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« Reply #60 on: October 23, 2013, 06:25:32 AM »

I've been playing this quite a bit since Sunday in the car and while there is a couple of catchy tunes, overall I'm not that impressed. It may grow on me so I'll give it a few more listens but it's lacking something.

That's funny because that's exactly how I felt about Flowers In The Dirt.  I loved My Brave Face and my expectations were super high espcially after being so disappointed with Press To Play (which is now one of my favorite Macca albums).  I was even angry at not liking Flowers In The Dirt.  So much so, that I tossed the cassette in the trash!  A friend staying with us at the time dug it out and after telling me he enjoyed it, I decided to give it another chance.  Not only did it grow on me but it's one my favorites.  I'm not saying that will happen with you and New, but I agree that it may grow on you.  I've been enjoying it after hearing it 5-6 times so far. 
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« Reply #61 on: November 30, 2017, 09:40:41 AM »

Wow, over 4 years since I’ve last posted here! 

I haven’t written anything about the Pure McCartney compilation that came out last year.

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« Reply #62 on: November 30, 2017, 09:47:00 AM »

PURE McCARTNEY





Paul McCartney is my second favorite solo recording artist.  He’s often criticized for being too “pop” but I consider him to be the most talented of all The Beatles and one of the all-time greatest musicians.  His career is unique in that he’s been a success not only in two rock bands, but on his own as well.  His versatility on various musical instruments is as equally impressive as his songwriting.  My favorite Wings albums are London Town, Back To The Egg, Band On The Run and Venus & Mars.  Initially, I wasn’t impressed with his solo albums Pipes Of Peace, Press To Play and Flowers In The Dirt.  It didn’t take long for me to change my mind on the last of those three, but it would be years before I came to appreciate the first two.  They are now among my favorites, as are Tug Of War, Memory Almost Full and New.  I’ve been fortunate to see McCartney twice in concert and they’re the best I’ve seen to date.  I’m hoping a new rock album is in the works.
 
As for this compilation, it’s very good.  But, I could’ve done better.  Of course, with technology being what it is today, I can make my own to enjoy.  I did do that once, years ago… on cassette!  I no longer have it but sure do wish I had the track listing.  The one mistake I made was starting off with Goodnight Tonight, a Wings song even though it was intended as a McCartney only set.  I remember my reaction upon first hearing about Pure McCartney and how I couldn’t wait to get my own copy.  I called Newbury Comics to have them put one on reserve for me... but I never made the purchase.  No need, now that I have Spotify and can access it whenever I like.  I’m disappointed nothing from Flowers From The Dirt was included, but it’s still fantastic and very entertaining.     


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