Pure McCartney [Deluxe Version]

Pure McCartney [Deluxe Version]

by Paul McCartney Paul McCartney
Pure McCartney [Deluxe Version]

Pure McCartney [Deluxe Version]

by Paul McCartney Paul McCartney

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Touted as a personally curated compilation by Paul McCartney, Pure McCartney is the first McCartney compilation since 2001's Wingspan: Hits and History. A full 15 years separated this and Wingspan, longer than the span between that double-disc set and 1987's All the Best, but the 2001 set also stopped cold in 1984, leaving over 30 years of solo McCartney recordings uncompiled on hits collections. In both its standard two-CD and deluxe four-disc incarnations, Pure McCartney attempts to rectify this, going so far as to include "Hope for the Future," his song for the 2014 video game Destiny. A fair chunk of the compilation rests upon songs heard on Wings Greatest, All the Best, and Wingspan -- "Jet," "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey," "Another Day," "Mull of Kintyre," "Let Em In," "Band on the Run," "No More Lonely Nights," "Live and Let Die," "Say Say Say," "Listen to What the Man Said," and "Silly Love Songs" are all de rigueur -- so the interesting things lie in the margins, or in the music made since 1984. The standard edition contains three selections from Flaming Pie -- the 1997 album that kicked off a latter-day streak of excellent records from McCartney -- and a couple of cuts from both Chaos & Creation in the Backyard and Memory Almost Full, but it bypasses Flowers in the Dirt entirely. Flowers is also entirely absent on the deluxe edition, which nevertheless offers plenty of room for digressions -- here, the new wave future shock of "Temporary Secretary," the rockers "Junior's Farm," the hippie come-on "Big Barn Bed" and "Hi Hi Hi," and the frivolous synth pop of Press can all be heard -- so it paints a much richer portrait of McCartney's solo work, but even then it feels slightly incomplete. Hits are missing, including the brassy Brit-pop of "Take It Away," "My Brave Face," and the seasonal "Wonderful Christmastime," as are electronic risks like "Check My Machine," but their absence only underscores one fact: McCartney made more great music than what can fit on even a four-disc box. Pure McCartney gets closer to capturing the full range of his career than any of his previous compilations, but it's still only an introduction to one of the richest bodies of work in pop music.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/10/2016
Label: Hear Music
UPC: 0888072386990
catalogNumber: 38699
Rank: 41367


Disc 1

  1. Maybe I’m Amazed
  2. Heart of the Country
  3. Jet
  4. Warm and Beautiful
  5. Listen to What the Man Said
  6. Dear Boy
  7. Silly Love Songs
  8. The Song We Were Singing
  9. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
  10. Early Days
  11. Big Barn Red
  12. Another Day
  13. Flaming Pie
  14. Jenny Wren
  15. Too Many People
  16. Let Me Roll It
  17. New

Disc 2

  1. Live and Let Die
  2. English Tea
  3. Mull of Kintyre
  4. Save Us
  5. My Love
  6. Bip Bop
  7. Let 'Em In
  8. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
  9. Calico Skies
  10. Hi, Hi, Hi
  11. Waterfalls
  12. Band on the Run
  13. Appreciate
  14. Sing the Changes
  15. Arrow Through Me
  16. Every Night
  17. Junior’s Farm
  18. Mrs Vandebilt

Disc 3

  1. Say Say Say
  2. My Valentine
  3. Pipes of Peace
  4. The World Tonight
  5. Souvenir
  6. Dance Tonight
  7. Ebony and Ivory
  8. Fine Line
  9. Here Today
  10. Press
  11. Wanderlust
  12. Winedark Open Sea
  13. Beautiful Night
  14. Girlfriend
  15. Queenie Eye
  16. We All Stand Together

Disc 4

  1. Coming Up
  2. Too Much Rain
  3. Good Times Coming/Feel the Sun
  4. Goodnight Tonight
  5. Baby’s Request
  6. With a Little Luck
  7. Little Willow
  8. Only Mama Knows
  9. Don’t Let It Bring You Down
  10. The Back Seat of My Car
  11. No More Lonely Nights
  12. Great Day
  13. Venus and Mars/Rock Show
  14. Temporary Secretary
  15. Hope for the Future
  16. Junk

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul McCartney   Primary Artist,Conductor,Harmony
Alan Broadbent   Conductor
Howie Casey   Soloist
Ray Cooper   Percussion
Joby Talbot   Conductor

Technical Credits

Michael Jackson   Composer
Jeff Lynne   Producer
Paul McCartney   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Remixing
Alan Broadbent   Orchestral Arrangements
Denny Laine   Composer
George Martin   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration
Tony Dorsey   Arranger,String Arrangements
Geoff Emerick   Engineer
Tim Geelan   Engineer
Glyn Johns   Engineer
Clive Goddard   Engineer
David Hentschel   Engineer
Jon Jacobs   Engineer
Ethan Johns   Producer
David Kahne   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Jon Kelly   Engineer
Bob Kraushaar   Engineer
John Leckie   Engineer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Richard Lush   Engineer
Giles Martin   Producer,Additional Production
Linda McCartney   Composer,Producer,Cover Photo
Phil McDonald   Engineer
Julian Mendelsohn   Producer
Kevin Mills   Engineer
Alan O'Duffy   Engineer
Steve Orchard   Remixing
Hugh Padgham   Producer,Engineer
Bill Price   Engineer
Mike Stavrou   Engineer
Fiachra Trench   Arranger
Tony Visconti   Orchestration
Ernie Winfrey   Engineer
Nigel Godrich   Producer
Chris Thomas   Producer
Alan Parsons   Engineer
Joby Talbot   Arranger
Andrew Dudman   Engineer
Paul Epworth   Composer,Producer
Darrell Thorp   Engineer
Pete Henderson   Engineer
Josh Blair   Engineer
Mark Ronson   Producer
Adam Noble   Engineer
Sam O'Kell   Engineer
Nicolas Essig   Engineer
Toby Pitman   Programming
Ben Foster   Arranger
Dixon Van Winkle   Engineer
Matt Wiggins   Engineer
Bill Rahko   Engineer
Dom Monks   Engineer

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