The Making of James Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

Label

Number

Year

Format

Repro-Man

RPM-106

1997

CDR

This title was originally released by Midnight Beat.

The Repro-Man version of this title includes a bonus track ("Hi Hi Hi" - From UK Broadcast).

  
Packaging:

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Disc:

Gold CDR (w/logo)
 

Jewel Case Insert:

- Liner notes by the folks at Vigotone (reproduced below)

 

RPM-106 -  7 Tracks - Total Time: 61:56

1. Camera Clicks   (1:39)
2. That'll Be The Day / Take Your Time / Bluebird / Country
    Dreamer / Momma's Little Girl / Love Is Long   (10:55)
3. Michelle / Momma's Little Girl / Bluebird / Yesterday /
    Hands Of Love    (9:24)
4. Michelle / Michelle(with reverb) / Heart Of The Country /
    Blackbird / Hey Diddle / Momma's Little Girl / Why Am I
    Crying / Bluebird / Momma's Little Girl / Michelle / Heart
    Of The Country    (20:29)
5. Intro to Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance - Takes 1-11   (13:04)
6. Intro to Live & Let Die - Takes 1-3    (3:05)

    Bonus Track:

7. Hi Hi Hi - From UK Broadcast   (3:20)

 

Liner Notes:

JAMES PAUL McCARTNEY A hour-long television special made by Sir Lew Grade's company ATV.  It was described by the promotional blurb as "... a personal project of Sir Lew Grade, realised through the genius of Paul McCartney and the expertise of producer Gary Smith and director Dwight Hewison."

In fact, Paul agreed to do the show in a deal struck to heal the breach caused between him and Sir Lew when Paul co-shared the composing credits with Linda on 'Another Day'.   Grade initially believed this was a ruse to cut into the royalties due to his company through its ownership of Lennon and McCartney material.

The TV show was filmed in various places: on location in Scotland; in a Liverpool pub, where Gerry Marsden, former leader of Gerry and the Pacemakers, joined Paul and locals in a rousing singalong; and at ATV's Boreham Wood studios in front of a live audience, with Paul and Wings performing 'Big Red Barn' [sic], 'The Mess', 'Maybe I'm Amazed' and 'Long Tall Sally'. Paul also performed a medley of 'Bluebird', 'Michelle', 'Heart Of The Country', 'Mary Had A Little Lamb', and 'Yesterday'.

Finally, Paul ended the show singing 'Yesterday' to his own acoustic guitar accompaniment.   The show's major number was a Budby Berkeley-style musical spectacular, to the tune of 'Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance', a number Paul had originally written for Twiggy.  This featured a long-haired moustachioed Paul in a white tail-suit, dancing with a host of showgirls whose costumes and make-up were half male, half female.  There were also scenes of Linda taking photographs of Paul, and a clip from the new James Bond movie Live And Let Die.  Other numbers in the show were 'Little Woman Love', 'Uncle Albert', 'Another Day', 'Oh Woman Oh Why' and 'Hi Hi Hi'.

The programme was first screened in America on 16 April 1973 and in Britain on 7 June of the same year.  Paul was to comment: "You could say it's fulfilling an old ambition. Right at the start I fancied myself in a musical comedy.  But that was before the Beatles.  Don't get me wrong.  I'm no Astaire or Gene Kelly and this doesn't mean the start of something big. I don't want to be an allrounder.  I'm sticking to what I am."

The reviews in general were not exactly enthusiastic, Melody Maker calling it "overblown and silly."

 

 

Label

Number

Year

Format

Midnight Beat

MB CD 114

1997

CD

  
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MB CD 114 - 6 Tracks - Total Time: 58:36

1. Camera Clicks   (1:39)
2. Section 1B Take 1   (10:53):
    - That'll Be The Day
    - Take Your Time
    - Bluebird
    - Country Dreamer
    - Momma's Little Girl
    - Love Is Long
3. Section 1D Take 1   (9:23):
    - Michelle
    - Momma's Little Girl
    - Bluebird
    - Yesterday
    - Hands Of Love
4. Section 1E Take 1   (20:26):
    - Michelle
    - Michelle (with reverb)
    - Heart Of The Country
    - Blackbird
    - Hey Diddle / Momma's Little Girl
    - Why Am I Crying
    - Bluebird
    - Momma's Little Girl
    - Michelle
    - Heart Of The Country
5. Dance Routine   (13:02):
    The Intro Of   "Gotta Sing Gotta Dance" (Takes 1-11)
6. Intro Live & Let Die    (3:01):
    The spoken intro to "Live & Let Die" (Takes 1-3)

 

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