Mccartney II Import
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|1. Coming Up|
|2. Temporary Secretary|
|3. On The Way|
|5. Nobody Knows|
|6. Front Parlour|
|7. Summer's Day Song|
|8. Frozen Japanese|
|9. Bogey Music|
|11. One Of These Days|
Japanese Version featuring a Limited Edition LP Style Slipcase for Initial Pressing Only.
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That doesn't neccessarily mean it's bad. "Temporary Secretary" is probably one of of the funniest things anyone's ever made with an analog sequencer. The single "Coming Up" is catchy all the more because of its sped up chorus. "Bogey Music" is danceable features slowed down backup vocals. "Darkroom" is a funky little ditty, with hiccuping percussion and innuendo streaked lyrics.
Though despite all the weirdness, there are a few tracks that are pretty normal, albeit more lo-fi than Pauls proper studio albums. "Nobody Knows" is a straight up piece of gritty rock'n'roll, and "On the Way" is a slow bluesy haze, the sort of thing you'd expect to hear in a smoke-filled club.
When John Lennon heard this album, it's said, he made the comment that Paul sounded sad. It's true there is a melancholy streak on McCartney II. It's a resigned, tired, burnt out sadness. Can't really blame Paul, after all that had happened to him that year. "Waterfalls" is an aching ballad made all the more with it's low electronic backdrop. The plodding mellotron tune "Summer's Day Song" in some ways could be Paul expressing his need to escape the pressures of his life at the time. "Someone's sleeping through a bad dream/tomorrow it will be over". The subdued acoustic "One of These Days" also has a similar feel. "One of these days when the day just takes too long/I'm going to sing my song and see.Read more ›
The entire album is pure unguarded fun. It is the sound of Paul McCartney unwinding in the studio and just doing what comes naturally. The sound of the recordings take some getting used to, but once the shock wears off, you may find yourself in a truly enjoyable sound-world, where cold-sounding synths provide neat little proto-ambient-techno textures. It may be difficult to imagine or even accept Paul McCartney playing music that hasmore in common with Joy Division and Suicide than the Beatles, but make no mistake, it all sounds natural, unforced, and infinitely more FUN than anything Joy Division or Suicide ever did. Not that I am slagging them -- both are/were great, just more 'serious' than someone like Paul McCartney, who prefers to keep matters light.
So obviously, this album will not appeal to everyone. However, if you have an open ear and enjoy a little adventure, McCartney II just might be your cup of tea. As you can tell, it's one of my favorites by Sir Paul, right up there with Ram and Band on the Run.
The best songs here are "Waterfalls" - charming and moving love ballad and another ballad "One of these days" which could have been included even to gentle folk-influenced "McCartney" album from 1970.
"Frozen jap" is introvertic and dark jappanese styled song with pounding drums and very dark mood...so is bluesy "On the way"
"Bogey music" and "Everybody knows" are funny bluessy rock and rollers..."Bogey..." sounds experimental bacsue of creepy Residents like echoed vocals.
This album is one of Paul's most interesting works from eigthies...the synth sound's and trance beat are propably the begenning of trance-techno music era ("Secret friend"!!!).
recomended to own!!!
raggae of "Dark Room" "McCartney II" is a one-man-band album
that toys quite expertly with electronics and synthesized
new-wave rock.The classic pop of "Coming Up" is here,so is the
funny "Temporary Secretary".Three electronic instrumentals-the
funk-orientated "Front Parlour" and "Frozen Jap" and the long,
eerie latin-inflected "Secret Friend'-are easy standouts.He also
experiments with rudimentary sampling in "Check My Machine".The
emphasis on humor and silliness here is a welcome change from
Paul's "silly love songs",even if there are a few of those here
too.But this is still a pleasant change of pace.
Most recent customer reviews
Found it to not be as good as McCartney 1, but still a great disc , with the bonus songsPublished 26 days ago by roger sweet
Enjoyed all the extra material that came with the Deluxe edition.Published 2 months ago by Paul Chabot
Well, I will say this, I did enjoy the box set that the album came in (Collectible Book). To tell you the truth, this album is not one of my favorite McCartney solo albums. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ringo Spencer
A really good box-set for every McCartney's fan. The sound is fantastic and the packaging excellent. Of course, the price is higher than you could expect.Published 19 months ago by Javier Diaz Lopez
When the original album came out, I played it a couple of times only, didn't like coming up much either, but hearing the new remaster one, I fell in love with the whole package and... Read morePublished on July 9 2011 by Richard T. Daoud
Nowhere near as spontaneous and immediate as the first one, this one is more well produced with better realized songs. Read morePublished on June 23 2011 by J. Doran
McCartney II is one of those records that seems to divide fans - sharply. I always thought that it was an interesting record when it came out. Read morePublished on June 17 2011 by GtheK
Simply put the worst piece of s**t ever put out by a major artist. Paul what were you thinking/smoking?Published on March 9 2004