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McCartney (Archive Collection) [Original recording remastered, Special Edition]

Paul McCartneyAudio CD
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It is the eternal question for an artist of Paul McCartney’s stature: what next? What next when you have… well, that list of achievements, with even the long-touted standards album now ticked off with last year’s ‘Kisses On The Bottom’, hardly needs re-iterating. On one level, you might reasonably think that in terms of awards, honours, sales figures, shows and ... Read more in Amazon's Paul McCartney Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 14, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Special Edition
  • Label: HEAR MUSIC
  • ASIN: B004WJRF6C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (285 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,488 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. The Lovely Linda
2. That Would Be Something
3. Valentine Day [Instrumental]
4. Every Night
5. Hot as Sun/Glasses [Instrumental]
6. Junk
7. Man We Was Lonely
8. Oo You
9. Momma Miss America [Instrumental]
10. Teddy Boy
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Disc: 2
1. Suicide [Out-Take] [*][Take]
2. Maybe I'm Amazed [From One Hand Clapping] [*][Version]
3. Every Night [Live at Glasgow, 1979] [Live][*]
4. Hot as Sun [Live at Glasgow, 1979] [Live][*]
5. Maybe I'm Amazed [Live at Glasgow, 1979] [Live][*]
6. Don't Cry Baby [Out-Take] [*][Take]
7. Women Kind [Demo] [*][Demo Version]

Editorial Reviews

Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of the former Beatle's debut solo album. Heralded as one of the most beloved solo debuts of all time, McCartney, the smash #1 album, originally released April of 1970, yielded the timeless tracks "Every Night" and "Junk" along with the immortal classic "Maybe I'm Amazed." The bonus CD includes previously unreleased demos and live tracks.

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69 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Actual REVIEW.... June 15, 2011
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The audio of the McCartney reissue is more than I expected. This was essentially a home recording Paul made in the wake of the Beatles' break up - it just hadn't been announced yet. This remaster has wonderful dynamics compared to the original CD issue, and the 1993 remaster. The drums sound like they're in your room (first snare pop of "Every Night" floored me), the bass is strong but not exaggerated, the acoustic guitars are crisp (never enjoyed "The Lovely Linda" as much as this)

The bonus audio disc is rather short - but I'm glad it's on a separate disc, as the material is not up to the standards of the released album (as is usually the case with bonus tracks) The track that stood out for me was the in-progress backing tracks for "Oo You." The demo version of "Suicide" is only interesting because you can hear it in the context of the ending of "Glasses" from the released album. The bonus audio disc is the weakest part of the set, but still of interest to a McCartney fan (which I am.)

The DVD starts off with the EPK being shown on McCartney's site, and has several interesting "McCartney" album-related performances, most notably 2 performances from the 1979 line-up of Wings. Add in 2 more from MTV Unplugged (remember when MTV had music?) and it's a nice touch. The performance of "Suicide" leaves one wondering why it wasn't used instead of the demo on the bonus audio disc.

