and it may well be the best solo album he has even done.

He's All Over the Place
We've been expecting something of an autobiographical retrospective with this album, and, in fact, the six song medley that makes up the second half of the CD is just that. But there is such diversity of lyrical themes, music styles and vocal range throughout the album, you almost forget that Macca is almost 65 and has earned the right to reminisce a bit.
Talk about surprises. "Only Mama Knows" starts with lush strings then erupts into some of the hardest electric guitar rock McCartney has ever recorded.

"Mr. Bellamy" is quirky and funny, and leaves you wondering whether it's an eccentric man or a stubborn cat who is refusing to come down from a tree. The fact that you aren't sure just adds to the fun.

If you want it to, "Gratitude" could either be yet another ode to McCartney's late wife, Linda or an up-tempo gospel song.

"Vintage Clothes" leads off the retrospective medley, but opens with the cautionary lines, 'Don't live in the past, don't hold on to something that's changing fast.'

If you doubt that McCartney is one of the greatest songwriters, living or dead, listen to "The End of The End." On the day that I die I'd like jokes to be told, and stories of old to be rolled out like carpets that children have played on and laid on while listening to stories of old ...

Bottom Line
Lyrically and musically this album is as good as anything McCartney has ever done. In fact, he had started work on it before he recorded Chaos and Creation in the Backyard in 2005. Although, as on that album, McCartney handles a lot of the instruments himself, this time around he also taps his talented tour band: Abe Laboreal, Jr. on drums, Rusty Anderson on guitar, Brian Ray on bass, and Wix Wickens on keyboards.
Whereas Chaos and Creation was heavily influenced by producer Nigel Godrich, Memory Almost Full is heavily influenced by Paul McCartney. The result is a much more personal and more natural sounding album than the previous one.

What can I say? Get it, listen to it, enjoy it, and appreciate the artistry of a gifted musician and lyricist who is clearly still in his prime.

In the United States, Memory Almost Full debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with about 161,000 copies sold, making it McCartney's highest-charting album there since 1997's Flaming Pie.[25] It was ranked at #90 on the top-100 of the Billboard Year-end chart, becoming his first non-compilation album which entered there since 1983. While it was announced that copies of the album sold in the Starbucks coffee shops in the U.K. would not be counted by the Official UK Charts, because they are not registered in the copies counting system, Memory Almost Full still managed to hit #5 on the UK Album Charts.

On the article that Concord Music Group posted on their official site in February 2007 (a month before Memory Almost Full was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America), Hear Music announced that shipments of the album reached a platinum status in the US.

All of this before any reissues!

Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Joost on January 18, 2012, 07:53:42 PM
I really don't get why it's so important to you to prove that Paul McCartney's new music is still popular. A lot of music that I listen to is not very popular, some of my favorite albums sold just a few thousand copies. Of course I would like everyone to hear the beauty that I hear in my favorite music, but if people can't appreciate it like I do, well... So what? That's their loss, really. It doesn't change anything about what I hear.

So we all listened to the same song, you got something out of it and Tkitna and I didn't. Seems to me that in this case you're the lucky one. :)
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on January 18, 2012, 11:13:19 PM
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Nimrod did say that McCartneys post Beatles music isn't any good, what do you think the statement it's average and some of it's just plain silly means, it sure isn't good!

for me its average, I listen to each release of his hoping that he will do something I can love, like he did 'all those years ago' but each album lets me down, for me its just like he's writing because its his job, when I hear songs like Hope Of Deliverance, Helen Wheels, C Moon, Dance Tonight etc etc I just cant believe this is the guy who wrote Hey Jude and Let It Be and Golden Slumbers  ???

As Joost says maccafan YOU are the lucky one, I wish I like Pauls solo stuff I really do, please dont think I enjoy dissing his solo stuff.... he was part of the best goddam band ever and I still love him for that and Im happy that he's still gigging and Im happy for all his fans that love his solo stuff & Wings, just dont ask me to like it because Ive tried and it doesnt work. You can post all the reviews in all the world and it wont change a thing for me maccafan, just dont be so sensitive about this please..

For me theres other reasons besides nostalgia that 90% of his shows are Beatle songs and not 90% solo stuff.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 20, 2012, 12:17:32 AM
I'm not sensitive but concerned and I totally agree with you, I am the lucky one!

But I am not the greedy one, and I want to share the luck, I want everyone to get the pleasure that I get from listening to a good song, and I think that's worth being consistent about.

I've challenged what I think are untrue statements about McCartney since the Beatles broke up, why is it so important to me, because I think those untrue statements are deceiving people!  Also these misconceptions have been perpetrated ever since the Beatles broke up.

I don't like blanket statements!  I may not like a certain album or a certain song by an artist, (like McCartney II and that Fireman stuff) but I would never ever say that artist entire body of work isn't any good.  A statement like McCartneys post Beatles work is average and some of it just plain silly implies that all of it fits into only these two categories.  So he's saying that not one single song in the entire body of work is any good?

That's totally deceiving!

So I share the other side, because if you've noticed when they bash McCartney they really bash him, they take the gloves off, they make sure that you know just how absolutely terrible they think his music is!  I've noticed also that when you look at the real true facts, they are totally opposite of what is usually a negative comment. 

So that's why I post great reviews or positive comments, because look at the lengths they've gone to over the Decades to bash McCartney. No one challenged the critics, even though on the side many said they didn't agree?  For Decades critics absolutely and unmercifully crucified almost every single album McCartney released!

Rolling Stone put right on their cover that Paul McCartney finally makes a good album when Chaos came out, a total lie, totally deceiving people!  Oh and you can bet I let them know about it!  It doesn't matter to me if they care, I care! 

Flaming Pie reached the #2 spot on Billboard and was Grammy nominated, you're telling me none of that counts, none of that matters, Chaos is the only good album, Give me a freaking break!

I've always challenged this type nonsense, because once again it's totally deceiving and a total lie!

Once again, I don't like McCartney II, in fact except for maybe three songs, I can't stand it, I think it's one of the absolute worst albums McCartney has ever made!  I'd take Press To Play over McCartney II anyday.  That's my taste, for someone else I would tell them to listen for themselves, make up your own mind.  I wouldn't paint the entire body of work with one broad stroke. 

Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 20, 2012, 12:34:47 AM
I have to share this.

I wouldn't exspect any McCartney show to be 90% post Beatles music, that's just plain unrealistic, and the man's career is too varied for that.  What I do exspect is a show that is equally representative of his entire career!

McCartney averages about 36 songs a night in his shows, his setlist could easily be...
12 Beatle songs
12 Wings songs
12 solo songs
McCartney can mix them up anyway he wants so the crowds are hit with surprise after surprise.  I think this would please the veteran as well as the newbie.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 20, 2012, 01:10:00 AM
Seems we don't have to wait for the albums actual release, I've already posted one review for you guys, here's another!

Paul McCartney – Kisses on the Bottom (2012)
Posted by Nick DeRiso

Before the Beatles, before he put on that first Little Richard record and saw a whole new world open up before him, Paul McCartney listened to this kind of music. Looking back, an album of standards seemed inevitable for the scion of old-time jazz performers — unlike, say, similar too-fey-by-half projects by the likes of Rod Stewart.

