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Ram album artwork - Paul and Linda McCartney

Written by: McCartney
Recorded: October 1970 – April 1971
Producer: Paul and Linda McCartney

Released: 21 May 1971 (UK), 17 May 1971 (US)

Paul McCartney: vocals, piano, bass guitar
Linda McCartney: backing vocals
David Spinozza/Hugh McCracken: guitar
Denny Seiwell: drums
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One of the songs I listen to on repeat during my work outs. Its just so damn good! I really love that song!

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It’s a brilliant song. What a great album closer!

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Honestly, this is easily the weakest track on the album for me. It’s a little too hopelessly romantic-sounding for my tastes, à la “My Love” or “Only Love Remains.” mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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It goes on too long, something that, for me, plagues the ‘Ram ‘ album. It becomes a tiring listen as the album goes on. 

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8 February 2022
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It’s endlessly fascinating how different people experience music. There isn’t a note I’d change on Ram , and if I wasn’t so prone to wearing out music by over-listening I’d have it on a loop whenever I didn’t need my ears for other things mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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I like Back Seat ’cause the instrumentation is good, the melody is nice, and Paul’s singing is fabulous on it, some of his best screaming.

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To me, this song is the most professional-sounding note on an otherwise charmingly kitschy, homey-sounding album. Oddly however it works well. It’s a brilliantly executed piece of music and does exactly what it sets out to do so well that you wonder if Paul created a mathematical formula to write it, and yet it’s not perfectly formulaic – it has the spark, the creativity and just enough spontaneity and Linda’s backing vocals to feel fresh and original even as it perfectly evokes exactly the kind of teenage-dream beach boys thing it’s trying to do.

Brilliant closer. I was not a fan of Ram the first time I listened to it, but by my third listen, as a certain @sir walter raleigh predicted, I was hooked, and I wouldn’t change a note of it either. Even the length of Long, Long, Long Haired Lady. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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To me, this song is the most professional-sounding note on an otherwise charmingly kitschy, homey-sounding album. Oddly however it works well. It’s a brilliantly executed piece of music and does exactly what it sets out to do so well that you wonder if Paul created a mathematical formula to write it, and yet it’s not perfectly formulaic – it has the spark, the creativity and just enough spontaneity and Linda’s backing vocals to feel fresh and original even as it perfectly evokes exactly the kind of teenage-dream beach boys thing it’s trying to do.

Brilliant closer. I was not a fan of Ram the first time I listened to it, but by my third listen, as a certain @sir walter raleigh predicted, I was hooked, and I wouldn’t change a note of it either. Even the length of Long, Long, Long Haired Lady. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

  

Yes it is a very professional sounding track which is beautifully enhanced by the addition of the orchestra. I agree it does sound slightly formulaic but not enough to lessen the quality of the song. I love the dreamy,  youthful innocence of the whole thing.

Ram is a damn good album and showed that Paul was in a good place at the time.

Linda’s harmonies were generally spot on and an integral part of both the wings sound (“listen to what the man said”) and later McCartney albums (“take it away”).

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