Two of the all-time most inexplicably unreleased Paul McCartney paperback classics ever, and two songs that just happen to be among the artist’s most timeless. Talk about unrealised hit-potential. They are songs only McCartney nerds (like myself) know about via bootlegs. They have simply been buried in time. Here at Pierce’s Press we have unearthed these historically interesting and amazing tracks and present them in double A-side format for your listening pleasure.
McCartney – Paperback Classics: Vol I mp3
Cage – The intro song structure/chord progression is C / A / G / E which then moves into classic McCartney territory. It’s a letter to his wife from himself, in third person, apologising for being a drunken jerk the night before. The lyrics are cool but the melody is extraordinary. A bizarre and creative bridge enters the fray, before returning to the intro riff. Essentially a reworked demo, this track was inexplicably removed at the last minute from the final Wings album Back to the Egg (1979), and remains officially unreleased.
Waterspout – A mad-catchy tune, semi-Caribbean rhythm and gorgeous orchestration make it one of McCartney’s best numbers. Equally as good as Cage and delivering melody in spades, this song has the misfortune of being scrapped from two albums. Originally worked up for the London Town (1978) album but dropped, then was to appear on his 1987 compilation All the Best! with additional overdubs, but was ultimately removed in favour of the inferior C-Moon. The track remains officially unreleased.
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