New Paul McCartney album "Egypt Station" coming September 7, 2018*

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  1. NUNZI

    NUNZI Forum Resident

    A salesman at my local Target said "get the new P/M CD while you can"! He added that Target is phasing out music from their stores real soon. Less than a mile away, my AMAZING indie store only has access to the standard 16 track disc. I know business is business but this stinks!
  2. Thrillington

    Thrillington McCartney Scholar

    Cardiff, Wales, UK
    Think you're being overly harsh here. I know it must be a bit of a thrill to be the one person going against the crowd though. No way is this a 'very poor album', most responses I've seen so far here place it as average at the very least to excellent. Fair enough if the new direction isn't to your taste, but I don't understand how it can sound mostly forced? It's very polished, and the compositions are carefully crafted, whatever your opinion on the songs themselves.

    NEW you described as excellent just last month, now it's only half decent? Why the change?

    I would say I agree with you regarding the length - on paper it is overly long but on my first few listens nothing overstayed its welcome. I credit this to the producer - Paul's instincts would have kept a 'big' song like People Want Peace going on for another few minutes at least, but it has been kept short and sweet. Same with Hand in Hand, Do It Now, Confidante, - Paul hasn't gotten overindulgent here. Most songs are between 3/4 minutes which is ideal.

    The only thing mind-boggling here is why you seem to expect artists to just give up when they release music that you personally dislike, even if many others are finding joy in it. I'd take half-way decent new music from Paul any day, if the alternative meant no new music at all!
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  3. edenofflowers

    edenofflowers A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular!

    I'll be giving it a write up in the other thread when I've given it a listen.
  4. 5th-beatle

    5th-beatle Forum Resident

    I see other people complaining that they cannot watch the new video. Maybe it will work if you use a program that pretends you're in Brazil.
  5. freddiebell

    freddiebell Forum Resident

    Wisconsin, USA
    At the risk of sounding like a bummer on what is meant to be a celebratory day, I'd advise those who missed Fallon last night to watch these segments and ignore the rest of the show, especially the McCartney interview portions. What a major disappointment. It was way too much Fallon talking (about himself) instead of yielding the floor to McCartney, and way too much fawning over his hero at the expense of meaningful discussion. And there was virtually no real talk about the new album and its creation, ostensibly the point of McCartney's appearance. There are so many good questions that can be asked of Sir Paul, but I've pretty much given up on the idea that anyone will sit down with him and do a serious, probing, insightful, informative interview. It seems like he just keeps getting the "He was a BEATLE!" celebrity treatment at the expense of real opportunities to discuss an extraordinary life and career.

    Of course this is not a criticism of McCartney. He can only make the most of what is given to him, and if others are going to act silly around him, there's not much for him to say. If anything I admire him for his ability to put up with all the hero worship and make the best of the situation. Surely it must grate on him, and I don't doubt that he'd like to just be himself and talk more seriously about his work and his life. Please, somebody, give him the chance. Or give us the chance to ask the questions instead.
  6. Who Cares

    Who Cares Forum Resident

    It's not working
  7. Who Cares

    Who Cares Forum Resident

    I Don't Know:


    Written and composed by Paul McCartney
    Produced by Greg Kurstin
    Co-produced by Paul McCartney
    Recorded at Henson Studios, LA, with additional sessions recorded at Hog Hill Mill, Sussex, and Abbey Road Studios, London
    Engineered by Steve Orchard, Alex Pasco, Billy Bush, Julian Burg and Greg Kurstin, assisted by Matt Tuggle, Collin Kadlec, Brad Giroux, Keith Smith, Jamie Kirkham and Paul Pritchard
    Mixed by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent, assisted by Michael Freeman and Derek Stockwell at Henson Studios, LA
    Published by MPL Communications Inc
    (P) 2018 MPL Communications Inc

    Paul McCartney – Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Piano
    Greg Kurstin – Backing vocal arrangement, Electric Tremolo Guitar, Mellotron-Flute, Clarinet, Cello, Synth-French Horns, Timpani
    Rob Millet – Cimbalom

    Source: I Don’t Know - Paul McCartney - Egypt Station
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  8. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    But there are benefits: ;)

  9. 5th-beatle

    5th-beatle Forum Resident

    Sorry to hear that. I guess you'll have to wait until it's made public to everyone. Meanwhile, I have only been able to download a low resolution (400 x 224) version.
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  10. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    Not the first time they met though.

