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Best post-Beatles McCartney songs
7 April 2012
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thanks for reminding me this beautiful Paul song!!

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7 April 2012
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Yes double post, but this thread got me the idea of a perfect gift for my sister. She loves Paul romantic songs so I'm making her a cd. I'll post the playlist later! thanks guys!! apple01

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7 April 2012
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Love In Song is so deserving of a mention or 4.

Red Rose Speedway is one of Pauls albums that for me is a bit unbalanced contentwise. Can totally understand why My Love was the single as it is one of the standouts being very commercial but Get On The Right Thing, When The Night and One More Kiss are fabulous songs. Its a strange concept that the songs around that time that werent on the lp are so strong; Hi, Hi, Hi, C Moon, I Lie Around, The Mess, Live And Let Die. Would have made such a strong album if some of those were included. And then there are the unreleased tracks that havent seen an official release – yet.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
7 April 2012
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Ok this is the cd I made for my sister. I added some John songs like Woman at the end.

 

1. Let em in

2. Silly Love songs

3. No more lonely nights

4. Bluebird

5. So bad

6. My Love

7. Maybe I'm amazed

8. Love in Song

9. Somebody who cared.

10. This never happened before.

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8 April 2012
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paulsbass said
Love in song is great, agreed!!

 

Speaking of playlists, I made an "unplugged" CD with Paul's acoustic songs.

I don't have the right order, but I think I can come up with most of the songs:

 

Put it there

Don't let it bring you down

Jenny Wren

Blackbird

Mother Nature's Son

I will

Your way

I'm carrying

My baby's request

Waterfalls

Bluebird

One of these days

Great day

Calico skies

Little willow

Somedays

Here today

Teddy Boy

Junk

And I Love Her (unplugged)

 

There still some missing, but that's most of it.

How about "Country Dreamer" and "We're Open Tonight"?

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8 April 2012
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Paulsbass said, "I made an "unplugged" CD with Paul's acoustic songs."

 

Even though it barely qualifies as a song – more of a classic McCartney musical doodle –   I would add "Venus and Mars"

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10 April 2012
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Paulsbass:

 

Fabulous list.  I love it!

 

I know you can fit only so many songs on a CD, but an iPod playlist can hold more.  So….there might be a few songs missing.

 

Did I miss Yesterday on your list?   And what about "I've Just Seen A Face."

 

Two Magpies from Electric Arguments is mostly, if not entirely, acoustic.  Or am I mistaken?  I could be.

 

And what about his Music Hall songs like "When I'm Sixty-Four" or "Honey Pie" or "You Gave Me the Answer"?   Perhaps they have electric elements?  Dunno.

 

Anyway, I certainly enjoyed your list as is.

12 April 2012
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Mamas Little Girl?

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13 May 2012
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It's becoming one of my favorite Paul solo songs..

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..qrDx9RK_08

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14 May 2012
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I Look at the Floor said: "My favorite post-Beatles Paul song is definitely Back Seat of My Car"

"Back Seat of My Car" would be in my "honorable mention" category.

What's fascinating, is that Paul can be heard playing that song during the Get Back sessions in January '69.

The song didn't make it onto Abbey Road, didn't make it onto Let It Be, didn't make it onto McCartney, didn't make it onto Wild Life, didn't make it onto any single, and FINALLY surfaced on Ram – as the LAST song!

Based on that pedigree, you'd think it was a pretty weak song.

But I agree somewhat with I Look at the Floor. I wouldn't call it my favorite (or even my favourite), but it's really not bad.

Would be interested to know what anyone else thinks.

 

You can say the same thing about whole "All Things Must Pass" and to some it's a best post-Beatles album (not for me though). "Too Many People" is also addictive.

