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Relatively new to McCartney--need some help.
30 April 2013
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I actually want to hear RAM in Mono. My turntable is very eager for this kind of stuff.

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30 April 2013
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Gerell said
I actually want to hear RAM in Mono. My turntable is very eager for this kind of stuff.

My uncle has an original vinyl of Ram, I haven't seen it or listened to it (the vinyl) in ages...but I don't know if it's mono or stereo.

The mono version was included on the deluxe reissue of Ram last year, though. I'd like to hear it, too, although a friend who has the mono original LP says the differences are minimal, certainly nothing like the variations in the mono Beatles albums.

 

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30 April 2013
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I've heard Memory Almost Full and Off the Ground. I rate them about the same, but I'm not too impressed with either. 

Off the Ground has some good songs among mostly bland songs, and that horrible generic 90's pop rock sound.

Memory Almost Full has much nicer production and seems updated, while the songs are not really that great. I enjoyed the first half of the album much more than the second half.

 

--Now I've heard Flaming Pie.  This one is awesome, it ranks right up there with McCartney and Ram in my opinion (on first listen).  I guess visiting the Beatles tapes for Anthology did him some good.

--And now I've heard Kisses on the Bottom.  A good album. I like the way his voice has aged and it sounds good with these songs.

Most people tend to hate albums where rock musicians do old jazz/easy listening standards, but I love them.  I enjoyed both Ringo's "Sentimental Journey" and Sinead O'Connor's "Am I Not Your Girl," for example.

 

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30 April 2013
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I haven't heard it, but I'm curious about the album Gilmour played on; I believe it was released in the late 90's.. Other than that, the last McCartney album I'm really interested in hearing is Tug of War. I've heard good things about it.

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1 May 2013
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Holsety said
I haven't heard it, but I'm curious about the album Gilmour played on; I believe it was released in the late 90's.. Other than that, the last McCartney album I'm really interested in hearing is Tug of War. I've heard good things about it.

Gilmour as in Dave Gilmour from Pink Floyd?

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1 May 2013
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Yes, THAT David Gilmour. It's mostly an album of covers (Run Devil Run)

Holsety said, "the last McCartney album I'm really interested in hearing is Tug of War."

That's too bad 'coz there's a lot of great stuff on Flaming Pie and Chaos and Creation.

 

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1 May 2013
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^^ And Memory Almost Full, such as Mr. Bellamy and House of Wax.

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1 May 2013
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parlance said
^^ And Memory Almost Full, such as Mr. Bellamy and House of Wax.

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What about "Dance Tonight" that's a tune, that mandolin a-hard-days-night-george-10

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2 May 2013
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That one's not my thing, but I do like Ever Present Past thanks to the video.

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2 May 2013
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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
Yes, THAT David Gilmour. It's mostly an album of covers (Run Devil Run)

Holsety said, "the last McCartney album I'm really interested in hearing is Tug of War."

That's too bad 'coz there's a lot of great stuff on Flaming Pie and Chaos and Creation.

 

In other news, some guy was convicted for swindling. He looked like David Gilmour so he assumed his identity [the identity of Dave Gilmour] in the hospital  where he [the look-alike] was being treated. He left without paying the bills and left an autograph signed by "David Gilmour", few days later it was only realised that he wasn't really David Gilmour. Anyways back to the topic.

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parlance said
^^ And Memory Almost Full, such as Mr. Bellamy and House of Wax.

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What about "Dance Tonight" that's a tune, that mandolin a-hard-days-night-george-10

There are lots of mixed criticisms against Dance Tonight, lots of John fans hate it btw.

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"When I was a robber *Piano Chord* in Boston Place"
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Paul:"Don't be nervous John"
John:"I 'm not"
2 May 2013
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I detest Dance Tonight with an intense hatred. The mandolin start (i like the mandolin normally), the dreadful lyrics and the god-damn awful whistling. Puerile inane crap at its very worst. When i saw Paul live in Glasgow back in 2010 as soon as that started up i was off to the bathroom just to get away from it.

I tried to listen to all of Memory Almost Full after getting the album for 30p. It was so shit i couldnt get to the end and have never tried again.

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2 May 2013
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^I think it's a pretty good album myself, not his best but enjoyable. I love Ever Present Past, great tune and video.

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Gerell said, "There are lots of mixed criticisms against Dance Tonight, lots of John fans hate it btw."

Some McCartney fans don't care for it either, including this one.

The adjective I like to use for those types of McCartney songs is "facile," i.e. lazy. I could write that song myself - and then would be embarrassed to play it for anyone. Other songs in that category include "Follow Me" and "Freedom"

But admittedly, there is a fine line between facile and charming. For example, I don't have a problem with All Together Now or Yellow Submarine.

 

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2 May 2013
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I liked Dance Tonight before I liked the Beatles, way back when it was on a commercial. It was for iTunes or the like, and really colorful.

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2 May 2013
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It took me a while to warm up to Memory Almost Full, but I do enjoy it now...even 'Dance Tonight'.

Of all the Macca albums I now own, Chaos and Creation... is the one I just can't get myself to listen to a second time. I was soooooooooooooooo disappointed with it. I think it is because I kept hearing people say how great it is and that kept raising my expectations. If I had never heard any of his other albums and listened to it on its own merit, maybe I might feel different but I doubt it. Compared to his stuff that I really enjoy (BOTR, RAM, FP, etc...), I found this album incredibly boring. It left me grateful I bought it second hand at a used music store. I can't be the only one who feels this way. The 'McCartney' section at this particular store was lousy with copies of this CD that others had traded or just plain turned in. That should have been my first hint. Anyway, I keep saying I have to give it a second listen, but...

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2 May 2013
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Zig said
It took me a while to warm up to Memory Almost Full, but I do enjoy it now...even 'Dance Tonight'.

Of all the Macca albums I now own, Chaos and Creation... is the one I just can't get myself to listen to a second time.

I'm surprised to see Chaos and Creation lauded far more than Memory Almost Full. There are songs I love on both (aforementioned Mr. Bellamy and House of Was for MAF, and Jenny Wren and Vanity Fair for CaC). And there are songs I can do without. Overall, they rate the same for me.

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3 May 2013
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English Tea is one of my favourite post-Beatles songs.

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3 May 2013
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I heard Chaos and Creation yesterday, as well as Wings at the Speed of Sound. 

I have to say I think Chaos and Creation is way better than Memory Almost Full, no contest.

Wings at the Speed of Sound was a bit "mix and match" with all the different vocalists and styles, but overall the strengths of the good songs pulled the album through.  It was a fun listen.  I even enjoyed "Silly Love Songs."

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4 May 2013
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McCartney II just came in the mail. Yay!

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4 May 2013
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McCartney II just came in the mail. Yay!

My local library had it and misplaced it, grrr. So they've put it on their search list. But Wingspan and Ecce Cor Meum are waiting for me to pick up.

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