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5.0 out of 5 stars A colourful update, 2 Sep 2010
This review is from: Paul McCartney: The Songs He Was Singing Vol. 1 (Paperback)
With the unexpected success of his original printing, and subsequent reprints, author John Blaney has found a novel and welcome way to breathe new life into his original labour of love by issuing a lavish colour edition that covers Paul McCartney's most fruitful post Beatles period.

A book that really is a McCartney record collectors dream with many detailed pictures of singles from around the world, and their assorted sleeves and labels[ i had to do a double take as i was sure that the picture sleeve of "Listen to What the Man Said" had been printed twice, until i noticed that the U.S.Version had curved edges ,DOH!].The acquisition, and producion of the many pictures would drive most to distraction, but the obvious love of the subject means that no task is too small for the author, and in many ways this is where the fun is in reading the book, as variations on labels, and pictures on sleeves all take on a life of their own, whilst the obvious love of the subject can only be that of the committed fan,[ you would have to be to produce 2 full pages of labels for the excellent single, Juniors Farm / Sally G].

Blaney is not completely the blind fan that the above may suggest, and he is prepared to criticise the records he believes were below parr,( Red Rose Speedway and London Town in particular get singled out], and also praise lesser albums like Back to the Egg.

This is a fun book, that is deliberately targeted at a niche market. It is a fans labour of love, and makes no apologies for being so. Not everyone's cup of tea, but a welcome reference book to the many Beatles,and McCartney fans that still trowell the nations record fairs searching for missing pieces in their collections
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