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The first "single" is amazing!

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Initial post: Aug 29, 2013, 5:00:05 PM PDT
Gengler says:
Hear the new "New" single on youtube. It's amazing! Sir Paul lives and breathes music - how is it possible for this man to continue to create such catchy tunes at the age of 71? Instantly recognizable (that "on-the-beat" harpsichord harkening back to Penny Lane) and yet entirely new and fresh (I don't remember another McCartney song using those short staccato-like phrases) the New song is impossible to get out of your head once you hear it a couple of times. And that's the hallmark of a great new Paul tune.

Paul sounds so happy, so in love. Can't wait to hear the rest of the album.

Is there any other person on the planet who has brought more happiness, and more joy to people than Sir Paul? I think not -

Sheer joy. Godspeed Sir Paul McCartney!

Posted on Aug 30, 2013, 7:31:34 PM PDT
Maybe Bob Dylan...only kidding seriously McCartney tunes are infectious...a close one(S) with infectious melodies and mantra type songs are Brian Wilson and Stevie although neither not quite as prolific as McCartney since the age of 22 or so...Wonder came on about 13 where Wilson about the same age as can never go wrong with a McCartney there will always be good songs to listen to on any of his albums, they may not hold up cohesively as another album but there will always be good songs on it that you can count on.

Posted on Sep 2, 2013, 9:35:52 PM PDT
Michael says:
there will NEVER be another performer like SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY. for being 71 yrs. old this guy still ROCKS better than most his age.

Posted on Sep 2, 2013, 9:40:13 PM PDT
It's a short line...of all the performers in a given year he'll be in the top 5 in ticket sales providing he toured that summer...but the ? is he probably won't do an extensive tour ever again, but i'll cherish the times i've seen him in concert for sure...he definitely has something invisible going on that you can't quite see or put your finger on that makes him sound so good...maybe it's his heart?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2013, 3:45:19 AM PDT
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Good Grief He's Been On Tour Non-Stop Since 2001>>Who Can Keep Up with the name of the Tour anymore!!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2013, 9:30:43 AM PDT
Gengler says:
Greatest thrill of my life was seeing Paul and Nancy on line for popcorn at the Ziegfield Theater in NYC a few years back - no one else seemed to recognize him (!) till the end of the movie, slow going through the lobby, and a quick "Hard Days Night" style bolt out of a side door to a waiting car. Very cool - been hoping for a moment like that since, well, since 1964!!

Posted on Sep 3, 2013, 8:35:30 PM PDT
He hasn't been touring non-stop...touring and doing 6-10 shows isn't touring non-stop...there's acts who log in over 100 shows a year...but that's not the was a thrill to see him live but let's assume he'll tour less as he ages...let's not ask too much of our entertainers...that's all he is when all is said and done just an entertainer...a very good one and paid handsomely for his services...i understand the concept of all the songs he wrote and he made alot of ablums and sang to alot of people...but let's acknowledge we're lucky he's still able to give us (his fans) music...i don't know why making more music is important but it does still excite some people the fact that paul mccartney is releasing another album very soon.

Posted on Sep 3, 2013, 11:37:33 PM PDT
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Pete Darling says:
Paul is still making great songs that become part of our lives. The 'New' song captures all the years together in a good song. Always look forward to a new album from McCartney.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2013, 4:01:05 AM PDT
Gengler says:
Paul is going back to the 60s on this one - back to the Serendipity Singers who doo-doo-doo'd their way through a number Bach tunes. The "New" song reminds me of the joy and melodic inevitability of Paul's recent "Dance Tonight". Classic Paul!

Posted on Sep 5, 2013, 10:05:55 PM PDT
I do believe Paul is linked up with heaven because that's where some of these melodies sound like they come from...they sound way too good, way too perfect way too rich...i'm talking about Yesterday...whether playing the song or actually playing the song on an instrument it'll send shivers up and down your will so many of his songs in his catalog...i've been buying every release he's put out and never was disappointed...i don't think enough people feel this way about his music...i know everyone recognizes him as a Beatle legend and respect his other music but how many of us really sit down and listen to everything he puts out...if you did you'd really be into something good...i just feel someday people will look back and say this person's music was amazing but overlooked for the most part...and no one will ever say poor paul mccartney but i really do think his music is overlooked i'm talking his solo music...but we don't really know what his sales are for each album.

Posted on Sep 5, 2013, 10:57:11 PM PDT
Pete Darling says:
I like his songs on the B sides of his 45's. The b side to Another Day, Oh Woman Oh Why. The Jenny Wren 45 with the b side called 'Summer Of 59'. 'I Lie Around' with Denny Laine. The days of vinyl 45s had some cool songs on the flip side.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2013, 2:07:41 AM PDT
Gengler says:
Yea - I miss 45s too! (hell - I miss being 45!)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2013, 6:25:30 AM PDT
I agree about the B-sides. Strange, a lot of the times they are better than the tracks on the album. Like the "Off the Ground" album. I thought that album was awful, but there were another ten songs, released as b-sides, that I felt were far superior to the album tracks.

