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An Idea for a Macca Album
« on: June 10, 2012, 07:29:10 PM »

I have no idea what the state of Paul's record sales are these days. I suspect they are way down from his early solo days.

Anyway, I wonder what prompts Paul to go back into the studio. Setting "Kisses On The Bottom" aside, is it just a desire to record or is it based solely on when he feels he's compiled enough good songs for an album?

Anyway, my idea is this: Macca should record Lennon-McCartney songs primarily associated with John, with totally different arrangements and maybe a twist or two on vocal interpretation. First of all, he wouldn't need to write any new songs. Secondly, he'd still get a cut of the songwriting royalties. But most importantly, it might be fascinating to see what he could do with some Lennon songs. What do you think? My choices would include: "Not A Second Time", "Anytime At All", "No Reply", "I'm A Loser", "Come Together", "Yer Blues", "Across The Universe", "Help", "You Can't Do That", "This Boy", "Rain", and just for fun, "Bad To Me".

I realize some John fans might find this idea appalling, but it could be kinda cool.
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Re: An Idea for a Macca Album
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012, 07:51:22 PM »

I don't know what to make up from this. What would be the purpose? Re-writing the history? I don't think McCartney would be interested in doing something like that.
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Re: An Idea for a Macca Album
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2012, 08:06:08 PM »

I don't know what to make up from this. What would be the purpose? Re-writing the history? I don't think McCartney would be interested in doing something like that.

Well, we know that Paul has played "John songs" on tours, including "Give Peace A Chance". Obviously they've been meant as a tribute of sorts. "Re-writing history"? I don't see it that way. If Paul can reinterpret old standards, why not old Lennon standards? It doesn't mean a rewrite of history, just a look at how Paul (today) would handle those tunes.

He might very well re-record some of HIS own songs in a new way, but I don't think his "Give My Regards To Broad Street" re-do's were anything special. And he certainly doesn't mess around with Beatles songs in concert. But I think it might even be a good challenge for him to take a look at Lennon songs in a different light. Just saying.
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Re: An Idea for a Macca Album
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012, 11:17:34 PM »

Bad idea.

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Re: An Idea for a Macca Album
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2012, 12:02:49 AM »

re-recording Beatle songs by an ex Beatle is wrong on so many levels, he did it on Broadstreet already ............and it sucked
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Re: An Idea for a Macca Album
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012, 12:27:53 AM »

He basically did this already -



and it got panned badly. (Although I love it)

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Re: An Idea for a Macca Album
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012, 12:28:42 AM »

Sorry Kev, posted before I read yours.

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Re: An Idea for a Macca Album
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2012, 03:10:07 PM »

Okay, I've been properly chastised. I shall now crawl back under my rock.
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Re: An Idea for a Macca Album
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2012, 03:20:05 PM »

Okay, I've been properly chastised. I shall now crawl back under my rock.

Ah, don't let it stop you! ;D
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Re: An Idea for a Macca Album
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2012, 07:16:22 PM »

Okay, I've been properly chastised. I shall now crawl back under my rock.

I spend a lot of time there myself. Its not such a bad place.  ha2ha

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Re: An Idea for a Macca Album
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2012, 07:56:29 PM »

Sure it would be an idea in the vein of KOTB. I'd prefer new songs of course, but he's 70 now I'm rather uncritical about anything he does now really, I don't expect anything at all from him. He doesn't need to prove himself to me. Whatever we get from now on is a bonus. This is enjoyable...

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Re: An Idea for a Macca Album
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2012, 11:42:15 PM »

I spend a lot of time there myself. Its not such a bad place.  ha2ha

with the centipede ?
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