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Paul McCartney – Tug of War (1982; 2015 reissue)

Paul McCartney – Tug of War (1982; 2015 reissue)

‘Tug of War,’ an album that chronicled Paul McCartney’s journey from fond reminiscing to grief to artistic rebirth, has aged well.

Paul McCartney’s look back on Run Devil Run served as a launching pad

Paul McCartney’s look back on Run Devil Run served as a launching pad

Released on Oct. 4, 1999, ‘Run Devil Run’ found a heartbroken Paul McCartney in the beginning stages of a still-on going creative resurgence.

The Beatles’ Abbey Road wasn’t just a showcase for Paul McCartney

The Beatles’ Abbey Road wasn’t just a showcase for Paul McCartney

Released on Sept. 26, 1969, the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ held many collaborative surprises. But I just couldn’t get over its Side One ending.

The Beatles, “Thank You Girl” (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Thank You Girl” (1963): Deep Beatles

Passed over as an A-side, “Thank You Girl” illustrated the foundational role the blues, R&B, and early rock ‘n’ roll played in the Beatles’ early sound.

Paul McCartney’s overly mechanized Press to Play had one saving grace

Paul McCartney’s overly mechanized Press to Play had one saving grace

Paul McCartney has been on a creative tear of late. But first he had to dispense with the overproduced dud ‘Press to Play,’ released on Aug. 25, 1986.

Paul McCartney on the Beatles’ breakthrough with Revolver: ‘Me and John were starting to really cook’

Paul McCartney on the Beatles’ breakthrough with Revolver: ‘Me and John were starting to really cook’

‘Revolver,’ released in America on August 8, 1966, can be seen as the Beatles’ big-bang moment. Paul McCartney says he could see it coming.

Ringo Starr’s ‘She’s About a Mover,’ ‘Harry’s Song,’ ‘Walk with You’ + others: Deep Cuts

Ringo Starr’s ‘She’s About a Mover,’ ‘Harry’s Song,’ ‘Walk with You’ + others: Deep Cuts

Born on July 7, 1940, Ringo Starr solo career was (finally!) recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Let’s drill down a little further.

Paul McCartney’s Buried Treasures: “A Love For You,” “Secret Friend,” “Girls School” + others

Paul McCartney’s Buried Treasures: “A Love For You,” “Secret Friend,” “Girls School” + others

Bill DeYoung explored largely forgotten projects from 1971-1989 in search of 10 favorite little-known Paul McCartney songs.

Paul McCartney says the Beatles used Motown as a template – for what not to do

Paul McCartney says the Beatles used Motown as a template – for what not to do

The Beatles covered a few Motown cuts, but that doesn’t mean they fashioned themselves after Detroit’s hitmaking juggernaut. In fact, quite the opposite.

The Beatles, “Tell Me What You See” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Tell Me What You See” from Help! (1965): Deep Beatles

One of the Beatles’ least-known ‘Help!’ tracks, “Tell Me What You See” has even been dismissed by chief songwriter Paul McCartney. We make its case.