Posted on Sep 14, 2013, 9:14:21 AM PDT
Sir Paul can still sing "I'm Down" at 71! Need I say more?

Posted on Sep 21, 2013, 3:21:34 AM PDT
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TDjazz says:
This bit of tripe is "Amazing"? Hey Jude is amazing; Yesterday is amazing; Here, There and Everywhere is amazing. "New" isn't amazing.

Posted on Sep 21, 2013, 1:27:33 PM PDT
Sorry to ask a naïve question. If this album isn't to be released until October, how did any of you hear it as of 9/21?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2013, 1:37:51 PM PDT
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Gengler says:
The lead song - "New" is on YouTube and

As far as my amazing comment - I stand by it. The fact that this catchy pop tune was written by a 71 yr old man is astounding. I have played it for my high school students, and 20-somethings and they are all taken by it. No other pop composer of the 20th centruy - and I include Berlin, Porter, Rodgers - has had so long and creative a run as McCartney.

As for Tom's D's comment comparing it to the older songs, I suggest that it holds up nicely when compared to Paperback Writer and other "B-level" McCartney songs. Actually (and ironically given his dismissive comparison) the song has a similar feel to "Here, There and Everywhere". Heresy? I think not - try singing HT&E to the same "New" shuffle beat. Better yet, sing the verse of HT&E to the shuffle beat, and instead of singing the bridge, sing "New". Or switch the two around. They fit. Perfectly.

This is pop-craft at its best. The fact that McCartney is still doing it 50 years on is nothing short of - - amazing.

Posted on Sep 21, 2013, 3:58:16 PM PDT
Yeah You Tube is recognized by alot of artists some use it to their advantage some condemn it...not to change the subject but Van Morrison seems so anti having his music out at all...he condemns the soon to be released moondance, pulled the plug on his older CDs reissued and pulled the plug on You Tube playing any video of him not to mention sent threatening messages to his fans that had a webpage of him of any kind...probably not van but his managment least Paul McCartney knows how to market himself i'll be sure to buy his new album new and anything he else he releases.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2013, 4:10:28 PM PDT
Gengler says:
Yea - Van has always been - how shall I say this - somewhat eccentric.
(Sir Paul, on the other hand, can be somewhat compulsive in his need for being self-aggrandizing, and seeking approval.)

Posted on Sep 22, 2013, 8:35:01 PM PDT
If it's a crime to give the fans what they want? I definitely agree Paul McCartney gave his fans what they wanted throughout his career...i think his music apart from the Beatles is much better than anyone has given him credit for...I do believe he was given 1 X no matter what he did because it wasn't with the Beatles...listen to an album like Flowers in the Dirt, Back to the Egg or Ram and tell me that wasn't better or just as good than what anyone else was doing at their respective times because say an album like Rumours by Fleetwood Mac i couldn't honestly say Paul McCartney's albums were better maybe just as good in a different way

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2013, 12:29:45 PM PDT
Gengler says:

Posted on Sep 23, 2013, 8:41:09 PM PDT
A. Meyer says:
One of the best Paul tunes is "getting closer" with wings...anyone else agree?

Posted on Sep 23, 2013, 9:13:50 PM PDT
With Wings getting closer was one of the better one's Mul of Kintyre was epic...Silly Love Songs was great, let em in'...with a little luck...getting closer had that manical beat rhtym going on it was a fun song as was "i've had enough".

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2013, 8:17:13 AM PDT
@ Gengler says Yea - I miss 45s too! (hell - I miss being 45!) - Me too.

I have fond memories of going to the record store (Tower most of the time) and getting the next Beatles solo 45. I started buying Beatles and solo albums and 45s when I was about 13 in 1973 and I still have many if not all of those awesome Apple label 45s and albums. I'll be getting Sir Paul's newest.

Posted on Sep 24, 2013, 9:31:23 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 24, 2013, 6:57:22 PM PDT
I am withholding final judgment until I hear it a few times at least, but my first impressions of the "New" McCartney track is that it sounds like "Doubleback Alley" by The Rutles (itself a parody of "Penny Lane"). There are Paul tunes that sound like he works hard on them, that display a desire to challenge and expand his songwriting skills (I feel "Memory Almost Full" and the last Fireman album were those kinds of albums) and then there are Paul tunes that sound like he put no effort in whatsoever- simple 'airy' ditties from inspiration to recording ("Dance Tonight", "Freedom"). My first impression is that this latest song is that second kind of track.

Every pop/rock album by Paul has at least some great work on it, so I'm always looking forward to his new releases.
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