10-26-07 Paul McCartney
AT THE SPEED OF SOUND re CAPITOL CAN 789140.2 1976 14 TRKS ('93 issue) 3 x bonus tracks
BACK TO THE EGG re EMI
BAND ON THE RUN
CHAOS AND CREATION IN THE BACKYARD CAPITOL US 38299.2 2005 13 TRKS
CHOBA B CCCP - THE RUSSIAN ALBUM CAPITOL US CDP 797615.2 1988 14 TRKS ('91 issue) 1 x bonus track
DRIVING RAIN CAPITOL US 35510.2 2001 15 TRKS
FLAMING PIE CAPITOL US 56500.2 1997 14 TRKS
FLOWERS IN THE DIRT EMI
LIVERPOOL SOUND COLLAGE CAPITOL US 28817.2 2000 5 TRKS The Beatles, Super Furry Animals etc.
McCARTNEY II re EMI
MEMORY ALMOST FULL STARCOM US HMCD-30348 2007 13 TRKS special jewel case, promo
RED ROSE SPEEDWAY CAPITOL US CDM 752026.2 1973 12 TRKS 3 x bonus tracks
RUN DEVIL RUN CAPITOL US 22351.2 1999 15 TRKS
TUG OF WAR TOSHIBA JPN CP35-3001 1982 12 TRKS 'early CD'
UNPLUGGED (The Official Bootleg) CAPITOL
VENUS AND MARS CAPITOL US CDP 746984.2 1975 16 TRKS 3 x bonus tracks (1st US CD issue)
WILD LIFE re EMI
WINGS GREATEST CAPITOL
I am by no means an exhaustive Paul McCartney collector – though I will admit to having been surprised by some of his more recent releases. Have you actually heard “Memory Almost Full”? As he ages, his voice is changing – but you can really hear the “old McCartney” coming through on this recent album. Nice one, Sir Paul! Was there ever an LP issue of “Memory Almost Full”?
For me, the highlights of his post-Beatles career are: “Monkberry Moon Delight” from “Ram” (what is this song about?), the whole of the “Band on The Run” album (really must get a re-mastered CD of this one day!), “Tomorrow” from “Wild Life”, “Dress Me Up As A Robber” from “Tug Of War” (one of my earliest CD’s!), “My Brave Face” from “Flowers In The Dirt”, “Temporary Secretary” from “McCartney II”, the single of “Give Ireland Back To The Irish”, some of the instrumentals on his debut solo album, and a few tracks from some of his more recent solo releases (“Jenny Wren” comes to mind).
I also remember being surprised at the “Liverpool Sound Collage” – I always loved the argument that Paul was as ‘progressive’ as John – what with Paul’s avant garde / esoteric releases relegated to once per decade, and John’s weirdo titles clustered at the beginning of his solo career.