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

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

  1. DRM

    DRM Forum Resident

    Paul “spontaneously” and “randomly” chooses two members of the audience to come up on stage with him. This is one of my favorite videos. Both girls happen to be wearing matching shirts. Paul asks: “Who here has been bullied?” Or something like that. Two handpicked girls with matching shirts near the front of the stage raise their hands. Gotta love it.

    Paul is my favorite musician ever, second only to the Beatles as an entity. Multitalented.

    That he knows how to promote unashamedly is a strength. Down to matching tee shirts bearing the titles of the singles off his new album.

    Paul offset John well during interviews in the early days. You say goodbye and I say hello. He won people over with his smile, charm, desire to be liked, and diplomacy. John won people over with his sharp wit and refreshingly hard hitting honesty. (Until he didn’t...)

    Capitol hasn’t lost their knack for smart marketing. What a great team Paul and Capitol have been. The Meet The Beatles and The Beatles Second album covers tell the story. Like a Sixties Batman show: “Wham! Pow! Kaboom! Our fearless heroes do it again! Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!” Unabashedly and unequivocally on board. With little restraint or subtlety. Hey, we NEED a break from the real world.

  2. gaels7592

    gaels7592 Forum Resident

    I'm guessing Thursday at that time
  3. Olivier Northern Son

    Olivier Northern Son Forum Resident

  4. kevintee

    kevintee I’d rather be listening to McCartney

    St. Louis, MO
    THIS. :righton:
  5. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Sassafras & Moonshine

    Like this post if you enjoy Wings and solo MacCa more than The Beatles.

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  6. adm62

    adm62 Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    He randomly got a female audience member on stage at the show in Montreal. Asked her name, the answer was "Yoko", Paul was taken aback and asked "Really?".
  7. DRM

    DRM Forum Resident

    Then Paul’s next song was “Get Back”. Timing is everything.
  8. DRM

    DRM Forum Resident

    Like father like son. (Paul just sent me a text asking me to like your post.)

    It’s a real tug_of_war and source of great inner conflict. Choosing Paul on the one hand means not choosing him and the Beatles.

    Sorry. Advantage Paul and the Beatles. With solo Paul and Wings a respectful honorable mention. Plus a Lifetime Award for a lifetime of greatness.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2020
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  9. Yorick

    Yorick Forum Resident

    the Netherlands
    Fascinating discussions about who will handle Paul’s legacy. I have it on good authority that Mary is destined to handle the MPL photo archive and James is destined to handle the audio archive.

    Something else I would like to share is that during lockdown sessions for McCartney III Paul worked on 11 new songs and 14 older unreleased songs. 4 of them were instrumentals. I’m not sure how many of them have made the album and which they are.

    Please don’t shoot the messenger! :)
  10. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

    Toulouse, France
    Ringo 5 you mean, we've already had Ringo the 4th
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  11. SunSon

    SunSon Forum Resident

    Sea Of Holes
    Paul is doing a good job of reissuing his catalog so I assume in the future nothing more would be done except for 'Anniversary' compilations.
    So Paul has taken care of his future in terms of how he would like his music to be heard and seen.
    I wish I knew how music will be listened to and sold 50 years from now.
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  12. EgyptStationHolland

    EgyptStationHolland Forum Resident

    Fascinating. What will happen with all those songs, will it be a double album? And how do you know this
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  13. joeislive

    joeislive Streets Ahead

    I can see Mary handling the photo archive but James seems to have no involvement with anything. He’s never specifically thanked in the credits of the archives like Mary and even Stella are usually and even though he played on Flaming Pie he wasn’t even interviewed for the book. I get the impression James doesn’t care much for the spotlight anyway so unless he is really behind the scenes, I can’t see him wanting to handle the archives in the future and deal with a bunch of rabid Macca fans that will blame him for every perceived mishandling of his father’s legacy.
  14. theMess

    theMess Forum Resident

    Kent, UK
    That’s fantastic news Yorick, thank you for sharing ! It sounds like a very productive time for Paul.
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  15. Victor46542

    Victor46542 Victor Baissait of Maccaclub

    Paris, France
    Maybe, but the announcement with the teasing was made a Friday and a lot of announcement are made on Friday :)
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  16. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Sassafras & Moonshine

    True. I can imagine Mary and Stella taking care of those things in the future, but not James.
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  17. Monasmee

    Monasmee Forum Residue

    Albuquerque NM
    Dental implant radios with music uploaded to one’s teeth? ;)
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2020
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  18. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

    Boise, ID.
    I hadn't heard about the instrumentals - but I think that's good news! I'd also heard that same breakdown about new songs vs. "completed" (older) songs. I didn't want to share it previously because I figured:
    1. It's very unlikely (IMO) we'll see all 25 of these songs, even on a theoretical deluxe reissue (ala the expanded New and Egypt - Explorer's versions).
    2. I have no idea how many songs will be included on the album - with that kind of breakdown it could be ALL new songs, for example (although I doubt that would happen).
    3. Who knows whether the "finished" songs were already circulating (ala the instrumental that became Frank Sinatra's Party)? They might be things we recognize - hence my callout to cb70 in an earlier post - or they might be things that have been locked down previously (21st century works, for the most part).
    Still, it's good to hear that info sounds legitimate!
  19. Victor46542

    Victor46542 Victor Baissait of Maccaclub

    Paris, France
    There were also about 23/24 songs for the session of Egypt Station, as far as I remembered and only a single album, I think here, for McCartney III it's gonna be maybe 15 on a regular album and maybe 17 on an extra version (that will be out the same day) and some extra songs over the months and years for next released of the album like Egypt Station and so: let's say 17 + 2 songs for a latter version of the album and 3 for another use so would make 22 songs and 3 left
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  20. What! You don’t have them yet?
    Got mine when Egypt Station was released - “The Matching Teeth” model. :)

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  21. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    I keep reading the thread title as McCartney ill!

    Sends a shudder through me.
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  22. MPLRecords

    MPLRecords Owner of nine copies of Tug of War

    Rochester, NY
    If he wants to keep building on those ~1976 instrumental demos, by all means, go ahead.
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  23. I can see James as being involved in the music project - but more behind the scenes - rather than a “lead dog”.
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  24. Monasmee

    Monasmee Forum Residue

    Albuquerque NM
    Illinois was never like this! ;)
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  25. theMess

    theMess Forum Resident

    Kent, UK
    I felt that “Frank Sinatra’s Party” was one of the stand-out tracks of the “Egypt Station” sessions and would love to hear more work along those lines.

    It will be fascinating to see if the album captures any of the same sense of loose experimentation that the previous eponymous albums had.

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