Paul McCartney - McCartney III (Dec 11, 2020)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Jerry Horne, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    I thought they have to charge you something for it to count, and I would go for a $74.99 ticket with future album versus a $74.50 without, and I think a lot of others would as well.

    Heck, I would so pay that just to feel like I have a pseudo guarantee that Paul will release another album.
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  2. Elliottmarx

    Elliottmarx Always in the mood for Burt Bacharach

    Los Angeles
    It is possible if he creates a multiple cover / multiple colored vinyl collector's bonanza.
  3. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

    Boise, ID.
    “Billboard ... has decided to eliminate the practice of counting albums bundled with merchandise and concert tickets on its album and song charts altogether.” July 13, 2020.
    Billboard Announces New Chart Rules: No More Merch & Ticket Bundles
    Now please, Doc, stop pestering me with such minor trivialities. I’ve become far too important to this forum to deal with requests from the likes of yourself. Have Murdock or Christensen or one of my other lackies pre-approve any queries before deigning to respond to me directly in the future. The official forum name change to Lordjinks should be completed shortly...

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  4. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    Well if he releases the album in the 64 colors in box or Crayola crayons then yes, I supose.
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  5. cwitt1980

    cwitt1980 Forum Resident

    Carbondale, IL USA
    I hope more that he forms a band, tours colleges unannounced, has hit after hit again, and then retires in 10 years with McCartney IV.
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  6. Elliottmarx

    Elliottmarx Always in the mood for Burt Bacharach

    Los Angeles
    This week's number one is 21 Savage -
    “Savage Mode II” opened at No. 1 on Billboard’s latest chart with the equivalent of 171,000 sales in the United States, including 200 million streams and 22,000 copies sold as a complete package, according to Nielsen Music.

    You're right those sales are impressive, but not absolutely impossible.
    However, McCartney will never, ever manage 200 million streams.

    Sill - even if topping the charts is unlikely, his team obviously wants to sell as many copies as possible.
    One way to do that, relatively easily, is through different packaging schemes. So that we fans
    buy more than one copy. Also, surely they are aiming for as many viral moments as possible.
  7. MikeJHall

    MikeJHall Forum Resident

    I'm new to this forum, so hi, everyone.

    The first McCartney album build-up I ever had was for Flowers In The Dirt. I saw the video for My Brave Face on The Chart Show in the UK and was sold. In truth, though, the first song that really got me was We All Stand Together (aged 6 3/4). I heard it on the radio before school and then zoned out throughout an entire assembly trying to keep it in my mind. So it definitely resonated with at least one kid, even if it's maligned.

    Anyway, I've been there for every album since (though I had a lull around Chaos - nothing to do with the album, which I now love, but life).

    I firmly believe that anything we get from here is bonus material, but I love that it looks like we are.

    As for McCartney Iii, this may be my most anticipated, not because it may be his last (any could) but that I wasn't "there" for the first two.

    I want instrumentals, experimental, half-finished doodles, childlike tunes and one or two rockers and heartbreakers. That's what I want, but in truth I'll take anything at this point.

    The build-up to a new McCartney album now feels akin to the last day of a memorable holiday for me. The whole day's in front of you and you want to take in every moment in, but you know it has to end at some point soon.

    Or does it? Probably. He can't go on forever, though if you can find me another musician more likely to be writing and recording at 100 I'd love to hear about them. Plus there's the stuff in the vaults unheard, but their time - thankfully - isn't yet.

    I suppose I'm just saying I'm a long-term fan whose whole life has been influenced by that guy in some way.

    I saw that post from @mrjinks a few weeks back and my heart skipped a little, as I wondered back in about April if lockdown might bring us McCartney III.

    When I saw the dice yesterday it skipped again.

    I'm ready. Bring it on.
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  8. Monasmee

    Monasmee Forum Residue

    Albuquerque NM
    The Holiday Season & James Corden both come to mind. :)
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  9. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    Hey, I averted my eyes to not make eye contact and bowed, what more do you want your royal highness?
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  10. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    I don't know, McCartney V in 2040 sounds like a good target to me. Now if its me, and it's not, I would record 24 new tracks in the next couple of years and tell my kids if I'm not around release these as 8 song albums as McCartney IV, V, and VI in 2030, 2040, and 2050!
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  11. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

    Boise, ID.
    That’s a start. Your apology has been forwarded to my legal team for evaluation and (possible) acceptance.
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  12. Somerset Scholar

    Somerset Scholar Forum Resident

    I think there will be lots of posthumous McCartney releases. I reckon he has lots in the vault.
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  13. Elliottmarx

    Elliottmarx Always in the mood for Burt Bacharach

    Los Angeles
    I hope he has the foresight to straighten it all out. His vault must be deep.
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  14. My money’s on Stella to control any post career vault - using Macca approved curators when that time comes.
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  15. joeislive

    joeislive Streets Ahead

    Idk, she kind of has a full time career of her own though. Mary maybe. I don’t think James is really interested
    But I agree they will probably use pre approved curators, and just sign off on stuff.
    • Looks like she may have already thought of this LOL;)

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  16. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    Yes, but I'm thinking a sequenced album with Paul's input would mean a lot more to me than a random posthumous release.
  17. joeislive

    joeislive Streets Ahead

    He could definitely hit number 1 on the U.K. Charts though, which didn’t even happen with Egypt Station.
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  18. Wild Ram Speedway

    Wild Ram Speedway Forum Resident

    Something that didn't happen ;)
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  19. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

    Boise, ID.
    Welcome to the crowd! :wave:
    We’re an eccentric, occasionally aggravating bunch :), but there’s nowhere on the ‘net that you’re going to find more knowledgeable people about the Fabs, IMO. People (obviously) disagree on opinions and audio-fidelity and so forth, but the group gets the facts right, most of the time, and that’s what I like about this place.

    I’m kinda like you. I’m hoping we get that whimsical, slightly eccentric side of McCartney on this release but, as others have mentioned, this is “bonus material” now, so just bring it on, indeed! I do, however, feel that it’s fair game for critical appraisal and just because it’s released, that doesn’t mean I’m gonna unconditionally praise it. I love the guy, and I’ve been buying his new albums on release day since ‘82 (aged 16), but I also feel he sometimes under delivers. I do think his post-Anthology material has generally been of very high quality, and I hope he continues that streak.
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  20. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    The King has spoken.
    As an humble servant I second every word from the master.
  21. Elliottmarx

    Elliottmarx Always in the mood for Burt Bacharach

    Los Angeles
    Howdy, and welcome.

    I've said it frequently these last few weeks, but the build up to new McCartney releases have been some of the happiest times of my life. I've been doing this since Press to Play - which still holds a special place in my heart.

    I'm torn by the idea that everything after Egypt Station is bonus. I get it, and possibly feel it too - but talk like that just lowers expectations and ultimately lowered expectations might lead to lowered standards. McCartney III might be every bit as good as Rough & Rowdy Ways, or even Cash's American Recordings. Why not? Paul certainly doesn't owe us anything more, that much I can say without hesitation.

    I'm glad you're here and that we have another voice in our chorus.
  22. Somerset Scholar

    Somerset Scholar Forum Resident

    Expectations of this forum has nothing to do with the standards of McCartney's work.
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  23. Sean Murdock

    Sean Murdock No, I Didn't Get These Dice

    Bergenfield, NJ
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  24. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    Good to know

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