There was 1967′s “When I’m 64″ and 1968′s “Honey Pie,” 1975′s “You Gave Me the Answer” and 2005′s “English Tea.” Each, in its own way, was a transmutation of the songs his father used to play on an upright piano in the front room of McCartney’s childhood home. You could almost hear Paul trying to replicate the sound of his grandfather’s trusty old E-flat tuba, too.

With all of that in mind, it’s astonishing, really, that he took this long to get around to the forthcoming Kisses on the Bottom, an old-time record with billowing real-time emotion featuring tracks associated with last-century legends like Harold Arlen (“It’s Only a Paper Moon”), Frank Loesser (“More I Cannot Wish You”) and Fats Waller (whose hit with “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” provides the cheeky album title).

In more ways than one, I’m glad that McCartney waited. It’s difficult to believe that, before now, he could have found a group so sympathetic as Diana Krall’s, or a producer in Tommy LiPuma with a such a quietly understated touch when it comes to the occasional string accompaniment — to say nothing of McCartney’s own delicately unreserved commitment to the material. In another era, you just know this would have been a gauzy mess, and Paul himself would have spent too much time letting you know he was in on the joke to fully inhabit the moment.

Instead, and from the first, this is not just a love letter to a lost era of songmaking, but one of the most evocative, deeply ardent records that McCartney has ever issued. Working in a higher vocal range that remains largely untouched by age, or his rugged third-act touring schedule, the ex-Beatle stirs up a spectacular range of emotions: The hushed, crepuscular melancholy of Peter van Steeden’s “Home (When Shadows Fall)” is matched only by the stirring resolve found on Haywood Henry’s “Get Yourself Another Fool” from this now thrice-married soon-to-be-70-year-old. McCartney’s trembling rapture throughout Irving Berlin’s “Always” finds a balancing moment in his impish hat-tipping joy during Johnny Mercer’s “Ac-Cent-Thcu-Ate The Positive.”

Will this set resonate for those looking to relive the anthematic glories of “Hey Jude,” or the sequential pop complexity of “Band on the Run” — or, heck, even the ear-worm bromides of “Ebony and Ivory”? No, and no, and, well, I hope not.

It’s time to move past that anyway. McCartney has, over the last 15 years, put out better music than many have given him credit for. In fact, I’d argue that a sequence of albums highlighted by 1997′s Flaming Pie, 2005′s Chaos and Creation in the Backyard (maybe his greatest post-Beatles work, with the exception of Band on the Run), 2007′s Memory Almost Full and 2008′s Fireman collaboration Electric Arguments could rightly be called the most consistent and creative of any in his solo career.

In keeping, McCartney has every right to the odd vanity project. That this one makes so much sense, and connects on such a deeply personal level, isn’t so much a surprise as it is another welcome success in a period that’s been so unexpectedly filled with them.

This is very positive, let's see how long it takes the critics to fall back on thier old habit of bashing McCartney?
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on January 20, 2012, 02:26:09 AM
I have to share this.

I wouldn't exspect any McCartney show to be 90% post Beatles music, that's just plain unrealistic, and the man's career is too varied for that.  What I do exspect is a show that is equally representative of his entire career!

McCartney averages about 36 songs a night in his shows, his setlist could easily be...
12 Beatle songs
12 Wings songs
12 solo songs
McCartney can mix them up anyway he wants so the crowds are hit with surprise after surprise.  I think this would please the veteran as well as the newbie.

I hope you realize that the casual fan cant decipher between a Wings song and one of his true solo tunes. To them, its just not a Beatles song.

Also, a setlist like that is a pipedream. He's going to be Beatle heavy in his setlists regadrless so that the public will actually be entertained. He has to put people in the seats.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: blmeanie on January 20, 2012, 10:50:18 PM
for me its average, I listen to each release of his hoping that he will do something I can love, like he did 'all those years ago' but each album lets me down, for me its just like he's writing because its his job, when I hear songs like Hope Of Deliverance, Helen Wheels, C Moon, Dance Tonight etc etc I just cant believe this is the guy who wrote Hey Jude and Let It Be and Golden Slumbers  ???

Interesting take.

Is it unreasonable to think somebody can write and perform incredible songs for 50 years?  Name a profession that the best/genius of that profession have that long a peak?


Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on January 20, 2012, 11:21:15 PM
Interesting take.

Is it unreasonable to think somebody can write and perform incredible songs for 50 years?  Name a profession that the best/genius of that profession have that long a peak?

Hi blmeanie
Sorry it sounds like Im being mean on Paul, its not I expect him to keep producing mammoth hits like Hey Jude but I just think his albums are generally poor and would only be listened to by his fans, for example at Xmas I got the guitar out and just started playing 'Dance Tonight', and nobody had heard it before , there was a mixture of ages there, I then played Saw Her Standing There and all and sundry were singing along, anyway my view on Pauls solo music is just that, my view, Im not saying Im right, just what I think.  :)

Im a 'fan' of quite a few poets and painters that have produced great work throughout their lives
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 21, 2012, 05:25:51 PM
Blmeanie, it's very reasonable to think that someone can write and perform incredible songs for 50 years, McCartney, Wonder, Robinson, Dylan, Jagger, Segar, are all doing it.  It's just sad that in todays music climate these artist don't really get the attention they deserve?

McCartney is an exception to a small degree, his recent music has been nominated for several grammies lately.   

Remember back in the day a radio station would keep playing an artist song, they didn't play it one or two times and then it's gone, they would keep a new song in rotation and in many cases the repeated radio play would make that song a hit.  Seems they don't do that anymore?

See this is the kind of thing I'm talking about, Of course most people aren't going to know Dance Tonight over I Saw Her Standing There, Dance Tonight hasn't been around since the freaking 60s, that's totally unfair.  Also Dance Tonight is a song for children really, McCartney said he did it because his little daughter liked it. 

That setlist would put people in the seats, and it would stop the many complaints I keep reading about his setlist!  The crowds would definitely be entertained, and his setlist wouldn't be totally predictable like it is now!

The man still has #1 hits he's never ever performed live?  How many artist do you know that have #1 worldwide hits that they've never ever performed?  People know those songs all McCartney has to do is perform them!  They went #1 for a reason.

Nimrod, if that's how you truly feel about McCartney's music then for you, you are right!  It doesn't matter what I or anyone else thinks, you're entitled to your opinion!  As I said, I just don't like blanket statements.   
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 21, 2012, 05:45:37 PM
Guys I just found out that legendary blues singer Etta James has passed!

This must be really sad news for McCartneys rhythm guitarist Brian Ray, he was a member of her band for years!

I thought you guys might find this interesting.

Paul McCartney
Kisses On the Bottom -
Martin In The Morning
BradMartiniMan
 
I had attended meetings at Concord Music Group in Beverly Hills before. The first time was in 2003 or 2004, shortly after we launched Fabulous 570/690 KLAC, the Los Angeles radio station that first caused me to open the Great American Songbook. In my first meeting at Concord were several company executives, my friend, legendary record promotion exec Don Graham and myself. Toward the end of the meeting held in a spacious, elegant conference room, three floors over the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Crescent, Norman Lear, the Hollywood legend that created television trendsetters like "All In The Family," walked into the room. He and my friend Don were old friends; in fact Don's bride Robin Wilson was an actor in Mr. Lear's TV series "Hot L Baltimore." I bring this up because my meeting on Thursday, January 5th at Concord Records was quite different.

