1 May 2011
"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)
15 June 2011
10 August 2011
Great find if it’s real. Certainly a good fake if it isn’t.
Would be fun if he sang it in concert one day.
"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
17 December 2012
Has the sound of McCartney. If fake, a damn good fake. If real, a damn good find.
14 January 2013
29 November 2012
27 December 2012
30 January 2013
1 December 2009
Hm. The voice itself sounds like Paul to me (except for that rising “allow”, which I could almost swear was George!), the phrasing less so. But I’ll bet I’m half-consciously telling myself the phrasing sounds wrong because I’m accustomed to the way P&G sang the original. I agree: Either Paul or an excellent imitation.
Incidentally, I heard this while lounging around my mother’s swimming pool last summer, and she was surprised when I told her that it was a MacLen composition. Seemed strange that she was unaware, since she’d known the song since it was released. Would DJs have not taken pains to identify the song’s exalted authors in ’64, or did 16-year old girls just not care (or even realize that songs have writers)? Who knows, who cares…
GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty.
17 January 2013
I agree that it does indeed sound like Paul, and if it’s not, somebody did a damn good imitation.
"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been.. I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene.. Banjos! Banjos! All the time, I can't forget that tune.. and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"
17 December 2012
It is Paul. I don’t know if mmm knew when he opened the thread, but the source for it is Peter Asher, brother of Jane, half of Peter & Gordon. He is not going to be passing off a fake as the real thing. It’s obviously a short little tape where Paul’s showing him the tune.