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Favorite Paul McCartney solo song/album.
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There are so many to choose from, but I know I have that one Paul song that tugs on my heartheart, and I will love forever. It actually changes every couple months, but right now my favorite McCartney solo song is One More Kiss. It just has a certain thing that draws me, I can't explain it.a-hard-days-night-paul-10But for the long run, I think favorite song is Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey.

 

Now, for album, I'm going to have to say Ram. It's just one of those albums that I could sit there and listen to it all day over and over again, and I can't say that about many records.

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My favorite Paul song is either Riding To Vanity Fair or Jet or Let Em In or The Other Me or Uncle Albert/Admiral Hasley or Maybe I'm Amazed!

And my favorite Paul album is either Chaos and Creation in the Backyard or Band on the Run

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6 April 2011
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The only non-compilation album I have is BOTR but that will change soon. I've received recommendations on which ones to buy from paulsbass and others. I'm looking forward to hearing opinions from other Macca fans as well.

As for my favorite song of his, I would have to say Mull of Kintyre.

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6 April 2011
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Oooh…Mull of Kintyre is a good choice! My favorite album is definitely Ram! I love Monkberry Moon Delight, Long Haired Lady, and every other song on there. I'd have to say my favorite song is Let Me Roll…it was the song that got me interested in solo Paul. Also, I have three different versions of it on my iPod…and I never skip it. I also love Maybe I'm Amazed, Junk, Little Lamb Dragonfly, Venus and Mars/Rockshow (awesome guitar work), Calico Skies, Mamunia, Call Me Back Again, Old Siam Sir, etc. The list goes on and on!

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For nostalgic reasons and for the fact that it was the one that really silenced the critics I would have to say " Band On The Run ".a-hard-days-night-paul-11heartheartheart

6 April 2011
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I don't think I have a favorite McCartney album. Maybe his first solo album due to the fact he recorded it while he was legally still a Beatle and the fact he played all the instruments which was pretty different at that time.

My favorite song of his is still 'Beware My Love' followed closely by 'I've Had Enough' and 'Getting Closer'

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6 April 2011
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Wow. I'm surprised Band on the Run is not among your favorites. Or am I missing something?

 

I'd love to know your opinion about Electric Arguments paulsbass. a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Thanks for all of the reviews, paulsbass.

While the info is helpful it is making it difficult for me to decide what to get first! I think I'll just get them in order. I've been thinking it would be nice to have the first post-Beatles album from all 4 anyway. That means I just need Paul's and Ringo's to complete the firsts.

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6 April 2011
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In advance, this is a long one; bear with me. (Also, I haven't heard all his work)

Whenever assessing music, there are 3 markers I use. Consistency (How close are the best and worst songs), melodies, and Band skill (The skill of those on the record, in terms of instruments). So, to begin at lest, I'll tackle them individually:

Consistency: Tug of War and Band On The Run. Here, the weaker songs are still fabulous, and the best are up with his best.

Tug Of War has some of his best songs (Tug of War, Take It Away, Dress Me Up As A Robber), and even the less stellar (Someone Who Cares, Ballroom Dancing) would be highlights of anybody else's albums. Band On The Run has Great songs (Jet, Bluebird, 1985) and even my least favourites (Mamunia, Mrs Vanderbilt) Rock.

Melodies: Flowers In The Dirt. Beautifully done melodies, great album, (Although the melodies might have been tweaked by Elvis Costello). Especially Distractions and Rough Ride.

Band Skill: Memory Almost Full, and if I can, Good Evening New York City. His current band is completely kiss-ass.

 

So, what is the best, IMO? Wings At The Speed of Sound, or McCartney 2. These two albums just are the two I'd take to the desert island. Hope this helps, Zig.

Edit: It may seem strange that my two favourites aren't tops in any category. Consider it reverse first past the post.  Meaning they come second all three times, but don't win any.

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Now, I'll Tackle song. Sorry in advance if this sounds like an English textbook.

I'll do 2 categories; Hits, and Album Tracks.

Hits: Band On The Run, Jet, Take It Away, No More Lonely Nights, Let Em In, Mull of Kintyre. All different, yet all masterpieces. Jet, with the roaring bass, Take It Away, the beautiful contrast, Let Em In, the great secret references and the brass!!! Breathtaking. And, when in times of calm, nothing beats Mull of Kintyre.

Album Tracks: Back Seat of The Car, Bluebird, Beware My Love, and Maybe I'm Amazed. Again, all different, yet all masterpieces. Bluebird is acoustic beauty, Back Seat of The Car is Abbey Road in mini (with a reference to Mexico city!), Maybe I'm Amazed is his masterpiece of solo recording, and Beware My Love has great contributions by Linda.

