Tag: Paul McCartney

Monday 12/21/2020 4pm ET: Feature LP: Paul McCartney – McCartney III (2020)

McCartney III is the 18th solo album by English musician Paul McCartney, released on December 18, 2020 by Capitol Records. It serves as a continuation to his two eponymous solo albums, McCartney (1970) and McCartney II (1980). Like those albums, McCartney III features McCartney on all instruments. The album was met with widespread acclaim from music critics.

1. “Long Tailed Winter Bird” 5:16
2. “Find My Way” 3:54
3. “Pretty Boys” 3:00
4. “Women and Wives” 2:52
5. “Lavatory Lil” 2:22
6. “Deep Deep Feeling” 8:25
7. “Slidin'” 3:23
8. “The Kiss of Venus” 3:06
9. “Seize the Day” 3:20
10. “Deep Down” 5:52
11. “Winter Bird / When Winter Comes” 3:12

Paul McCartney – electric and acoustic guitars, bass, double bass, piano, harpsichord, mellotron, harmonium, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer, Wurlitzer electric piano, drums, percussion, recorder, vocals, producer
Rusty Anderson – electric guitar (track 7)
Abe Laboriel Jr. – drums (track 7)

Friday 11/27/2020 9am ET: Feature LP: Paul McCartney and Wings – Wings Over America (1976)

Wings over America is a triple live album by the British–American rock band Wings, released in December 1976. The album was recorded during the American leg of the band’s 1975–76 Wings Over the World tour. It peaked at number 8 on the UK Albums Chart and reached number 1 on the US Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart.

In addition to including several of McCartney’s hits with Wings, the album features performances of five Beatles songs: “Yesterday”, “Lady Madonna”, “I’ve Just Seen a Face”, “Blackbird” and “The Long and Winding Road”. The album cover was designed by Hipgnosis – who were nominated in 1978, together with McCartney’s production company MPL, for a Grammy Award for Best Album Package for this album – and depicts an airliner about to open its cabin door. Wings over America was remastered and reissued in May 2013.

1. “Venus and Mars/Rock Show/Jet” 9:56
2. “Let Me Roll It” 3:51
3. “Spirits of Ancient Egypt” 4:04
4. “Medicine Jar” 4:02

1. “Maybe I’m Amazed” 5:10
2. “Call Me Back Again” 5:04
3. “Lady Madonna” 2:19
4. “The Long and Winding Road” 4:13
5. “Live and Let Die” 3:07

1. “Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me)” 1:55
2. “Richard Cory” 2:50
3. “Bluebird” 3:37
4. “I’ve Just Seen a Face” 1:49
5. “Blackbird” 2:23
6. “Yesterday” 1:43

1. “You Gave Me the Answer” 1:47
2. “Magneto and Titanium Man” 3:11
3. “Go Now” Banks, Bennett 3:27
4. “My Love” 4:07
5. “Listen to What the Man Said” 3:18

1. “Let ’Em In” 4:02
2. “Time to Hide” 4:46
3. “Silly Love Songs” 5:46
4. “Beware My Love” 4:49

1. “Letting Go” 4:25
2. “Band on the Run” 5:03
3. “Hi, Hi, Hi” 2:57
4. “Soily” 5:10

Friday 6/19/2020 12pm / 4pm ET: Feature Artist – Paul McCartney

Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (born June 18, 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist and bassist for the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.

A self-taught musician, McCartney is proficient on bass, guitar, keyboards, and drums. He is known for his melodic approach to bass-playing (mainly playing with a plectrum), his versatile and wide tenor vocal range (spanning over four octaves), and his eclecticism (exploring styles ranging from pre-rock and roll pop to classical and electronica). McCartney began his career as a member of the Quarrymen in 1957, which evolved into the Beatles in 1960. Starting with the 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, he gradually became the Beatles’ de facto leader, providing the creative impetus for most of their music and film projects. His Beatles songs “And I Love Her” (1964), “Yesterday” (1965), “Eleanor Rigby” (1966) and “Blackbird” (1968) rank among the most covered songs in history.

In 1970, McCartney debuted as a solo artist with the album McCartney. Throughout the 1970s, he led Wings, one of the most successful bands of the decade, with more than a dozen international top 10 singles and albums. McCartney resumed his solo career in 1980. Since 1989, he has toured consistently as a solo artist. In 1993, he formed the music duo the Fireman with Youth of Killing Joke. Beyond music, he has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, seal hunting, land mines, vegetarianism, poverty, and music education.

McCartney is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. He has written or co-written 32 songs that have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2009, had sales of 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. His honors include two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988 and as a solo artist in 1999), 18 Grammy Awards, an appointment as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1965, and a knighthood in 1997 for services to music. As of 2020, he is also one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, with an estimated fortune of £800 million.

