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- Remastered Album
- Bonus Audio CD
- Remastered Mono Album on CD
- Thrillington CD
- Bonus Film DVD
- 112-Page Side Bound Book
- 5 8 x10 photos in vintage-style photographic wallet
- 8 full size facsimilies of Paul s original handwritten lyric sheets
- Mini photographic book of outtakes from the original album cover photo shoot
- RAM Photo Flip Book
- Free Download Card
All housed in a beautiful, numbered fabric wrapped box. This item is a MUST for all McCartney Collectors.
Following the successful recent reissues of McCartney, McCartney II, and this year s Grammy winner for Best Historical Album Band on the Run, RAM is the latest addition to the Paul McCartney Archive Collection and the most anticipated, and ambitious, yet! Available in a variety of different configurations, McCartney has personally overseen every aspect of this project, and the results are spectacular.
RAM, originally released in 1971, is the only album to be credited to both Paul and Linda McCartney and has gone down in music history as one of the most revered in McCartney s catalog.
Top Customer Reviews
A quick glance of the reviews here makes me sick. "Not as good as John's 'Imagine'.." "they spent too much time on the farm"... "too whimsical"... bah! What a legacy he had to uphold! And even from supposed Professional Beatleologists! But here he does it with grace and style and a fantastic sense of what needs to go on in a perfect pop song. Truly, there aren't any better pop songs on one single Beatle-related album than "Ram".
The influence of this record is still being felt. You could uphold the entire post-90's indie-pop scene (from Elephant 6 and their cadre all the way up to the new crop of SubPop poppy singers a la Fruit Bats and Long Winters) and trace it to "Ram". That a whole new, younger generation of fans has discovered the fountain of melody within pleases the heck out of me.
"Long Haired Lady", "Back Seat of My Car", and "Uncle Albert" are pure Paul pop masterpieces each. The hidden ditties, "Ram On", "Smile Away", "Eat At Home", are all essential in the context of the whole thing. "Dear Boy" and "Heart of the Country" are so fantastic in their simplicity and confidence you could almost see him writing them in literally minutes. The whole thing is just excellent... tasty pop good-naturedness that it's almost unbelievable that he would put that photo on the back cover. He didn't need to. This album alone would have provoked a good enough response from John so as to make any photo irrelevant.Read more ›
'Ram' is, if nothing else, a fun collection of witty pop and rock songs. It most likely was intended as nothing more than that. While its style would certainly encourage John to continue ravaging Paul's productions for their pop sensibilities and 'meaninglessness' relative to his own crusades for peace and justice in the world, Paul's work probably produced a lot more peace and joy than John ever Imagined (pun intended). The songs on 'Ram' are not simply bouncy dance music, but bouyant numbers that bring pleasant and comforting images to heart and mind. Songs such as '3 Legs', 'Smile Away', 'Monkberry Moon Delight' and 'Eat At Home' are just a joy to experience, while the lighter fare, such as 'Heart of the Country', 'Long Haired Lady', and 'The Back Seat of My Car' are poignant and touching. There is an incredible mix of sounds, an aural cornucopia, on the production that keeps the listener attentive and interested.Read more ›
THE REMASTER (2012): Ram comes in three different versions--1) a single disc edition with the album remastered by the Abbey Road team that worked on The Beatles, John Lennon remasters. 2) A two disc remaster with the single "Another Day"/"Oh Woman Oh Why" as well as b-sides, outtakes that were recorded around the same time 3) A deluxe set with the original stereo album remastered, the second disc, a third disc with the mono album and a DVD (that runs under a half hour) on the making of the album.
Which version you pick will depend, of course, on affordability, how much of a fan you are and how essential you consider this album to be. The sound on the remaster is pretty darn good--it has a bit more midrange, better detail and there's no noise reduction on the release.
McCartney also makes observations about politics, goes on a little road trip with sex and romance. He also examines the serenity of down home living. Is it a deep album? No, but that wasn't its intention. Here is a bit of trivia for those interested. "Ram on" appears to be a throwaway title when, in fact, it refers to the pseudonym Paul used during the Beatles' early days--Paul Ramon. So, the song is a very personal fragment written about his salvation--Linda. It is every bit as infectious as "Oh Yoko" and any of John's other love songs.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't know how I missed this album all those years ago. This has turned out to be my favorite Paul McCartney album.Published 23 days ago by John M
I bought the record back when it first came out but didn't have a digital version until I got this. I like Paul's old stuff better than the newer tunes he's been spinning the last... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mike
(this specifically refers to the VINYL edition of the ARCHIVE COLLECTION release of Ram)
It's a spectacular album - up there with Band On the Onn as one of the top two... Read more
One of my favorite all time albums!! The McCartney music is just deliteful.Published 1 month ago by Charles
I love any unheard special snippets of songs or full songs and different versions of songs.Paul McCartney never fails to disappoint with these box sets . Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Krampitz
Spectacular. I had never heard this album before. It's very good all the way through. Even the bonus tracks are excellent.Published 1 month ago by Mike W.