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It's getting better (finally!)
, 24 Oct. 2009
This review is from: Chaos And Creation In The Backyard (Audio CD)
After staying with Paul all these years, finding the odd gem among the poor stuff that fills many Wings and Macca solo albums, finally I can report that he has produced the masterpiece we have been waiting for. This is his best collection of songs since the White Album, which means, yes, it is better than Abbey Road, Band on the Run, Flowers in the Dirt and Flaming Pie. It truly is THAT good! The arrangements and production have been rightly praised in the reviews on this page, but it is the songwriting that shines throughout the album. This is a master craftsman finally rediscovering the muse that made him one of the greatest ever. The centrepiece of the album is Riding to Vanity Fair, a superb song in every way, but from then it picks up second wind, ending with a blaze of glory in the Lady Madonna-esque Promise to you girl, then two of the most gorgeous ballads Paul has ever written, This Never Happened Before and Anyway. Breathtaking. If you grew up loving the Beatles and have looked on in exasperation as Paul has produced mediocre albums, one after another, then rejoice! Here at last is an album worthy to stand alongside the best of his work with the Beatles. Praise indeed, but richly deserved in this case. You will not be disappointed.
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