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Paul McCartney & Wings
23 December 2010
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How many feel that Paul did his best stuff with Wings in the 70's as opposed to his solo output. I am not counting 'Ram' because in my opinion, this was the beginning of Wings though not credited as such with Denny Siewell on drums. (Ram is one of the best albums I have every heard)

It seems my favorite songs are in this period: Big Barn Bed, Beware My Love, I've Had Enough, Getting Closer, Letting Go, Band On The Run & Jet.

Let me know your thoughts. It's a shame the band changed members so many times. I heard that a lot of that was do to Paul being a perfectionist.

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23 December 2010
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I love all of Paul's solo work. His before-Wings and after-Wings are great, with amazing albums like Ram (which I count as before-Wings) and Memory Almost Full. His works in a group (Wings or Fireman) are equally superb. His works in the 90's are mediocre at best. I don't like Press to Play or Run Devil Run as much as Band on the Run or Chaos and Creation. Just my two cents.

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24 December 2010
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I haven't heard all Paul's solo work to say an opinion.. but I love Band on the Run. I bought it as a Christmas present to myself and I don't regret it.

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24 December 2010
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Grrrrr…. I need to get Band on the Run….

 

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24 December 2010
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My Top 3 of His are Band On The Run, Tug Of War and Wings at The Speed of Sound

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
24 December 2010
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mithveaen said:

I haven't heard all Paul's solo work to say an opinion.. but I love Band on the Run. I bought it as a Christmas present to myself and I don't regret it.


I also getting Band on the Run. Two more days…paul-mccartney
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24 December 2010
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The funny thing is when I listen to these albums "for the first time" I'm like … "I have heard this before but when?".

Well, that happened with Band on the Run. It was natural to me to listen the songs in that order, and when the album ended with Nineteen Eighty-Five I was like "WTF? Why this albums sounds familar if I haven't heard it?". I mean I have heard the songs but not in the order they're in the album.

 

When my sister came over, I asked her "Did you have Band on the Run when you were in college?" and my sister (who was a Wings fan) "Sure I did. But one of the m*9#="$ of of my boyfriends stole it".

 

So I listened to that album when I was only 3, that's why it's imprinted in my memory. I bet when I get Wings at the Speed of Sound I'm going to have those flashback moments as well. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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24 December 2010
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Didn't he just release the remastered version of Band on the Run? Is there any quality difference between the original and the remastered version?

 

(Re: mith – I hate when you think you recognize a song and can't focus on anything until you remember where you heard it before. This happens to me all the time, at least.)

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24 December 2010
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Yeah I hate that…. the problem is that I was too young to learn the names of the songs… so when I hear or read a song's name I'm like a-hard-days-night-ringo-7 and then I listen to it and I'm like a-hard-days-night-ringo-9

 

and yes, I got the remastered version. I haven't heard the bonus CD audio neither seen the DVD. 

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28 December 2010
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mithveaen said:

I got the remastered version. I haven't heard the bonus CD audio neither seen the DVD. 


a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Have you had a go at the bonus materials yet? I was debating whether to buy the set or just buy the single CD and use the saved money for other albums. I think I have enough box sets for now and am leaning toward more single CD's.

I'd be curious on your opinion of the bonus stuff just in case.a-hard-days-night-ringo-4

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28 December 2010
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Well, Here is mine. The Bonus Stuff isn`t necessary, but it can be enjoyable. I haven`t seen the DVD, but you could get any with the Single CD

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28 December 2010
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Zig said:

mithveaen said:

I got the remastered version. I haven't heard the bonus CD audio neither seen the DVD. 


a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Have you had a go at the bonus materials yet? I was debating whether to buy the set or just buy the single CD and use the saved money for other albums. I think I have enough box sets for now and am leaning toward more single CD's.
 

I'd be curious on your opinion of the bonus stuff just in case.a-hard-days-night-ringo-4


Not yet, but thanks to remind me!! I'll check it out now!

 

Edit : I've been watching the DVD and to be honest, unless you're a hardcore Paul & Wings fan, this DVD is not a "must". Pros : Nice videos, and the best IMHO Abbey Road recording footage. Cons : Long home videos from Band on the Run photo cover shooting.

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28 December 2010
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Thanks to both of you. Looks like it'll be the Band on the Run CD along with All Things Must Pass.

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27 April 2011
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Okay, the great things about Wings was it grounded Paul. If you look at, say, Pipes Of Peace, there are great songs (Pipes of Peace, The Man, The Other Me, Say Say Say) and some bad (Tug of Peace, others.) So Wings made him always get the opinion of the other members. He didn't have that as a solo artist. BUT, and this is important, I say he made quite a bit of great music pre and post Wings. Memory Almost Full, Tug of War, Flowers In The Dirt and McCartney.

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27 April 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

My Top 3 of His are Band On The Run, Tug Of War and Wings at The Speed of Sound

Ditto!!mithveaen said:

The funny thing is when I listen to these albums "for the first time" I'm like … "I have heard this before but when?".

Well, that happened with Band on the Run. It was natural to me to listen the songs in that order, and when the album ended with Nineteen Eighty-Five I was like "WTF? Why this albums sounds familar if I haven't heard it?". I mean I have heard the songs but not in the order they're in the album.

 

When my sister came over, I asked her "Did you have Band on the Run when you were in college?" and my sister (who was a Wings fan) "Sure I did. But one of the m*9#="$ of of my boyfriends stole it".

 

So I listened to that album when I was only 3, that's why it's imprinted in my memory. I bet when I get Wings at the Speed of Sound I'm going to have those flashback moments as well. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

The EXACT same thing happened with me. I dug out Band on the Run from my dad's CD cases last year, and popped it in in the car. Band on the Run comes on first, that has me smiling of course, but then Jet comes on.a-hard-days-night-john-6 Now I may or may not like that song…Any guesses? Anyway I think HEY I know this from somewhere… And then goes Bluebird and I get this distant memory of my mom singing that to me. This goes on and on with every song. So I talk to my dad When I Get Home, and I explain that it's the oddest thing, but I feel like these songs have been embedded in my brain, and for some reason I associate them with blue chairs… "Oh YES. We used to listen to that in our old motorhome on trips when you were 5! All the seats were blue. I don't think we've listened to that album since then!"

 

So THAT was the start of my musical education. Interesting that I should remember it more than a decade later…

 

I have the remaster but havent compared the audio quality side by side.

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27 April 2011
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That story is really fantastic Jet!

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JET! said:

So THAT was the start of my musical education. Interesting that I should remember it more than a decade later…

The same thing always happens to me with Anna (Go To Him) from PPM. I always get a fleeting flashback to my old house when I was like 3

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28 April 2011
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Thank you! Thanks for for reminding me of it. Music is the most amazing thing, isn't it?

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8 May 2011
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I just got Band on The Ru (with the DVD, Bonus CD, and regular CD), and Memory almost Full (Regular CD, and DVD)…Memory almost Full is a great one!! I'd have to say I like it just a little more than Band on the Run. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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I just thought I'd remind everyone that Band on the Run is awesome. And I love the stutter halfway through the riff on Let Me Roll It. Has anyone heard that anywhere else? I thought it was quite innovative.

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