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Paul's voice at it's "peak"
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29 January 2013
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Well, I'm a little biased -- I consider McCartney to be simply the best singer of all pop music history.  I'd say his peak was a solid plateau in the stratosphere of high quality that lasted a good 20 years, from the time of the "second phase" of the Beatles (beginning with Magical Mystery Tour) clear through to the 80s.  (Although I don't like most of his stuff after Speed of Sound, his voice was still good).

 

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"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!"

 

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I never thought of those as baritone.  Probably the lowest one is that second part of "You Never Give Me Your Money".  Paul is so versatile, I wonder if he ever tried to sing bass.

 

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Paul sang a bass backing on I Will. Check Joe's entry on the song.

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mja6758 said
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I Will. Check Joe's entry on the song.

I'll be damned!  I never knew that.  I've probably listened to that song 100 times.
  That's a rather unique way to have a bass in a song; although I would rather he had played an acoustic bass.

Also, when I asked if Paul had ever sung bass, I mean a vocal part in the bass range -- not literally mimicking a bass guitar.  That vocal bass he employs doesn't really sound all that deep -- the bass effect seems to stem mostly from the humming than from actually being way down low.

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Id have to say 80s, just listen to this (This is around 1989/1990 I think) He sounded like this all through the 80s:

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Well, that 80s live version of "Golden Slumbers" has great energy, but it's clearly inferior to the recorded version on Abbey Road.  Paul's voice is a little out of breath at certain points, he neither dips down low as well nor does his throaty yell sound as good as the recorded version; and he injects little curlicues that probably came to him in the moment, but they subtly detract from the original.

 

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Funny Paper said
Well, that 80s live version of "
Golden Slumbers" has great energy, but it's clearly inferior to the recorded version on Abbey Road.  Paul's voice is a little out of breath at certain points, he neither dips down low as well nor does his throaty yell sound as good as the recorded version; and he injects little curlicues that probably came to him in the moment, but they subtly detract from the original.

 

And most notably, he sings it in a lower key. I wouldn't call it the best version of the song. Maybe the best live version. :->

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tkj said
Id have to say 80s, just listen to this (This is around 1989/1990 I think) He sounded like this all through the 80s:

Absolutely AMAZING! BEST version of Golden Slumbers!!! 

Thanks for this video, great version!  Chocked me up a little, him and Linda were such a beautiful couple. heart  Last songs he played at the 2012 concert *daydreams back to that night*...  a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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tkj said

Absolutely AMAZING! BEST version of Golden Slumbers!!! 

If you said "best vocal performance in a recording of Golden Slumbers", I would disagree, the Abbey Road one beats it firmly, but would respect that you might enjoy some of the little quirks in Paul's vocal in this version.

I can't really understand you preferring that version to the Abbey Road recording. This recording is very 80s. Where the Beatles had orchestral overdubs, horns and strings and delicious harmony vocals, this version has 80s synths. It also lacks the emotion of the original recording (inevitably) without John, George and Ringo belting along.

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Seemed to be the best place to post this - young Paul vs. old Paul on "Yesterday."

 

 

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