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on April 14, 2013
Having to choose between McCartney and RAM as to which is my favorite album would be like trying to say which of my children is my favorite...meaning, I love RAM! Admittedly, if I did not know or like RAM, I might have different thoughts about Thrillington. That being said, since I do love the original, I can well appreciate the gift offered in Thrillington~ no one does McCartney better than Macca himself. This album is a quirky, joyful alternative to the original and every listen brings delight.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2005
To correct the poster below, Paul doesn't play or sing on this album recorded in 1971 at all but that shouldn't keep you from discovering this lost gem. Do a search on Google for Thrillington and Hurwitz to find the complete information on Percy. And to read the first hand accounts on the sessions and how Paul only supervised.
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on August 27, 2014
Orchestral versions of songs from one of my favorite McCartney albums "Ram". For some reason I never knew about this back when it was originally released on LP back in the day. I only recently heard about it and sampled it on you tube. Liked what I heard, found a reasonably priced copy listed on Amazon and bought it. I could not be more pleased. It is a delightful CD.
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on January 15, 2014
What a clever idea, and Paul seems to never run out of them. This is a pseudonym used by Paul to re-create his songs on the RAM album with a full orchestra. It doesn't matter how he changes his music, it's always great.
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on August 8, 2013
This is why Percy has been one of the most creative forces in music ever.The offerings themselves sounds like songs we have known from our youth.Yet with a new twist.Any true fan of Percy's has to have this.Ram On.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This CD is probably Paul's most obscure piece of work, along with Press To Play. Many of Paul's fans (and music reviewers) forget about these 2 cd's when going over Paul's catalog. The CD has a pleasant enough vibe. Truth be told this is one I haven't listened to in a long time. I know that the CD reminds me of something you might hear as background music at Barnes and Noble, or some other book store. Overall, it's nice that Paul did this. It's also puzzling he chose to release this in 1977, which was a full 6 years after Ram. Thrillington is for Paul completsits only. Save this as one of your last cd's and I would recommend Wingspan as a good first place to start.
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on November 25, 2009
Not available in my Country. Exceptional service through Amazon and supplier. Laid back instrumental music of Paul McCartney's Ram. 4 stars. I'm a macca fan.
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on January 6, 2009
This album is fine as long as you are looking for cocktail lounge muzak versions of Ram's excellent music.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2006
Thrillington is a 1977 album by Paul McCartney, under the pseudonym of one Percy "Thrills" Thrillington. The album is an instrumental cover version of Paul and Linda McCartney's 1971 album, Ram. Arranger Richard Hewson was asked to arrange the orchestration before Ram had yet been released and it was recorded in June of 1971 - with McCartney as producer - and with an intended release shortly thereafter. However both Paul's and wife Linda's decision to form Wings resulted in the album's shelving until 1977.

In preparation for the release of Thrillington, McCartney thus invented the fictitious socialite Percy Thrillington, and even took out ads in various UK music papers announcing Thrillington's so-called comings and goings to generate curiosity and interest.

Released in April of 1977, with no mention of McCartney's name whatsoever - save in the main liner notes where he is described as a friend of Percy's, Thrillington went unnoticed upon its release and quickly became a hot collector's item. It was re-issued on CD in 1995
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on August 5, 2006
I was given to understand that this album was a big-band cover of all the songs in Paul McCartney's "Ram," which has long been one of my favorites (and I'm not a huge McCartney fan at all). But it's not really that. It's more of a lyrics-free version of the same album. You still have the Spectorish ethereal chorus in the background, and guitars, ukeleles, and other instruments that you'd not ordinarily find in either an orchestra or a big band. I think I'd have enjoyed this CD all the more if it had really been an orchestral or band transcription, instead of a neither-fish-nor-fowl as this is.
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