I was invited to preview Paul McCartney's new CD "Kisses on the Bottom," his 15th solo CD. After the valet took my car in the underground parking lot, I was asked for ID. My name was checked off a list and I was sent to the lobby, two floors up. There, I was asked for ID again. After signing the guest register, the security guard then said he would escort me back to the elevator, where he used a security key, the only way to access the floor below, between the lobby and the parking garage. The elevator door opened and Darnell Gamble, a promotion executive for Concord Records greeted me. He escorted me through what looked more like a basement bunker, an air raid shelter, than the glamorous Beverly Hills entertainment enterprise I had observed in prior meetings. There were exposed concrete and steel beam ceilings, a web of wires running here and there, employees huddled in cubicles, stacks of CDs everywhere.

Darnell led me into a small conference room with a sectional sofa against the wall, tables with a couple boxes filled with tasty Mulberry Hill pizza, and sitting on the sofa was my old friend Don Graham. Darnell handed me a copy of the liner notes and album art for the new Paul McCartney album and said, "I'll need this back from you before you go." (Odd, I thought). Then Rick Nuhn, Senior Director Urban Music for Concord's Stax record label walked into the room. I knew Rick from my time at Fabulous 570/690. A longtime radio personality, Rick worked down the hall at Clear Channel Radio's Hot 92 Jamz.

After a little small talk, Lou Simon, a colleague at Fabulous 570/690, now program director of SiriusXM's "Siriusly Sinatra" arrived. Darnell asked Lou, Don and I if we had any recording devices. We all answered in the affirmative, that our smartphones were all capable of recording. It quickly became apparent why we were in this bunker 50 feet below Beverly Hills ... there was no cell phone service. It would be very difficult, if I were of a mind, to phone the station and play the CD on the air.

There was a time where I would have done such a thing to have a competitive edge on other stations, to be the first to play an important song or album. Years ago while programming Monterey, California (then) top 40 station KIDD-AM, a colleague and I were invited to the offices of a radio trade magazine to hear a new song from the iconic rock group Journey. Buzz Bennett, publisher of the now defunct Fred Magazine explained that this song was from "some goofy movie called 'Caddy Shack." He added "... but the song is a winner." It was Journey's "Anywhere You Want It." (Both the song and movie stand up well today). Buzz started to play the song, on an "Acetate," an early master copy of a recording. They were often used for reviewers to listen to a new release before it was actually pressed to the vinyl form that would be available in stores.

As he played Anywhere You Want It for us, Buzz dozed off in his plush office chair. We grabbed the acetate from the turntable, drove the 5 miles back to the radio station, recorded it, played it on the air at 12 noon on that Friday (then took it back to Buzz's office as he slept), and proceeded to play it every hour on the hour all weekend long. The cease and desist letter from Columbia Records was delivered the following Monday. Needless to say, our competitors in the market as well as stations in San Francisco and elsewhere were furious that this little nothing top 40 radio station in Monterey broke one of the biggest songs of the year two weeks before the record was supposed to be released.

The folks at Concord Music Group were determined to prevent that from happening. But I digress.

We began listening to cut 1, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter. The song, written by Fred E. Ahlert and lyrics by Joe Young was first a hit for Fats Waller in 1935, and has been recorded by everyone from Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to Barry Manilow and Willie Nelson. The lyrics in the first verse explain the title of the album:

I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter,
And make believe it came from you.
I'm gonna write words oh, so sweet
They're gonna knock me off of my feet,
A lot of kisses on the bottom,
I'll be glad I got 'em.

Fun song. I heard a little age in Paul McCartney's voice, but it sounded sweet, innocent, and fun.

Cut 2, Home [When Shadows Fall] is a standard I wasn't familiar with, but that isn't saying much. I'm a fan of this music, a student, not an expert. Sure, in nearly 10 years around the genre, I've learned a lot, but Paul McCartney's new CD has proven to be an update in my knowledge of the genre. The song, written by Harry Clarkson, Jeff Clarkson and Peter Van Steeden, has been recorded by the likes of Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole, later included on Sam Cooke's 1964 album "Ain't That Good News." The song was also performed live by the Beatles from 1957 to 1960. Talk about bringing it full circle, from the Beatles (and Quarrymen) of the 50's to Paul McCartney at nearly 70.

Cut 3, the oh so familiar It's Only a Paper Moon continued the fun. 

But it was cut 4 that made us all want to stop and catch our collective breath. I've been listening to every version I can find of More I Cannot Wish You, written by Frank Loesser and included in Guys and Dolls. On the air the day after the preview, I played Glenn Yarbrough's 1965 recording of the song because it was the only one I could find that didn't have the traditional Broadway delivery. Paul McCartney's performance of this song is NOT Broadway.

It DID bring me to tears. It reminded me of a story told by a piano bar legend here in L.A. I met friend, author, Tom Ruck for drinks at the famous Bel Air Hotel. Antonio Castillo Delegala took a break from his piano, where he had entertained the rich and famous (or wannabes like Tom and me) for over a decade. MartiniInTheMorning.com had just started playing songs from Tony Bennett's 2006 album Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic. Antonio heard us playing Mr. Bennett's duet with Paul McCartney, The Very Thought of You. He said that song has special significance for Paul McCartney, as he often came in Antonio's Bel Air Hotel piano bar when he was courting (now) former wife Heather Mills. Paul would come in and ask Antonio if he would please play "Our Song," The Very Thought of You. Antonio recalled that Paul and Heather would sometimes sit and listen, sometimes dance by the cozy little fire lit bar, and sometimes, Paul would ask Antonio if he could sit at the piano, and play and sing that same song. It was as recent as two weeks before the divorce was announced, Antonio said, that Paul and Heather were in the Bel Air Hotel bar asking for their song. Needless to say, The Very Thought of You is NOT on Paul's first standards album. But, hearing his recording of More I Cannot Wish You brought to mind images of a Paul McCartney in love, sitting at the piano, singing to the woman he loves, like a whisper, almost prayerful, powerful in its intimacy. Wow. Wow. Wow.

4. More I Cannot Wish You
OK, I know this is part two and we already covered cut 4, More I Cannot Wish You ... but let me just say again, WOW! You will find yourself coming back to this cut over and over.

5. The Glory Of Love
So many great versions of this 1932 Billy Hill song. We have it in our library by Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Vic Damone, Diane Schuur with B.B. King and of course the well known Bette Midler version from the movie "Beaches." Paul McCartney convinces us that

You've got to give a little, take a little
And let your poor heart break a little
That's the story of, that's the glory of love ...

6. We Three [My Echo, My Shadow And Me]
A story of longing, waiting till eternity for the one I love ... written by Nelson Cogane, Sammy Mysels & Dick Robertson and a huge 1940 hit for The Ink Spots

What good is the moonlight, the silvery moonlight
That shines above.
I walk with my shadow, I talk with my echo,
But where is the one I love?
We three, we'll wait for you, even till eternity -
My echo, my shadow and me.

7. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
The 1944 Johnny Mercer/Harold Arlen song was inspired by a sermon Johnny Mercer heard from the pulpit of "Father Divine." Mercer told the Pop Chronicles radio documentary "I went to hear Father Divine and he had a sermon and his subject was 'you got to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative.' And I said 'Wow, that's a colorful phrase!"

