Thursday 10pm: The Beatles

March 21, 2019
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We feature the solo Beatles efforts from 1971

Thursday 10pm – The Beatles

March 14, 2019
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This time around we feature the Beatles in solo mode from 1970.

Thursday 11:30pm: Beatles: Paul McCartney McCartney

February 7, 2019
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McCartney is the debut solo album by English rock musician Paul McCartney. It was issued on Apple Records in April 1970 after McCartney had resisted attempts by his Beatles bandmates to have the release delayed to allow for Apple’s previously scheduled titles, notably the band’s Let It Be album. McCartney recorded his album during a period of depression and confusion, following John Lennon’s private announcement in September 1969 that he was leaving the Beatles, and the conflict over its release further estranged McCartney from his bandmates. A press release in the form of a self-interview, supplied with UK promotional copies of McCartney, led to the announcement of the group’s break-up on 10 April 1970.

McCartney recorded the album in secrecy, mostly using basic home-recording equipment set up at his house in St John’s Wood. Mixing and some later recording took place at professional studios in London, which McCartney booked under an alias to maintain anonymity. Apart from occasional contributions by his wife, Linda, he performed the entire album by himself, playing every instrument via overdubbing on four-track tape. In its preference for loosely arranged performance over polished production, McCartney eschewed the sophistication of the Beatles’ work with George Martin in favour of a back-to-basics style that partly suggested McCartney’s original concept for the Beatles’ Let It Be project (then titled Get Back) in 1969.

On release, the album received an unfavourable response from the majority of music critics, partly as a result of McCartney’s role in officially ending the Beatles’ career. Many reviewers criticised the inclusion of half-finished songs and McCartney’s reliance on instrumental pieces, although the love song “Maybe I’m Amazed” was consistently singled out for praise. Commercially, McCartney benefited from the publicity surrounding the break-up; it held the number 1 position for three weeks on the US chart compiled by Billboard magazine and peaked at number 2 in Britain. In June 2011, the album was reissued as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection.

“The Lovely Linda” – 0:43
“That Would Be Something” – 2:38
“Valentine Day” – 1:39
“Every Night” – 2:31
“Hot as Sun/Glasses” – 2:05
“Junk” – 1:54
“Man We Was Lonely” – 2:56
“Oo You” – 2:48
“Momma Miss America” – 4:04
“Teddy Boy” – 2:22
“Singalong Junk” – 2:34
“Maybe I’m Amazed” – 3:53
“Kreen-Akrore” – 4:15

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

December 11, 2018
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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)

September 11, 2018
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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

June 19, 2018
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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.

Available on-demand 

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)

November 29, 2017
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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

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