Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by etcetera, Feb 2, 2016.
At work on the upcoming album in Australia...?
That is pretty good (170k) for U2. Any idea what the actual sales numbers for PHYSICAL product are for their new album? I presume that releasing an album for the Xmas market still provides benefits. I would be curious if U2 had released this album in say February, just to see if the sale totals fluctuated in a dramatic way.
As for Paul: My guess is that 50-70k is likely for the first week. NEW sold 67,000 in its first week in the USA.
Who cares about U 2
My prediction is that McCartneys next album will sell I million the first week 2 millions the second week and 5 millions the third week. This analysis is based on the things I have heard from insiders(I am not allowed to tell this but do it anyway) that the first single will be a mash up of Bip Bop featuring both Adele, Kanye West, Rhianna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. That one will set the wheels in motion and makes Pauls next album his biggest seller ever.
Or just takin a nap like most people on their seventies sometimes do
1) It's his Hogg Hill Mill studios in Sussex
2) This photo is from 2015
Ah yes then he must have been busy at work on High in the Clouds...
Actually, I think it was his all-important Skype audio emoji recording session.
A world-class artist must have his priorities, you know.
Paul Writes New Music For Skype "Love Mojis"
I see they photoshopped out the comically large spliff he's smoking.
In front of a mixing desk in a studio with his hand on the faders*. I'm just kidding, he's obviously deep in thought/stoned.
*edit: the knobs. His hand's too far up for the faders.
He's probably hitting the compression knob!
Hm. Wouldn't that picture be upside-down if it were taken in Australia?
No, my brother is 70 and he is always going between hunting, renovating houses and maintaining his home he never stops, so there
AHHH so the album is called "????"!
Great. Now we know the title. Anyone wanna take a ponder as to what the cover art will look like?
But Paul's 75
Off topic, but hey there's nothing else going on here ... I gave the NEW album (the old New album, not the new untitled album) a spin today for the first time in months, and damn it really holds up! Strong from beginning to end, including the various bonus tracks. Maybe it doesn't have the gravitas of C&C, or the mad genius of MAF, but it's just a joyful, enjoyable pop album -- one that Paul could be very proud of if it were to be his last. Hope it isn't, but until we know for sure we have something great to listen to.
What concerns me is this. After recently hearing a new song called "In the blink of an eye" by McCartney. Is his voice simply shot ?
On this Blink tune, his voice has the weathered sound of Early Days on the New album. Problem is, "Blink" isin't that type of au naturel canvas. Blink is a McCartney pop song wrapped in lush production, yet his vocals grate like sandpaper...
Just making an observation. How does he sound live these days ?. It's sad, we knew this day was coming, the conversation about whether he's shot as a singer...
I'm hoping Blink, is an anomaly & all this work on a new album pays off. His late career albums have been so strong, I've been waiting, complaining about the wait, but after hearing Blink, I gotta ask, can he still sing well enough to sing his own songs, or adapt his writing, to fit his now lesser vocal range ?
From what I have seen Paul's current voice is a far cry from the tremendous instrument it used to be. With that said he sure is able to carry a tune. Guess we have to deal with the fact that Paul is human like the rest of us. Personally I love his performance on Early days and if the material is right I don t worry at all about his voice. The problem might be bigger for those listeners who have problems accepting that age affects everyone. As long as Paul is able to carry a tune I refuse to say his voice is shot. If he let the new album reflects his age it can be a very rewarding listening.
strange clothes for a summer in Australia
Look closer, it's the same room the Beatles did Free As A Bird & Real Love...where he's sitting, close to where George & Paul hug near the end of the Real Love video....
The most awkward thing ever caught on film.
It s not.
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