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive has been recorded by the likes of Bing Crosby and Aretha Franklin ... and now, Paul McCartney.

8. My Valentine
This will be the first "single" released to mainstream pop radio. Paul's vocals slightly reminiscent of his vocals on The Beatles classic "The Long and Winding Road."

9. Always
OMG. You won't hear this on the mainstream pop stations that get to do the contests and give listeners a chance to attend a private concert with Paul McCartney at Capitol Records...BUT this is one of the best cuts on the CD and YOU WILL HEAR IT ON MITM! The classic Irving Berlin song was written in 1926 and has been recorded in every decade since. Rest assured that unless the Mayans are right, people will be recording this song in 2026 and 2126. Paul McCartney's version could become the one to which music lovers will compare future recordings of this melody and these lyrics that speak a simple, timeless truth. I'll be loving you, always. Always.

One thing special about Paul McCartney's recording of Always is his inclusion of the intro verse

Everything went wrong,
And the whole day long
I'd feel so blue.
For the longest while
I'd forget to smile,
Then I met you.
Now that my blue days have passed,
Now that I've found you at last

I'll be loving you Always
With a love that's true Always.
When the things you've planned
Need a helping hand,
I will understand Always.
Always...

10. My Very Good Friend The Milkman
Johnny Burke and Harold Spina wrote this novel song, which became a 1935 hit for Fats Waller, in which the singer's very good friend the milkman, and others, suggest that the singer and his love should be married. Eric Clapton recorded this song in 2010 and lends a slow hand on Paul McCartney's "Kisses on the Bottom" CD.

11. Bye Bye Blackbird
Paul McCartney is not the first (former) Beatle to record this 1926 classic written by Ray Henderson and Mort Dixon. Ringo Starr recorded the song for his 1970 "Sentimental Journey" album. Nor is McCartney the first ‘Rocker' to record Bye Bye Blackbird. Joe Cocker's 1969 version later played a prominent part in Nora Ephron's "Sleepless in Seattle." Rod Stewart included the song on his 2011 "Fly Me to the Moon: Great American Songbook Volume 5."

Having said that, NO ONE in recent vintage has recorded "Bye Bye Blackbird" like Paul McCartney. If it doesn't give you chills, check your pulse or consider calling 911.

12. Get Yourself Another Fool
Recorded by Sam Cooke in 1963, Elvis Costello in 1984 and now Paul McCartney with help from Eric Clapton.

13. The Inch Worm
Another Frank Loesser song, this one first recorded by Danny Kaye for the 1952 motion picture Hans Christian Andersen.

14. Only Our Hearts
The other new Paul McCartney composition on the album, Only Our Hearts features Stevie Wonder on harmonica. As I listened to the song, I had to remind myself that this was not a Standard, rather a brand new song that, to my ear, fit in with some of the best love songs of the Great American Songbook.

I LIED! The Deluxe version of the album contains two bonus cuts, another original composed by Paul McCartney, Baby's Request and another classic from the Great American Songbook, My One and Only Love.

Summary: Here's the thing - it's Paul McCartney. Like so many of my generation, I grew up listening to The Beatles, but I wasn't one of those screaming Beatles fans. In fact, a defining moment in my musical development was when I heard a Beatles' song and a Rolling Stones' song, with Frank Sinatra's "That's Life" in the middle. To me, Frank Sinatra was as much a part of the contemporary music of the day as The Beatles, The Stones and all the others. But, having an artist so significant to the music of my generation painting this beautiful portrait with the music of his youth is inspiring. I remember just after Rod Stewart's first Great American Songbook album was released, he was asked what he's singing in the car as he navigates L.A.'s notorious traffic. Rod said "You can bet it's not Hot Legs!" When he revealed the impending release of that first Standards album, Rod announced to a mutual friend ... "I've become Ella Fitzgerald." Paul McCartney, still Paul McCartney, puts an elegant, intimate touch on these timeless tunes, not unlike the affection with which he once sang about Michelle. He has able assistance from experts in the genre, Diana Krall, members of her band, her producer Tommy LiPuma, John Pizzarelli, his famous father, jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli.

This is a beautiful, emotional album, showing respect not only for the music, but for those who will listen to these songs. Some are Beatles fans who will be introduced to, or perhaps more accurately, immersed in this most American of music, these songs often regarded as America's greatest contribution to the arts. Others who will listen to these songs are those who have long been acquainted with the genre and most, if not all, of these songs. These are the folks who back in the 60's chose Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennett over John, Paul, George and Ringo. I speak to both on a daily basis because our audience is an interesting and not always harmonious coalition of the two camps. I hope fans of Michelle and Rocky Raccoon will love this poetic, almost prayerful Paul McCartney. I hope fans of Frank, Sammy, Dino, Ella and writers like Irving Berlin and Johnny Mercer who inspired Paul McCartney to write the soundtrack for a generation, will welcome Paul into that special group of performers they feel measure up to The Greatest Songs Ever Written.

All I can say is WOW!!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on January 22, 2012, 03:10:01 AM
Quote
See this is the kind of thing I'm talking about, Of course most people aren't going to know Dance Tonight over I Saw Her Standing There, Dance Tonight hasn't been around since the freaking 60s, that's totally unfair.  Also Dance Tonight is a song for children really, McCartney said he did it because his little daughter liked it. 

I would have thought the opposite, Dance Tonight was released what, about 3 or 4 years ago, so its recent and I thought it would be fresh in peoples minds like say Rollin In The Deep by Adele, but nobody had even ever heard it.....so how important to the world was that little ditty ?

As far as it being a song for children (a common Paul excuse for sillyness/tripe/nonsense songs/with meaningless lyrics) if that is so why did he play it at concerts where there were no children ?

perhaps he should do a Wiggles type album next  ha2ha
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 23, 2012, 07:18:12 PM
That's no excuse, it's the truth, McCartney said he recorded the song because his daughter liked it.  McCartneys songs for children on his official albums are very few, so it's no excuse for the bashing of other songs.  People just take those songs out of context! 

Nimrod, I know you're probably just joking, because there are children at every McCartney concert, but he performs it because there are people who like it (I'm not one of them).  Look at his latest concert video Live at Citi Fields, the grown ups are bopping away to the song!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on January 23, 2012, 10:47:13 PM
Sure its a childrens song, but why did Paul feel the need to pimp that as the single? I cant recall all thats on that album (as you can imagine, I dont break it out very often), but surely there must be something better than that.

I do like 'Only Mama Knows'. but its hardly single material.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on January 24, 2012, 01:08:37 AM
That's no excuse, it's the truth, McCartney said he recorded the song because his daughter liked it.  McCartneys songs for children on his official albums are very few, so it's no excuse for the bashing of other songs.  People just take those songs out of context! 

Nimrod, I know you're probably just joking, because there are children at every McCartney concert, but he performs it because there are people who like it (I'm not one of them).  Look at his latest concert video Live at Citi Fields, the grown ups are bopping away to the song!

