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Remastered reissue of his first studio album, recorded at his home studio in 1970.
Paul's first solo outing is very much a homegrown affair with him singing and playing everything (apart from a few harmonies by Linda). The expectations were high, and while not everything clicked, there was enough good stuff for the legend to continue. "That Would Be Something," "Man We Was Lonely," "The Lovely Linda," and "Teddy Boy" all make the grade, but everything is eclipsed by "Maybe I'm Amazed," which remains one of his most enduring songs, up there with anything the Beatles released (and which would have sounded quite at home on Let It Be). --Chris Nickson
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Paul recorded most of the album at his home, but added some polish on a few tracks in London prior to release, and these tracks ('every night' 'maybe I'm amazed' and 'Junk') really stand out. Its not a great LP but certainly a good one. The second 'extra' disc is completely supefluous - some live cuts and two demos that should have stayed in the tape machine, especially the track 'suicide' which is the extended version of a snippet heard on the original LP and believe me the snippet is far better! So its 4 stars for the McCartney album but minus 1 for the silly second disc. Lets hope they get it right when they re-release "Ram" and include b sides and the Mono mix of the record which was only sent out to US disc jockeys in 1971 but mixed by Paul himself.
When he did get up it was to get a drink.
Even if that wasn't the case this album still stacks up as one of the great Beatle albums. Yes I'll include this under the Beatles canon as many of the songs, and the general mood of the album is still that of The Beatles.
I could never understand why this album was so savaged by the critics. McCartneys voice is great, the album is inventive and the songs, as always, shine through. Maybe it was because at the time everyone was blaming Paul for the breakup.
My personal favorite on the album is Every Night. It took a while for the lyrics to sink in but:
Ev'ry night i just wanna go out,
Get out of my head.
Ev'ry day i don't wanna get up,
Get out of my bed.
Ev'ry night i want to play out
And ev'ry day i wanna do-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh.
Perfectly describes how he was feeling and typically ends on an upbeat note telling us that he wants to do-do things. Simple and beautiful.
My second favorite is the song snippet "The Lovely Linda". Say what you will about her, this songs clearly shows Pauls love in a playful sixties word picture.
Maybe I'm Amazed is great. The hit of the album although not as infectious or funloving as the above two.
Any of these three could easily have appeared on a Beatles album. Superior music.
1. Lovely Linda
The album starts of with this half-minute warm-up. "The Lovely Linda" lets you know right away the direction this album will take. If you're not grabbed in by this one, you'll probably not warm up to the album as a whole. McCartney strums an acoustic guitar and recites lyrics that seem to come out of the spirit of the summer of love (three years earlier!). He sings "la...la...la...lovely Linda, with the lovely flowers in her hair" and abruptly ends the song with the last guitar chord and a silly giggle. The fun is just beginning!!
2. That Would Be Something
The second song, "That would be something" reminds me almost of the off-the-cuff numbers from the White Album. Paul moves over to electric guitar for this song, and again, sings minimal lyrics over his little riff. The drums are simple but creative, with hits to the cymbals and patting and thumping on guitar cases.
3. Valentine Day
The first of several instrumental. This one is very short indeed, and could easily have been the type of song he would put somewhere in the White Album. The first three songs on McCartney are the simplest, weakest and most "made-up" sounding on the whole album. He could have put "Maybe I'm Amazed" FIRST, but he chose to put it in much later.
4. Every Night
The first "real" song on McCartney. He has performed this song serveral times in concert over the years. This is the simplest and most original version. Definitely has the "home" sound to it. How it COULD have sounded done in Abbey Road with a few session musicians?!?
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Some thoughts about the bonus disc:
Suicide - the outtake/full version of the song that can be heard partially on the album. Essentially the same as on "One hand clapping".
Maybe I'm amazed - from "One hand clapping" - video is included with BOTR. Nice to have but ...
Every night, Hot as sun, Maybe I'm amazed - all live from Glasgow. Similar in sound to "Concert for Kampuchea".
Don't cry baby - outtake - not memorable
Woman kind - Is this meant to be a parody? A song best left on the cutting room floor.
Some nice bits for fans but certainly not a cd that will be listened to all the way through more than a couple of times.
Most recent customer reviews
This is one of the best cd's Paul has put together.
Lovely Linda is so beautiful
I get teary hearing Paul sing the song about his dear wife whom he loved and I bet still... Read more
I don't think so.
Holds up well after all these years. To me this beats all the Wings records easily.
paul mc cartney ca me rappelle de bons souvenir de jeunesse de belle ballade c est la continuite aux beatles beaucoup d imagination wowPublished on April 13 2013 by dirt2golf3
On his debut solo album Paul McCartney plays all the instruments, but more this is an artist finding his chops after the Beatles. Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2012 by Timothy Hawkins
as good if not better than the original apple pressing of 1970. well packaged in heavy gate fold cover. inner sleeves are high quality paper photos one side album info on other . Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2012 by tim lisso
Saw this in the catalogue, and was blown away by the packaging and content. It was almost like opening the original album 'back in the day. Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2011 by Peter Bongers
I belive "McCartney" is an underrated album. There are some truley Beatles quality songs on here (Every Night, Junk, Man We Was Lonely, Maybe I'm Amazed) and a suprisingly large... Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2011 by Some guy