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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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  • Orchestra: London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Lawrence Foster
  • Composer: Sir Paul McCartney
  • Audio CD (29 Sept. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000002RZ7
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,840 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fire/Rain - Allegro Energico
2. Cell Growth - Semplice
3. 'Human' Theme - Maestoso
4. Meditation - Contemplativo
5. Crystal Ship - Con Moto Scherzando
6. Sea Voyage - Pulsating, with Cool Jazz Feel
7. Lost at Sea - Sognando
8. Release - Allegro con Spirito
9. Safe Haven/Standing Stone - Pastorale con Moto
10. Peaceful Moment - Andante Tranquillo
11. Messenger - Energico
12. Lament - Lamentoso
13. Trance - Misterioso
14. Eclipse - Eroico
15. Glory Tales - Trionfale
16. Fugal Celebration - L'istesso Tempo. Fresco
17. Rustic Dance - Rustico
18. Love Duet - Andante Intimo
19. Celebration - Andante

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By C. Cleveland on 3 Mar. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Standing Stone is a tremendously focused piece of work, and what it's focused on is the story it has to tell. That story is told in another form in the Standing Stone Poem, an original epic tale marked by a very distinctive tone that combines narrative compression with verbal gusto. One can almost see McCartney up to his elbows in adjectives, throwing them into a bubbling pot on the stove with glee in his eye, and serving the resulting dish to his guests with several flourishes. And this image captures, for me, something of the experience of listening to the music as well. But it is not necessary to read the poem first-- I had been listening to the music in fascination for at least six months before I read the poem. The music itself is action packed and adventure filled, and communicates itself with no wasted gestures. Every note, theme, tempo change, and instrumental color has a purpose, and conveys emotional images which progress from chaos through a magical journey which ends in a resolution which has nothing to do with rest, but with traveling onward in a transformed state. It is a journey through high adventure to a state of wisdom. The theme of the work is how the human capacities for wonder, curiosity, and perseverance can win triumph from the forces of darkness. It is about how victory can be achieved by wits, and courage, and good timing, rather than swords and gore. It is also about what the prize for victory is--about love in peace. McCartney has always been naive in the best sense of the word--neither ignorant nor cynical, but open to experience, willing to be affected. That naivete, combined with his considerable musical ingenuity and exuberance, have produced a series of musical scenes painted with equal delicacy and power, and united by haunting melodies and a strong narrative drive. I have really never heard anything quite like it before, and recommend it to your attention.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Topaz on 17 July 2001
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Perhaps I shouldn't admit that the CD cover photography caught my eye first, but there you are. However, listening to Sir Paul's opus is a massive experience of thoughts and images. I, too, have not yet read the poem because the music itself tells the story. Not being the least bit musical myself, I am overwhelmed by the fact that a work as expressive as this was produced by someone who doesn't read or write music, even after all these years. Sir Paul is truly a gift.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Robert Lismore on 3 Mar. 2014
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This is a great cd that came from Paul McCartney that grows on you the more you hear it .
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By c rider on 18 Mar. 2012
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Congratulations paul along with all concerned in the making of a truly wonderful cd. Pauls melodic prowess
Shine like a light throughtout and the finale is just beautifull moving and uplifting to the spirit and we really get an insight on pauls love and humanity I defy
Anyone not to be moved. Buy and just enjoy
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Surprisingly good composition from someone who is more and best known as a band member from The Beatles. A combination between (serious) classical music and somewhat like an original soundtrack. It contains various types of spheres so I think it's like a musical journey.
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The man is a genius, and this beautiful collection is a genius having some fun as only he knows how...
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By Amazon Customer on 22 July 2014
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Some obviously like this but not to my taste.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 14 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Its not so strange that Paul McCartney has dabbled in a non rock area-as far back as 1966 he was given a commision to compose some music for a rather daft film called The Family Way and of all the Beatles he learned most from George Martin.
However as one reviewer states here "buy Revolver or Rubber Soul instead---don't waste your money"-this has to be the stupidest comment ever as the main audience for this kind of thing is the Beatles fan/collector.
Judging this blind and heard without prior knowledge as to what it is the music is very close to that of Charles Ives-the Grandfather of Americana.It could also be Penderecki in parts-both these composers used massive orchestras and choirs.
The booklet includes the prose written by McCartney as program notes-the sounds made by the choir are not these words and are closer to wordless (oohs and aahs)
A few of McCartney's paintings are shown as well as his own explanation of what its all about and the research he did for the prose and that this work is the result of 4 years.
Like the History Channel
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