No feckin worries mate  ha2ha

maccafan I admire the way you stick up for Pauls music, I really do, Im going to bow out of this now as its beginning to look like I have a pathalogical hatred of Paul  ha2ha this is not the case, I love the guy and would go see him if he ever came to Brisbane, in the early 70's I used to think he was on a par with feckin Mozart I really did, the guy has music running through his veins , I guess Ive been upset with him since 1971 for writing (and releasing) songs like C Moon and Dance Tonight etc

Good on you though mate, its great your a big fan  ;yes
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Ollier on January 25, 2012, 05:45:00 AM
I've heard 'My Valentine' and I like. Very romantic.

Welcome back.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on January 25, 2012, 02:54:52 PM
You can preorder the CD from Amazon right now for 9.99. Thats a decent price. I'll wait for it to turn up on ebay for a couple bucks though.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 25, 2012, 08:11:30 PM
Tkitna, I totally agree with you on McCartneys choice to release Dance Tonight as the first single?

See this is the kind of stuff that I criticize McCartney for, some think I like everything he does, but that's so far from the truth!

I often puzzle at things like...
his choice of singles?
his decision to leave very good songs and in some cases even better songs off of his official albums?
some of his album covers?
HIS SETLIST FOR THE PAST THREE DECADES!!

I don't agree with many things, it's just that I don't agree with people who think his post Beatles material isn't any good!  I think that material contains songs that are just as good and some are even better than some Beatle songs!

Nimrod, we may not agree on some things, but I never got the impression that you hated McCartney, you just hate his post Beatles music!

Also just so you know, I don't like Dance Tonight or C-moon!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on January 25, 2012, 08:35:02 PM
Here's another review!

Paul McCartney – Kisses on the Bottom
Josh Gill

After a 3 year break Sir Paul McCartney has returned to the studio and released his latest album, Kisses on the Bottom, consisting primarily of standards from the 1930’s and 40’s.
Working with jazz producer Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall (wife of Paul’s erstwhile writing partner Elvis Costello) they put together an album consisting of 12 standards and two originals. While the album was recorded over the course of 2011 it has been in the pipeline for years.

Speaking at a recent press conference at London’s Hempel Hotel, Paul said “Every time I came to make this album someone else would make one. I’d think ‘now is the time’ and then Robbie Williams came out with one, sort of big band hall stuff, so I thought ‘I can’t do it now cos it’s going to look like I’m jumping on his bandwagon’. And then that dust settled down, then Rod Stewart comes out with one, so I’d think ‘oops, can’t do it now!’ And just when I thought it was okay to go back into the water Rod releases his next one!”

The album title has caused a lot of debate amongst fans, however it has a completely innocent explanation: It’s a line from the albums opening song; Fats Waller’s I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter. The song opens with the lines, “I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter and make believe it came from you / I’m gonna write words oh so sweet / They’re gonna knock me off of my feet / A lot of kisses on the bottom, I’ll be glad I got ‘em.”

The album contains 14 songs, only two of which are self penned by Paul. The rest of the album consists of songs that Paul remembers from his youth. While other people who have recorded albums in the genre have selected the big, well known songs from the Great American Songbook, Paul decided to choose lesser known tracks.

Although much of the album could have been recorded with big, loud, Broadway-like vocals, Paul made the conscious decision to try to emulate the quiet and gentle vocal styles of one of his musical icons: Fred Astaire. Speaking at the press conference Paul said, “Musically, his vocal style is very interesting. Everybody thought he was lazy except the songwriters. He had this voice I wanted to try to get near. It’s like a little voice. I tried that. That became a big part of the signature of this album.”

The first McCartney original song on the album is the delicate My Valentine. Written for his wife Nancy Shevell, he performed the song for her at their wedding reception. The track consists of two juxtaposing sections: the first is the descending minor chord pattern for the chorus, and the second is the major, uplifting verses. Also featured is Eric Clapton on acoustic guitar, adding soft little licks and an understated solo.

The second McCartney original is the luscious Only Our Hearts, featuring Stevie Wonder who plays a soulful trademark harmonica solo. While the song fits the style of the album, it would not seem out of place on any other McCartney album. It is also the first time Paul has worked with Stevie since the recoding of their 1982 megahit Ebony and Ivory.

The concept of the album is very reminiscent of Paul’s 1999 rock and roll album Run Devil Run, in which he selected many songs from his youth including All Shook Up and No Other Baby, and then wrote 3 in that style.

While Kisses on the Bottom is the polar opposite to Run Devil Run, and may not be to everyone’s tastes, it is still a successful venture into the standards genre of music. The music may not be instantly appealing but it does grow on you after multiple listening. The hard work and craftsmanship is undeniable, and there was obviously a lot of love put into the album. Only time will tell if Paul’s foray into this all but forgotten style will be able to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the music from which it draws its inspiration, but so far the reviews have been very favourable, and to quote one of the songs from the album: “You’ve got to accentuate the positive / Eliminate the negative / Latch on to the affirmative / But don’t mess with mister inbetween”.

Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Badgirl66 on February 03, 2012, 03:55:14 PM
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Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on February 03, 2012, 04:20:01 PM
Sweet deal, but i'll buy the cheap version of this one.

Let us know what you think of it Dirk after a couple listens.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Badgirl66 on February 03, 2012, 04:51:11 PM
Sweet deal, but i'll buy the cheap version of this one.

Let us know what you think of it Dirk after a couple listens.

 After i heard the orginal CD was i  meanwhile  surprised positv.

my highlights are:

01. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter - 02:36 *4
02. Home (When Shadows Fall) 04:04 *3
03. It’s Only A Paper Moon 02:35 *9
04. More I Cannot Wish You 03:04 *4
05. The Glory Of Love 03:46 *4
06. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me) 03:22 *4
07. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive 02:32 *6
08. My Valentine 03:14 *9

09. Always 03:50 *4
10. My Very Good Friend The Milkman 03:04 *6
11. Bye Bye Blackbird 04:26 *4
12. Get Yourself Another Fool 04:42 *4
13. The Inch Worm 03:43 *4 with nice Chorus  christmas touch
14. Only Our Hearts 04:21 *8



15. Baby’s Request 03:30 *10 great Swing Number Inspired to dance
16. My One And Only Love 03:50 *5

3-5 good -6 until 10 great
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on February 04, 2012, 01:13:36 AM
After i heard the orginal CD was i  meanwhile  surprised positv.

my highlights are:

01. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter - 02:36 *4
02. Home (When Shadows Fall) 04:04 *3
03. It’s Only A Paper Moon 02:35 *9
04. More I Cannot Wish You 03:04 *4
05. The Glory Of Love 03:46 *4
06. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me) 03:22 *4
07. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive 02:32 *6
08. My Valentine 03:14 *9

09. Always 03:50 *4
10. My Very Good Friend The Milkman 03:04 *6
11. Bye Bye Blackbird 04:26 *4
12. Get Yourself Another Fool 04:42 *4
13. The Inch Worm 03:43 *4 with nice Chorus  christmas touch
14. Only Our Hearts 04:21 *8



15. Baby’s Request 03:30 *10 great Swing Number Inspired to dance
16. My One And Only Love 03:50 *5

3-5 good -6 until 10 great

Cool. I figured there would be some stuff on it I would like too. Thanks.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on February 05, 2012, 10:48:49 AM
I actually listened to this today and Ive had a slight change of mind, Paul does a good job here and hell, if anyone deserves to record the songs he likes its him, so good onyer Paul, I like the album  ha2ha

maccafan I apologise for all the  negative things I said about it before hearing it..!!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Gary910 on February 06, 2012, 03:16:07 PM
Giving it my first listen... So far I think it is good. As we have all agreed Paul's voice is not what it was, but that happens...