Saturday 12am ET: Feature LP: Wings Over America (1976)

Wings over America is a triple live album by the British–American rock band Wings, released in December 1976. The album was recorded during the American leg of the band’s 1975–76 Wings Over the World tour. It peaked at number 8 on the UK Albums Chart and reached number 1 on the US Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart.

In addition to including several of McCartney’s hits with Wings, the album features performances of five Beatles songs: “Yesterday”, “Lady Madonna”, “I’ve Just Seen a Face”, “Blackbird” and “The Long and Winding Road”. The album cover was designed by Hipgnosis – who were nominated in 1978, together with McCartney’s production company MPL, for a Grammy Award for Best Album Package for this album – and depicts an airliner about to open its cabin door. Wings over America was remastered and reissued in May 2013.

1. “Venus and Mars/Rock Show/Jet” 9:56
2. “Let Me Roll It” 3:51
3. “Spirits of Ancient Egypt” 4:04
4. “Medicine Jar” 4:02

1. “Maybe I’m Amazed” 5:10
2. “Call Me Back Again” 5:04
3. “Lady Madonna” 2:19
4. “The Long and Winding Road” 4:13
5. “Live and Let Die” 3:07

1. “Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me)” 1:55
2. “Richard Cory” 2:50
3. “Bluebird” 3:37
4. “I’ve Just Seen a Face” 1:49
5. “Blackbird” 2:23
6. “Yesterday” 1:43

1. “You Gave Me the Answer” 1:47
2. “Magneto and Titanium Man” 3:11
3. “Go Now” 3:27
4. “My Love” 4:07
5. “Listen to What the Man Said” 3:18

1. “Let ’Em In” 4:02
2. “Time to Hide” 4:46
3. “Silly Love Songs” 5:46
4. “Beware My Love” 4:49

1. “Letting Go” 4:25
2. “Band on the Run” 5:03
3. “Hi, Hi, Hi” 2:57
4. “Soily” 5:10

1. “Let Me Roll It” 4:19
2. “Maybe I’m Amazed” 5:27
3. “Lady Madonna” 3:22
4. “Live and Let Die” 3:38
5. “Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me)” 2:14
6. “Bluebird” 4:28
7. “Blackbird” 2:38
8. “Yesterday” 1:57

Wednesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 70s

This week we feature music from George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Poco, Temptations, Carpenters, Billy Preston, Charlie Daniels Band and more . . .

Tuesday 7pm ET: Feature Artist – Paul McCartney and Wings

Paul McCartney and Wings (also known by their original name Wings) were a British-American rock band formed in 1971 by former Beatle Paul McCartney, his wife Linda on keyboards, session drummer Denny Seiwell, and former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine. Wings were noted for frequent personnel changes as well as commercial success, going through three lead guitarists and four drummers. However, the core trio of the McCartneys and Laine remained intact throughout the group’s existence.

Created following the McCartneys’ 1971 album Ram, the band’s first two albums, Wild Life (1971) and Red Rose Speedway (1973) (the latter featuring guitarist Henry McCullough), were viewed as artistic disappointments beside Paul’s work with the Beatles. After the release of the title track of the James Bond movie Live and Let Die, McCullough and Seiwell resigned from the band. The McCartneys and Laine then released 1973’s Band on the Run, a commercial and critical success that spawned two top ten singles in “Jet” and the title track. Following that album, the band recruited guitarist Jimmy McCulloch and drummer Geoff Britton, only for Britton to quit shortly afterwards and be replaced by Joe English. With the new line-up, Wings released 1975’s Venus and Mars, which included the US number one single “Listen to What the Man Said”, and undertook a highly successful world tour over 1975–76. Intended as more of a group effort, Wings at the Speed of Sound (1976) was issued midway through the tour and featured the hit singles “Silly Love Songs” and “Let ‘Em In”.

In 1977, the band earned their only UK number one single, with “Mull of Kintyre”, which became the then-best-selling UK single in history. Wings experienced another line-up shuffle, however, with both McCulloch and English departing before the release of the group’s 1978 album London Town. The McCartneys and Laine again added new members, recruiting guitarist Laurence Juber and drummer Steve Holley. The resulting album, Back to the Egg, was a relative flop, with its singles under-performing and the critical reception negative. During the supporting tour, Paul was arrested in Japan for cannabis possession, putting the band on hold. Despite a final US number one with a live-recorded version of “Coming Up” (1979), after Laine departed from the band, Wings discontinued for good in 1981.

