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Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
« Reply #80 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.
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Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
« Reply #81 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. 

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Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
« Reply #82 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.
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Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
« Reply #83 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?
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Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
« Reply #84 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.

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Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
« Reply #85 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?


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« Reply #86 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
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Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
« Reply #87 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.   
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Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
« Reply #88 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
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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!!
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Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
« Reply #89 on: January 22, 2012, 03:10:01 AM »

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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
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« Reply #90 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!
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« Reply #91 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.

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Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
« Reply #92 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
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Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
« Reply #93 on: January 25, 2012, 05:45:00 AM »

I've heard 'My Valentine' and I like. Very romantic.

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Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
« Reply #94 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.

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Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
« Reply #95 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!
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Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
« Reply #96 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”.

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Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
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Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
« Reply #98 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.

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Re: 2 New Record by Paul next year
« Reply #99 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
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