McCartney (Paul McCartney Archive Collection)

Paul McCartney
McCartney - Archive Collection
McCartney - The Archive Collection
Label Hearmusic (Concord)
Catalogue No. HRM 32799   (Barcode: 8 88072 32799 3)
Release date 13th June 2011
Total time 89:59
U.K. Album Chart Detail :
Entry Date :19th June 2011
Highest Position :88
Weeks in Chart :1
Detail : Originally in 1970 Paul's first solo album release - this version was part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection
For detail of the original 1970 album see here: McCartney

The June 2011 archive re-issue was released in multiple formats:
Standard edition 1-CD - the original 13-track album.
Special edition 2-CD - the original 13-track album on disc one, just seven bonus tracks on a second disc.
Deluxe Edition 2-CD/1-DVD; the original 13-track album, the bonus tracks disc, a 128-page hardcover book with never-before-published photos and all-new liner notes.
Remastered vinyl 2-LP version containing the contents of the special edition and a download link to the material.

The three disc deluxe edition comes in at less than 90 minutes (!) ... This did not augur well for future "Archive Collection" releases !
The bonus disc has just 7 (yes, seven bonus tracks, filling just 25 minutes of a c.d. (eg. 55 minutes of empty space !)
And then just 31 minutes on a DVD.
Oh dear. Not quite what one would call value for money.

Disc One - The Original Album

Track Composer Recording Information Time
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 more recently has said he wrote this with Sinatra in mind !
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 drums.
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.
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

Disc Two - Bonus Tracks

No. Track Recording Information Time
1 Suicide Outtake 2:46
2 Maybe I'm Amazed From One Hand Clapping (1974) 4:51
3 Every Night Live in Glasgow 1979 4:30
4 Hot As Sun Live in Glasgow 1979 2:26
5 Maybe I'm Amazed Live in Glasgow 1979 5:10
6 Don't Cry Baby Outtake 3:06
7 Women Kind Demo 2:06

Disc Three - DVD

No. Track Recording Information Time
1 The Album Story   9:15
2 The Beach Featuring Loma Mar Quartet 2:44
3 Maybe I'm Amazed Music Video 3:46
4 Suicide From One Hand Clapping 1:33
5 Every Night Live at the Concert for the People of Kampuchea, 1979 4:42
6 Hot As Sun Live at the Concert for the People of Kampuchea, 1979 2:42
7 Junk MTV Unplugged 1991 2:51
8 That Would Be Something MTV Unplugged 1991 3:17

For all Paul's albums in date order: McCartney LP Discography

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