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week on Sounds of The 80s, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Pretenders, Cyndi Lauper, M. Pat Benatar, Leslie Pearl, Pointer Sisters, Timbuk 3 and more. . . 

Monday 8pm: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2001

We continue our focus on the music from 2001.  Music from:  Paul McCartney, Nelly Furtado, Elton John, Pam Tillis, Outkast, Matchbox Twenty, Nickelback, Stevie Nicks, Strokes, and more. . . 

Tuesday 10pm: Feature LP: Paul McCartney & Wings – Red Rose Speedway (2018 Remaster)

Red Rose Speedway is the second studio album by Paul McCartney and Wings. The album was released in 1973 after the relatively weak commercial performance of Wings’ previous album, Wild Life. Red Rose Speedway reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and “My Love” was a No. 1 single in the US and the most popular track from the album.

1. “Big Barn Bed” 3:48
2. “My Love” 4:07
3. “Get on the Right Thing” 4:17
4. “One More Kiss” 2:28
5. “Little Lamb Dragonfly” 6:20
6. “Single Pigeon” 1:52
7. “When the Night” 3:38
8. “Loup (1st Indian on the Moon)” 4:23
9. “Medley: Hold Me Tight/Lazy Dynamite/Hands of Love/Power Cut” 11:14

2018 remaster

On 18 October 2018, it was officially announced the release on 7 December 2018 of the album reissues of Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection series. These album reissues will be published in several editions:

Special Edition 2-CD; the original 9-track album on the first disc, include previously unreleased recordings and non-album singles on a second disc;

Deluxe Edition 3-CD/2-DVD/1-Blu-Ray; the original 9-track album on the first disc, original “double” album on a second disc; previously unreleased recordings and non-album singles on a three disc; DVD includes music videos, the “James Paul McCartney” TV show, “Live And Let Die” in Liverpool and The Bruce McMouse Show with 5.1 format, as well as on Blu-Ray.

Remastered Vinyl 2-LP; includes special edition versions as well as a link to download materials.

Double Album 2-LP; originally conceived version of the album, although it was ultimately simplified to a single plate. Includes reconstructed album version based on original acetates and master tape, as well as a link to download materials.

Disc 2 — Original “double album”

“Night Out”
“Get On The Right Thing”
“Country Dreamer”
“Big Barn Bed”
“My Love”
“Single Pigeon”
“When The Night”
“Seaside Woman”
“I Lie Around”
“The Mess” (Live At The Hague)
“Best Friend” (Live In Antwerp)
“Loup” (1st Indian On The Moon)
“Hold Me Tight/Lazy Dynamite/Hands Of Love/Power Cut”
“Mama’s Little Girl”
“I Would Only Smile”
“One More Kiss”
“Tragedy”
“Little Lamb Dragonfly”

Disc 3 — Bonus Tracks
“Mary Had A Little Lamb”
“Little Woman Love”
“Hi, Hi, Hi”
“C Moon”
“Live And Let Die”
“Get On The Right Thing” (Early Mix)
“Little Lamb Dragonfly” (Early Mix)
“Little Woman Love” (Early Mix)
“1882” (Home Recording)
“Big Barn Bed” (Rough Mix)
“The Mess”
“Thank You Darling”
“Mary Had A Little Lamb” (Rough Mix)
“1882” (Live In Berlin)
“1882”
“Jazz Street”
“Live And Let Die” (Group Only, Take 10)

Tuesday 9pm: Feature LP: Paul McCartney – Egypt Station (2018)

Egypt Station Cover

Egypt Station is the 18th solo studio album by Paul McCartney, released by Capitol Records on 7 September 2018.

Egypt Station was produced by Greg Kurstin, with the exception of one track produced by Ryan Tedder. The album is McCartney’s first studio release on Capitol since 2005’s Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, and it is the first release since his 2013 album New.

The album’s first (double A-side) single, consisting of the two songs “I Don’t Know” and “Come On to Me”, was released on 20 June 2018.

The name “Egypt Station” is shared by one of McCartney’s paintings from 1988, from which the cover art is derived.

  1. “Opening Station” 0:42
  2. “I Don’t Know” 4:27
  3. “Come On to Me” 4:11
  4. “Happy with You” 3:34
  5. “Who Cares” 3:13
  6. “Fuh You” 3:23
  7. “Confidante” 3:04
  8. “People Want Peace” 2:59
  9. “Hand in Hand” 2:35
  10. “Dominoes” 5:02
  11. “Back in Brazil” 3:17
  12. “Do It Now” 3:29
  13. “Caesar Rock” 3:29
  14. “Despite Repeated Warnings” 6:57
  15. “Station II” 0:46
  16. “Hunt You Down/Naked/C-Link” 6:22
  17. “Get Started” 3:41
  18. “Nothing for Free” 3:15

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown – Paul McCartney Top 45 Hits

Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He gained worldwide fame as the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band the Beatles, widely considered the most popular and influential group in the history of pop music. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon was the most successful of the post-war era. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.

