Pure

Paul McCartney
 
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Label Concord
Catalogue No.'s HRM 38690-02 (Double C.D.)
Release date 10th June 2016
Total time C.D. 1 - 77:33
C.D. 2 - 72:51
(timings for the 2-disc set)
U.K. Album Chart Detail :
Entry Date :17th June 2016
Highest Position :3
Weeks in Chart :10
Detail : "Me and my team came up with the idea of putting together
a collection of my recordings with nothing else in mind other than having
something fun to listen to. Maybe to be enjoyed on a long car journey ...."
Thanks for being my travel companions, love Paul.

So, NOT a "Greatest Hits" which we'd had recently with Wingspan, but instead ....
a "collection of favourites" which just happens to include many greatest hits and tracks that were on Wingspan.
Available in three different formats; 4CD with 67 tracks, 2CD (39) and 4LP (41)
The 4CD collection contains 67 tracks of which more than 40 were top 40 hits and includes Paul's greatest solo, Wings and Fireman compositions.

I'm sorry but JPGR really cannot see the point of this collection at all, other than further recycling of old product.
Yes, great tunes they may be, but there's nothing new nor any reason to buy.
In fact JPGR did not bother with this at all until 9th September when it was on cheap offer when purchasing "Live At The Hollywood Bowl".
So, just an impulse buy ... and only picked up the 2-disc set as that was what was on offer !
Full listing of the 4 disc set below, all tracks on the 2CD set were included.

The C.D. is enclosed in an outer cardboard wrap-around sleeve with an 18 page booklet that just lists the songs

First chart after release, "Pure" entered at number 3 - which proved to be it's highest position.
24th June 2016 - 2nd week in chart, down nine places to number 12
1st July 2016 - 3rd week in chart, a big drop of fifteen places to number 27.
8th July 2016 - 4th week in chart, another drop of thirteen places to number 40.
15th July 2016 - 5th week in chart, and an odd bounce back up three steps to number 37.
22nd July 2016 - 6th week in chart, dropping back down ten places to number 47.
29th July 2016 - 7th week in chart, falling again three places down to number 50.
5th August 2016 - 8th week in chart, plummeting twenty-seven positions to number 77.
12th August 2016 - 9th week in chart, down to number 85.
19th August 2016 - 10th week in chart, down to number 90.
26th August 2016 - Drops out of the Top 100
          (Chart Progression - 3-12-27-40-37-47-50-77-85-90-out)


C.D. 1

No. Track Composer Original Source Time
1 Maybe I'm Amazed McCartney 1970 McCartney album track. 3:50
2 Heart Of The Country P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1971 Ram album track and B-side to Back Seat Of My Car. 2:23
3 Jet P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1973 track from Band On The Run L.P., and 1974 single.
See Jet.
4:08
4 Warm And Beautiful P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1976 track from Wings At The Speed of Sound 3:14
5 Listen To What The Man Said   P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1975 single (See Listen To What The Man Said) and Venus and Mars album track. 4:03
6 Dear Boy P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1971 Ram album track 2:15
7 Silly Love Songs P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1976 track from Wings At The Speed of Sound, and 1976 single.
See Silly Love Songs.
5:53
8 The Song We Were Singing P.McCartney 1997 track from Flaming Pie L.P. 3:54
9 Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey P.McCartney-L.McCartney Ram album track and US single, 1971
See Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey.
4:54
10 Early Days P.McCartney 2013 track from New 4:07
11 Big Barn Bed P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1973 track from Red Rose Speedway 3:50
12 Another Day P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1971 single (credited to Paul McCartney)
See Another Day.
3:41
13 Flaming Pie P.McCartney 1997 title track from Flaming Pie L.P. 2:30
14 Jenny Wren P.McCartney 2005 track from Chaos And Creation In The Backyard L.P., and 2005 single.
See Jenny Wren.
3:47
15 Too Many People McCartney 1971 Ram album track. 4:09
16 Let Me Roll It P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1973 Band On The Run album track and B-side to Jet. 4:48
17 New P.McCartney 2013 track from New 2:57


