Archive for ‘Solo Albums’

May 19, 2012

A Love For You

Paul McCartney wrote and recorded the song “A Love for You” during the sessions for his 1971 album Ram. The song was not included on the album, and has remained unreleased until now.

“A Love for You” is one of the bonus tracks to be included on the remastered version of Ram, part of McCartney’s Archive Collection.

Listen to “A Love for You” after the jump!

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May 13, 2012

Hope of Deliverance

Paul McCartney’s “Hope of Deliverance” appeared on his 1993 solo album Off the Ground and was released as a single that same year. It became a hit in the UK, reaching #18 on the charts, and a staple in his live shows.

McCartney revived the song during his 2012 concert tour of South America. Watch the original promotional video and a recent live concert performance after the jump!

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May 11, 2012

Woman Don’t You Cry for Me

George Harrison’s “Woman Don’t You Cry for Me” was included on his 1976 solo album Thirty Three & 1/3 and released as an accompanying single. An early take of the song, recorded during sessions for All Things Must Pass, has been released as part of the new compilation Early Takes: Volume 1.

Listen to the demo version of “Woman Don’t You Cry for Me” after the jump!

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May 6, 2012

Flaming Pie

Paul McCartney’s solo album Flaming Pie was released 15 years ago on May 5th, 1997. The album, which was released following the massive Beatles Anthology project, had a definitive ‘Beatles’ sound to it, prompting many to believe it was a return to form for McCartney. The album was a critical and commercial success.

April 27, 2012

Tug of War 30th Anniversary

Happy 30th Anniversary to Paul McCartney’s solo album Tug of War, originally released on April 26th, 1982! The album was McCartney’s first after the passing of fellow former Beatle John Lennon, and contained the hit singles “Ebony and Ivory,” “Take It Away” and “Tug of War”. It also commemorated the year of McCartney’s 40th birthday.

April 19, 2012

Ram Remastered Tracklistings

The tracklistings for the new special editions of Paul and Linda McCartney’s Ram has officially been announced.

See the tracklistings and the video trailer after the jump!

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March 27, 2012

Eat At Home

Paul McCartney’s “Eat at Home” was a track on his 1971 album Ram. The song was released as a single in Europe only, and reached #7 in the Netherlands. Many believe it was written in the style of Buddy Holly, one of McCartney’s idols.

Listen to “Eat at Home” after the jump!

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March 22, 2012

Ram Remastered

The Paul and Linda McCartney album Ram, originally released in 1971, is being re-released as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection. The remastered album will be released in a variety of formats, including CD, LP, deluxe box set and digital download, and will feature a variety of unreleased tracks.

Click here to read more on PaulMcCartney.com!

March 21, 2012

Let It Roll

“Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)” is a song written by George Harrison and included on his first solo album All Things Must Pass. The song served as a tribute to Frank Crisp, a 19th century lawyer that had been a previous owner of Harrison’s Victorian residence known as Friar Park. It was also included on its namesake compilation album released in 2002.

March 5, 2012

Little Willow

Paul McCartney wrote “Little Willow”, a song featured on his 1997 solo album Flaming Pie, as a tribute to Maureen Starkey. Maureen, who married and divorced Beatle Ringo, died due to complications from leukemia in 1994. The McCartneys were very close with Maureen and her family, and the song was written to help ease the pain of her death.