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Give My Regards To Broad Street
11 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said

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Was looking into No More Lonely Nights as the album version is different to the single (tho only with pointless dialogue and sound effects so proved unnecessary). What i did come across was a track called Goodnight Princess which had gotten overlooked. Yet another Paul song that is fab, i love that old style music so loving this.

If anyone knows of any others that Paul has done (i have the Country Hams material as found as bonus tracks on Speed of Sound) please let me know. 

Note: mja also mentioned this track way up there ^^^ somewhere.

 

Oh, must have missed that. Normally when folks post/mention tracks from Broad Street i turn off.

It was actually my first ever CD by a Beatle - together or solo.  Can't recall why now - but I know I seem to like it a LOT more than you :)

 

11 January 2014
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trcanberra said

meanmistermustard said

trcanberra said

meanmistermustard said
Was looking into No More Lonely Nights as the album version is different to the single (tho only with pointless dialogue and sound effects so proved unnecessary). What i did come across was a track called Goodnight Princess which had gotten overlooked. Yet another Paul song that is fab, i love that old style music so loving this.

If anyone knows of any others that Paul has done (i have the Country Hams material as found as bonus tracks on Speed of Sound) please let me know. 

Note: mja also mentioned this track way up there ^^^ somewhere.

 

Oh, must have missed that. Normally when folks post/mention tracks from Broad Street i turn off.

It was actually my first ever CD by a Beatle - together or solo.  Can't recall why now - but I know I seem to like it a LOT more than you :)

 

Wouldn't be difficult. I'd be more than satisfied if the sessions had resulted in one 12" single consisiting of

A-side: No More Lonely Nights (Ballad)

B-side: Goodnight Princess, No More Lonely Nights (Playout Version)

 

 

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10 May 2014
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Relistened to this a couple of days ago and my over-riding thought to every track on the album is why? It reminds me of those horrible compilations that feature new recordings of classic songs by one or more members of the original band, either that or an artist who's made the album as some kind of tribute to Paul's work but fails miserably.

As said before the re-recordings are utterly pointless and far inferior to the originals (Here, There & Everywhere does feature a new subtle orchestral part but which adds nothing to it) and of the new tracks only NMLN is of any real quality. No Values and Not Such A Bad Boy are pure hackwork with lazy lyrics, half-hearted vocals and very average production, Eleanor's Dream could have been something with more work but ends up going nowhere slowly via a long convoluted (is that the right word?) detour, and Goodnight Princess is a nice instrumental track in the same musical vein as Honey Pie and You Gave Me The Answer but not worth shelling out for the album.

It is interesting  that the one Wings tracks Paul goes back to and modernises is Silly Love Songs which was a huge a-hard-days-night-paul-11 to his critics who were having a go at him after My Love saying his music was too soppy (Band on the Run can be heard in the film but its the Wings recording).

And going back to NMLN, on the album the ballad is sandwiched between movie dialogue and sound effects whilst the playout version is longer but not in a good way as it feels its been stretched out to fill in time rather than offer anything to the mix included as the single b-side. If you want NMLN (and it is such a good song with a cracking Dave Gilmour solo at the end of the ballad version and some excellent singing by Paul on both) get Wingspan which includes both the single versions and a whole load of songs you will listen to (better to have a good song twice than a crap one at all).

 

Overall its best to avoid this. I will be from now on.

He told us not to get overwhelmed by grief and whatever thoughts we have... to keep them happy, because any thoughts we have of him will travel to him wherever he is. (John Lennon - 27/8/67)
10 May 2014
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^ Why?

They were making a film, film's have soundtracks.  I suspect he was very busy on the movie at the time which is why there were so few new songs and they sound a bit rushed - though I like them a bit better than you do.  I agree on Eleanor's Dream - it is the one track I almost skip when listening.  I really like the version of Wanderlust on this.

Financially, I guess it did ok though his rep took a hammering.

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I know a soundtrack was required but that shouldn't be an excuse for music that is severely lacking in originality, imagination or quality. Was there such a need to meet set deadlines that Paul couldn't have pushed them back spent a few more months to work on it?

He told us not to get overwhelmed by grief and whatever thoughts we have... to keep them happy, because any thoughts we have of him will travel to him wherever he is. (John Lennon - 27/8/67)
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