|McCartney - Front Cover||McCartney - Rear Cover|
|McCartney - Gatefold Inner|
|Catalogue No.||PCS 7102|
|Release date||17th April 1970|
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :||
|Detail :||Paul's first solo album release.
This truly was a solo album as Paul wrote all the songs, played all the instruments, and sung most of the vocal parts with some assistance from Linda.
He recorded and produced the album in the 4 months before the release date of April 1970.
This planned date proved to be upsetting to the other three Beatles as "Let It Be" was scheduled for April 1970, and Paul was asked to delay his release.
He refused, and "Let It Be" was re-scheduled.
"McCartney" had 19,000 advance orders in the U.K. which meant it entered the L.P. chart in the top ten, and
Paul used three venues for his recording sessions, his home where he had just installed a new Studer 4-track recorder,
The sleeve photography was by Linda with everybody's favourite picture of Paul on the rear.
A D.J. promo edition of "McCartney" was sent out to the press before release, which included an extra question and answer sheet.
|The Lovely Linda||McCartney||The recording Paul first used to test his new home recording set-up.||0:43|
|That Would Be Something||McCartney||Paul plays acoustic guitar, tom tom, cymbal and bass on this song he wrote in Scotland.||2:37|
|Valentine Day||McCartney||Paul plays guitars (acoustic and electric), drums, and bass on this ad-libbed song.||1:40|
|Every Night||McCartney||Paul plays acoustic guitar, drums and bass, on this song he wrote while on holiday in Greece.||2:29|
|Hot As Sun||McCartney||Paul plays guitars, drums, organ, percussion, and bass.
He is quoted as saying he wrote this in the late 50's, but left this until 1970 to record at Morgan Studios.
|Glasses||McCartney||Paul manages to play multi-tracked "wine glasses" on this piece which includes
one of those wonderful uncompleted pieces that Paul does so well.
Called "Suicide", Paul recently has said he wrote this with Sinatra in mind !
(The full almost 3 minute song did appear on the 2011 Archive Collection - McCartney)
|Junk||McCartney||This track was first started with the Beatles in India, and completed in London
during the "White Album" sessions as can be heard on Anthology 3.
This solo version was recorded by Paul at his home, using acoustic guitars and bass,
with overdubs of percussion and xylophone at Morgan Studios.
|Man We Was Lonely||McCartney||Paul plays guitar, drum, and bass, with the steel guitar sound actually being a Telecaster being played with a drum peg.||2:55|
|Oo You||McCartney||Paul plays electric guitar, tambourine, cowbell and "Aerosol spray" ! ... on this tune recorded at Morgan Studios.||2:47|
|Momma Miss America||McCartney||Paul plays guitars, piano and drums on another ad-libbed piece recorded at home.||4:03|
|Teddy Boy||McCartney||Like "Junk" this is another track we are all familiar with as being started with the
Beatles in India, and recorded during the "Let It Be" 1969 sessions ... as a multitude of bootlegs testify.
Paul completed this version at Morgan Studios playing guitar and bass.
|Singalong Junk||McCartney||This is the original take for "Junk" on which Paul plays guitar, piano and bass. He overdubbed more instruments plus a Mellotron at Morgan Studios.||2:34|
|Maybe I'm Amazed||McCartney||The tour-de-force of the album recorded at Abbey Road, Paul plays guitars, piano and
Although not released as a single, Paul made a promotional film for this track which was broadcast on ITV on 19th April 1970. Produced by David Putnam, it features still photographs of Paul, Linda and Heather.
Rod Stewart, another of my favourite artists (who I have seen many many times) recorded this, and made it part of his stage show, performing a great live version.
|Kreen - Akrore||McCartney||This final song was inspired by a T.V. production about a Brazilian native tribe. The first take included just the drum track. Paul added guitars, piano, organ and some heavy breathing. This was tracked at Morgan Studios where sound effects were added, including a bow and arrow sound.||4:08|
May 1975 - According to records, the original L.P. release was deleted.
2nd April 1984, the L.P. was re-issued on the budget "Fame" label catalogue number FA 413100-1 (+cassette FA 413100-4) ... both were deleted in 1988.
27th April 1987, the first C.D. release occured, oddly using an international catalogue number, CDP 7 46611 2
27th April 1990, the L.P. had a 20th anniversary re-issue PCS 7102
April 1993, there was a "re-mastered" C.D. re-released on catalogue number CDPMCOL 1 (and cassette TCPMCOL 1),
(international number CDP 7 89239 2).
Plus my Music Master catalogue is also showing an issue of the L.P. on Parlophone with a catalogue number of ATAK 152 (+ TCTAK 152)
13th June 2011 - McCartney - The Paul McCartney Archive Collection is released (2 CD/1 DVD + book)
17th November 2017 - Red Vinyl version (578 3676) - Nothing new, no bonus tracks.
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