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on 8 November 2015
In 1966/67 Paul McCartney considered putting out an album of experimental music entitled "Paul McCartney Goes Too Far", He told John Lennon of his intention and he told him "You should do it man", needless to say he didn't but some 14 years later he put this out, "McCartney II". Now we have this, the re-mastered issue with a bonus disc. This album is my all-time favourite McCartney album, I love it when Macca experiments a little, so as you can imagine I love the stuff he's done as the fireman and his twin freaks album. There is one song on this album that could've easily found itself on the white album had it been written then and that is the closing track "One Of These Days" (very blackbirdish..). The material on the
bonus disc can be found on various bootlegs, but the sound quality on this is far superior, my only critique is why include wonderful Christmastime?
inspite of this if you like to hear something a little different and quirky from McCartney then give this a spin
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on 4 August 2010
Ten years after his solo debut, 'McCartney', Paul decided to put Wings on the back burner and record another album at home. Whereas at least some of the sessions for 'McCartney' took place at the Abbey Road studios, this album was recorded entirely at Paul's farm in Scotland. The opening track, 'Coming Up', is in my opinion one of Paul's catchiest tunes, and some of the ballads, like 'Waterfalls' and 'One of these days', are very melodic. I think that some of the other tracks are less successful. I find 'Temporary Secretary', although released as a single in 1980, repetitive and irritating. The CD released in 1993 adds three bonus tracks. 'Check my machine' and 'Secret Friend' were recorded at the same time as the album tracks in July 1979 and included as B-sides to singles in 1980. Although 'Goodnight Tonight' is an excellent song, its inclusion here is puzzling since it was released as a single by Wings in the spring of 1979.
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on 17 March 2016
Paul McCartney's archive series has thrown up a few surprises, even for me a life long Beatles fan. I have all his original albums on vinyl. These Audio file recordings seem to have greater depth to them compared to the originals. Its like hearing these songs for the first time.
As always excellent delivery from Amazon.
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on 5 May 2018
SOUND QUALITY: Really good. No damage done in the remastering, and no remixing. I haven't indulged in all these re-issues, but this one's a goody.
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on 20 October 2010
Interesting material from Paul. Contains the hit single Coming up and the follow up Waterfall both strong creative numbers from this incredible talent. There is a terrific track called On the Way, which has some great guitar playing and an echo effect on Paul's voice.Amazing to think this was recorded in 1980.It sounds very good on C.D. with an extra couple of tracks. You can almost imagine him in his recording studio playing all the instruments putting all the backing vocals down doing what he does best.
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on 11 October 2010
Some of it kinda throwaway, very much homemade like its 1970 predecessor, McCartney 2 is certainly not for the casual fan. But its oddball nature is what makes it a charming little sidetrack from the Wings albums that preceded it and the (some might say) over-produced Tug of War and Pipes of Peace that followed. Coming Up is the ludicrously catchy single offering which most will remember, there are some instrumental pieces, and I suppose if I never hear Tempoary Secretary again I won't lose any sleep, but there are also some strong tunes here, particularly the curiously affecting Waterfalls. One to scratch your chin to....
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on 4 April 2014
I received after a month (written to be sent by dhl, i received it by ordinary mail from USA), but it's a great thing! Deluxe edition gives the real dimension of this record and of the genius of Paul...
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on 30 March 2015
Back to the good old days post Beatles. Early McCartney is much better than some of his latest geriatric Rock & Roll output.
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on 14 April 2013
Who cares what anyone else thinks, that don't really listen or understand. This is packed with more invention that most 80s electro-pop artists managed in their entire career - and came first! Certainly McCartney's best album post 1969 - and one that genuinely bare's comparison with his Beatles work (OK, I love London Town too!). Just listen without prejudice, and admit you love it....
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on 5 January 2013
My husband gradually replacing some old tapes with CDs so he knew the album well. I was glad to track it down. Not so easy for older albums.
He was not very impressed with bonus CD. Should have probably stuck to the basic package.
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