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

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  1. omikron

    omikron Avid contributor to Paul McCartney's bank account

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    "Style Style" was the one I always liked the most.
     
  2. Bruce M.

    Bruce M. Forum Resident

    Every time I hear this the more pissed off I get that it was left off of "Off the Ground."
     
  3. omikron

    omikron Avid contributor to Paul McCartney's bank account

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    It is quite fascinating that many people do think the b-sides are collectively better than most of the actual album.
     
  4. Bruce M.

    Bruce M. Forum Resident

    WineDark Open Sea in my mind is one of those honorable but frustrating near-misses like From a Lover to a Friend. There's a really beautiful song in there, about about halfway through it begins to lose steam and just wanders. It feels like instead of finishing it, Paul just kept going for a while and then stopped.
     
  5. daveidmarx

    daveidmarx Forem Residunt

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    Yeah, that pretty much came out of nowhere. It sucks that Paul doesn't make these kind of set-list diversions more often.
     
  6. omikron

    omikron Avid contributor to Paul McCartney's bank account

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    I can't wait to discuss all these OTG b-sides with you all on the Archive release thread in the year 2038!
     
  7. Sean Murdock

    Sean Murdock Apple Consigliere In Waiting

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    I wouldn't go quite that far myself, but it's definitely a very strong set of b-sides. "Kicked Around No More" and "I Can't Imagine" are the ones I would have definitely found room for on the album.
     
  8. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    It s interesting how different we sometimes hear music. It s the second half of Winedark open sea that makes it special for me. As far as I know it s the only time Paul let a song slip in the kind of hypnotic groove one finds here. It s almost like a Van Morrison track.
    But that s the great thing with music- that we hear things so different
    :)
     
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  9. dudley07726

    dudley07726 Forum Resident

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    Haven’t heard Big Boys Bickering in 20 years. I love it.
     
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  10. dudley07726

    dudley07726 Forum Resident

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    He sounded damned good here. Though, it does miss Linda’s vocal here.
     
  11. Darrin L.

    Darrin L. Forum Resident

    Yes...I'm also quite fond of "I Can't Imagine", as well.
     
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  12. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

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    Would’ve been my lead single from those sessions. “Hope of Deliverance” was always too slight for my tastes.
     
  13. Sean Murdock

    Sean Murdock Apple Consigliere In Waiting

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    Even amont Beatles fanatics who revere the Off The Ground b-sides, I feel like "I Can't Imagine" gets overlooked somewhat. One of Paul's best pure pop songs since the '70s -- could have even been "power pop" if the production had been a little more aggressive.
     
  14. flsteve565

    flsteve565 Forum Resident

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    I’ll throw my horse into the race....

    Maybe my favorite bonus track/non album should have been on the album song....

     
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  15. paulmccartneyistheman

    paulmccartneyistheman Forum Resident

    Mine too, that’s enough to piss me off. Why So Blue got thrown aside while Nod Your Head made it through. Fuh that..;)
     
  16. Darrin L.

    Darrin L. Forum Resident


    Heck...I would prefer either instumenal, "In Private" and "222", to "Nod Your Head"...or "Gratitude", for that matter.
     
  17. paulmccartneyistheman

    paulmccartneyistheman Forum Resident

    Of yeah my playlist version of Memory definitely removes those two sores
     
  18. Darrin L.

    Darrin L. Forum Resident


    Ha...ha...they are "earsores"!
     
  19. Mr. Explorer

    Mr. Explorer Trumpet Man/Dapper Dan

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    I’m woefully uneducated on the Off the Ground period, so I didn’t have a horse in that off topic race.

    But now you guys are speaking my language. Those bonus disc songs from MAF are incredible, and I agree that you’ve picked the 2 weakest album tracks that they should have replaced.
     
  20. RAJ717

    RAJ717 Forum Resident

    The so-called MAF "suite" was a huge disappointment to me as the songs didn't really crossfade with each other nor did they have anything in common. It was kinda like all he did was take out the silence between those tracks. I'm hoping this is a true "suite" like the Red Rose Speedway or Abbey Road medleys were.
     
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  21. Darrin L.

    Darrin L. Forum Resident

    It's even got great lyrics:

    "Why So Blue"

    Staring from a cardboard castle
    Down and out
    One of life's young students
    Finds out what it's all about
    Paper flutters
    Angry taxy drivers shout

    From the pages of a paper
    Candles shine
    On a perfect table
    Laid for two who love to dine
    They suggest a highly recommended wine
    Once again the same old line

    Why so sad
    My fine young friend
    Why so blue

    Weary carriage horses stand in single file
    Someone at a crowded bus stop
    Wears a friendly smile
    Touching nerves that
    No one's heard from in a while
    Papers from the same old file

    Why so sad
    My fine young friend
    Why so blue

    Sometimes
    When eyes meet you know
    They have to meet again
    Sometimes
    Birds of a feather
    Got to fly together

    From a dingy attic window
    Candles shine
    On a perfect table
    Laid for two who love to dine
    Now they drink the
    Highly recommended wine
    Free at last and feeling fine

    I'm so glad
    My fine young friend
    Glad for you

    I'm so glad
    My fine young friend
    Glad for you

    You used to be so blue, you used to be so blue
    Why so blue"
     
  22. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    I'm sensing a belated groundswell of @Sean Murdock fan euphoria for all the various B sides from Paul's albums.
    :D

    Sean, you might want to copyright the expression fan euphoria, because I'm going to try to work it into every post I make from now on. :p ;)
     
  23. Johnny Reb

    Johnny Reb Résident du forum

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    "Why So Blue" is my favorite track on the Memory Almost Full deluxe... How it didn't make the cut is beyond me!
     
  24. Zongadude

    Zongadude Music is the best

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    And, along with "Why so blue" and all the Off the ground b-sides you guys mentioned, I bring to you "Comfort of love", another song that should have been more than a b-side.
     
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  25. Darrin L.

    Darrin L. Forum Resident

    ...and "This Loving Game":

     
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