Paul McCartney - Egypt Station appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Petrofsk, Sep 6, 2018.

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  1. angelees

    angelees Forum Resident

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    Confidante is underrated as far as I can tell, it’s an excellent song about his guitar. Very bittersweet.

    Great article so far. I read the words “Like a true Lennonist—I didn’t just dislike Paul, I despised him,” and thought, what a sad truth. John himself loved Paul so much. I can’t wait for everyone else to get with the program.
     
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  3. Clem865

    Clem865 Forum Resident

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    People Want A 8-Bit Version Of Egypt Station
     
  4. Haristar

    Haristar Living in the Material World

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    Super McCartney Bros?
     
  5. scotti

    scotti Forum Resident

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    My recap after five full listens to the deluxe vinyl version...

    I have much more appreciation and respect now due to all of the awesome posts on this thread, what a loyal and dedicated true fan base!

    If I were to eliminate any songs they would be People Want Peace and Hand In Hand, but it's not that I dislike them, just not working like the rest of the album for my tastes. I also would have trimmed the running time of Fuh You down to a minute or so which is plenty for a novelty type song, plus I think would have made the song fit in better.

    There should have been a Super Deluxe Vinyl version with the third sleeve containing a 12" with the two bonus songs, cut at 45 RPM. Us vinyl fans would have loved this! (or at least I would have)

    I personally enjoy stopping off at the Bob Marley Cafe while enjoying the incredible ride as the music keeps sucking me in to it's easy going grooves and awesome sounds!

    The vinyl production/sound is excellent all the way around and I am still almost in a state of new music shock to how bad as$ this fantastic album is, have to give it 5 out of 5 stars! This album is just a blast to listen to!

    I think Paul summed it up best, when he shouts (WHOO) at the very end before the run out groove, priceless!

    My top 3 favorite albums of the year so far...

    1) Paul McCartney - Egypt Station
    2) Alice In Chains - Rainer Fog
    3) Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs (one of the best newer bands to come around in quite a while)

    If someone would have bet me a $1000 dollars that this would be my favorite album of the year before I heard it, I would have laughed, took the bet, and then lie afterwards so I would not have to pay up. Ha!
     
  6. “What’s so special about this edition?” The ELASTIC BAND! LOL
     
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  7. scoostraw

    scoostraw Forum President

    Thanks.

    If you do receive an email I'd appreciate it if you'd mention it here. (I don't trust these guys can you tell?)
     
  8. When will we get to buy the anti-concertina version?
     
  9. Haristar

    Haristar Living in the Material World

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    This might satisfy your needs:

     
  10. planckera

    planckera ♫ I see Sways of Blue, Albums of White ♫

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    Using rough calculations and very limited knowledge provided by the internet, it seems anywhere between 570 to 1500 NES cartridges would be required to hold all of the audio for Egypt Station. Talk about a box set! :link:
     
  11. planckera

    planckera ♫ I see Sways of Blue, Albums of White ♫

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    Nice! I hope Koji Kondo did the 50th anniversary remix. ;)
     
  12. Eska68

    Eska68 Forum Resident

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    I'm not quite sure if "Off The Ground" was #1 in Germany in 1993 - probably, because of the massive success of "Hope Of Deliverance". Otherwise "Tug Of War" definitely was #1 in 1982 (!)
     
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  13. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    My Dragon told me to order the cassette so I obeyed.
     
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  14. graystoke

    graystoke Forum Resident

    Yep. Have been listening to a Paul in the 70s playlist I've had on my mp3 player each day to and from work. Way cool! That said, I'm still enjoying the two bonus tracks.
     
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  15. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    But you found it bland and boring after first listening -right
    :)
     
  16. Who Cares

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  17. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    :laughup::laughup::laughup::laughup::laughup::biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:
     
  18. jmxw

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    For those down under is it an "Elastic Oz Band"? :hide:
     
  19. scoostraw

    scoostraw Forum President

    I'm doing my part guys. A friend of mine just told me:

    "Got to listening to Egypt Station, really good record . Would not have given it any attention if it was not for you letting me hear "I don"t Know"weeks ago."
     
  20. graystoke

    graystoke Forum Resident

    Never found his stuff from 1970 to 1997 bland and boring (save a few dismal tracks along the way).

    But for ES, second listen actually. I found I liked a few of the songs less and put it down to unusual initial exuberance on my part. First listen was on Spotify, sitting at my computer. Second listen was the CD on the stereo. Stuff didn't hang as much. I still like Who Cares and Dominoes but not so much more.

    That said, I still find more to like about it than New. It's great that he's still out there making music, I just think I've moved away from him more and more. Funnily enough, I went out to dinner tonight with a dozen old work friends of more than 25 years for the first time in six years. We'd all changed, lost contact, kids have grown up, retirements, health issues and we'd lost one to cancer recently. It was great to catch up again but driving home with my wife we both starting talking about our own mortality and where we've come from in the last 38 years. That's life. To quote the man "in the blink of an eye".
     
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  21. I suggest approaching this like having a famous friend and his band playing at your local pub - NOT as a definitive live version of some of your most favorite songs.
     
  22. foxylady

    foxylady Forum Resident

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    According to several news:
    First #1 since Tug of War.
     
  23. Nothing4Free

    Nothing4Free Active Member

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    So no "loudspeaker" on My Valentine at Abbey Road ;-)
    Interesting that you can skip all the tracks you want on Spotify for once ;-)
     
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  24. Wiserforthetime

    Wiserforthetime Forum Resident

    I did but it went to spam.
     
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  25. maccafan

    maccafan Forum Resident

    I think the so called mainstream music that McCartney has made is absolutely full of experimentation, new ideas, risk taking because he was working to achieve a new sound, especially in the beginning!

    Those ballads you posted, none of them sound anything alike to me, but Your Loving Flame, This Never Happened Before and Anyway are some of his absolute best.
    My female friends think they are great.
     
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