Saturday, 2 September 2017

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection

Paul McCartney has been busy over the last couple of years.

One of the biggest efforts was arguably the remastering of a large part of his back catalogue, followed by the re-issue of his older work in lavish deluxe boxes.

Here is an overview of the albums already released:

1. Band on the Run - October 2010

2. McCartney - May 2011

3. McCartney II - May 2011

4. Ram - May 2012

5. Wings over America - May 2013

6. Venus and Mars - November 2014

7. Wings at the Speed of Sound - November 2014

8. Tug of War - September 2015

9. Pipes of Peace - September 2015

10.Flowers in the Dirt - March 2017

Friday, 14 July 2017

International BeatleWeek Festival Liverpool 2017

When I heard that this year's International BeatleWeek would be the last in its current form, I knew I had to attend.

I had only been there once before (in 2014) and had a great time discovering the sights & sounds of Liverpool.

So this year I'm coming back. My tickets are reserved, my ferry is booked and I'm especially looking forward to the recreation of that time when Paul met John, exactly 60 years ago.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Watching Rainbows - 1969

During the "Get Back Session" (as seen in the Let It Be movie) The Beatles performed over 100 songs, many never released and still sitting in the Apple vaults.

They played and recorded old classics, blues & Rock 'n Roll standards, some old Beatle songs (both released and unreleased.

One of those songs is called "Watching Rainbows". It is a playful, jammy track from the Let It Be sessions, and would eventually mutate into the final album's "I've Got a Feeling."

John's lyrics sound improvised, and there is even a reference to "I Am the Walrus."

 Instead of watching rainbows I'm gonna make me someInstead of watchin' rainbows I'm gonna make me someStandin' in the garden, waitin' for the English sun to come and make me brown so I can be someone