Regular Japanese issue of McCartney's 2001 hit album.
Paul McCartney's first album of self-composed material since the tragic loss of his wife and soul mate Linda, Driving Rain is the sound of pop's most indefatigable optimist coming to terms with his bereavement, picking up the pieces and moving on. Thus, there's a determined rasp to McCartney's vocal delivery on the opening rocker "Lonely Road", which begins with a resigned "I tried to get over you" and moves purposefully forward with an insistent chorus of "Don't want to walk that lonely road no more". Further down the line, the title of "Back In The Sunshine Again", a languorous groover and one of two songs co-penned with son James, speaks for itself--"No more worries, no more pain... that's the way it's going to be for the rest of my life", he sings. McCartney's new amour is nodded to on the predominantly instrumental "Heather" (something about shacking up on the moon with the Queen of his heart, that's love for you!) whilst the bittersweet, pining "From A Lover To A Friend" is one of the prettiest ballads the man has written this side of the Beatles. And yes, even George Harrison's tandoori-flavoured retro-pop is evident on the tablas and sitars of "Riding To Jaipur". McCartney lets himself go and stretches his legs on the 10-minute ELO/Steve Miller/Police fuzzed-up mish-mash that is "Rinse The Raindrops", but it's well worth taking that walk with him. Evidently, McCartney is enjoying a new lease of life in both his private and professional life. Good on him. --Kevin Maidment --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Only four because that special mysterious something is missing, maybe youth, I don't know. Nonetheless, Paul remains the master of original melodies and chord progressions that... Read morePublished on June 21 2004 by .
I am a HUGE Beatles fan. (Just for the record).
I own all the production (but for Ringo's) of the three main Beatles solo careers... Read more
Paul Mc Cartney & The Beatles are unquestionabally one of my favorite artists of all time. Having said that, this album simply bores the hell out of me. Read morePublished on April 3 2004
.........Probably the best release of 2001. This album is good, just not as great as the other paul albums. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2004
I don't like to be unkind because the man has given me much listening pleasure and exhilaration over time (especially as a Beatle)...however... Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2004 by Mike
McCartney. Living legend. Ex-Beatle. Probably still more known than Jesus. Anything he records will always be picked apart by critics simply because he is such a famous figure. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2004 by LAM
Paul McCartney is right when he says that Driving Rain is a "very interesting album". On his previous 2 albums the music was great but rather predictable. Read morePublished on Dec 22 2003 by Aditya Mukerji
Macca made a fantastic album with a few unfortunate mistakes. In fact I wanted to give it 4 and a half stars, but I thought then I would be nice and give it 5 instead of 4. Read morePublished on Nov. 25 2003 by RockNRoll