Artwork: Fantastic cover shot taken by Linda. One of his best album covers. Very Pink Floyd style.
General Comments: A 'lovely little album' as Paul would no doubt call it. As everyone knows it was very homemade and Paul plays all the instruments himself. Half of this album is amongst the best Paul ever did, in any guise, and half of it is throwaway, but sometimes very endearing.
Released very close to Let it Be and is forever linked with the self interview inside that to the media signaled the end of the Beatles. As a result it was the start of a little bit of a Paul backlash with both the public and the media. High profile albums from John and George which were the best of their career somewhat hindered this little gem. But the music is what is important...
Track by Track:
1. The Lovely Linda
A very short piece of love to Linda. In my opinion a nice statement to mark his split with the other 3, but not too twee and sickly. Does not outstay it welcome. Charming really. 6/10
2. That Would Be Something
Echoes of the late 1950's sound. Very simple song which is very catchy. Could have been worked on more to make it a classic, but still a nice piece. 7/10
3. Valentine Day
A fun little instrumental which has nice guitar and riff, no need for this on the LP though. 5/10
4. Every Night.
One of Paul's best songs. Great vocal, great drums, great acoustic guitar and personal lyrics. Beautiful. 9/10
5. Hot as Sun / Glasses
A much better instrumental than Valentine Day. The glasses parts show Paul's avant garde side by making sounds with glasses. Includes a little sneak of the unreleased Suicide. 5/10
Gorgeous, haunting, beautiful, sad. Paul at is moving best. 9/10
7. Man We Was Lonely
Another very good song that seems to be more of a personal song. Shows two of Paul's many voices. 7/10
8. Oo You
Great track. Good fun, great guitar riff and quite soulful. One criticism, more guitar! 7/10
9. Momma Miss America
Paul has great fun on drums here and of course all the other instruments. Yes we know you are talented! 5/10
10. Teddy Boy
A track that never made it on Let it Be. OK, but I never really liked this one. Hate the lyrics. 6/10
11. Singalong Junk
Actually having an instrumental version of Junk later on in the album works very well and it is lovely. 8/10
12. Maybe I'm Amazed
Possibly his best ever song. Vocals to die for. Personal, heart felt, soulful, fantastic guitar. Good lyrics. Stunning, a true masterpiece. 10/10
Oh dear. Skip it. 1/10
Overall score: 85/130
Overall score indexed: 65%