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Paul McCartney - McCartney III (Dec 18, 2020)*

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

  1. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    I think the marketing gimmicks of Pauls releases are fun. Egypt Station perhaps the funniest. Guess we are many here who have fond memories of the roll-out which we shared in real time. It s impossible to know Pauls involvement in all this. Goven Paul being a controll-freak I would be suprised if he is somewhat involved in the process.
    Of course these markering tricks are made to stir up the interest and market the product. I also think Pauls crew are aware of the fan base on places like this and on the way has some fun with us. Don t really think all that many people outside our little bubble(or similar)pay much attention to dices or even know about the previous two McCartney albums.
    In fact I think the whole McCartney III thing is a bit of a marketing. It seems the virus gave Paul the oportunity to record on his own in the studio. On the way Paul -or somebody-else decided it a good thing to call the album McCartneyIII
    A very good idea for sure
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  2. CmoonL7

    CmoonL7 Forum Resident

    The labels should be printed differently for each side, like a slice of bologna for side 1, salami for side 2, capicola for side 3, etc. Or, veggie versions of each
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  3. DRM

    DRM Forum Resident

    Again, Paul is the ultimate showman. Study Sgt. Pepper’s, Magical Mystery Tour, and Let It Be. Flair for the dramatic and how to present his product. Out front and accessible to the media. Always has been. Great showman and a great marketer. He does both at the same time.

    Definition of showman | Dictionary.com
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  4. DRM

    DRM Forum Resident

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  5. beatleroadie

    beatleroadie Forum Resident

    It's also possible that while prepping/approving of the McCartney anniversary RSD release (most likely in late 2019 so the vinyl could be pressed and ready for April) Paul started thinking about making a McCartney III in 2020. His plan all along may have been to record the album in summer/early fall after his Spring tour and summer festival dates. Covid may have simply given him more time at home to work on what he already had in mind. In GQ Paul said something like "I finished some songs I've been wanting to finish for a while." That doesn't sound like a record he made up on the spot because he was suddenly stuck at home.
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  6. Monasmee

    Monasmee Forum Residue

    Albuquerque NM
    The bologna versions could be made out of rubber as a bonafide flexidisc.
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  7. Mister President

    Mister President Forum Resident

    You forgot the French version...

  8. Wiserforthetime

    Wiserforthetime Forum Resident

    What is this?
  9. DRM

    DRM Forum Resident

  10. Calico Spies Like Us

    Calico Spies Like Us Active Member

    Exactly my point. Nothing happens unless it's Paul's idea or an idea that Paul likes and chooses to run with. The 'tease' campaign is happening this way because Paul enjoys creating a buzz and being seen to do unexpected or un-obvious things.
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  11. Victor46542

    Victor46542 Victor Baissait of Maccaclub

    Paris, France
    I think it's a fan made of what could be the sleeve
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  12. Wiserforthetime

    Wiserforthetime Forum Resident

    Thanks. That's what I was thinking it was.
  13. Victor46542

    Victor46542 Victor Baissait of Maccaclub

    Paris, France
    I'm not 100% sure only 99,999999%, if it was the real sleeve would be very disappointing as it look like much more to heavy metal sleeve
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  14. Who Cares

    Who Cares Forum Resident

  15. maccawings

    maccawings Forum Resident

    Jersey Shore
    I’d be disappointed as well, crappy looking cover
  16. Who Cares

    Who Cares Forum Resident

    Maybe it's a heavy metal album :)
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  17. A well respected man

    A well respected man Some Mother's Son

    Madrid, Spain
    This is all so exciting. McCartney III just ahead of a one-year-delayed-over-a-movie Let It Be. History repeats itself :laugh:

    Thank you mrjinks for giving us the news way ahead of time.
  18. Somerset Scholar

    Somerset Scholar Ace of Spades

    Mr Jinks has played a blinder with this.

    I have been getting back into playing Egypt Station these last couple of weeks. Plenty of creativity there, and I have gotten used now (has taken a while)
    to the older soundung vocals. Anything new from Paul is a bonus and I did wonder earlier in lockdown whether Paul might be inspired to do a new 'very solo' type album which is what this presumably will be.

    Let's push it to number 1 when it comes out!
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  19. green_ovation

    green_ovation Forum Resident

    Silver Creek, GA
    1970: John Lennon releases his solo album ‘Plastic Ono Band’ after Paul McCartney released his solo album ‘McCartney’ and The Beatles released ‘Let It Be’.
    50 Years Later: Will John Lennon release his solo album ‘Plastic Ono Band’ before or after Paul McCartney releases his solo album ‘McCartney III’ and The Beatles release ‘Let It Be’?
  20. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    Not much chance of that without concert ticket album inclusion.
  21. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Sassafras & Moonshine

    I can even smell 1970... It's definitely back! :pleased:
  22. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

    Boise, ID.
    That wouldn’t work anyway. Billboard has closed the “ticket bundling” chart loophole...
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  23. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA

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  24. Monasmee

    Monasmee Forum Residue

    Albuquerque NM
    Whether it's already been said, I also recognize @mrjinks' transparent restraint that was handled with professional dignity.

    Rather than announce a new Paul album outright, he offered caveats to temper the excitement while protecting his sources until the official die was cast so to say.

    Your thread ethics duly noted sir. :)
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2020
  25. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Sassafras & Moonshine

    Well said. @mrjinks I'm glad you were our source. Thanks.
    @Victor46542 Too.

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