All I can say about the book is, THIS is what the extra money is for. Good quality, tons of pictures, very nicely done. A "coffee table" book just like this would easily sell for $30-$40.
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars McCartney Debut November 27, 2000
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When Paul McCartney released his first solo album and the first true solo studio album by a Beatle in 1970, it was almost universally panned. While it certainly doesn't matchup with any of the Beatles albums, it has aged better than alot of the music of the time. Mr. McCartney recorded the album at his farm and its greatest asset is the simple, down-home feel that permeates it. You can almost picture the newly married and new father just tooling around the house and living the country life and whenever the mood struck him, laying down a new track. He plays all the instruments and other than some backing vocals by Linda, sings all the songs. There are several instrumentals on the album and a couple of songs like "Man We Was Lonely" that are basically just a couple of lines sung over and over, but "Maybe I'm Amazed" is a true gem. The song ranks up there with anything he's done in his solo career and a wouldn't be slighted by songs in the Beatles catalog. Other standout tracks include the sweet "Every Night", "Singalong Junk" & "That Would Be Something".
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Do it yourself June 14, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
There tend to be two prevailing views of this album, as there are with the Beatles album "Let it Be." One is that this is a bunch of amateurish noodlings done at home, with one or two good songs thrown in to give it credibility, and released out of sheer arrogance that everyone would want to hear it because it's by a famous person. The other view is that this is a classic album, displaying McCartney's viruosity as an all-around musician, as well as a funky kind of devil-may-care experimentation. In truth, there is validity to both points of view. Only two tracks are really polished or radio-ready: "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "Every Night." Then there are the Beatle leftovers, "Junk" and "Teddy Boy," which feature excellent melodies. Then there are weird one-offs like "Kreen Akrore" that aren't worth listening to every time. Yet the album does stand as an important testament to the man's mindset at this crucial pivot in his career, and in some ways it stands as a portrait of domestic bliss rather like Lennon's "Double Fantasy" did ten years later. If you are a Paul fan, you will love this album's intimacy.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of, if not, the best solo McCartney album. June 15, 2011
By JS
Format:Audio CD
This is not a review, just my two cents. This is a landmark album for McCartney. All instruments and vocals are performed by him. (Music giants Stevie Wonder and Steve Winwood have released similar projects in the 70's as well). This purchase is a no brainer for me. I'm especially interested in the book, which is one of the main reasons that I continue to purchase special edition CD's. Until downloads can outdo a well done hardcopy accompanying book, I'll continue to purchase special editions of my musical heroes, such as this one. Thanks "sirguiatrist" for a review validating my high expectations.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Laid Back May 24, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This album is so comforting. I don't know what's up with people who rate this album with 3 stars. The instrumentals are very good. The bass lines was very melodical. Very well played instruments. What struck me about this album what how it's feel and sound was very different than the Beatles. Do this: plug in the white album. And listen..... can't you feel the tension and the pain that is expressed through the music. And Abbey Road....you can still feel it. John's yokoish lyrics and music. McCartney is beatiful. It is so laid back, but not to laid back to filter out the quality of his music. Buy this album.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Every Night is one of my all-time favorite songs. Arrived on time.
Published 5 days ago by John S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Paul
Paul is the new King of Rock 'n roll.
Published 13 days ago by beatcall
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend refreshing collection if you liked it before or newbie
I have had this album since 1971 or something..remastered is well worth it ..of course if you get the box Hit Hots Cuts you have it...I did an MP3 download of this... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Deene
5.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL..Enrapturing
One of the best albums McCartney put out.....EVER! BEAUTIFUL...in all its simplicity and melodic tones,Paul shows his love for his wife in music!
Published 25 days ago by R. P. Costa
5.0 out of 5 stars have to have it
if you own ay of the collection then this has to be part of it from one of the greatest singers of all time. you have to have this album it is a must own
Published 1 month ago by Vincent J. Sandagata
5.0 out of 5 stars home
this album shows pauls (sir?) love of home and family and his heartbreak over the breakup of the band he was in. Read more
Published 1 month ago by bigjim
4.0 out of 5 stars liked it
this was Paul McCartney's first solo attempt following teh break up of the Beatles. I think it is one of his best pieces of work. I had not heard many of these songs in years.
Published 1 month ago by William Patterson
5.0 out of 5 stars McCartney classic
I bought this to replace my worn out vinyl. Classic McCartney. I don't care that it may be a raw recording, I just like his post Beatle finding his artistic way. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sally
1.0 out of 5 stars Why can't I buy the album as originally released?
Why has Paul McCartney made a mess of what was once his best solo effort. The album artwork is so misleading. Read more
Published 5 months ago by David C. Spradley
5.0 out of 5 stars Still a wonderful album
This album still is my all time favorite. I was 13 when it came out and to this day it still holds. You can hear the love he had for Linda. The songs are timeless. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Nancy M. Larson
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Quality of newly released songs on McCartney
Also, why would they put 34 minutes on one disc and then 28 or so on the 2nd disc? All this content could have easily fit on one? Or give me some other content... There's another 80 minutes of space available.. They should have included a DVD audio mix too...
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