I have come to really like 'My Valentine'. If anyone has a right to indulge himself it would be Paul. I do think this album is complete self-indulgence, but that is okay.

It is kinda cool to hear a "Paul vocal centered" album. You can really hear him singing, even to the point of hearing him breathe.

I give it a "Good Album" rating.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Badgirl66 on February 07, 2012, 11:47:50 AM
Paul At The Photoshoot For Kisses On The Bottom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8Y646f_XbU#ws)
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Klang on February 07, 2012, 07:05:11 PM

Just listened. Pleasant enough. And once is enough.

 :P

Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on February 07, 2012, 11:16:51 PM
Nimrod, no apology needed, just go back and really listen to McCartneys post beatle music and I think you will find even more that you like.

I haven't heard the entire new album yet, but when I do I promise I will give a very honest review of what I like and what I don't like!

So far I like...
My Valentine
Accentuate The Positive
Get Yourself Another Fool

Have you guys heard, McCartney has already started work on his next album!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on February 07, 2012, 11:28:47 PM
Nimrod, no apology needed,

Cheers, I think Todds having a bad influence on me 

bad Todd !!!!   ha2ha
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Gary910 on February 08, 2012, 05:30:27 AM
Cheers, I think Todds having a bad influence on me 

bad Todd !!!!   ha2ha

Bad Todd.... Agreed.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on February 09, 2012, 02:42:52 AM
I love you guys too.  ha2ha
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on February 09, 2012, 03:05:10 AM
Alright, I just bought this thing at a pretty decent price on ebay. Review coming soon.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 09, 2012, 03:34:58 AM
I registered on Paul McCartney's website a few weeks ago.  It's fun getting occasional emails marked Paul McCartney.    ;D
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on February 09, 2012, 03:44:37 AM
Alright, I just bought this thing at a pretty decent price on ebay. Review coming soon.

Love track 1 especially, I cant believe I knocked this album without hearing it (Im an idiot), I really like it  ;yes
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on February 09, 2012, 04:35:14 AM
Love track 1 especially, I cant believe I knocked this album without hearing it (Im an idiot), I really like it  ;yes

In all fairness to myself, I only knocked the one song. I'm sure i'll give the album a favorable review as I do most things around here.  ;)
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: In My Life on February 09, 2012, 07:27:42 AM
I registered on Paul McCartney's website a few weeks ago.  It's fun getting occasional emails marked Paul McCartney.    ;D

Did he invite you to his concert tonight?
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 10, 2012, 02:51:23 AM
Yeah.  It's in another ten minutes!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Badgirl66 on February 10, 2012, 12:05:30 PM
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
Home (When Shadows Fall)
It's Only a Paper Moon
More I Cannot Wish You
The Glory of Love
We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me)
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
My Valentine
Always
My Very Good Friend the Milkman
Bye Bye Blackbird
Get Yourself Another Fool
My One and Only Love
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on February 13, 2012, 04:06:07 PM
Okay, I've listened to this new album many times over the weekend.

It is an album for the soul, for the romantic, for the lover in you. It is without a doubt one of McCartneys best albums!

I don't care what anyone says, the mans singing on this album is absolutely stellar! The emotion I hear, the honesty, the heartfelt sincerity that comes thru is at times very moving! I can totally understand why some people have said that certain songs brought them to tears. This is definitely an album for romantics.

I wasn't exspecting such a reaction, but song after song just grabbed me. My Valentine is one of McCartneys best ever, and I'm talking Beatles, Wings, or anything else, it's just so smooth and romantic.

Get Yourself Another Fool is a definite highlight for me, it's one of my very faves by McCartney. It has a soulful bluesy groove and yet it's very smooth and jazzy at the sametime. It's one I will always listen to. A rendition totally worthy of the song.

Accentuate The Positive is another that I just adore, McCartneys vocal is spot on, as it is with many of these songs. I am honestly floored by how delicate and soft the man manages to sing, giving these songs an emotional tone that is just beautiful!

This album should of won a grammy last night (I know that it couldn't) It is that good!

The musicianship is absolutely awesome, with guitars and piano coming in and out at the absolute perfect time. You can really tell that McCartney put his heart and soul into this release, it's a highpoint in his career!

Bravo to Paul McCartney for being brave enough to produce such a work of art!

The haters and naysayers are going to always be there, but there is no denying that McCartney has produced one of his very best albums!! I honestly can't stop listening to this absolutely fantastic album!

Now I hope he's itching to rock, because every since Flowers In The Dirt, Paul McCartney has shown the world that he still writes, plays, and sings plenty of very good music, and that he is much more than just a Beatle!!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on February 16, 2012, 10:15:29 PM
It's official, Kisses On The Bottom is at the very top of the Jazz charts!

Another post Beatles #1 for Paul McCartney!

How this mans post Beatles career doesn't get the true credit it deserves is just insane!!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on February 16, 2012, 11:20:17 PM
I still have not recieved this cd in the mail yet. I am looking forward to it. Reviews to follow.
go come.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on February 17, 2012, 01:07:09 AM
The best review I've read so far.

KISSES ON THE BOTTOM BY PAUL MCCARTNEY
Written by  Joe Curtis

Kisses on the Bottom Paul McCartney
I've been listening to Sir Paul McCartney's newest CD Kisses on the Bottom for a number of hours on repeat. I have to say this at the outset ... It truly is an outstanding piece of music.

The songs are well chosen, heartfelt and beautiful to listen to. They conjure romantic yearnings easily and effortlessly as McCartney delivers up his captivating vocals ... along with Eric Clapton's jazzy guitar riffs, Diana Krall's beautiful piano playing and Stevie Wonder's enchanting harmonica work.

"I talk with my shadow ... I talk with my echo", says a lot with a little ... "My echo, my shadow and me." ... a truly beautiful song.

"The Inch Worm" is very whimsical in its subject matter ... and has what appears to be a children's choir singing softly in the background. A very nice complement to Paul's softly sung story-telling vocals. Clapton's guitar work here sounds almost like he's entertaining children in the round in a hospital setting, or in a private nursery.

Paul wrote "My Valentine" for his new wife Nancy, who he married in 2011. He sang it to her at their wedding. He seems very dedicated in his vocals, as if he's singing it in front of her. Some of the whimsical lyrics include: "I will love her for life." ... and, "She makes me certain I can fly, and so I do".

Clapton plays some nice jazzy chords as an intro to Irving Berlin's classic "Always" ... sung with endearing vocals by McCartney declaring "Now I have found you at last", along with the memorable, "I'll be loving you ... always – with a love that's true ... always". Paul's singing "Not for just an hour, not for just a day, not for just a year, but always" is followed by a delightful guitar solo by Clapton. The accompanying romantic melody is absolutely enchanting.

"Bye Bye Blackbird" is sung with a sorrowful melancholy by McCartney, and is countered by a lighthearted string section, and lilting piano playing. The impeccable rhythm section adds some life to an otherwise very sad story, which Paul sings from deep within himself. The piano solo really swings, as does the rhythmic upright bass accompaniment. Paul's vocals echo out a deeply entertaining melody that ends in an emotional hope for the future.

