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Chaos And Creation In The Backyard
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15 October 2020
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For me, this is one of Mccartneys best solo records. Its a shame he didn’t enjoy working with Nigel Godrich more but the results were fantastic. The way the electronics work off his acoustic guitar is great.

Its a very forthright record too, Paul lets his guard down about a lot of things on the album. It feels quite unusual in his catalogue. 

Recommend it strongly.

27 January 2022
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How many times is too many to listen to English Tea on repeat? beatlemaniacs_02_gif

Finally figured out one of the  important bits to get the sound right singing it is to leave out the r sound in the word garden. “Miles and miles of English ga-den stretching past the willow tree.”

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I think this was my first exposure to modern Beatles. As a kid I knew John and George had died but I had no idea Paul and Ringo were still working musicians. I remember seeing this and thinking “woah, this is the guy from The Beatles?!??!”

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"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

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kedame said
My absolute favorite song is Riding to Vanity Fair. It is really a deep song for Paul, who usually is a little more optimistic. This is one of the rare, special songs that allows you to see into some of his anger about always trying to be the strong one and not wanting to take it anymore, not really wanting to keep the happy smile on his face for the sake of keeping the peace. It’s a little haunting and very good. Hope you enjoy it!

  

This song made me cry this morning. It’s not a very common thing in my life, but this is the second song of Paul’s to make me cry this year. One of the things I found most moving about Get Back was watching Paul trying to be a diplomat in an impossible situation. I’m probably projecting a lot onto him, but then isn’t that part of what music is for? “And now that you don’t need my help” really got me paul-mccartney

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                                                                                                             -- Jason Carty, Nothing is Real podcast

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This bit from Riding to Vanity Fair has been on my mind for about two weeks.

But you didn’t seem to have any to spare
While you were riding to Vanity Fair

Yes, overall the song shows Paul to be in the right in this relationship/situation, but just those two lines struck me differently recently. I’m thinking of the situation from the perspective of the person Paul is “talking” to in this song. Sometimes you are feeling so drained emotionally dealing with your own problems that you just don’t have it in you to give sympathy or anything like that to another person. 

Thoughts comments?

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@Ahhh Girl True. One of my favorite songs is “We Can Work It Out ” – but the disagreement is all seen from the singer’s point of view. See it my way and everything will work out. (P.S. The album is mostly terrific. One of his best.)

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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
@Ahhh Girl True. One of my favorite songs is “We Can Work It Out ” – but the disagreement is all seen from the singer’s point of view. See it my way and everything will work out. (P.S. The album is mostly terrific. One of his best.)

  

I’ve had that same thought since the first time I heard We Can Work It Out .

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There’s a very good 2013 interview here with Jason Faulkner, who played on Chaos And Creation. He was on the first Jellyfish album too, Bellybutton, which I love (and is very McCartneyesque). Oh, and he released a couple of lullaby albums called Bedtime With The Beatles , which I played to my children when they were little. He was in St Vincent’s live band too a while back, so he’s well inside my Venn diagram of Favourite Things.

https://transatlanticmodern.co…..n-falkner/

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