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A better Greatest Hits collection for Paul
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Wonderful Christmastime

Morse Moose and the Grey Goose

Let 'Em In

Flaming Pie

Oo You

Bogey Music

The Pound Is Sinking

Love Is Strange

Loup (1st Indian on the Moon)

Crossroads Theme


Well, maybe not, but it would certainly open people's mind up to the bizarre and eclectic sides of Paul's songwriting which many never seek out.

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11 August 2012
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My personal "best of" includes:

Maybe I’m Amazed       Every Night      Junk

Another day       Live And Let Die  Heart Of The Country      Dear Boy

Monkberry moon delight       Junior’s farm                        1985

Deliver your children            Don’t let it bring you down  Big barn bed   One more kiss 

Venus And Mars                  Listen to what the man said (live version)

San Ferry Anne                    Rockestra                          Summer's Day Song

Winter Rose      Daytime nighttime suffering 

Take it away                      Dress me up as a robber       Say Say Say

My brave face                    Put it there                         Hope of deliverance 

The lovers that never were       Good times coming         Footprints 

Lonely Road                    The world tonight                   Somedays 

Back on my feet                Most of Chaos and Creation..             Sing the Changes


But if I had to arbitrarily make a list of 14-15 songs to take with me on a long trip:

Monkberry Moon Delight


Junior's Farm


Every Night

Live And Let Die

Heart Of The Country

Deliver Your Children


Summer Day's Song

Hope of Deliverance

The Lovers That Never Were

Lonely Road

Sing the Changes

Jenny Wren (interchangeable with many others from Chaos ...)


Close behind would be Maybe I'm Amazed (Live), Somedays,

[Mr Sun King CT has pointed out that I've had quotation marks around my name, making it impossible to respond directly to me. Was it an instinctive act of self-preservation on my part? In any case, I've removed them!]

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Even tho I'm exhausted, going on vacation in 10 hours, and really ought be asleep, I'll do it.
Band On The Run (it was my first introduction to McCartney's solo work, and it is a fabulous start to a fabulous album.)
2) Jet (I've always loved the way these two go together - and it's a kick ass song to boot!)
3) Maybe I'm Amazed (Beautiful. Need I say more? No.)
4) Getting Closer (an underrated beaut, I've always had a thing for this song)
5) Pipes Of Peace (his best song on an album with a few great songs. Great message.)
6) Let Em In (I remember the first time I heard this song, trying to guess who everyone was. It still never gets old)
7) Dress Me Up As a Robber (the person who explains to me the point of this song will be a hero. Until then, I'll love it unaware.)
8) Riding to Vanity Fair (that piano makes me so… calm. Beautiful)
9) Ram On (a nice little ditty- love the spooky aspect to it and the whistling!)
10) Love in Song (even though I can't stand the album, I love this song!)
11) London Town (I bought this album because of rave reviews for a certain Forumer, and the title track made me realise it was worth it)
12) Waterfalls (if this hadn't been released on McCartney II - which is generally hated on - this would be famous)
13) You Want Her Too (Paul's best duet. Coupled with the fact I'm kinda loving Elvis Costello right now, this has to be on here.
14) 1985 (the ending may be his best album ending ever)

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

11 August 2012
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This probably wouldn't be too good of a greatest hits, but if I didn't have all his albums already I would buy it.a-hard-days-night-paul-11

1. Maybe I'm Amazed            

2, Monkberry Moon Delight     

3. Tomorrow                                   

4. Jet        

5. Magneto and Titanium Man        

6. Mull Of Kintyre     

7. Temporary Secretary         

8. Arrow Through Me       

9. Old Siam Sir

10. Dress Me Up As A Robber                             

11. Calico Skies            

12. Too Much Rain

13. Mr. Bellamy

14. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive

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1. Live And Let Die

2. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

3. Getting Closer

4. Love In Song

5. Tomorrow

6. Little Lamb Dragonfly

7. Maybe I'm Amazed

8. Let 'em In

9. Jet

10. Fine Line

12. Wanderlust

13. Daytime Nighttime Suffering

14. Band On The Run

15. Back Seat of My Car

16. Nineteen-Hundred and Eighty Five

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My picks would be

1. Maybe I'm Amazed (McCartney)

2. Man We Was Lonely (McCartney)

3. Too Many People (Ram)

4. Oh Woman Oh Why (Single)

5. Tomorrow (Wild Life)

6. Getting Closer (Back To The Egg)

7. Let Me Roll It (Band On The Run)

8. 1985 (Band On The Run)

