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1 June 2014
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"C'mon, People" is hands down my favorite from this album.  "Golden Earth Girl" (a sort of thematic companion piece to "Mother Nature's Son" ahdn_paul_06) and "I Owe It All to You" are quite underrated as well.  I don't know why this album received largely indifferent reviews; it's just as good as Flowers In The Dirt, if not better, IMO (Flowers' main flaw is that some of its songs sound still sound a little too, er, 'Eighties' to my ears, e.g. "We Got Married;" "Don't Be Careless, Love;" "Motor of Love;" etc.).

2 June 2014
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2 June 2014
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I think its a great album.

The Lovers That Never Were is one of my fave Paul songs ever; great lyrics, fantastically recorded and the tendency of Paul's to have crappy backing vocals shoved on for no reason is mostly absent (as they are for most of this album bar Off The Ground, no surprises its one of the weakest tracks overall - i've been listening to Paul's 80's stuff up to FITD and those horrid echoing calls hurt a lot of songs).

Other faves are Hope Of Deliverance (can any Paul fan not love this?), Peace In The Neighbourhood (wait, another with pointless echoing vocals, still can overlook it as its not slavered over), Winedark Open Sea and C'mon People. Cosmically Conscious, tacked on to the end of C'mon People as a hidden track, is fun and perfect in its length having been trimmed down by 3 minutes (reminding me of Dig It).

 

Biker Like An Icon is sloppy lyrics Paul. Boooo!! Its ok, passing quickly. The video, well one of them, is pretty interesting portraying the story than than just Paul on camera somewhere singing - in this one Paul's not even in it!

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12 September 2014
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Yeah overall I like Off The Ground. That is actually Paul's, linda's, and the band he used to record feet on the album cover. They recorded the songs live instead of overdubbing each instrument on different tracks which gives the album a nice raw sound; which I think is the difference from that 80's sound mentioned above from Flowers In The Dirt.

Cosmically Conscious was actually written back in 1968 in India. Has the vibe and lyrical topic off what they were doing there with TM and the Maharishi. Also Peace in the Neighborhood is him definitely reflecting on the peace movement and counterculture of the 60's. I always thought the lines, "BEST THING I EVER SAW WAS A MAN WHO LOVED HIS WIFE. IN A PLACE WHERE THINGS WERE GOOD I FELT PEACE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD" were possibly a reference to John and his love for Yoko. 

 

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Ahhh Girl said
At 3:55 in this song, there is a sound that sounds like R2D2 to me. If I got this right, the video should start just a few seconds before that sound happens.

Yeah I hear what your talking about. I think its right at 3:58. I think it might be whistling or bird chirping but does have a similar sound sequence to what R2D2 says or meeps lol. 

27 October 2014
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Was Off The Ground remastered in January of this year, or was it just reissued? Amazon has it listed as a remaster, but people are arguing about whether it really is or not.

I need to know whether to order this version or just pick up a copy in my local used cd store.

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27 October 2014
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As far as i was aware it turned out to be a reissue not a remaster, the same with 'Yellow Submarine Songtrack which was reported as being a remaster but wasn't. 

Far more interesting were the reports that Paul had re-recorded the whole album.

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meanmistermustard said

As far as i was aware it turned out to be a reissue not a remaster, the same with 'Yellow Submarine Songtrack which was reported as being a remaster but wasn't. 

Far more interesting were the reports that Paul had re-recorded the whole album.

Yeah, I fell for the Submarine Songtrack bit. At least the digipak matches my other CDs.

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