So, I was talking to this very nice girl (about music, among other things) and she mentioned how she likes Paul's Hey Jude.
OK, she's taken - but I thought to myself - why not make a compilation for her to listen?
So, I've decided to pick Paul's non-love songs
from Beatles era and put it on one CD.
I've skipped almost all love song (there isn't a point making a 'love-songs only compilation' for a girl that you like while she has somebody else.)
Rather, I decided to introduce her to all those nice piece of music & lyrics made by Paul by skipping all 'love', 'me', 'you', 'holding hands' things.
She probably heard some of his songs on the radio, but I also hope there'll be a lot surprises for her on the disc.
The songs are not listed chronologically - but I've more or less grouped them by album.
It starts with her favourite (so she doesn't have to search it thru the disc). I've included Let It Be & Two of Us from the 'Let It Be... Naked' album.
I couldn't resist 'Two of Us' because it is such a charming tune! Plus, I like this Paul's duet with John.
Eleanor Rigby is put between We Can Work It Out and Paperback Writer.
'Eleanor' is the saddest song here (We Can Work It Out also sound sad), but all three have very fast rhythm - and Paperback Writer is optimistic. So, it shows Paul's versatility in songwriting.
Also, Golden Slumbers is included (it's love song), together with Carry That Weight and The End.
The End, again, is a beautiful song about love (that is, how love should be) - it just had to be included. Luckily for this occasion, it doesn't have 'love' in the title.
The compilation doesn't end with this number. Instrumental 'Flying' follows (it is credited to all the four band members) - but, as Paul said, he came up with the tune (which I like a lot).
Also, instrumental pieces are rare these days - so I've added it to the compilation as a little surprise - when she listens to it, she'll wait for the vocals...
From 'Love' I've selected Blackbird / Yesterday - again, a song about lost love - which just had to be included (although everyone has heard the song).
For effect, the disc ends with Maggie Mae (it is a traditional song, but all four band members are credited on LiB version), running just 0:40. (It could be a good starter, too.
The collaborations between John & Paul written for Ringo are also here (With A Little Help From My Friends) but 'A Day In The Life' is omitted (it is mostly written by John).
Also, it has some good rockers like 'Birthday' & 'Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da.'
A lot of good songs were not included (like Good Day Sunshine, Maxwell Silver Hammer, full version of Blackbird - and of course, 'love' material from early days like 'All My Loving'...)
I was in temptation to put Hey Jude as a last track (shorter version from 'Love' album) on the disc while keeping the original one as the first track (something like Sgt. Pepper) - but I decided not to make an
It runs little over 67 minutes with 24 songs.
Anyway... Here's the track list:1. Hey Jude
2. Lady Madonna
3. Let It Be
4. Two Of Us
5. Your Mother Should Know
6. The Fool On The Hill
7. Hello, Goodbye
8. Penny Lane
9. With A Little Help From My Friends
10. She's Leaving Home
11. Rocky Raccoon
12. Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da
13. Honey Pie
15. We Can Work It Out
16. Eleanor Rigby
17. Paperback Writer
18. Golden Slumbers
19. Carry That Weight
20. The End
22. Yellow Submarine
23. Blackbird / Yesterday
24. Maggie Mae