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19 May 2012
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@ Into the Sky with diamond: Ram was before Wild Life and also I'd say McCartney just worked on back seat of my car longer. Another Day was also originally previewed during the get back sessions.
I really like many McCartney songs, but I think my fevourite one is Maybe I'm Amazed, but I also like Jet, Band On The Run, Live and Let Die, Silly Love Songs, Listen To What The Man Said, Mull of Kintyre and Ebony and Ivory very much. A song which sounds also very well but isn't very well known is Little Willow from Flaming Pie. But that's only what I mean

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I love the fact the Paul rocked harded then the pthers after the boys broke up. Especially since he was always label the sappiest of the four. (I mean, come on, Helter Skelter?) So, although I LOVE his ballads and slower songs and midtempo jams, I prefer his harder rockin' tracks:

Smile Away
Monkberry Moon Delight
The Mess
Soily
Live and Let Die
Let Me Roll It
Jet
Oh Woman, Oh Why 
Letting Go
Call Me Back Again
Rock Show
Medicine Jar
Beware My Love
Old Siam Sir
Spin On It
On The Way
Helen Wheels
Hi Hi Hi
Junior's Farm
Nothin' to Much Just Out of Sight
Highway
Lighthouse
Momma Miss America (Made my drummer a Macca mix tape and he went nuts for this jam! It's his favorite song now.)
…just to name a few… 

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27 September 2012
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I Love This House which was released on the first cd single of Young Boy but buried in Oobu Juboo part 1. The song has got some kick to it. Man its good, especially when played VERY LOUD.

 

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27 September 2012
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Wow, great find!
Never heard this before. Great edgy arrangement; with those lyrics could just as easily been a sentimental ballad.

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27 September 2012
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You should check out things like Broomstick (laid back but quite soulful i find), Atlantic Ocean (a really cool upbeat tune which powers along), Love Come Tumbling Down, and Same Love (gorgeous ballads), all from the Flaming Pie singles released at that time. Just fabulous tracks that would have such good additions to his albums. Paul recorded some of them for an unreleased album in the 80's which had some great tracks (some released at the time of Flaming Pie) that deserve a more prominent release. Or just release a rarities album that brings together the obscure b-sides that have been 'lost' thru the decades.

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18 October 2012
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god theres so many:

maybe im amazed 

junk

teddy boy 

ram on 

uncle albert/admiral halsey 

live a let die 

juniors farm

all of the band on the run album

listen to what the man said 

mull of kintyre ( my grandads favourite so i like it for sentimental reasons)

with a little luck

coming up

here today 

dance tonight 

no doubt theres tons more i missed 

19 October 2012
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Monkberry Moon Delight- its SO cool

Mrs Vandebilt- love the chorus and its crazy live, although I admit that I used to get it mixed up with Ob La Di Ob La da

Junior's Farm

Jet

Dance Tonight

Mull Of Kintyre- so calm and soothing, it reminds me that whatever happens, everything will be OK

Here Today- I suspect I'm not alone when I say I can't hear it without choking up. "What about the night we cried? Because there wasn't any reason left to keep it all inside,"…beautiful, truly heartbreaking poetry

"I don't think we were actually swimming, as it were, with shirts on, 'cos we always wear overcoats when we're swimming,"-

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29 October 2012
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Another Day

Big Barn Bed

Dear Boy

Live & Let Die

My Love

Jet

Let Me Roll It

Bluebird

No More Lonely Nights

Litlle Willow

Souveniers

Flaming Pie

Run Devil Run

Your Loving Flame

30 October 2012
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Cant remember if i included them but a couple more are

 

C'mon People

Peace In The Neighbourhood

 

Off The Ground has some really strong tracks and has been wrongly shoved in the cd cabinet amongst all those cd collections featuring songs rerecorded by 1 or more of the original artists, band members or people who happened to be in the recording studio that day and been forgotten about.

 

All My Trials (from Tripping The Live Fantasic Highlights)

Sally

Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying

Ain't That A Shame

(all from Tripping The Live Fantasic)

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You can get a lot of perspective on how good a song is as time passes by.

 

For instance, 'Another Day'…Now, McCartney was being universally slagged by the critics at this time, and of course John Lennon also took a shot at this song…But, truth is, this was a beautiful pop song, with a number of sections that flow seamlessly together, a kind of Spanish/Latin feel, great understated arrangement, and sweet harmony from his wife, all mixed together great.

 

The people certainly loved it, for good reason…It would have been a number one Beatles single.

 

And the flip, 'Oh Woman, Oh Why', even though it's basically a simple knock off, would have slotted right into 'The Beatles' album.

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