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Paul's NEW Album
11 November 2013
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Returning to Ebony and Ivory, Paul's solo version was released on the 12" i think and as a bonus track in itunes when Tug of War was added, along with all of Paul's other albums (it still might be there). Does that improve the song or is it still terrible?

"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)
11 November 2013
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Oh, gosh, I couldn't get past the first few strains of the melody. It still gives me horrible flashbacks to both the cheesy video and the grade school assembly where we had to sing it.

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Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

11 November 2013
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Ahhh Girl said

Expert Textpert said
It's probably the keyboard sound at the beginning after he says "Okay," which is repeated at 0:45, 1:44 and 2:43.

You're good at this.I listened to the song noting your times. I think you are right.

Paul saying "Okay" before playing the toy brings two pictures to mind.

First image: a technologically-challenged grandpa trying to figure out how to use a child's toy. "Okay, I think this is the right button."

Second image: a rock-n-roll superstar who can't believe he is really about to put this toy into one of his songs. He is wondering if it will go over well with his listening public. "Okay, here goes."

LOL.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

11 November 2013
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"Ebony and Ivory" deserves its own thread. IMO it's another example of a relatively weak McCartney song reaching #1 in the UK and/or US. So yes it's weak and contributed (along with those other songs) to the long delay in Macca reaching the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame as a solo performer. But who's to argue with a #1 song?.

Everything Macca's done since Flaming Pie has been great – but not a #1 hit in sight.

Back on topic, I've put Flaming Pie, Chaos and Creation and NEW in my multiple CD player, and clicked "random." What a treat.

The perfect triple album!!!

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14 November 2013
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Huffington Post has an article written by a college student on the joys of "New."

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Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

17 November 2013
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Not entirely sure where to post this but considering the performance was mostly to promote New here seems best. It's a video of Paul behind the scenes at the BBC recently. A few very sweet moments are contained.

"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)
18 November 2013
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meanmistermustard said
Not entirely sure where to post this but considering the performance was mostly to promote New here seems best. It's a video of Paul behind the scenes at the BBC recently. A few very sweet moments are contained.

So adorable!  Him and Stella, him with the Beatles picture….. Ugh!  heart

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

18 November 2013
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You might want to check your local Starbucks (dang, I almost wrote Starsucks thanks to mja) for their latest Song Pick of the Week cards. My local store has Paul as this week's pick with "New."

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19 November 2013
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parlance said
You might want to check your local Starbucks (dang, I almost wrote Starsucks thanks to mja) for their latest Song Pick of the Week cards. My local store has Paul as this week's pick with "New."

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I read the back of the card, and it looks like this is applicable to the US only. But I picked up a few cards. If you want one just to have as a collectible, just PM me. I suppose you could just send me an IRC in return (do they still do those?).

Edit: A photo:

Starbucks pick of the week

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19 November 2013
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parlance said

parlance said
You might want to check your local Starbucks (dang, I almost wrote Starsucks thanks to mja) for their latest Song Pick of the Week cards. My local store has Paul as this week's pick with "New."

parlance

 

I read the back of the card, and it looks like this is applicable to the US only. But I picked up a few cards. If you want one just to have as a collectible, just PM me. I suppose you could just send me an IRC in return (do they still do those?).

Edit: A photo:

Starbucks pick of the week

parlance

What is an IRC?

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19 November 2013
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meanmistermustard said

What is an IRC?

International Reply Coupon. A way of compensating someone for international postage.

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Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

19 November 2013
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Parlance, thanks for the Huffington review – it is indeed nice to see such a review from a college student. We should invite him to the Forum. And mmm, love that BBC clip. Macca looks particularly good there and seems to be a fun guy to hang out with. Haven't heard of an IRC but I'll take it over the IRS (Internal Revenue Service – tax).

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19 November 2013
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parlance said
You might want to check your local Starbucks (dang, I almost wrote Starsucks thanks to mja) for their latest Song Pick of the Week cards. My local store has Paul as this week's pick with "New."

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I got my card this morning. You got me to to go to Starbucks in the USA.

 

19 November 2013
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Ahhh Girl said

parlance said
You might want to check your local Starbucks (dang, I almost wrote Starsucks thanks to mja) for their latest Song Pick of the Week cards. My local store has Paul as this week's pick with "New."

parlance

I got my card this morning. You got me to to go to Starbucks in the USA.

 

Awesome! I love your display.

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

19 November 2013
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parlance said
…dang, I almost wrote Starsucks thanks to mja…

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Starsucks? Moi? *innocent face* How very dare you!

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20 November 2013
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mja6758 said

How very dare you!

I'm proud to say I know where that comes from. :-D

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22 November 2013
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Behind-the-scenes video from Paul's Covent Garden concert and HMV signing. [x-posted to the news thread]

 

 

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30 November 2013
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Via WogBlog, a music channel in the US called Palladia will be featuring a documentary on NEW on December at 9pm EST:

 

Paul McCartney: Something NEW

THURSDAY, 12/5 at 9p EST -- Something NEW documents the creation of Paul McCartney's latest album 'NEW', widely hailed as possibly the finest solo work of his peerless discography. The doc alternates between intimate footage of the actual recording process and vivid memories and incisive reflections of all involved. The result is an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look into Paul's creative process and his collaboration with the album's star-studded production team.

[x-posted to the news thread]

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

1 December 2013
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parlance said
Via WogBlog, a music channel in the US called Palladia will be featuring a documentary on NEW on December at 9pm EST:

 

Paul McCartney: Something NEW

THURSDAY, 12/5 at 9p EST -- Something NEW documents the creation of Paul McCartney's latest album 'NEW', widely hailed as possibly the finest solo work of his peerless discography. The doc alternates between intimate footage of the actual recording process and vivid memories and incisive reflections of all involved. The result is an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look into Paul's creative process and his collaboration with the album's star-studded production team.

[x-posted to the news thread]

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I get really tired of hype.  It's a great album and all, I know a few folks here have it in their top-5 lists at the moment – but "widely hailed as possibly the finest solo work …".  How widely?  I haven't seen this claim much.  And then they throw in the 'possibly' to dilute their claim and perhaps deflect attention from the shameless hyperbole they are throwing about to get people interested in their show.  Even if I had access to this channel I think I would skip the show if this is a sample of what it will be like.

 

1 December 2013
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Sadly hype is not uncommon in life, everything is given more push to people to try and get them to swallow it and buy/listen whatever. Like you trcanberra it pushes me away.

I've listened to New (my liking of the name deteriorates every time i think of the album, its now incredibly annoying and the joke wore thin after the third utterance of it – throw in appreciate and it is really gets on my nerves) once and I wasn't blown away. Thats not to say it was bad, maybe when i get around to hearing it again it will grow but that won't be for a while as i have a backlog of music to get thru.

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