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Re: Paul's albums
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2014, 09:59:46 PM »

I like Flowers in the Dirt! I think Figure Of Eight could easily be a Beatles hit!  Good album all around. I have it on cassette and don't listen to them anymore. :-[
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« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2014, 10:16:23 PM »

FitD seems to be getting some good wraps. I have some long trips coming up so looks like it and Off the ground might be added to my iPhone for listening.

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« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2014, 11:51:26 PM »

Is that a rule?

Not usually, but it sure is for that album.

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« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2014, 11:54:41 PM »

I have 3 CD copies of 'Flowers In The Dirt' and have no idea how I've accumulated them.

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« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2014, 12:08:38 AM »

I absolutely love "My Brave Face" - very refreshing and bounces along like an early Lennon/McCartney Beatles number. Costello is obviously no match for Lennon but he certainly helped McCartney raise his game.

Some nice stuff on "Flowers In The Dirt". The above plus "Figure Of Eight", "This One" and "Put It There" stand out for me.

Quite a Beatley feel to the album which is no bad thing!  ;)

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Re: Paul's albums
« Reply #45 on: July 03, 2014, 11:59:06 AM »

I have 3 CD copies of 'Flowers In The Dirt' and have no idea how I've accumulated them.
Your shopping habits must be like Dejavu all over again! ;D
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« Reply #46 on: July 03, 2014, 11:30:09 PM »

Your shopping habits must be like Dejavu all over again! ;D

I swear that I can only remember ever buying just one copy though. The other two remain a mystery. I must have snatched them from other peoples collection during a drunken stupor thinking they were mine or something. Its not like 'Flowers In The Dirt' is a great party CD though. I may never know.

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« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2014, 11:33:06 PM »

I just looked today and have two copies of 'Driving Rain' also.

Heaven forbid there be multiple copies of his good albums.

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« Reply #48 on: July 13, 2014, 11:48:06 PM »

I really like Tug of war. I like Press to Play as well. I don't care if Paul doesn't like it it's got some different stuff there.

I was giving Tug of War another listen. It was a favourite of mine at the time. While the Stevie Wonder colabs are major downsides I'd have to rate the title track, Take it Away, The Pound is Sinking and Wanderlust right up there with the best of McCartney's solo stuff. Of the remaining songs only Dress me up as a Robber would I completely skip.

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« Reply #49 on: July 13, 2014, 11:53:23 PM »



My favourite track is Young Boy, it sounds like a Beatle song to me except the harmonies don't sound like Lennon or Harrison.

I've never liked Paul's post Beatle harmony sound. There's something too clinical and bland about them.
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« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2014, 11:58:01 PM »

I've never liked Paul's post Beatle harmony sound. There's something too clinical and bland about them.

Yeah agreed, a lot of good songs on these solo albums but let down by the harmonies, not my cup o tea
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Re: Paul's albums
« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2014, 12:54:37 AM »

I just looked today and have two copies of 'Driving Rain' also.

Heaven forbid there be multiple copies of his good albums.


I've just realised I have four CD copies and two vinyl copies of "Band On The Run" (all differently packaged re-masters/re-issues or whatever but still the same album for God's sake!!!)
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« Reply #52 on: July 14, 2014, 01:07:39 AM »

I was giving Tug of War another listen. It was a favourite of mine at the time. While the Stevie Wonder colabs are major downsides I'd have to rate the title track, Take it Away, The Pound is Sinking and Wanderlust right up there with the best of McCartney's solo stuff. Of the remaining songs only Dress me up as a Robber would I completely skip.

Apart from "Ebony And Ivory" I'd find it difficult to skip anything on "Tug Of War", Paul's best solo album in my opinion. "Dress Me Up As A Robber" is the second best song on the album for me (only bettered by the truly superb "Take It Away"). "Somebody Who Cares", "Ballroom Dancing" and "The Pound Is Sinking" are my other favourites.

I've always felt "Wanderlust" has a very "Back To The Egg" feel to it. Always reminds me of "Winter Rose/Love Awake".
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« Reply #53 on: July 14, 2014, 01:39:50 AM »

Quote from: Mr Mustard link=topic=15993.msg31 ;)4166#msg314166 date=1405300059
Apart from "Ebony And Ivory" I'd find it difficult to skip anything on "Tug Of War", Paul's best solo album in my opinion. "Dress Me Up As A Robber" is the second best song on the album for me (only bettered by the truly superb "Take It Away"). "Somebody Who Cares", "Ballroom Dancing" and "The Pound Is Sinking" are my other favourites.

I've always felt "Wanderlust" has a very "Back To The Egg" feel to it. Always reminds me of "Winter Rose/Love Awake".

It is a very good album and yes has claims to being his best. It has  a great balance between rockier songs, medium paced  tunes and ballads. And aside from E&I there's no complete clunkers. Dress Me Up just isn't my thing. It sounds like some disco/Latin pop pastiche.  What's That You're Doing is no way as bad as E&I.  But it also doesn't grab me.

The rest ranges from good to excellent .

Wanderlust is basically a good power ballad but I find the quodlibet (thanks to HG I know what to call it now  ;)) elevates it.

And Here Today is a touching ballad that Paul does so well.

The album benefits from having George Martin producing. Again showing Paul is at his best with a strong collaborator or producer.
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« Reply #54 on: July 14, 2014, 02:39:47 AM »

Apart from "Ebony And Ivory" I'd find it difficult to skip anything on "Tug Of War", Paul's best solo album in my opinion. "Dress Me Up As A Robber" is the second best song on the album for me (only bettered by the truly superb "Take It Away"). "Somebody Who Cares", "Ballroom Dancing" and "The Pound Is Sinking" are my other favourites.

I feel practically the same way (except for the best solo album part). There's nothing here to skip except for the dismal 'Ebony and Ivory'. I love 'Dress Me Up As A Robber Too'. Especially the guitar solo. I'm not a huge fan of 'Whats That Your Doing', but its doable. 'The Pound Is Sinking' has always been my favorite.
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