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McCartney II [Original recording remastered]

Paul McCartney Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (13 Jun 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B004X30XPW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,287 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. Waterfalls (2011 Remaster) 4:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Nobody Knows (2011 Remaster) 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Front Parlour (2011 Remaster) 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Summer's Day Song (2011 Remaster) 3:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Frozen Jap (2011 Remaster) 3:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Bogey Music (2011 Remaster) 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Darkroom (2011 Remaster) 2:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. One Of These Days (2011 Remaster) 3:390.99  Buy MP3 

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3.0 out of 5 stars Offbeat, with some great moments 15 Jun 2011
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Whoever said that out of the two reissues McCartney and McCartney II, that this is the best of the two needs their ears cleaned out. Where McCartney is an absolute classic, this is a pleasant enough album - most notable for how experimental it is rather than the music itself. There is some great stuff on here though and the sound quality of these remasters is superb. I'm a McCartney fan and I love this album - I think the only other Macca album it resembles is Press to Play as both rely on unusual and surreal soundscapes, but if you're not a fan they you may be better avoiding this and checking out the more accessible stuff first, but McCartney becomes addictive and you will want to get this one eventually.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice surprise, Paul at his most experimental 3 Sep 2011
Format:Audio CD
It's good to be thrown off balance every once in a while and this record certainly dose that! Before this, I'd only really heard stuff like "Flaming Pie" and "Flowers in the Dirt" - both containing great tunes but nothing quite as daring or uninhibited as this record. It seems that when McCartney is not thinking about the final outcome and just allows his mind to wonder and be excited by the process of making music (he never meant to put this out) that he comes up with stuff as original (and frankly barmy) as Temporary Secretary or Frozen Jap. The single 'Coming Up' has such a great feel to it because it is not polished! Yet he is still capable of excellent musicianship (his electric guitar playing interests me far more than say, Eric Clapton) and writes exquisite ballads like the closing track or Waterfalls. Sod the fact it's slightly self indulgent - it's called being highly creative! (and not always churning out schmaltz) A hidden gem of an album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Off The Wall 5 Sep 2007
By T Clark
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Not your typical McCartney album,if your looking for pretty songs sung nicley forget it,`Yesterday`and `My Love`would not fit into this album at all,alot of electronic sounds,wierd voices and things that go bump in the night...ha ha ha...but when all said and done a brave and brilliant album,another reviewer said it was "his best solo album",well if it aint its dam near close to it,underated in my book,slated by the music critics but hey what do they know....not the place to start your McCartney collection,but when you got fed up with `Moon in June`...give it a try.....
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3.0 out of 5 stars Macca, damn, you're nutty and brittle 9 Sep 2002
Format:Audio CD
Another curate's egg from the back catalogue of a highly underrated (Beatles work obviously excepted) and insane pop genius. 'Coming Up' is a brilliantly executed stoopid pop moment, a masterpiece of homemade disco. 'Temporary Secretary', one of Macca's loopiest tunes, must be heard to be believed. 'Waterfalls' is a lovely yet also deranged ballad. There's some bluesier stuff hanging around which is okay but less interesting. The synth-dominated instrumentals on what used to be Side 2 suggest that the permanently surprised one had been cocking an ear to Bowie's Berlin trilogy, but of course McCartridge being pop's premier optimist they come out all bouncy and happy, like. 'Darkroom' is wicked too. Altogether a funny, inventive pop record from an artist unafraid to be very, very silly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Back to the Farm 13 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Following his last ditch attempt to make Wings fly, here we see him return to the simplicity and quirkiness of his first solo record. He writes, produces, plays all the instruments and even makes the tea on this rather patchy affair.
On the plus side there are some fantastic ballads on board in Waterfalls, and the lesser known but far more effective One of These Days. There are some great rockers too with the hit single Coming Up and the unsung On The Way, which is an undiscovered gem.
Unfortunately there is also some of the niff naff and trivia which often make up the nether regions of McCartneys solo albums. Bogey Music is as worrying as it's title and much of the second side is a little bland - although the instrumentals are at least very pretty.
It's another case of McCartney not coming up with the expected and that in itself is to be applauded. This is even more noticeable on this reissue which has the long experimental synth workouts that were oringinally B-Sides to the attendant singles (Secret Friend is strangely exuberant - if a little long!).
McCartney was going through a very productive period around this time, as this album is flanked by the brilliant Back to The Egg and the pop mastery of Tug Of War. The quality here outways the filler by a fair ratio, and this is an album well worth further investigation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For me, McCartney's best solo album 23 Dec 2005
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McCartney II, it's Macca, by himself, writing music that nobody else could. I don't think there is any attempt to be trendy or particularly stylelized, or keep up with the new wavers or punks. I think the blight of McCartney's career has been people trying to second guess or expect a certain type of product from him. So when McCartney turns up with probably his most original release since he left the Beatles, a lot of people are unhappy that it isn't 'Band on The Run' or 'Venus and Mars' part two.
Prehaps as a result, McCartney II displays some of his outstanding melodys and dissonant styles of production that people never even tried to copy. "Temporary Secretary" is a good example of that. I'd love to see someone present me with another song with a structure anything like that. "Waterfalls", and "Summer's Day Song" show McCartney at his lyrical and melodic best, while ignoring nearly all production conventions. I mean, McCartney wouldn't even use a mixing desk when recording this album! Those who mock McCartney's collaborations in dance music, should check out "Darkroom", where he seems to predict or inspire several of the common motifs of the genre. And "One Of These Days" is one of those songs that would have been legendary if it had finished a Beatles album.
I am still amazed at how many people hate this album, but in my opinion it is a corker. Ok, Maybe 'Frozen Jap' or 'Front Parlour', might not be your cup of tea, but otherwise, you are getting eight superb Macca songs that have no parallel. But those of you who prefer your Macca trying to turn slight songs into another anthemic "Hey Jude" may have no interest here...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good
bit gutted it wasnt the 2 LP version; but still really like it and great price
Published 1 month ago by Anonymous
2.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Mickey Mouse in Places
Not his best. The first two tracks sounded like Mickey Mouse meets electric music. The one saving grace is the Waterfall track which is sad and beautiful.
Published 4 months ago by A. WINFIELD
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I received after a month (written to be sent by dhl, i received it by ordinary mail from USA), but it's a great thing! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Giovanni D
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, good in parts, but not up there with the four and five...
This is a curate's egg of an album and I have mixed feelings about it.

As he did after the breakup of the Beatles when he home-produced the great 'McCartney', Paul went... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Stephen Reid
5.0 out of 5 stars Weird and wonderful masterpiece
Who cares what anyone else thinks, that don't really listen or understand. This is packed with more invention that most 80s electro-pop artists managed in their entire career - and... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mr. N. Churchill
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Any thing to do with the Beatles is bound to be brilliant. It goes with out saying.Do I need to say anymore
Published 18 months ago by hippie 69
4.0 out of 5 stars Main CD Very good.
My husband gradually replacing some old tapes with CDs so he knew the album well. I was glad to track it down. Not so easy for older albums. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Alibee
5.0 out of 5 stars mccartney 11 boxset
nice packaging well put together boxset of a great album anyone who goes on to purchase this boxset will not be disappointed
Published 20 months ago by Mr. G. Finlayson
3.0 out of 5 stars Patchy but interesting curio
One of the side-effects of the great success that The Beatles enjoyed was that it led them to believe they could release anything and it would find a willing audience. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Mr. D. K. Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing diversion for Macca
I'd never heard this LP before and was gobsmacked by the brave diversion Macca takes. Obviously he is a man who can afford to take risks but he really pushes the envelope. Read more
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