Saturday, 11 December 2010

Details of a new McCartney album - True or false?

The below was found from another site which in turn was found on an engineering blog site. Make of it what you will. Remember the 'Pizza and Fairy tales' leaked album news!?

Anyway, below is the post in full. Just in case.....

NEW MCCARTNEY SONGS
I am an asst engineer with a major studio in New York.  I had the privalege of sitting in (well, I was doing some equipment work in and out of the room, and made sure I was  mostly 'in' when I figured out what they were working on) on a remixing session where McCartney's people were polishing up several new songs for an album next year. I heard 8 songs - I have no  confirmation that these are all slated for a new album, but they were definitely newer recordings and not remixes of older tracks as Paul's voice sounded the way it has in recent live shows - still fantastic but showing its age, a little lower register, etc. Paul was supposed to be there, but did not arrive by the time I had to make my exit (darn!) I do not know titles on most, so will have to give it my best guess.

RADIO SKY
This is a confirmed title. Someone mentioned "title track" indicating this may be the title of album(?) They spent the most time (half the session) on this. They were lavishing the kind of detailed attention to this, trying out different mixes, the way you would for a potential single release, and they'd be fools not to make this the first single. Its lyrics are Eleanor Rigby meets Bruce Springsteen - about a baby, a graveyard, and a young mother looking to the sky (Radio Sky) for hope and then dancing(?) It starts off stark and becomes uptempo in chorus  and its one of those infectious McCartney songs that does not leave your head. Strings (sounds like Kahne's work, though he wasn't at the session), guitar heavy chorus. 

RUNNING THROUGH THE HEART??
Rockabilly, Crazy Little Thing Called Love type song. Paul doing Elvis  (similar vibe as That Was Me, but with more guitar). Only heard 2/3 of this.

ATMOSPHERE? INTO THE ATMOSPHERE?
This is another good pop number. See Your Sunshine style - reminds of an early to mid 80s type song, but catchy as hell and like Sunshine,  great bass playing (they had it turned up to work on EQ of bass - main reason for playing this track).

COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT BETTER? DO IT BETTER? 
Ska-reggae Ob La Di style track. Played through it once, I heard about half, again catchy as hell, didn't catch many of the lyrics. They were talking about overdubs needed and whether to use live brass.

STATE OF GRACE
Pretty sure of title. Accostic guitar number. A "this is where I am in my life" type number - "I have love, I have everything I ever could have wanted..." is the first line. 

SEA? SEA AND SAND?
Not "Sea" from Rupert sessions. Sounds like Beach Boy's Surf's Up in tempo. This was in pretty rough, demo form.

ALL FOR LOVE? 
This is a musically solid, mid-tempo rocker. Of course, this is the rumored title of a third Threatles song but I seriously doubt that's what this is or where this came from - sounded like Paul and his band. Pretty generic lyrics, nothing special in that dept. Another song that may be more of a demo.

THROW IT AWAY
Good mid-tempo pop number, "In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry feel, starts off being a pro-environment message song, turns into song about cleaning up your own life/emotions to be positive. This sounded almost finished/more polished than all but the first song we heard. Wouldn't make a bad single.

1 comment:

  1. Safe to say this was 100% made-up bollocks then!?

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