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17 November 2015
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Love the vocals by Paul and Linda on the choruses on this track.

For my liking there is a little too much filler or underworked material on ‘McCartney’ so its good to come across a track such as this when hearing the album thru. When I compiled my first solo Beatles cassette this along with ‘Maybe I’m Amazed ‘ where automatic choices. Still get a kick out of the song. Nice lyrics too, especially 

“I used to ride on my fast city line,
Singing songs that i thought were mine alone, alone.
Now, let me lie with my love for the time
I am home, home, home.”

A really warm sentiment on finding contentment and peace with a loved one during an unhappy time.

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17 November 2015
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meanmistermustard said
Love the vocals by Paul and Linda on the choruses on this track.

For my liking there is a little too much filler or underworked material on ‘McCartney’ so its good to come across a track such as this when hearing the album thru. 

Agreed on both points. I think you nailed it with underworked – some of the filler may not have been filler had it been worked on a little more. This is one of my favorite tracks on the album.

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17 November 2015
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Paul is often quite loose with his composing, and sometimes that means he gets underrated unfairly. Seems to have been the case with McCartney and McCartney II .

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Back when I was a teenager in the early ’70s, my friend from high school Gordon Lehman (it’s so long ago I have absolutely zero worries about doxxing LOL) who had similar music tastes as me, we both liked the first McCartney solo album. He told me his older brother was really into music and took me over to his apartment and it had this really nice stereo system which to me seemed very sophisticated. So my friend told his brother hey this guy has some music he thinks is cool. I remember two of the albums I brought along were Crow by Crow, and the McCartney. For the former, he had an interesting question for me he said “Play me what you think is the worst song on the album”, so I did.

Anyway I played him the songs I liked from McCartney, including Man We Was Lonely. He listened attentatively and said it was interesting how McCartney seem to be doubling up on the guitar arpeggios or whatever they are that occur at the beginning and at the end, to create an echo effect. He said he wasn’t sure if McCartney was just creating an echo effect through the recording engineering, or whether he actually tracked over playing that same line a split second later with each note. 

50 years later, I still don’t know the answer.  If only McCartney continued to live over the decades and had been interviewed a gazillion times so that someone could ask him questions like that instead of the usual insipid repetitious blather they mostly do…

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Nice little ditty…..

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Bongo said
Nice little ditty…..

  

Yes, it’s a nice sounding track that goes well on the album. 

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