McCartney New Album started with producer Greg Kurstin

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by etcetera, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN
    I also think there's something to the idea that sometimes your creative juices can be rekindled by going through old stuff. Sometimes, like in the case of the last Van Halen, it seemed like more of the well having run dry and needing ideas, but I could see someone like McCartney doing it, and having it sort of trigger a feeling of "oh yeah, this is how I used to do do it."

    As an aside, I'm sure there's a few gems locked away in the vaults, and perhaps Paul is going through and preparing them for possible release himself, instead of having someone else do it years later after he's no longer with us.
  2. Rojo

    Rojo Forum Resident

    I don't think he was referring to stuff locked in the vaults.

    I think what he mentioned in interviews was that he intended to finish bits and pieces that he had written over the years and hopefully turn some of these into full songs. This, by the way, is part of the creative songwriting process.
  3. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    I keep waiting for him to finish "The Lovely Linda." He said he would back in 1970, and I believe him. These kind of things just take time. :p
  4. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Forum Resident

    "Coming soon" ... ;)
  5. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    I emailed Paul and he apologized profusely to me for not finishing "The Lovely Linda" but he's been SO busy working 24/7 on his archive releases, (which have been getting released with amazing speed) that he just hasn't found the time to finish the song.

    He did promise me that he will have "The Lovely Linda " completed and released during the same month that Mark Lewisohn releases Volume 3 of his Beatles biography series!

    He also made a special point to have me thank his fans here who believe his voice is shot and that he can't write decent songs anymore.
    He said he takes these criticisms very seriously and he's very sorry for his last few records and all his duff live vocal performances that the millions of his concert goers have all hated since 1989.

    So, his new album songs will all be old standards, with no originals to disappoint his fans here.

    And in a delightful development, Abe will be taking over all lead vocals! :D ;)
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  6. Frank

    Frank Forum Resident

    So, it'll be a concert album from the current tour, then?:D
  7. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Forum Resident

    Are you the President's new press secretary?
  8. Frank

    Frank Forum Resident

    I'm not concerned about the time-line, although making a point to give something away with a ticket and that thing being something you're not imminently releasing because it's not a part of your schedule or priorities and may interfere with your "me time" seems like an odd thing to do.
  9. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Yes, but that's the next release .. Mercifully, all of Paul's vocals have been mixed out.

    They are kicking around album titles at this point.

    Two under consideration: Tripping the Live Mediocre and Abe Is Live.
  10. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    I have no idea why the new album was supposedly going to be given away at Paul's concerts of course.

    I wonder if anyone that bought a concert ticket complained about not getting the release?
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  11. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    No politics, you thread assassin ! :D
  12. Frank

    Frank Forum Resident

    I'm looking forward to the next tour, when Abe is also too old to sing and they have to add a third shadow lead vocalist!
  13. Brendan K

    Brendan K Forum Resident

    I've just tuned into this thread for the first time in a while. So, just to catch up, is there a new album?
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  14. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

    Campbell, CA
    I hear they're re-releasing "Coming Up" as a single using the original video, but Abe has been pasted over all of Paul's characters instead. ;)
  15. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

    Campbell, CA
    I wonder if those two soundtrack songs are songs Paul doesn't really care about. He finished "A Love for You" instead of writing a new song for The In-Laws. I think his main albums are a different thing.

    Having said that, he clearly likes "Hope for the Future" and included it in his live sets and Pure McCartney (or was that Nancy in New York's idea?) ;)
  16. johnny moondog 909

    johnny moondog 909 Beatles-Lennon & Classic rock fan

    I think every album at least since Chaos & Creation, if not before, has received a lot of care, attention, thought & creativity In the studio. Also in the songwriters chair at
    The piano & or holding the guitar.

    Mccartney is certainly aware of his age & because of time winding down or a wish to leave a great legacy or whatever makes McCartney tick. Against all expectations I think McCartney has worked exceptionally hard & mustered all the inspiration in him since Chaos. Every studio album of original material has been superb.
    1. Chaos & Creation
    2. Memory Almost Full
    3. Electric Arguments
    4. New
    5. ????

    Assuming the next one is on par with the first 4, it's about the most impressive run of rock-pop albums for a man in his 60s-70s that I can think of, or have ever heard of.

    I didn't include Kisses on the bottom because 90% was covers. I don't really care for it either. But I love the Want to come home single. It's tantalizing there is an entire album of that stuff on the shelf. I wonder if a few of those show up on the album. Much like MAF showed up with songs done before Chaos.
  17. paulmccartneyistheman

    paulmccartneyistheman Forum Resident

    He thought “Hope” would be a hit
  18. Frank

    Frank Forum Resident

    There's the astute business man at work again. Put the good stuff on the record that will sell hundreds and give the movie and video game the leftovers for millions to hear.:laugh:
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  19. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Forum Resident

    All we are saying is give "Hope" a chance ... ;)
  20. dudley07726

    dudley07726 Forum Resident

    Van Halen? Give me a break. Garbage
  21. bward

    bward Forum Resident

    Boston, MA USA
    Paul also has that entire unreleased Christmas album up his sleeve.
    And, in a fairly recent (Rolling Stone?) interview he talked about his fascination with the signs of the zodiac. I got the impression, he might be getting some song writing inspiration.
    If that's the case, the bits and pieces are likely to be left on the side, to make room for new material.
    Remember the piano tape? He ALWAYS has bits and pieces lying around.
    Amazing songwriter.
  22. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Forum Resident

    This thread has sort of been goin on forever. It s based on a few articles and tons of rumours. Now we reached the point werevsone even put forward theories on why the new album is "delayed".
    There is not one single official announcement
    concerning this album. Paul and some close to him have mentioned it to be in the work,producer Greg Kurstin has enthustatically mentioned workin with Paul. Also one of the "insiders"here has hinted about things he )is not permitted to mention, apparently there were also some talk about givin away an album for concertattenders.

    So the discussion now is imo very much based on -well a "nothingburger" maybe.
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  23. A nothingburger sounds very Zen. Is that what's served in Nirvana?
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  24. Ringo Hendrix

    Ringo Hendrix Forum Resident


    *Thor-esque voice*
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  25. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

    Boise, ID.
    Perhaps no one but Arnie (who I believe still shares a fascination with Billboard #1s) will share interest in this, but ...

    Anyone surprised the new U2 will move roughly 170k (US) to hit #1 this week? That's wayyy higher than I would've expected.

    I only bring it up here because I don't want it be perceived as "U2 bashing" in one of their threads (nor do I really wish that to happen here), and because we also frequently debate sales potential/marketing strategies here, and how to optimize first-week sales for Paul. That's just about double what I would've expected those guys to move in this day and age. Anyone venture a guess as to what the next McCartney album will move week one? I don't think I could guess above about 50k at this point...
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