paul mccartney Archive

Take Five: Outside-the-box Paul McCartney Tracks

If Paul McCartney isn’t the greatest songwriter who has ever lived, he’s right up near the top of the list. Continuing his prolific output right into his 81st year, McCartney […]

Take 5: Paul McCartney’s ‘Red Rose Speedway’

After dominating the 1960s pop music landscape with the Beatles, Paul McCartney arguably reached his solo career’s creative peak with the release of 1973’s Band on the Run, sustaining that […]

March Through Time: Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney is one of the world’s most popular songwriters and performers. He’s also one of the wealthiest, and with good reason. His solo work continues to this day, but […]

Album Review: Ram On – The 50th Anniversary Tribute to Paul and Linda McCartney’s ‘Ram’

If you read Musoscribe with anything approaching regularity (and sincere thanks if you do), the name Fernando Perdomo will be a familiar one. An in-demand multifarious session player, he also […]

Guitarist Laurence Juber Connects the Dots Between Classical, Folk and the Beatles

Laurence Juber was already an accomplished and in-demand session musician before he got the call to join Paul McCartney’s band, Wings. And although he was a member of the group […]

Spin it On: Denny Laine on Wings’ ‘Back to the Egg’ at 40 (Part Two)

Continued from Part One … I have a bootleg recording which is probably a rough mix of a working version of Back to the Egg, and the version of “Getting […]

Spin it On: Denny Laine on Wings’ ‘Back to the Egg’ at 40 (Part One)

In the very early 1970s, not long after the Beatles had broken up, Paul McCartney decided he wanted to have a band again. With wife Linda, he recruited Denny Laine, […]

Those Were the Days: Mary Hopkin’s ‘Post Card’ at 50

Mary Hopkin was a mere 18 years old when she was signed to the Beatles’ fledgling record label in 1968. That experience wasn’t her first as a recording artist; she […]

Hundred Word Reviews for May 2015, Part 10

Over the last nine business days, I’ve surveyed 45 albums of new, reissued, and/or archival music from a wide array of artists in jazz, prog, soul, rock and other genres. […]

Best of 2013: DVDs

Yesterday I did a quick round-up of notable album reissues from 2013. Today it’s DVDs. Click on the titles for a full review (except as noted). Brian Wilson, Songwriter 1969-1982 […]