The very upbeat "My Very Good Friend The Milkman" is an upbeat winner, where Paul is suggesting to his romantic interest "You should marry me". Some swingin' trombone soloing with appropriate driving bass accompaniment, livens up the solo which Paul jumps into with his lead vocals and melodic whistling ... reminiscent of Gene Kelly in "Singing In The Rain". Clapton's short, closing lead guitar solo, ends this piece just right.

"Go Get Yourself Another Fool" is a musical self-realization of a relationship gone wrong. It begins with a bluesy guitar intro by Clapton. Then Paul sings the title lyrics with conviction and purpose, in lines like "Your kind of lovin' broke my poor heart". Clapton adds a jazzy guitar solo, which seems to agree with Paul. These quintessentially mesmerizing guitar riffs, evolve into a bluesy guitar solo of 'regret' played with imagine and good taste.

Paul sings a foot-tapping "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter". His vocals seem to invite the listener to 'sit right down' and write their 'own letter'. The piano solo in this piece, is an upbeat head-nodding winner, which blends well with Paul's enthusiastic vocals, singing that he's going to "make believe the letter came from you".

"Only Our Hearts" features a truly heart-warming harmonica solo by the one and only Stevie Wonder ... an icon on the music scene for decades, since he was billed when a young teenager in the mid '60s as 'Little Stevie Wonder'. Stevie's soulfully inspiring harmonic playing goes well with McCartney's declaration that "only our hearts know how much love is there".

"We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me)" is a swingin' little number that speaks volumes about good taste in composition and delivery. Paul's vocals are soulfully inspiring, as are Clapton's rhythmic guitar playing, and the lilting piano accompaniment. Paul's voice is truly a musical instrument in this fine old number, as he excels to his own heavenly musical plateau.

"More I Cannot Wish You", has Paul wishing his love interest the best in finding her "own true love". "Wishing you merry music while you're young ... and wisdom when your hair turns to gray". And, "Your own true love this day". Paul almost seems like he's singing this to his own daughter or other family member.

"The Glory of Love" is a cheerful, romantic song, which Paul sings with vigor. The tasteful bass intro is very welcome, as are the sweet bass lines throughout. Meaningful lyrics like "You've got to win a little ... lose a little, and have the blues a little" are sung with aplomb by McCartney, and are added to by Clapton's insightful guitar leads. The piano melody fills in the gaps to complete a beautiful musical picture.

"It's Only A Paper Moon" is a fun-filled musical trip, with Paul singing "It wouldn't be make-believe, if you believe in me". The violin solo which follows, adds to this thought, as does guitar bass and drums.

"Home (When Shadows Fall)", begins with a very nice string instrumental. Clapton's jazzy chords support McCartney's vocals nicely. His vocals are somehow reminiscent of a young Rudy Valee in the 1920s, with megaphone on hand, singing to sllent-film starlets and rich young girls without a care in the world. Somehow images of the stage production of 'The Boyfriend' I saw years ago at Toronto's Royal Alex, set in the '20s, comes to mind.

"Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" movies along nicely, with Paul singing out to "eliminate the negative" and "latch onto the affirmative" ... ending with "Don't mess with Mr. In-between'". That's good advice any way you look at it.

This CD is a keeper in my books. If I had never heard of Paul McCartney before, I would have thoroughly enjoyed this CD just as much as I have for the past few hours, without the slightest boredom or lack of enthusiasm for the performances by one and all. It's a superb old-fashioned CD.

At times I found myself imagining the late great Jeff Healey, playing along on trumpet, with charismatic solos of his own. It's a shame Jeff did not live long enough to take part in a musical project so enjoyable as this, with Paul. Many years ago he did, in his rock days as a guitarist, with another Beatle, George Harrison singing background vocals and playing rhythm guitar on the Beatles classic "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".

My first impression of Kisses On The Bottom, had me thinking back to Rod Stewart's rendition of Van Morrison's "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You", as well as Rod's 'Great American Songbook' releases over the years.

I think Paul McCartney's most recent CD Kisses on the Bottom is up there in that fine category of beautiful old romantic compositions -- that will live forever in their melodies and lyrics, which touch the soul and warm the heart.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Gary910 on February 17, 2012, 05:08:10 AM
I can imagine Todd's review... But then again, I could be wrong.

Paul can't sing.

This song bores me.

The only good thing about this song is (as an example...) the piano playing.

Etc., etc., etc.

We know how you probably feel Todd.

I am going to start calling you Robert Hilburn. If you don't know who he is look it up.

And yes many of his critiques read like yours Todd.

BTW, I hope you know Todd that this is all with tongue firmly planted in cheek.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on February 17, 2012, 04:03:46 PM
Paul McCartney's enjoying a #1 album again, congrats!!
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on February 18, 2012, 12:29:20 AM
I can imagine Todd's review... But then again, I could be wrong.

Paul can't sing.

This song bores me.

The only good thing about this song is (as an example...) the piano playing.

Etc., etc., etc.

We know how you probably feel Todd.

I am going to start calling you Robert Hilburn. If you don't know who he is look it up.

And yes many of his critiques read like yours Todd.

BTW, I hope you know Todd that this is all with tongue firmly planted in cheek.

You know me well.  ha2ha

Read on if you'd like.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on February 18, 2012, 12:40:29 AM
Ok, I just listened to this cd today and well, i'm disappointed, upset, and a little p*ssed off. I'm not saying this is a bad cd, but I dont think its for me. The first thing that really p*ssed me off was the constant treble hiss. There's a microphone, channel, port, whatever thats hissing throughout the entire cd. Not just one song, but all of them. At first I thought it was the snare wires vibrating in a bad way, but it wasnt. I then thought it might be the brush work from the drummer, but that wasnt it either. I'm not sure what it is, but it goes away when that mic (whatever) is turned off. It happens on every song. There will be the hiss and then on one part of the song, it quits and then starts again. I cant listen to the cd without concentrating on that.

My second issue is, well I cant lie, it bores me to death. The songs are all done well and Pauls sounds good, but its just not for me. Slipping my wife a roofie is about as romantic as I get, but if I were to ever be in the mood, I have tons of easy jazz and crooner stuff thats better than this. I'm kind of mad that I even spent money on this especially when I was kind of excited to hear it. Oh well, i'm not saying this CD is bad, but i'm going to quietly slip this on the shelf right beside Macca 2 and the Firemen projects. Unless there's a serious review of the songs, I doubt i'll ever listen to it again.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on February 18, 2012, 01:24:15 AM
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Slipping my wife a roofie is about as romantic as I get,



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Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on February 18, 2012, 02:22:34 AM

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Bad joke perhaps?  ha2ha
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on February 21, 2012, 08:07:06 PM
Tkitna, at least you gave it a good listen, keep listening it may grow on you.

That hiss you hear is indeed the brushes from the drummer, it has been debated in full on the Steve Hoffman forums, and it is the drummers brushes.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Gary910 on February 21, 2012, 09:23:50 PM
You know me well.  ha2ha

Read on if you'd like.

Yep, I could have written your review for you.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on February 21, 2012, 10:48:33 PM
I could write Todds reviews also  ha2ha

here we go;

2:17 whats that handclap doing there, no apparent reason for it, not happy with the guitar sound at 3:10, but Ringo makes up for it with his splashes, on the whole its a nothing song, filler.....etc etc

now dont get mad at me Todd  ha2ha

Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on February 22, 2012, 12:28:47 AM
Tkitna, at least you gave it a good listen, keep listening it may grow on you.

