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Unreleased Paul
26 August 2013
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Beatles Rarity focused on the "Return to Pepperland (20 Years Later)" version of "Beautiful Night," which I love even more than the released version. I couldn't find any info on why the album was never released. Anyone know?

I didn't want to make a whole topic just for this question, and I didn't see anything on unreleased Paul recordings, hence the more general title.

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26 August 2013
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Thanks for the link, parlance! I like it better than the FP version, too. Still, it falls a little short of the song's potential for me. It's one of those Paul songs that's GREAT but… somewhat unrealized. I feel the same about "Oh Woman Oh Why" (thin vocal on the high notes; why on earth didn't he double-track?? Or re-record it after the '76 tour, when he was at the height of his vocal powers! That woulda been SUPER), "Your Loving Flame" (lyrics overhaul, stat!), "Some People Never Know" (needed more RAM-esque energy/polish), and "Tug of War" (the whole arrangement/production needed to be re-imagined, I feel). "Beautiful Night"… I dunno. Maybe a more dynamic contrast between bare-bones verses and big-orchestra-sound-supported "Things can go wrong…" bit. Also I think the fadeout is a copout. It should have a crafted ending.

Sorry for the random yammering! I don't have any unreleased Paul to share, I'm afraid… :)

26 August 2013
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No idea but Return To Pepperland may have been another album in the works that was passed over when we ended up with All The Best. Some of the tracks from that album came out on Flaming Pie singles, Beautiful Night being one of them (hidden in one of the Oobu Jubu parts).

Its a fine album except the words-cant-express-how-bad-it-is PS Love Me Do (wont post it here as it was upped on another thread and nobody deserves to hear such crap once never mind twice).

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27 August 2013
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I used to own a load of Paul bootlegs (Bootlegzone has a massive listing of what's out there).

There's a solid argument to be made for a one-stop collection of outtakes from the 70s, but a lot of everything else is stuff that was better left off the albums.

 

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27 August 2013
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Thanks for the info, what little there is available. I agree, MMM, that remake did not need to happen nor can it be unheard.

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27 August 2013
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SatanHimself said
I used to own a load of Paul bootlegs (Bootlegzone has a massive listing of what's out there).

There's a solid argument to be made for a one-stop collection of outtakes from the 70s, but a lot of everything else is stuff that was better left off the albums.

 

Paul himself has had a 2LP set of outtakes in the can since the early 80s, the famous "Hot Hitz and Kold Kutz" set. For whatever reason, it's never been officially released although it's super common on the bootleg scene.

 

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27 August 2013
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That's a nice version of 'Beautiful Night' – thank you parlance. I still prefer the a-hard-days-night-ringo-11 version, however.

I also thank parlance for taking me to the BR site, as I miss having Happy Nat around our Forum. He used to throw tidbits like this at us all the time. He has a nice website.

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27 August 2013
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Zig said
That's a nice version of 'Beautiful Night' – thank you parlance. I still prefer the a-hard-days-night-ringo-11 version, however.

I also thank parlance for taking me to the BR site, as I miss having Happy Nat around our Forum. He used to throw tidbits like this at us all the time. He has a nice website.

 

You're welcome. He does! I'm on his mailing list so I try to check it out every week.

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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

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28 August 2013
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I found a couple of those "Cold Cuts" on YouTube.

I have to disagree with acmac above about "Some People Never Know" -- I think Paul crafted that one perfectly.

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28 August 2013
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Funny Paper said

I have to disagree with acmac above about "Some People Never Know" -- I think Paul crafted that one perfectly.

I agree.  Great tune. a-hard-days-night-john-1

"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!"

 

28 August 2013
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I found Return to Pepperland as well. Love YouTube.

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

9 September 2013
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Someone posted this lovely tune, When the Wind is Blowing, at Reddit:

 

 

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15 December 2013
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Found this out over wogblog, posted today. 

For the first Wogblog writes "Paul and Linda McCartney (with kids in tow) sitting around at Dustin Hoffman's rented house in Jamaica, 1973 playing some music: Picasso's Last Words (Drink To Me) and Getting Closer." and the second, "More of the same: Baa Baa Black Sheep, Hands Of Love, Peggy Sue and more of Getting Closer."..

 

 

Well worth hearing, Paul's kids are very audible which is sweet, you even get to hear Paul telling one of the kids off. heartheartheart

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15 December 2013
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I remember reading how when Paul and family met Dustin Hoffman down there, Picasso had just died recently (April 8, 1973), and Paul recounted that Dustin admired Paul's ability to write songs, so he challenged Paul to write one about Picasso -- and Paul did: Picasso's Last Words.  I like that song, especially the "three o'clock in the morning" part; the nice touch of drunken Paul and others (either pretending to be drunk or really being so) singing towards the end; the French radio voice that comes in at one point; and the pièce de résistance -- Denny Laine's impeccable clarinet interludes.

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16 December 2013
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parlance said
Someone posted this lovely tune, When the Wind is Blowing, at Reddit:

Hey, I recognize that! He did a whistle version of it on Parky and explained the song's origins. Too bad he never finished it; it is a lovely tune.

18 January 2014
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Found the Trevor Jones tapes with Wings & Paul outtakes to sift thru as well as Wings Glasgow '79 concert to add to my ongoing Paul chronological career spanning archive listing collection series since he is taking so damn long (can anyone think a good name for it?). 

Is anyone able to recommend a good quality soundboard or audience tape concert from the other Wings tours, would really help with it all?

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18 February 2014
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Beatles Rarity focused on the title track to Return to Pepperland. Man, I love this song, I really wish it'd been released.

It was bittersweet to hear the Nelson Mandela reference.

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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.

21 February 2014
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The Beatles Rarity podcast featured "Did We Meet Somewhere Before?":

This week I've brought along an out-take recorded during the sessions for the last Wings album, Back To The Egg, sometime around July, 1978. Aside from Paul and Linda McCartney, the band line up at this time included Wings-original member Denny Laine, lead guitarist Laurence Juber and former Elton John drummer Steve Holly. “Did We Meet Somewhere Before?” was not actually intended for inclusion on the 'Egg' album though, but for use in the new film Heaven Can Wait (starring Warren Beatty). The final version of the film however, did not include the song.

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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.

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