    From 2001, Concert For NYC:

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  11. DaBear

    DaBear Forum Resident

    Uppsala, Sweden
  12. Marry a Carrot

    Marry a Carrot Interesting blues gets a convincing reading.

    Los Angeles
    I walked into Target about 30 minutes after it opened, approached the (very small) CD section, and didn't see a copy.

    I scanned the section a second time just in case I missed it, when an employee arrived with at least 20 copies.

    As I grabbed one, "Come on to Me" started playing in the store.
  13. vertigone

    vertigone Forum Resident

    Fallon's a doofus. I was a little disappointed with the WTF/Marc Maron interview, as he's usually pretty good at getting to things most softball-interviews don't, but maybe by virtue of the fact that it was a public talk, he kept it lighter and heavily Beatles based. It was still a good listen but I was hoping for more.

    Haven't had a chance to listen to the Sodajerker podcast yet, but that might be a good one as its focus is songwriting.
  14. Darrin L.

    Darrin L. Forum Resident

    Golden, CO
    Thank you...that makes me feel so much better about my situation.
  15. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident In Memoriam

    mill valley CA USA
    The song is still terrible unfortunately
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  16. Greg Smith

    Greg Smith Forum Resident

    Apart from the awful Freedom Driving Rain is a solid record, nothing on ES has the emotional depth of Rain in my opinion and I rate Magic, I Do, From A Lover, and Flame as equal to I don't Know and Hand in Hand etc, etc.
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  17. scoostraw

    scoostraw Forum President

    Did you hear this Frank?
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  18. PaperbackBroadstreet

    PaperbackBroadstreet Forum Resident

    Nothing in my Target or Barnes and Noble. :shrug:
  19. scoostraw

    scoostraw Forum President

    That is unbelievably bad.
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  20. The Band

    The Band Forum Resident

    Well that's a first! Someone I wasn't even replying to taking offence! I think I'm quite consistent that all opinions are equal, so I have absolutely no problem with yours. My issue with SteveM's post was merely that I felt he was presenting his opinions as fact. (Note, by the way, that SteveM responded far more positively by liking my comment).
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  21. scoostraw

    scoostraw Forum President


    No nuns either I take it?
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  22. Lownote30

    Lownote30 Bass Clef Addict

    Nashville, TN, USA
    Fact: You can set your store location on the Target website. If they have copies of the album at that location, you can purchase it online to be picked up from the store. If you do it that way, there are employees at each store that fulfill those online orders that are to be picked up at said store. Doing it this way, you're making sure it will be there waiting for you as soon as you get a text message on your phone. I'd rather do it that way instead of talking to a random employee who has no idea about what they have in stock.
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  23. Bewaremylove

    Bewaremylove Forum Resident

    New York City
    I was lucky enough to pick a green band copy at my local Target. Like most others have posted, they didn't have any on display, even though the website said that they had them available. After talking to the clerk, he was finally able to locate them inside a drawer at the audio/ video counter.

    I'm not sure why, but if you look on their website at all the stores in your area, it will mention that some stores have copies "available for pickup", and other stores will say they have them in stock and give a shelf location. The stores that show "available for pickup" are not going to have them on display. You will either need to ask for assistance, or purchase online and pick it up at the customer service desk. Strange way to sell items. I hope this helps anyone that is having problems finding a copy.
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  24. scoostraw

    scoostraw Forum President

    The hi-res is a completely different listen IMO.
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  25. PaperbackBroadstreet

    PaperbackBroadstreet Forum Resident

    My online order from Target should be Monday. I was surprised nothing in either there or Barnes and Noble. The Target store did have the display, and they did have physical copies of the new Eminem album there. Seems like an online only in my area (Boston suburb, so not as if it’s a small area). If I didn’t already have to run an errand, it would have been a total waste.
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