Monday, August 1, 2011
CD Review: Paul McCartney's Solo Albums Get Cleaned Up For New Release
The care that was put into remastering both of these albums shines through as every instrument is heard with such clarity. While I feel that “McCartney” benefited more from the remastering, both albums have never sounded better. These two new releases also come with a bonus disc of demos, outtakes and live songs. The “McCartney” bonus disc contains the long, sought-after song “Suicide” along with 3 songs recorded live at Glasgow in 1979, plus another outtake called “Don’t Cry Baby” and a demo, “Women Kind.” The bonus disc for “McCartney II” is like a whole second album itself. It contains a live version of “Coming Up” prior to its official release, as well as the 10-plus minute full length version of “Secret Friend.” Plus, each release contains a full-color booklet containing song lyrics and beautiful photographs taken by Linda McCartney during the recording of each album.
Even if you’ve had both of these CDs in your collection for years, these albums are worth re-buying. You will not be disappointed with the sound and you may even notice some new things that you haven’t heard before. There is also a deluxe version of these releases that include a bonus DVD containing rare unseen footage. For more information on these releases as well as the next batch of Paul McCartney remasters coming soon visit the Concord Music Group website, concordmusicgroup.com.
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