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Paul McCartney and Wings – Band on the Run (1973, 2010 reissue)

Paul McCartney and Wings – Band on the Run (1973, 2010 reissue)

Paul McCartney’s “Band on the Run” still represents the creative highpoint of his career away from the Beatles, nearly four decades later. So, to paraphrase a tune here, what’s the use in repackaging the thing again? Well, a brilliant remaster of the original tapes, which have always been a little muddy, additional never-before-seen home movies from the exotic recording sessions,Read More

Download: Paul McCartney and Wings, "A Trip to Lagos" (2010)

Here’s a free download of “A Trip To Lagos,” part of a new re-release package for Paul McCartney and Wings’ 1973 smash “Band on the Run,” set for Nov. 2. McCartney personally supervised all aspects of this new reissue, with remastering work was done at Abbey Road using the same team who recently remastered the complete Beatles catalog. The three-discRead More

Following Paul McCartney — from Wings to the West Wing

Following Paul McCartney — from Wings to the West Wing

Tonight’s “Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Performance at the White House” — premiering at 8 p.m., and then repeating all week on PBS stations — had us digging through the stacks, looking for favorites from throughout his career. (Click through the titles for complete reviews.) GOOD EVENING NEW YORK CITY (2009): There areRead More

Paul McCartney – Good Evening New York City (2009)

What does Paul McCartney, after five decades in music and an astonishing seven previous concert recordings, still have to tell us in yet another multi-disc live offering? Turns out, more than I thought. “Good Evening New York City” (Hear Music/Concord Music Group), out today, commemorates McCartney’s three-night concert event to open New York’s new Citi Field, played in front ofRead More

More Perfect Playlists: Denny Laine and Wings

More Perfect Playlists: Denny Laine and Wings

Denny Laine — Fab, one time removed? — will forever be the other guy in Wings, the Paul McCartney-led 1970s successor band to the Beatles. Even if that belies Laine’s important earlier contributions to the Moody Blues (“Go Now,” a Wings concert staple), his occasional takeout moment with Paul’s band (in particular on 1978’s London Town), a batch of interestingRead More

One Track Mind: The Fireman, "Nothing Too Much Just Out Of Sight" (2008)

One Track Mind: The Fireman, "Nothing Too Much Just Out Of Sight" (2008)

“Just reading those lines (of the Townshend interview) fired my imagination. I thought, Right, they’ve done what they think was the loudest and dirtiest; we’ll do what we think. I went into the studio and told the guys, ‘Look, I’ve got this song but Pete said this and I want to do it even dirtier.’ It was a great briefRead More

Songs where Ringo Starr, well, sucked: Gimme Five

When Ringo Starr recently announced that he wouldn’t be responding to any more fan mail, it occurred to me that he must be completely unaware of the disastrous foibles he’s unleashed on a loving but ultimately unwitting fanbase. Certainly likeable (at one time, anyway), Starr was and is a drive-by celeb, someone so lightning-strike lucky to have replaced Pete BestRead More

The Fireman – Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest (1994)

Capitol Records tried to drop hints that was, in fact, a record by Paul McCartney. Press information shipped with the advance CDs had a pull-out reproduction of a tabloid, apparently circa 1964: “‘Beatlemania,’” the headline screamed, “sweeps U.S.” But the enclosed news release goes on and on about “an anonymous duo” known as the Fireman. No other details given onRead More

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