Post Tagged with: "Paul McCartney"

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2014

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2014

Kit O’Toole counts down the best Beatles-related releases of the past year, as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania.

Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions [1969-2013], by Luca Perasi: Books

Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions [1969-2013], by Luca Perasi: Books

Here’s a thorough and essential song-by-song guide to Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles career, from 1970’s ‘McCartney’ to 2013’s ‘New.’

Allen Toussaint, “Lady Madonna” from The Art of McCartney (2014): One Track Mind

Allen Toussaint, “Lady Madonna” from The Art of McCartney (2014): One Track Mind

Allen Toussaint explores a Paul McCartney connection from long before their time together around the newly reissued ‘Venus and Mars.’

Dr. John, “Let ‘Em In” from The Art of McCartney (2014): One Track Mind

Dr. John, “Let ‘Em In” from The Art of McCartney (2014): One Track Mind

One part revelry and one part reverie, Dr. John’s update of Paul McCartney’s “Let ‘Em In” is a highlight on the forthcoming ‘Art of McCartney.’

Paul McCartney and Wings – Venus and Mars; At the Speed of Sound (1975-76; 2014 reissues)

Paul McCartney and Wings – Venus and Mars; At the Speed of Sound (1975-76; 2014 reissues)

Whatever their faults, these two Wings albums remain amiable artifacts from a moment of deep domesticity for Paul McCartney.

Brian Wilson, “Wanderlust” from The Art of McCartney: Something Else! sneak peek

Brian Wilson, “Wanderlust” from The Art of McCartney: Something Else! sneak peek

Brian Wilson’s take on “Wanderlust” always seemed like it would be the jewel of the forthcoming ‘Art of McCartney’ tribute album. And it is.

Deep Beatles: “Things We Said Today” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Deep Beatles: “Things We Said Today” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

We hear hints of their impending musical evolution into Beatles 2.0.

One Track Mind: Paul McCartney, “Hope” from Destiny (2014)

One Track Mind: Paul McCartney, “Hope” from Destiny (2014)

Another shamelessly corny moment – but this time oddly placed.

One Track Mind: The Cure, “Hello Goodbye” from The Art of McCartney (2014)

This multi-artist tribute promises some very intriguing intersections.

‘Kind of an emotional one for me': Paul McCartney (reluctantly) selects his favorite Paul McCartney songs

‘Kind of an emotional one for me': Paul McCartney (reluctantly) selects his favorite Paul McCartney songs

After choosing, McCartney hastily adds: “That’s my three – for today.”