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 ...
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. 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!