 

So, I say Maybe I'm Amazed. He didn't equal himself ever again, and arguably, never before.

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Mull of Kintyre for song for me. Any song that makes Scotland sound like a good place has to be stretching the boundaries.

I've never purchased or indeed listened to a Paul album, so I won't make a call on that.

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7 April 2011
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paulsbass said:

 

"Ram" is about the only album I don't have, but I LOVE "Monkberry Moon delight"!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But all his other albums have something or even a lot to like and discover as well.

 

 

Wow! I can't believe you don't have Ram and Electric Arguments. They're probably two of my favorite McCartney albums. You need to rectify that right away. Lol…Despite Tug of War being lauded as one of his best, for some reason it is not one of favorites, while one of his "worst" (Red Rose Speedway) is. I do know what you mean about BOTR, though. I've listened to it so many times that it's not among my favorites either…though I do LOVE Let Me Roll It.

I don't have Venus and Mars yet because iTunes doesn't have it anymore, but from it I love the title track, Love in Song, and Call Me Back Again (others too, but I can't remember off the top of my head all the tracks on it).

Back to the Egg is one of my favorites, too! I'm a big fan of Old Siam Sir, especially watching the video from the Back to the Egg special. Paul looks spectacular in it, and I also love Linda's keyboard part and the drums. I love London Town, too. I really enjoy listening to I'm Carrying when I'm falling asleep.

From his early 90s stuff, I really dig Off the Ground. The song is beautiful, and I like most other songs on the album as well. I'm starting to enjoy Flowers in the Dirt the more I listen to it. I didn't really like it at first. Flaming Pie is great, but I may have overplayed it, too. I have a few singles with the Oobu Joobu stuff on them. I really like the song Broomstick, but for some reason, it's not on youtube for those who don't have the single. Maybe one day I'll get around to making something.

Honestly, I like Memory Almost Full better than Chaos and Creation. Mr. Bellamy is perhaps my favorite track off of it. Like you, I can't stand Gratitude. To the skip button I go when I hear the first "Grat-i-tude."

It's hard for me to pick anything I don't like by Paul, but I am not a big fan of Run Devil Run. I don't like Rock N' Roll by John either (except for Stand by Me, which sounds a lot like When the Night on Red Rose Speedway…or is it the other way around?), so it's probably that I just enjoy original songs by them more.

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Silly love songs, Let em in, No More Lonely Nights, Uncle Albert/Admeril Halsey, JET!, And My love

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Actually, and this may be strange, covers work better when done different. Like The 5 Spector done tracks on John's Rock and Roll (Bony Moronie, You Can't Catch Me, Sweet Little Sixteen, Just Because, and 1 other), because they were slow and Wall of Sound.  

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My opinion right now on this won't seem to valid since I've hardly listened to any of Paul's solo work considering the two albums by him I have on my iTunes are compilation albums. But so far from all the songs I've heard either Tug of War or My Love has to be my favorite. But coming in right behind them would be No More Lonely Nights thanks to a friend of mine that absolutely adores that song.

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My Favourite song has already changed to a tie between Maybe I'm Amazed and Let Em In. Sorry for my long ass posts earlier.

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My favorite Paul song is either Let Me Roll It or Calico Skies. Favorite album is definitely Band On The Run (even if it is overrated)

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Calico Skies is a favorite of mine too.a-hard-days-night-paul-8=heart

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paulsbass said:

As I said: it's overplayed in my head (maybe elsewhere as well). I could live for another 37 years without listening to the title track again. 1985 is cooooool, though. I just can't get enough of that sweet stuff…
 

I'd love to tell you my opinion, but I don't have it – YET! I definitely have to change that. Loved "Sing the changes" in his concerts!

But that project is always good to shut up people calling him too sweet and nice…

Kedame said it earlier. You need to get Electric Arguments, but like "open-your-itunes-now-and-get-it!".The album is powerful, I mean, you can't be like "meh?" after you listen to it. It's not what you usually get from Macca, but by God, you can't expect less. It's funky, dirty, sexy, fun and yet, soothing and mature. And it sounds more modern than some albums that were released that year. My favorite tracks are "Nothing is too much just out of sight" (and one of my top 5 Paul songs), "Traveling Light", "Highway","Light from your lighthouse","Sun is shining", "Dance till we're high", "Lifelong passion", "Lovers in a Dream" and "Universal Here Everlasting Now".

 

Again Paulsbass this is electronic music. I love it, that's why this is one of my top Paul albums. But even if you don't like it, you might enjoy it anyway. a-hard-days-night-paul-8

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