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Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool on 18th June 1942. He was raised in the city and educated at the Liverpool Institute.

Since writing his first song at the age of 14, Paul McCartney has dreamed and dared to be different. In the sixties, as the writer and co-author of their greatest songs, he changed the world of music with The Beatles. Legendary albums include: Please Please Me, ... Read more in Amazon's Paul McCartney Store

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  • Audio CD (13 Jun. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B004X30XPM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,142 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. The Lovely Linda (2011 Remaster)0:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. That Would Be Something (2011 Remaster) 2:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Valentine Day (2011 Remaster) 1:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Every Night (2011 Remaster) 2:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Hot As Sun / Glasses (2011 Remaster) 2:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Junk (2011 Remaster) 1:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Man We Was Lonely (2011 Remaster) 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Oo You (2011 Remaster) 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Momma Miss America (2011 Remaster) 4:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Teddy Boy (2011 Remaster) 2:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Singalong Junk (2011 Remaster) 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Maybe I'm Amazed (2011 Remaster) 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Kreen-Akrore (2011 Remaster) 4:15£0.99  Buy MP3 

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PAUL MCCARTNEY McCartney - Archive Collection (2011 UK) Number of Discs: 1 Housed in a gatefold card picture sleeve - HRM-32144 1)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Mr Sean ONeale on 7 Jan. 2004
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album on vinyl when I was about 15 (in 1982 or so) - having already exhausted the Beatles back catalogue, I set about moving onto the solo releases - but isn't that what everyone does? - and I absolutely loved it.
Twenty or so years later, I still think it's a great little record. If you like Paul McCartney, then you'll love this album - every song exemplifies the man, and his capacity to write superb pieces of music, the occasional wonderful lyric, but more than any of that, this record presents Paul as a soon to be solo Beatle, proving to himself, and everyone else, that he COULD do it on his own, no matter how terrifying that prospect was at the time.
Other reviews will cite the classic songs such as 'Maybe I'm Amazed' as the reason for buying this, but for me 'Junk' and 'Every Night' are comparable, and certainly Junk is one of the most poignant songs that has EVER been written. Even tracks like 'The Lovely Linda' - throwaways to some - offer a quirky insight into McCartney's mindset at that time, and the strength of the relationship he had with Linda was defined forever.
Yes, there are elements of home 'doodling' on some tracks, but so what? It isn't indulgence, it's called 'talent', and he was more than capable of playing whatever instrument he needed (and had done so on a number of occasions within the Beatles - listen to his demo of 'Come And Get It' as an example). But this was the first time that he didn't have to answer to anyone other than himself, and this collection of songs demonstrates the excitement and fun that he generated by playing and recording everything himself. It's mostly a very upbeat record, with the odd nervous glance at the future thrown in for good measure.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Andy Sweeney TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 April 2009
Format: Audio CD
Paul McCartney's first solo release after leaving The Beatles is a simple, charming, homemade album, with some tracks emitting an unfinished demo-like aura which, strangely enough, is the appeal of this real gem in Paul's back catalogue. I bought this album for the first time nearly 20 years ago and it has been a regular visitor to my CD player ever since. There are many things about this release which make it so likeable - there are classic McCartney compositions such as the gorgeous "Every Night", the beautiful "Junk" and the timeless, impeccable "Maybe I'm Amazed", which remains one of the greatest love songs ever written by any artist. There are also tracks which are the sound of McCartney letting go, jamming and making music for music's sake, such as the fantastic "Momma Miss America" and the catchy, bluesy "Oo You".

Paul raids a couple of his previously written or unfinished compositions such as "Hot As Sun", an instrumental written in the late `50s, and "Teddy Boy" which was written in 1968 but never appeared on a Beatles release (apart from the "Anthology"). The rest are experimental, enjoyable glimpses into Paul's newly found creativity as a solo artist. The whole album is an interesting statement from somebody who has found a new, unwanted artistic license to do anything he pleases - and "McCartney" is his response. I readily admit that I love this album, despite the flaws and the indulgences, but the warmth and playfulness Paul's 1970 release radiates more than compensates for the one or two moments which don't quite work.

This album is probably one of the greatest responses to the people who criticise Paul's post-Beatles output without knowing the depth of his catalogue.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By William Jordan on 2 Sept. 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The music: shows the inventiveness of Paul McCartney at a high in 1970; and while these are the offcuts of his work - not really finished as they could have been by the band - the quality is such that they give great enjoyment still.

The sound quality: is clearly stronger than the 1993 remaster, particularly the quality of the vocals.

The extras: include two out-takes (less finished than the tracks that made the cut) and alternative version of Oo You and 4 live tracks, including two versions of Maybe I'm Amazed one from 1974 and one from 1979. The most surprising extra is probably the 1979 Hot as Sun - a surprise that he is still playing this 9 years later and a surprise that it sounds so strong.The extras disc, then, is also well worth having.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jane Aland VINE VOICE on 27 Jun. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Paul McCartney's debut solo album is refreshingly lo-fi, a collection of do-it-yourself stripped back home recordings that for the most part sound more like demo's than fully-worked up songs, and therein lies it's charm. Admiteddly not all of these songs hold up so well in isolation, and some feel more like fragmented sketches than complete works, but taken as a whole this works brilliantly at stripping away the then overbearing myth of the Beatles and getting close to an artist enjoying the process of writing and recording music. With Paul performing all the instruments and fully half of the album consisting of instrumentals this is as far away from commercial considerations as you can get: 'McCartney' is a ramshackle and uneven record, but also a very charming and honest one. A great debut.
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