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McCartney is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song “Yesterday”, making it one of the most covered songs in popular music history. Wings’ 1977 release “Mull of Kintyre” is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988, and as a solo artist in 1999), and an 18-time Grammy Award winner, McCartney has written, or co-written, 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2009 he has 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all received appointment as Members of the Order of the British Empire in 1965 and, in 1997, McCartney was knighted for services to music. McCartney is also one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$1.2 billion.

McCartney has released an extensive catalogue of songs as a solo artist and has composed classical and electronic music. He has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, seal hunting, land mines, vegetarianism, poverty, and music education. He has married three times and is the father of five children. – Wikipedia

Wednesday 10pm: Feature LP: Wings – At The Speed Of Sound (1976)

Wings at the Speed of Sound is the fifth studio album by Wings, released on 25 March 1976 as a follow-up to their previous album Venus and Mars. Issued at the height of the band’s popularity, it reached the top spot on the US album chart and peaked at number 2 on the UK album chart. Both singles from the album also reached the top 5 of the UK and US singles charts, with ‘Silly Love Songs’ reaching number 1 in the US.

The album was recorded and released in the midst of Wings’ highly successful Wings Over the World tour, with songs from the album performed on the tour after its release. Subsequently, performances of ‘Let ‘Em In’, ‘Silly Love Songs’ and ‘Beware My Love’ were included on the live album Wings over America, released in December 1976.

As a reaction to critics who believed Wings was merely a vehicle for Paul McCartney, the album featured every member of the band taking lead vocals on at least one song, and two songs from the album are written or co-written by band members other than the McCartneys. – Wikipedia

Tuesday 11pm: Feature LP: Paul McMartney & Wings – Back To The Egg @PaulMcCartney

Back to the Egg is the seventh and final studio album by the British-American band Wings, released in 1979 on Columbia Records in America, and on Parlophone in the UK. Co-produced by Chris Thomas, the album reflects band leader Paul McCartney’s embracing of contemporary musical trends such as new wave and punk, and marked the arrival of new Wings members Laurence Juber and Steve Holley. Back to the Egg adopts a loose conceptual theme around the idea of a working band, and its creation coincided with a period of considerable activity for the group, which included making a return to touring and work on several television and film projects.

Recording for the album began in June 1978 and lasted for almost a year. The sessions took place at Spirit of Ranachan Studios in Scotland, Lympne Castle in Kent, London’s Abbey Road Studios, and Replica Studio – the last of which McCartney built as an exact replica of Abbey Road’s Studio Two when the latter became unavailable. Wings returned to Abbey Road in March 1979 to complete the album, before filming a series of promotional videos in Lympne and elsewhere, for what became the Back to the Egg TV special.

Back to the Egg received unfavourable reviews from the majority of critics, with Rolling Stone magazine deriding it as “the sorriest grab bag of dreck in recent memory”. Although the album charted in the top ten around the world and was certified platinum in the United States, it was viewed as a commercial failure relative to previous Wings releases, particularly in light of the generous financial terms under which McCartney had signed with CBS-owned Columbia Records. Of its singles – “Old Siam, Sir”, “Getting Closer” and “Arrow Through Me” – only “Getting Closer” made the top twenty in Britain or America. The song “Rockestra Theme”, recorded with a cast of guest musicians from bands such as the Who, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1980.

Wings toured the UK in support of the album, but the planned world tour ended in January 1980, when McCartney was arrested in Japan for possession of drugs. The group disbanded early the following year. Back to the Egg was reissued in 1993, with bonus tracks, and in 2007 for iTunes, with the addition of Wings’ 1979 non-album single “Goodnight Tonight”, in its extended form. – Wikipedia

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Thursday 7pm: British Music Rocks with Paul Whatley

bmriiThis week music from the Beatles, Moody Blues, Kinks, Paul McCartney, The Who and many many more. . . 

Monday 9am: Labor Day Live Tracks

LaborDay2016Today Labor Day 2016 we feature Live tracks all day from great artists all day then a special Vinyl Resting Place Labor Day at 5pm with Willie B.  Today you will hear Live tracks from Joni Mitchell, Kelly Clarkson, Cyndi Lauper, Journey, Bob Seger, Elton John, Steve Miller Band, Genesis, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Kiss, Nils Lofgren, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Madonna, Vixen, Tom Petty, Lisa Marie Presley, John Fogerty and many more.