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"The Art of McCartney"
20 November 2014
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Well, someone agrees with us.

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

25 November 2014
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I'm getting pretty close to canceling my order. Is anyone here buying this? Is anyone who was buying it still doing so after the previews?

I'm not getting it on principle.  Seems I can buy a 2CD set with 2 bonus tracks OR a 2CD set with a bonus DVD - if I want the bonus tracks AND the bonus DVD I have to buy it twice.  Stuff that; Paul - if you or your flunkies are reading this please stop this bogus multiple version thing.

And from what I have read here so far, 'bonus' might be pushing it.  Though tastes do differ I guess, I have that Lennon Darfur set and don't mind it; same for the Dylan Chimes of Freedom tribute.

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26 November 2014
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I personally really enjoyed Jeff Lynne's cover of Junk, though like all the others it's virtually the same as the original. In any case I'm definitely not buying the album.

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6 January 2015
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Heart performed Band On The Run on Jimmy Kimmel last night:

http://youtu.be/0JD6xUJ33VU

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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 Vimeo or YouTube.

12 January 2015
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Finally found a song off this album I really like: "No More Lonely Nights" by Airborne Toxic Event.

Like it better than the original - a very rare event with a Beatles / McCartney song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....nTRPF-rdZM

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)

27 January 2015
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i've seen the film the other day on sky. usually i doubt when i hear of tributes and covers and stuffs so i was sceptical in the beginning but this one deserves attention. apart that with such people as Daltrey,bb king, alice cooper, smokey robinson, heart ecc is easy make good music what i've appreciate particurly is the surfacing of less known songs as On the way (performed by B.b. king...and improved from Mc cartney 2) and So bad (perfomrmed by Smokey Robinson). aren't you curious to hear the Alice Cooper rendition of Eleanor Rigby ?

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Alice Cooper sounds like he's at a karaoke club (as do many of the performers on this album).

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)

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Well, I came late to the party -- I only learned about this project in April of this year (2015).  That by itself shows how relatively lackadaisical I am about my McCartney fandomship.

Even more embarrassing, I had never registered the song "Wanderlust" the first time around, when it came out so many years (decades) ago (1982) on Tug Of War -- an album which I actually purchased in the late 80s and felt disappointed by except for two magnificent songs on it ("Ballroom Dancing" and "Take It Away").  Somehow, my stupidity at the time glossed over "Wanderlust".  So, fast-forward to the future present, last month I gave a listen to this tribute album and was blown away by Brian Wilson's cover.  I thought, wow, Brian must have improved the original, it was so good!  It piqued my interest. so I went back to listen to Paul's original -- and I was doubly blown away.  How could I have missed that song the first time around!!!???  Anyway, I think Paul's original cannot be matched, even if Brian does an amazing interpretation of it.

Other noteworthy contributions:

Willie Nelson's Yesterday (heck, Willie could just accidentally sneeze and it would be noteworthy...)

Jeff Lynne's Junk -- an amazingly touching and appreciative rendition (and yet another embarrassing lacuna in my musical knowledge -- I never really knew who Jeff Lynne was or his significance...)

Corinne Bailey Rae's Bluebird -- superlative.  I dare say she well nigh improves on the original.  She certainly elicits an interesting bluesy soul quality in the song.

Kiss's Venus And Mars is interesting, and in some ways even brasher than the original; but there's an unsurpassable spirit & heart about Paul & Wing's original that's like a moment in time.

Let 'Em In is an interesting choice for Dr. John, but I don't think it quite works.  It puts me in mind of Tom Waits, who might do a good cover of Dear Friend.

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