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Old 01-06-03, 11:39 AM
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What is the best Paul McCartney CD?

I need to pick one of his up, but I would like a "best of" type of cd. And I hate "live" albums (with the obvious exception of Jimmy Buffet).


So, what would be the best way to go?
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Old 01-06-03, 11:44 AM
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his "best of' CD



1. Band on the Run
2. Jet
3. Ebony And Ivory
4. Listen to What the Man Said
5. No More Lonely Nights
6. Silly Love Songs
7. Let 'Em In
8. Say Say Say
9. Live and Let Die
10. Another Day
11. C Moon
12. Junior's Farm
13. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
14. Coming Up [Live]
15. Goodnight Tonight
16. With A Little Luck
17. My Love
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Old 01-06-03, 11:47 AM
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I also want:

Jude
One

and a few others. Actually, his "Back in the USSR" Looks great, but I can't stand live crap.
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Old 01-06-03, 11:49 AM
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Hey Jude is a Beatles song. The CD above is solo & Wings stuff.
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Yeah, but it is on the Back in the USA album. I hoped there may be a similar album that wasn't live. Oh well.
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The studio versions of Beatles songs will only be on Beatles discs. The only way to get them on a Paul CD is, you guessed it... live.
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I hate the sound of old ladies screaming in the front row.
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Old 01-06-03, 01:13 PM
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Wingspan Hits and History 2 disc set
1. Listen To What The Man Said
2. Band On The Run
3. Another Day
4. Live And Let Die
5. Jet
6. My Love
7. Silly Love Songs
8. Pipes Of Peace
9. C Moon
10. Hi Hi Hi
11. Let 'Em In
12. Goodnight Tonight
13. Junior's Farm
14. Mull of Kintyre
15. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
16. With A Little Luck
17. Coming Up
18. No More Lonely Nights

Disc: 2
1. Let Me Roll It
2. The Lovely Linda
3. Daytime Nightime Suffering
4. Maybe I'm Amazed
5. Helen Wheels
6. Bluebird
7. Heart Of The Country
8. Every Night
9. Take It Away
10. Junk
11. Man We Was Lonely
12. Venus And Mars/Rockshow
13. Back Seat Of My Car
14. Rockestra Theme
15. Girlfriend
16. Waterfalls
17. Tomorrow
18. Too Many People
19. Call Me Back Again
20. Tug Of War
21. Medley: Bip Bop/Hey Diddle/I Am Your Singer
22. No More Lonely Nights
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Old 01-06-03, 01:32 PM
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Yeah, wingspan is the best collection, and isn't a lot more than the greatest hits album.
If you want The Beatles stuff, buy "1", which is on sale for $9.99 at Best Buy, I think.

BTW the "Best" Paul Maccartney album ever (excluding Beatles albums, of course) is this release

That's the Band on the Run SE release with a bonus "documentary" on the album's making. Fantastic album, great sound, interesting bonus stuff. A supurb package for interested fans.

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I'd say go with Wingspan & Beatles - One. Between the 2 you have over 65 songs.
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wingspan won't give you these solo hits

Ebony And Ivory
Say Say Say (with michael jackson)
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Originally posted by GuessWho
wingspan won't give you these solo hits

Ebony And Ivory
Say Say Say (with michael jackson)
No offense, but who cares? Sorry, GuessWho, I couldn't resist.
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Originally posted by GuessWho
wingspan won't give you these solo hits

Ebony And Ivory
Say Say Say (with michael jackson)
I think I still have them on 45s anyway
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I actually think I'm starting to like the "Back In The USA" album better than "Wingspan," which just has too much of the sappy ballads for me. "USA" has a nice combination of Beatles/solo tunes and it's deifnitely the best live album Macca has put out. And of course if you don't already have "Beatles 1" in your collection (or if you're an obsessive like me, all their albums instead) there is no hope for humanity.
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Originally posted by GuessWho
The studio versions of Beatles songs will only be on Beatles discs. The only way to get them on a Paul CD is, you guessed it... live.
Not strictly true-- Remember Give My Regards To Broad Street album/soundtrack? It has several re-recorded versions of Beatles, Wings and solo tracks and features Ringo

1. No More Lonely Nights
2. Good Day Sunshine/Corridor Music
3. Yesterday
4. Here, There And Everywhere
5. Wanderlust
6. Ballroom Dancing
7. Silly Love Songs/Reprise
8. No Such A Bad Boy
9. So Bad
10. No Values/No More Lonely Nights
11. For No One
12. Eleanor Rigby/Eleanor's Dream
13. The Long And Winding Road
14. No More Lonely Nights
15. Good Night Princess

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Old 01-09-03, 03:17 AM
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The one GuessWho suggested doesn't have Maybe I'm Amazed on it. It is, in my opinion, one of the best love songs ever written.

RAM is good.

Flaming Pie is also good. (Though the lyrics are very, very dirty.)

I'd also check out the CD and/or DVD of his recent Driving USA/Back in the US tour. I went to the latter (basically the same as the first, with the exception of a few songs) and it was VERY VERY good.
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Old 01-10-03, 11:52 PM
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Rypro pretty much has it right there. If you want a good "overview" of his solo work Wingspan is probably your best bet.

Flowers In The Dirt is really good. So is Flaming Pie. This past album Driving Rain is good too.

Band on The Run is definitley the BEST of his solo work.
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