That hiss you hear is indeed the brushes from the drummer, it has been debated in full on the Steve Hoffman forums, and it is the drummers brushes.

Throw me a link to that conversation. I want to see what they are saying. Thanks.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on February 22, 2012, 12:37:41 AM
I could write Todds reviews also  ha2ha

here we go;

2:17 whats that handclap doing there, no apparent reason for it, not happy with the guitar sound at 3:10, but Ringo makes up for it with his splashes, on the whole its a nothing song, filler.....etc etc

now dont get mad at me Todd  ha2ha

Have I gotten that predictable?  ha2ha
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Gary910 on February 22, 2012, 04:08:59 AM
Have I gotten that predictable?  ha2ha

Maybe this is all a review of your reviews.

I think I will start a new topic:

Todd Under the Microscope: His reviews

There is little about this Todd's reviews I like. A total waste of time. Occasionally there is something positive. He probably should have left this opinion out and left it on the cutting room floor. Good spelling though. Nothing about his reviews drives me to read them again. They will probably sit in the old posts, never to be read again.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: In My Life on February 22, 2012, 05:03:14 AM
All right now you guys....stop picking on Todd!  ;D
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on February 22, 2012, 12:29:26 PM
All right now you guys....stop picking on Todd!  ;D

LOL

what Todd needs are a few more Pete Best threads :)
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: blmeanie on February 22, 2012, 12:34:06 PM
Have I gotten that predictable?  ha2ha

I don't think so, I look forward to your reviews, they provide a grounded version that isn't afraid to be tough.  Too much fluff in the world.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on February 22, 2012, 01:32:55 PM
Todd Under the Microscope: His reviews

There is little about this Todd's reviews I like. A total waste of time. Occasionally there is something positive. He probably should have left this opinion out and left it on the cutting room floor. Good spelling though. Nothing about his reviews drives me to read them again. They will probably sit in the old posts, never to be read again.

Well done Gary.  ha2ha

Now who is this fellow that submits these unbiased, brutally honest reviews? I'd like to read more.  ;D
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on February 22, 2012, 01:34:10 PM
I don't think so, I look forward to your reviews, they provide a grounded version that isn't afraid to be tough.  Too much fluff in the world.

Thanks BL. I just try to be honest.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Gary910 on February 22, 2012, 02:57:56 PM
It is considerably harder for me to be unbiased about The Beatles.

I guess it is sort of like being unbiased about the family you love. If I was to give a review of your kids, you probably would not feel the same. You probably would come to their defense (and you should), even if your "review" is biased. The Beatles have done a lot for me. I can't even tell the times that their music has been there for me. I know that they don't personally know about this, and it is doubtful that they ever would, or even care to. I still have that affection and it is now built in to me. Listening to The Beatles is kind of a "safety zone" for me. Maybe even an escape.

At times it was this album, or at this time it was that album. So it is with great affection that I am biased.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: maccafan on February 22, 2012, 04:04:45 PM
Tkitna, it's nothing specific, it was just part of the general conversation on the Steve Hoffman forums under the title Kisses On The Bottom, just go to the Steve Hoffman website.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: blmeanie on February 22, 2012, 05:47:58 PM
Dare I say Gary that your point of view on your bias we've all shared at some point, but usually with "outsiders" or "non-believers" of all things Beatles.  It is interesting that within these hollowed grounds there are still significant and different "levels" of bias.  It surprised me a little bit but I get it.




It is considerably harder for me to be unbiased about The Beatles.

I guess it is sort of like being unbiased about the family you love. If I was to give a review of your kids, you probably would not feel the same. You probably would come to their defense (and you should), even if your "review" is biased. The Beatles have done a lot for me. I can't even tell the times that their music has been there for me. I know that they don't personally know about this, and it is doubtful that they ever would, or even care to. I still have that affection and it is now built in to me. Listening to The Beatles is kind of a "safety zone" for me. Maybe even an escape.

At times it was this album, or at this time it was that album. So it is with great affection that I am biased.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Gary910 on February 22, 2012, 06:21:25 PM
The thing that is amazing to me, is I have felt this way even after almost 30 years of being a hard core fan.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on February 23, 2012, 12:53:12 AM
Tkitna, it's nothing specific, it was just part of the general conversation on the Steve Hoffman forums under the title Kisses On The Bottom, just go to the Steve Hoffman website.

Thanks Maccafan. I'm going to take a look. I'm interested because i'm not so sure the hiss is the brushes. This will probably have me listening to the damn thing another 20 times and then i'll probably like it.  ha2ha
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: In My Life on February 23, 2012, 05:32:14 AM
The Beatles have done a lot for me. I can't even tell the times that their music has been there for me. I know that they don't personally know about this, and it is doubtful that they ever would, or even care to. I still have that affection and it is now built in to me. Listening to The Beatles is kind of a "safety zone" for me. Maybe even an escape.

At times it was this album, or at this time it was that album. So it is with great affection that I am biased.

I couldn't agree with you more Gary.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Gary910 on February 23, 2012, 06:15:56 AM
Thanks Kelley...
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Gary910 on February 24, 2012, 02:19:09 AM
The more I listen to "Kisses On The Bottom" the more I like it.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: beatlesfan502 on February 26, 2012, 02:10:01 AM
It's disappointing to me that Paul has decided to go down the same road as Rod Stewart. Paul is SO much better than that! I've been a Paul McCartney fan since 1973 and have no desire to buy Kisses On The Bottom.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Yeshelloitsmehereagain on March 14, 2012, 10:32:55 PM
I've heard it and I like it, alot of it sounds like it was recorded in the 40's, I think it's the strings in some of the tracks... I did get to about two thirds through on first listen and was kinda waiting for some big crash of leccy guitar with a big thump on it but didn't get it. It's quite charming though, the selection of songs are generally good. Sounds quite heartfelt in places in too and of course it is played all very well indeed.

Now do you have any news on the next one Dirker? Isn't it supposed to be a collaboration with Dave Grohl?

Any news? You usually get the scoop...
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: Brynjar on March 17, 2012, 07:24:52 PM
Ratings:
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Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on March 18, 2012, 09:34:11 PM
It's disappointing to me that Paul has decided to go down the same road as Rod Stewart. Paul is SO much better than that! I've been a Paul McCartney fan since 1973 and have no desire to buy Kisses On The Bottom.

I think this is an interesting post, what we have to decide here is.........is Paul actually better than that ?

For me Paul lost the muse to write great songs years ago, his recent albums prove that, record Co's know that recording 'standards' is very good business for established singers like Rod Stewart, Bryan Ferry and everybody else whose done it, so why shouldnt Paul get in on the action ?
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: tkitna on March 19, 2012, 01:13:37 AM
I think this is an interesting post, what we have to decide here is.........is Paul actually better than that ?

For me Paul lost the muse to write great songs years ago, his recent albums prove that,

This is interesting. I'm opening a new thread.
Title: Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
Post by: nimrod on March 19, 2012, 01:22:40 AM
This is interesting. I'm opening a new thread.

great to have you back Todd, Ive missed you hahahahahahahahah