9. Picasso's Last Words (Band On The Run)

10. With A Little Luck (London Town)

11. Temporary Secretary (McCartney II)

12. Run Devil Run (Run Devil Run)


**I could go on but figured it would be safer to pick 12 of what I find were good songs by Paul McCartney, as a solo artist, member of Wings, or in collaboration

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Von Bontee said

The Walrus said

About a month ago we had a discussion on here and concluded that Wingspan is an awful greatest hits collection.

OK, I think it could be a little better, but "awful"? What makes it so bad?

Maybe "awful" is a bit harsh, but my grievances are thus:

1) Way too many songs, and therefore a load of songs that shouldn't be there.

2) Songs that should be on there criminally overlooked (Monkberry Moon Delight, 1985)

Actually, that's it.

When it was all the Paul I owned I had to sit through loads of songs I found boring at best in order to get from "Jet" to "Mull Of Kintyre", for example. Paulsbass assured me that these songs were not the best songs Paul wrote.

However, I notice that most of the songs I found boring (or worse) have been mentioned by someone on here. So maybe it isn't all that bad.

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I never liked the inclusion of the edits, i understand why they were included but didnt like them. And why was No More Lonely Nights selected - and two versions? Not that the song is not worthy of a place but why stop there? Either let it be a greatest hits up to Tug Of War (where a number of the tracks had Denny Laine playing - the main other member of Wings outside of Paul and Linda so fitting into a general Wings feel) or go up to 2001 and include tracks from Flaming Pie, Off The Ground etc. But then you have a few tracks from McCartney (Man Was Lonely? Nice song but should it really be there when you also have The Lovely Linda, Every Night and Maybe Im Amazed). I dont get the concept, why call it Wingspan if its not just to cover his work with Wings? 

Truth be told i never cared for the compilation anyway. I found All The Best to be a more enjoyable listen.

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I've recently made a 50 song playlist of Paul's songs (icluding Beatles songs) covering the 50 years of his career (1962-2012). I call it "Paul McCartney: His Ever Present Past" I find it a great collection though it was very tough to choose only 50 songs... I had to leave some really great songs outside... (like The Back Seat Of My Car, Letting Go...)

I separated the collection in 3 CDs:
1) Yesterday: 1962-1969 (although I kinda cheat including Let it Be, that was released in 1970)
2) Band On The Run: 1970-1979
3) Off The Ground: 1980-2012

Since this is about Paul's solo stuff, these are the 2nd and the 3d cds:

Band On The Run

1) Band On The Run
2) Venus And Mars/Rockshow
3) Jet
4) Junior's farm
5) Rockestra theme
6) Let Me Roll It
7) Live And Let Die
8) Another day
9) With a little luck
10) Listen to what the man said
11) C moon
12) Silly love songs
13) Mull Of Kintyre
14) Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
15) Let 'em in
16) 1985
17) Maybe I'm amazed
18) My Love

Off The Ground

1) Off The Ground
2) Sing the changes
3) Fine line
4) My valentine
5) Calico skies
6) Say say say
7) Take it away
8) Press
9) Hope of deliverance
10) Ebony and ivory
11) Ever present past
12) Coming Up
13) Dance tonight
14) No more lonely nights
15) Jenny Wren
16) Little willow
17) Beautiful night

Sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble.
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i always though that 1978s "Wings Greatest" was the best compilation album. which in the 80s shouldve just had a Vol. 2. and Make that vol.2 a double album. Look at Bob Dyaln his Vol. 2 was a double album compard to his vol. 1 single album. Anyrate, this should be the track listing released in 1987. 9and for that "Wingspan" show" remaster and release the both "Greatest Hits" albums.




EBONY & IVORY (With Stevie Wonder)

Pipes Of Peace






SAY, SAY, SAY (With Micheal Jackson)













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Derek, welcome.

Yup, the disparity of opinions when it comes to McCartney songs is striking.

Only     Every Night, Say Say Say, and Maybe I'm Amazed would make my 'best of list'

Some of the other songs are perfectly pleasant  but IMO don't hold a candle to, say, Monkberry Moon Delight or Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five.

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