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Technically, it was Paul and Linda McCartney, since this album was very much a collaboration between them. Some of the material was of the standard we expected ("Monkberry Moon Delight," "The Backseat of My Car," "Uncle Albert/AdmiralHalsey"), but somehow it all seemed entirely too whimsical, as if they'd spent a bit too long isolated on the farm. It was the expectations that were the problem, of course. Paul was simply making a lighthearted album, and we wanted earth-shaking pronouncements. Take Ram on its own terms (i.e., fun), and it's throughly enjoyable. --Chris Nickson
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The silliness, like the voices on "Uncle Albert", was like a red flag to critics. It seemed like he was having too much fun putting together this album, not sweating over it like a genius determined to put out a masterpiece or nothing at all.
Many criticise Linda McCartney's singing. I find it's mostly quite good- better than Yoko's- although her singing IS annoyingly whiny in places on "Long Haired Lady".
Love that ukelele on 'Ram On'!Read more ›
This album has so much going for it, where do I start?? I'm going to steer clear from the usual review blabbing and give you a technical review of this album.
First off, this album was rated 5 stars because everything is just plain great! The recording/mixing, instrumentation, vocals, melodies, and lyrics.
Yes it's true that critics didn't like it at first listen when it was released, but they grew to love it and it has ended up it's own little piece of art. Songs like 'Monkberry Moon Delight' with it's playful, meaningless lyrics threw the critics off a bit at first (Although if the song would have been given co-writing credits to a Mr. Lennon, the world would have thought it was genious). It's an eclectic work that finds Mr. and Mrs. McCartney writing great melodies and hooks, but just having fun and trying not to try too hard! (Get that?? good!)
What makes the album work as a whole comprises of two elements... The 'Recording/mixing' and the overall 'arrangements' of the songs. Each track has a totally different feel from the next, and it keeps you on the edge waiting for what is next. The arraingements are all excellent as well. McCartneys vocal stylings have a lot to do with the diversity of the album. His stylings ranged from singing folky, to hard rock, to classical, to comical.. He's all over the place.
Buy it, you won't be dissapointed!
All the best, The AndyMan!
Paul was unjustly criticized in 1971 for releasing what critics termed a "lightweight effort"
But, in all honesty, how does one follow up "Abbey Road"?
The complex arrangements on Dear Boy, the grand orchestrations on Uncle Albert and Back Seat of My Car, the biting satire of Too Many People.
And, the remastering here is so great, it's like listening to "Ram" all over again.
This album is definitely worth revisting, and it's pleasures are many.
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Ram on, give your heart to somebody soon, right away... and with that we have the incredible second solo release of Paul and Linda Mccartney, which is brilliant, and only better... Read morePublished 8 months ago by GrowlKillBear
Have always enjoyed listening to the RAM album and this Deluxe Book Edition just reinforced the enjoyment I get from listening to it.
The extras were just great.
A thightrope walk between great compositions and silly ones... but it works fine ! Oh sorry ! I repeat myself ! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Claude Girard
I have all of the McCartney box sets. I love them all, however, the Ram set is one of my faves. I have loved the album since I bought it back in '71. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ringo Spencer
lots going on in this mono mix much different from stereo-buy it!!Published 13 months ago by michael dixon