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EDITORS’ NOTES

The 1984 film didn’t fare too well, but this soundtrack album includes the beautiful ballad “No More Lonely Nights” in various versions, with the opening "ballad" version featuring Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour with a trademark guitar solo. The other tracks include re-recordings of songs from Paul McCartney’s long and storied career. While no one needs to hear alternate versions of such Beatles classics as “Yesterday,” “Here, There and Everywhere,” “For No One,” “Good Day Sunshine,” or “Eleanor Rigby,” it’s an interesting adventure for hardcore fans who love to study McCartney’s process. His decision to rerecord Pipes of Peace’s “So Bad” is quizzical, considering the song was relatively new, but the revisit of “Silly Love Songs” (the original being from 1976’s Wings at the Speed of Sound) sounds like McCartney seeing how closely he can replicate the original with modern technology. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

The 1984 film didn’t fare too well, but this soundtrack album includes the beautiful ballad “No More Lonely Nights” in various versions, with the opening "ballad" version featuring Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour with a trademark guitar solo. The other tracks include re-recordings of songs from Paul McCartney’s long and storied career. While no one needs to hear alternate versions of such Beatles classics as “Yesterday,” “Here, There and Everywhere,” “For No One,” “Good Day Sunshine,” or “Eleanor Rigby,” it’s an interesting adventure for hardcore fans who love to study McCartney’s process. His decision to rerecord Pipes of Peace’s “So Bad” is quizzical, considering the song was relatively new, but the revisit of “Silly Love Songs” (the original being from 1976’s Wings at the Speed of Sound) sounds like McCartney seeing how closely he can replicate the original with modern technology. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
41 Ratings
41 Ratings
drbeebites

No More Bad Reviews

I've read all the reviews on this album and they all say that this was another McCartney catastrophe. Absolutely wrong. I own the film and the soundtrack is fabulous. Symphonic renditions of the Beatles classics are superb.

Everyonewins

Awesome!

Great to see more of Pauls Stuff on Itunes!

Reed girl 72

Best cameos featured in the film

What I like about this film is that Jeff Porcaro and Steve Lukather of Toto make a cameo scene performing Silly Love Songs. They wear
white outfits with heavy theatrical makeup. It was easy to recognize both of them. So that explains why I love to listen for good music 🎤🎼🎷🎺🎻🎻🎧📱📲💿📀❤️💜

About Paul McCartney

As Beatlemania was transforming rock ’n’ roll from passing teen fad to permanent pop-cultural movement, Paul McCartney (born in Liverpool in 1942) became the driving force behind the band’s rapid, dramatic maturation. In just two years, he had graduated from the Little Richard worship of 1963’s “I Saw Her Standing There” to the exquisite orchestral balladry of “Yesterday”—a shift that intensified the contrast between McCartney and his increasingly acerbic songwriting partner, John Lennon. But as The Beatles’ entered their late-’60s experimental phase—during which Lennon’s avant-garde impulses came to the fore—McCartney’s traditionalism constituted its own form of radicalism. Within the band’s psychedelic milieu, his embrace of pre-rock forms, like classical (“Eleanor Rigby”) and English music-hall serenades (“When I’m Sixty-Four”), felt no less surreal than The Beatles' use of tape-loop freak-outs and sitar drones. (And this is to say nothing of Paul's sublime bass playing, which elevated the four-string from rhythmic undercurrent to melodic focal point.) His post-Beatles albums have proven equally uncanny and influential: 1971’s art-folk opus Ram provided the lo-fi schematic for future generations of DIY home-recording artists, while the arena-rattling roar of “Jet,” from McCartney's subsequent band Wings’ 1973 LP Band on the Run, shows why he’s become a muse to hard rockers such as Dave Grohl. And by continually collaborating with the hitmakers of the day—from Michael Jackson in the 1980s to Rihanna and Kanye West in the 2010s—he has remained a voracious pop omnivore, as connected to music's past as its future.

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