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Paul to work on another John track?
10 October 2012
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SatanHimself said
I agree.  Going back to the well at this point smack of shameless exploitation, even if it might be something to cross-promote some of the 50th-anniversary releases.

"Free As A Bird" and "Real Love" were pleasant but ultimately unnecessary.

 

I'd suggest that Paul mine his solo years for outtakes, demos and whatnot, but having heard a lot of it there really isn't a lot of quality material out there.

While I don't think it's a good idea PR wise for Paul to do this, I wouldn't say he would do it as a means of exploitation. I'm sure the novelty of it occurs to him as far as buyers are concerned, but I think Paul wants to do it simply because he wants to sing on a track with John. Sounds sappy…but it is Paul.

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10 October 2012
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This is hilarious. I simply gave my opinion that given the choice between an album of old standards and an album of duets to some of John's demos, I'd rather have the duets.

Next thing I know, I'm suggesting…

meanmistermustard said
cutting and pasting bits of a rejected George solo from an unreleased song to a John demo and add new drumming from Ringo and Pauls bass alongside harmonies

unknown said
he has nothing good left of himself so now he has to go and take John's music.

mr. Sun king coming together said
trying to recreate the Beatles every 10 years just because there are fans who would like it.

SatanHimself said
Going back to the well {and smacking of} shameless exploitation

Yikes.

Breathe people, breathe.

Relax.

It was just me musing out loud…or in print, as it were. But in all seriousness, I did ask for your thoughts and it is evident that we Beatles fans are a passionate lot. Thanks for all of the feedback. I'm sorry if I caused any of you to reach for the bottle of antacids.

I told you it was radical…a-hard-days-night-george-10

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10 October 2012
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Zig said
This is hilarious. I simply gave my opinion that given the choice between an album of old standards and an album of duets to some of John's demos, I'd rather have the duets.

Next thing I know, I'm suggesting…

meanmistermustard said
cutting and pasting bits of a rejected George solo from an unreleased song to a John demo and add new drumming from Ringo and Pauls bass alongside harmonies

My comment was what the next step could be not that you were suggesting it. Im stating this as i want all the… no scrap that. Zig suggested it. You read him say it, i am totally wrong. It was Zigs idea, all his work. I had nothing to do with it, absolutely zilch. Nil. Nadda. Bubkis. It was Zig. Zig, Zig, Zig.

 

(I might edit my previous posts. Breathe. Breathe. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…)

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10 October 2012
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While I don't think it's a good idea PR wise for Paul to do this, I wouldn't say he would do it as a means of exploitation. I'm sure the novelty of it occurs to him as far as buyers are concerned, but I think Paul wants to do it simply because he wants to sing on a track with John. Sounds sappy…but it is Paul.

But he wouldn't be really singing "with" John!

If he did such a thing to remind himself of the experience of REALLY harmonizing with John, that's a little weird and a little sad, but kinda touching. If he made such a recording just for experimental reasons, for his own amusement or for the enjoyment of his personal acquaintances, I see no harm. But as soon as he releases such a recording to the public and sells it for money, I certainly do think it becomes exploitation and egotism.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
10 October 2012
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meanmistermustard said

Zig said
This is hilarious. I simply gave my opinion that given the choice between an album of old standards and an album of duets to some of John's demos, I'd rather have the duets.

Next thing I know, I'm suggesting…

meanmistermustard said
cutting and pasting bits of a rejected George solo from an unreleased song to a John demo and add new drumming from Ringo and Pauls bass alongside harmonies

My comment was what the next step could be not that you were suggesting it. Im stating this as i want all the… no scrap that. Zig suggested it. You read him say it, i am totally wrong. It was Zigs idea, all his work. I had nothing to do with it, absolutely zilch. Nil. Nadda. Bubkis. It was Zig. Zig, Zig, Zig.

(I might edit my previous posts. Breathe. Breathe. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…)

Oh my God, you just made my whole day. Thanks for making me laugh (again!).

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10 October 2012
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I wonder where its heading, the shoelace warmer. Someone will be delighted.

 

Going off topic saw new official Beatles memorabilia in Glasgow; tshirts, travel mugs etc and some mugs. 1 mug had an unflattering picture of John's face in 1963. I found a pic online.Beatles - Mug Live in Concert

"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 October 2012
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I have a t-shirt with that picture of John a-hard-days-night-ringo-8and other unflattering pictures of the others on it. Everywhere I went people laughed at it the other day. I didn't really know how to react, they were right, they don't look very good on it BUT it's The Beatles, you don't laugh at The Beatles, you just don't. Anyway, the next day I uploaded lot's of photos of them onto my phone, photos in which they really don't look ugly (or anything close), and I went around showing them to anyone who mentioned them. And said, still think they are ugly? Huh?

Sorry, back on topic.

We clearly have very different views on whether this a good idea or not. It kind of is, but then it's really not. At the end of the day, despite the fact that Paul could make truck loads of money by doing this, he probably won't. Too many people wouldn't like the idea, even if those people buy the track anyway. As said by somebody else (mr Sun King?), for people of my age, we didn't go through the excitement of the Anthology releases because we were too young to remember, or remember it being anything earth-shattering. So, for me, the propspect of this is quite exciting. However, if the track wasn't released by John, does that not suggest that it's not very good? In which case maybe the ''dream duet'' is something I'd rather just dream about, rather than hear.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

11 October 2012
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See, I DO remember the Anthologies; and as a longtime Beatles fanatic who was largely indifferent to their solo careers (especially the post-'80s solo careers), the excitement was the fact that they had finally opened the vaults to the unheard stuff, not that they had used some gimmicky technology to create a new "Beatles" song. If they had taken '60s recordings and overdubbed new vocal and instrumental parts overtop, I'd have been FURIOUS! (The bits of editing and simulated composite takes that they DID create were bad enough.)

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