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4.0 out of 5 stars Man on the Run
In the same way as, after the breakup of the Beatles, Paul McCartney turned away from performing any songs from that era; after the demise of Wings, he often seemed reluctant to discuss his post-Beatles band until recently. In this book, author Tom Doyle, takes an in-depth look at this period - from the first solo album, through to the Japanese drug bust and the murder...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ram on, ram off.
Doyle's book is enjoyable, in as much as it is easily readable, but it suffers from being rather superficial. There is a comment from Denny Laine that after ten years in Wings, he didn't know Paul any better than when he had joined. Thus is the case for this book. You won't know Paul much better after you've read it than before you've read it. This book is mostly a...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fresh insight, 17 Dec 2013
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J. Elliott "beattie" (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s (Kindle Edition)
Tom Doyle takes a look at the McCartney of the 70s. It's such a well written book with enough new detail to keep even the most well read Beatle fan engaged.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read, 27 Nov 2013
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A lot of information about Beatles split I did not know and about Paul Mcartney in his transition period to Wings.
Tom Doyle writes in an easy flowing way an keeps you interested.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Warts And All, 21 Nov 2013
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David P. Weber (North Fremantle) - See all my reviews
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There's a high degree of co-operation from Macca here but this is no whitewash. McCartney is quite open about things he wished he never did, as well as taking the opportunity-- in one place-- to set the record straight on some of the claims about him.

For many years, Paul McCartney has been trying to highlight his musical efforts in the 1970s, some of which stand very tall. The music receives a good level of analysis.

Wings had an interesting range of people go through its ranks, including two blokes named Denny, and a McCullough and a McCulloch. Macca addresses his controversial decision to include Linda, and there are some harrowing accounts of what she went through.

But his former band looms large. There are the legal battles, and Macca details the occasions when The Beatles really nearly did get back together. His feelings regarding Lennon's death are laid bare, and there's strong accounting for what he said at the time (check it out on youtube).

I am hoping McCartney does another one of these focusing on the 1980s.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paul Mccartney in 1970s, 11 Nov 2013
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A good read, covering an era when there was less infmration published about Paul. Good for all Paul fans out there
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for Macca fans, 10 Oct 2013
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This was such an interesting book about the greatest songwriter of our time, Paul McCartney. I loved reading about this time period in his life, as I didn't really know too much about Wings and the 70's. A must read for all lovers of Sir Paul.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Facts Which Are Easy To Absorb, 9 Oct 2013
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Love the Beatles and love Paul who has always been my favourite - just loved the way that Tom Doyle put the facts together wihtout unnecessary embellishment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 4 Oct 2013
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John Bezzini (East Hartford, CT. United States) - See all my reviews
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Superb book dealing with Paul's Wings era. A lot of behind the scenes information. Highly recommended for both the casual and hardcore Paul fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 4 Oct 2013
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I always enjoy reading about the Beatles and about each member. This book gives you an idea of what it was like when Wings was launched and how out of struggle McCartney rose to the heights yet again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 8 July 2014
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great book
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ram on, ram off., 23 Jun 2014
Doyle's book is enjoyable, in as much as it is easily readable, but it suffers from being rather superficial. There is a comment from Denny Laine that after ten years in Wings, he didn't know Paul any better than when he had joined. Thus is the case for this book. You won't know Paul much better after you've read it than before you've read it. This book is mostly a summary, a consolidation of available information, and in that sense it does its job. But Doyle never endeavours to delve any deeper beneath the surface of events, or investigate McCartney's statements beyond their face-value or from other perspectives. The problem is that he suffers from being overly reverential to his subject - a fact outlined by the continued reiteration of his own chummy-ness with Sir Paul. You get the sense he wouldn't want to risk writing anything overly negative that might risk the ire of the knight. In terms of the subject himself, I was actually quite saddened by the implicit erosion of spirit from the break of the Beatles, to the ultimate disappointment of Wings, to the Japan bust, and the denouement which was Lennon's death (notwithstanding Linda's death and second marriage breakdown later on). This man is sadder and more broken on the inside than he will ever admit to anyone more than implicitly.
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