C.D. 2

No. Track Composer Original Source Time
1 Live And Let Die P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1973 single, James Bond film theme, and album track.
See Live And Let Die.
3:12
2 English Tea P.McCartney 2005 track from Chaos And Creation In The Backyard L.P. 2:12
3 Mull Of Kintyre McCartney-Laine 1977 single.
See Mull Of Kintyre.
4:43
4 Save Us P.McCartney-Epworth 2013 track from New 2:39
5 My Love P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1973 single, and Red Rose Speedway track.
See My Love.
4:07
6 Bip Bop P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1971 Wild Life album track 4:13
7 Let Em In P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1976 track from Wings At The Speed of Sound, and 1976 single.
See Let 'em In.
5:09
8 Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five   P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1973 Band On The Run album track 5:29
9 Calico Skies P.McCartney 1997 track from Flaming Pie L.P. 2:30
10 Hi, Hi, Hi P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1972 single - see Hi Hi Hi. 3:07
11 Waterfalls McCartney 1980 McCartney II album track and hit single.
Credited to Paul McCartney.
See Waterfalls.
4:42
12 Band On The Run P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1973 title track of the Band On The Run album
And 1974 hit single Band On The Run.
5:10
13 Appreciate McCartney 2013 track from New 4:29
14 Sing The Changes McCartney 2008 track from The Firemen album Electric Arguments 3:43
15 Arrow Through Me McCartney 1979 Back to the Egg album track. 3:36
16 Every Night McCartney 1970 McCartney album track. 2:32
17 Junior's Farm P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1974 single Junior's Farm 4:20
18 Mrs. Vanderbilt P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1973 Band On The Run album track 4:39


C.D. 3

No. Track Composer Original Source Time
1 Say Say Say (2015 Remix) Jackson-McCartney Originally from 1983 album Pipes Of Peace 3:40
2 My Valentine McCartney 2012 Kisses On The Bottom album track. 3:14
3 Pipes Of Peace McCartney 1983 title track of the album Pipes Of Peace, and hit single.
Credited to Paul McCartney.
See Pipes Of Peace.
3:55
4 The World Tonight McCartney 1997 track from Flaming Pie L.P. 4:04
5 Souvenir McCartney 1997 track from Flaming Pie L.P. 3:38
6 Dance Tonight McCartney 2007 Memory Almost Full album track. 2:54
7 Ebony And Ivory (2015 Remix)   McCartney Credited to "Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder".
1982 single, and track from Tug Of War
See Ebony And Ivory.
3:44
8 Fine Line McCartney 2005 track from Chaos And Creation In The Backyard L.P. 3:05
9 Here Today (2015 Remix) McCartney 1982 Tug Of War album track 2:27
10 Press McCartney 1986 Press to Play album track. 4:45
11 Wanderlust (2015 Remix) McCartney 1982 Tug Of War album track 3:49
12 Winedark Open Sea McCartney 1993 Off the Ground album track. 5:27
13 Beautiful Night McCartney 1997 track from Flaming Pie L.P. 5:05
14 Girlfriend McCartney 1978 London Town album track. 4:41
15 Queenie Eye McCartney-Epworth 2013 track from New 3:48
16 We All Stand Together McCartney 1984 single, see We All Stand Together 4:23


C.D. 4

No. Track Composer Original Source Time
1 Coming Up McCartney 1980 McCartney II album track and hit single.
Credited to Paul McCartney.
See Coming Up.
3:52
2 Too Much Rain McCartney 2005 track from Chaos And Creation In The Backyard L.P. 2:32
3 Good Times Coming/Feel The Sun McCartney 1986 Press to Play album track. 4:56
4 Goodnight Tonight McCartney 1979 single, see Goodnight Tonight. 4:20
5 Baby's Request McCartney 1979 Back to the Egg album track. 2:49
6 With A Little Luck (D.J.Edit) McCartney 1978 London Town album track.
And hit single: With A Little Luck
3:12
7 Little Willow McCartney 1997 track from Flaming Pie L.P. 2:56
8 Only Mama Knows McCartney 2007 Memory Almost Full album track. 2:32
9 Don't Let It Bring You Down Laine-McCartney 1978 London Town album track. 4:34
10 Back Seat Of My Car McCartney 1971 Ram album track and hit single.
See Back Seat Of My Car.
4:27
11 No More Lonely Nights (Radio Edit)   McCartney 1984 single, and track from Give my Regards to Broad Street
Credited to Paul McCartney.
See No More Lonely Nights (Ballad).
4:43
12 Great Day McCartney 1997 track from Flaming Pie L.P. 2:07
13 Venus And Mars / Rockshow P.McCartney-L.McCartney 1975 title track of Venus and Mars album
And hit single: Venus And Mars.
3:45
14 Temporary Secretary McCartney 1980 McCartney II album track and hit single.
Credited to Paul McCartney.
See Temporary Secretary.
3:14
15 Hope For The Future McCartney 2015 single: Hope For The Future 4:09
16 Junk McCartney 1970 McCartney album track. 1:55



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