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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #240 on: December 04, 2020, 06:35:26 AM »
Need to decide on the best version.

Oh, I meant it has now been leaked... if you're interested in that sort of thing.

Re: McCartney III
« Reply #241 on: December 04, 2020, 01:07:50 PM »
Think I'm gonna replace the official cover on my iTunes with this one. Photo by his daughter Mary

https://i.postimg.cc/HxG7t86K/mary-mccartney-HP-01.jpg

Prefer this one:


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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #242 on: December 04, 2020, 01:11:48 PM »
Oh, I meant it has now been leaked... if you're interested in that sort of thing.

Oooh that's embarrassing. God I feel old. I did notice that Amazon were saying it wouldn't be delivered till 18th December. I just thought I'd misunderstood or something. Would be interested in your views if you've heard it ILLEGALLY though.

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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #243 on: December 04, 2020, 01:15:20 PM »
Prefer this one:



I do like the cover though. Also I don't think the first McCartney album cover gets enough attention. It's a beautiful design, and I'm still not quite sure what it's of. After that his album covers are pretty Route One. Eg. 16 years later he sicked up the Press To Play monstrosity.

Re: McCartney III
« Reply #244 on: December 04, 2020, 02:55:20 PM »
I do like the cover though. Also I don't think the first McCartney album cover gets enough attention. It's a beautiful design, and I'm still not quite sure what it's of. After that his album covers are pretty Route One. Eg. 16 years later he sicked up the Press To Play monstrosity.

It's a bowl of cherries isn't it? The first one? With blood in the bowl. Another sign that Macca is dead.

Re: McCartney III
« Reply #245 on: December 04, 2020, 03:59:44 PM »
Oh, I meant it has now been leaked... if you're interested in that sort of thing.

Has it? I can't find it on soulseek or torrents?

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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #246 on: December 04, 2020, 05:28:11 PM »
I, erm, a mate of mine, found it on Soulseek last night

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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #247 on: December 04, 2020, 05:29:11 PM »
Prefer this one:



Yeah, that's nice. He looks like an eagle. A big proud eagle

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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #248 on: December 04, 2020, 06:01:39 PM »
Weirdly unMacca-like when you can't see the doe-eyes though. Almost looks like Roger Waters.

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« Reply #249 on: December 04, 2020, 10:57:16 PM »
Has it? I can't find it on soulseek or torrents?

Likewise, I can't find it either.

Re: McCartney III
« Reply #250 on: December 04, 2020, 11:47:21 PM »
I, erm, a mate of mine, found it on Soulseek last night

Does your mate want to let us know how it sounds?

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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #251 on: December 05, 2020, 03:02:28 AM »
It's a bowl of cherries isn't it? The first one? With blood in the bowl. Another sign that Macca is dead.

Ah ok. So is it a photo or a design?

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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #252 on: December 05, 2020, 08:10:18 AM »

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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #253 on: December 05, 2020, 09:36:15 AM »
Oh wow. Lovely picture of Lovely Linda too

I've not actually heard the album yet. But happy to upload it shortly. Anyone who wants it, just lob me a pm

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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #254 on: December 05, 2020, 09:38:32 AM »
https://twitter.com/getbackjow/status/1250762821408874496?s=20

There you go!

That's brilliantly unexpected. Thank you! She looks great there too. Good old Linda.

Re: McCartney III
« Reply #255 on: December 05, 2020, 10:46:36 AM »
Is he going to release a single before the album comes out?

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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #256 on: December 05, 2020, 11:24:55 AM »
No single as of yet

Okay, I've uploaded it, if anyone wants the link

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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #257 on: December 06, 2020, 01:13:32 PM »
The Sunday Times had done a track guide, for what it's worth.




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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #258 on: December 06, 2020, 01:15:03 PM »
that's a funny looking farm.

Re: McCartney III
« Reply #259 on: December 07, 2020, 11:29:41 AM »
Am I alone in being a bit underwhelmed by it? It's short though so that's a small mercy.

Re: McCartney III
« Reply #260 on: December 07, 2020, 04:21:46 PM »
Am I alone in being a bit underwhelmed by it? It's short though so that's a small mercy.

Having listened to it over and over this afternoon it's beginning to make a bit of sense now. The last two songs are still quite bad though.

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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #261 on: December 07, 2020, 07:45:39 PM »
People are saying it's a grower!

I've still not heard it. Day off tomorrow though, so will try to rectify that

Re: McCartney III
« Reply #262 on: December 08, 2020, 01:02:06 AM »
I like it. I'd like it if he did all of his albums like this from now on, where there are no attempted hit-singles, which are usually the most uninteresting songs by far on his more recent albums. It is also like both McCartneys one and two, which is crazy considering the lag and also how different those two albums are from one another in a lot of ways. It's interesting that he was on the verge of having a far weirder, potentially more interesting career twice before and then pivoted back to safer, more familiar terrain. I like Wings and loads of his solo stuff, but I do wish that he hadn't constantly felt it necessary to release his more experimental stuff sort of dismissively as side-projects.

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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #263 on: December 08, 2020, 05:03:52 AM »
It is a bit underwhelming at first but then it's difficult initially to listen without the weight of expectation. There's enough good stuff on here to make it his best in years, though. And crucially, he more or less gets away with the vocals.

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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #264 on: December 08, 2020, 11:45:02 PM »
It is a bit underwhelming at first but then it's difficult initially to listen without the weight of expectation. There's enough good stuff on here to make it his best in years, though. And crucially, he more or less gets away with the vocals.

Yes I was going to ask about the vocals. Glad they haven't ruined it.

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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #265 on: December 09, 2020, 01:24:44 AM »
Anyone else seen this? Not read it all yet but it seems promising.

https://ianleslie.substack.com/p/64-reasons-to-celebrate-paul-mccartney

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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #266 on: December 09, 2020, 02:30:12 AM »
^ I'll read that tomorrow, looks interesting.

A couple of days ago I watched the amusing video for Coming Up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5nzLQ63c9E, recently re-upped to Macca's youtube, and thought, yes, it's silly, perhaps pathetic if you're a Lennonite, but it encapsulates how sane and well-adjusted Paul was at the time compared to John; John, the wacky mischief-maker that used to be, with his daft and funny wordplay and poems, by then reduced to a drug-dependent, infantilised shell of his former self.

I didn't like Paul's Crossroads theme, like.

Re: McCartney III
« Reply #267 on: December 09, 2020, 09:51:55 AM »
Anyone else seen this? Not read it all yet but it seems promising.

https://ianleslie.substack.com/p/64-reasons-to-celebrate-paul-mccartney

That looks great. I sadly think it will be decades after his passing that people will realise they were living in the same time as Mozart.

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Re: McCartney III
« Reply #268 on: December 09, 2020, 10:06:11 AM »
For me, he's easily the best songwriter of any time. The Take It Away podcast has really brought home just how many amazing songs he's written. It's in the hundreds! It's absolutely insane how talented he is

Re: McCartney III
« Reply #269 on: December 09, 2020, 10:08:35 AM »
OK, I read that, and I agreed with pretty much every single word. Except that I don't think Dear Prudence is really one of the Beatles' best drum lines. And I wouldn't be able to agree that Penny Lane is inferior to Strawberry Fields Forever, or any song that anyone has ever written. 

This bit from towards the end is worth quoting for its truth:

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I doubt there is anyone alive responsible for a greater share of the world’s happiness.

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