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The McCartney years

In Okategoriserade on 5 May, 2011 at 16:04

You’d Think That People Would Have Had Enough Of Silly Love Songs.
But I Look Around Me And I See It Isn’t So.
Some People Wanna Fill The World With Silly Love Songs.
And What’s Wrong With That?

A week without my old lady has given me ample opportunities to glance through some of the music DVDs I´ve purchased during the years – DVDs that mostly have gathered dust ever since then!  Yesterday I saw Paul McCartney´s solo career spanning box The McCartney Years from 2007, with three DVDs altogether. Besides some really dated and trivial clips, the box includes some really good music videos  as well as some great live footage, both with Macca and Wings as well as his new band.

I remember buying the single Eat At Home while on holiday in Malta in the early 70s. It sounded great then – as it does now! However, my first post Beatles album from Macca was Wings at the Speed Of Sound, an album I still today feel strongly about, although I definitely should have bought Band On The Run and some of their earlier albums as my first.

Listening to the old Macca hits it strikes me how many really, really good solo songs he´s got in his CV and how unfair he and his presumed light weight pop was treated back then compared to the other ex-Beatles.

An old favourite I always come back to is the super silly Silly Love Songs, a song I stood up for back in the old days when it was all but hip to fancy Macca´s music, watch the clip below!

In conclusion, if your lady´s gone and the house has been thoroughly cleaned, The McCartney Years is an excellent alternative to doing nothing!

tp.

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