Category Archives: Paul McCartney

More Album Cover Outtakes

This untreated Polaroid of John’s piercing gaze has recently surfaced, believed to have been taken by Andy Warhol. John Lennon – Imagine (1971) The photograph for the Imagine album cover was taken by Yoko Ono using a Polaroid camera. It … Continue reading

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The Beatles | 1967

“Nobody else in the group digs When I’m Sixty Four.” Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Mick Jagger & Maggie McGivern (who was having an affair with McCartney at the time) at Paul’s home in Cavendish Ave, St. John’s Wood, London, 1967.

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High Fidelity – The Best of Elvis Costello in the ’80s

This 20 track collection covers the albums, artistic phases, evolutions, and bouts of fancy from Elvis Costello in the 1980s – arguably the bespectacled one’s most artistically rewarding decade. Emerging from Britain’s new wave scene in the late-70s era, Elvis … Continue reading

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John Lennon | September 1962

It’s all in the eyes. This rarely seen photograph of John Lennon on the precipice of superstardom was taken around the back of Paul McCartney’s childhood home in Liverpool 60 years ago to the day. We’ve seen a few shots … Continue reading

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More Album Cover Outtakes

Kiss – The solo albums (1978) The painted images used for the Kiss solo albums, all released on 18 September 1978, were based on the cover of a 1977 Kiss world tour glossy. Only Ace Frehley’s image doesn’t match up. … Continue reading

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The Beatles – 1969 Photos

In the wake of Peter Jackson’s game-changing Get Back movie, The Press shares these rarely seen images of The Beatles taken from a roll of film in Yoko Ono’s stolen Instamatic camera – all care of Award Winning Author and … Continue reading

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McCartney – Paperback Classics: Vol V

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 recordings either for sheer quality, highly interesting unrealised hit-potential, or buried in time. They are … Continue reading

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Producer: Hugh Padgham in the 80s

Hugh Padgham was the invisible catalyst behind dozens of best-selling, multi-platinum albums and was among the most successful, and sought after, music producers in contemporary British rock and pop history. We take a stroll though his work throughout the decade … Continue reading

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More Album Cover Outtakes

Roxy Music – Siren (1975) South Stack, Anglesey, Wales. Supermodel Jerry Hall poses as a mermaid for the cover of their fifth studio album. Led Zeppelin – II (1969) The design was based on a photograph of a Division of … Continue reading

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McCartney – Paperback Classics: Vol IV

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 recordings either for sheer quality, highly interesting unrealised hit-potential or buried in time. They are … Continue reading

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The Beatles – The Final Images

This is the last ever photo of The Beatles. The Beatles broke up 50 years ago, and their music remains embedded in the fabric of pop culture. By the time Paul McCartney sued his fellow Beatles, and their parent company … Continue reading

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McCartney III – Part II

The Press might have got there first but now it’s official: McCartney III was announced today by Macca to be released on 11 December 2020 – freakin’ awesome news in a shitful year. Let’s face it, it’s going to be … Continue reading

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McCartney III

Live And Let Dice. Amazing news: Looks like we might be getting Paul’s lockdown record. Still more inclined to consider Chaos & Creation in the Backyard (2005) the real McCartney III, but either way, very excited about this. McCartney III is … Continue reading

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McCartney – Paperback Classics: Vol III

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 recordings either for sheer quality, highly interesting unrealised hit-potential or buried in time. They are … Continue reading

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McCartney – The Piano Tape

Paul McCartney – The Piano Tape mp3 Originally traded as a cassette, this 61 minute tape features Paul running through a batch of new songs at the piano, in a single sitting, and recorded while in Los Angeles on 14 … Continue reading

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McCartney – Paperback Classics: Vol II

Two more of the all-time great McCartney paperback classics, and two songs that have barely seen the light of day. Ok, one was a b-side back in 1979 which just happens to be among the artist’s best songs. They are … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney – Off the Ground (1993)

For the record buying masses it was a forgettable era for Paul McCartney, releasing perhaps his most unheralded solo album to date, Off The Ground – it could’ve been called Off the Charts. Despite some high-quality leftovers from a recent … Continue reading

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McCartney – Paperback Classics: Vol I

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 … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney – Flowers in the Dirt (1989)

Here at The Press we reconstruct an album, with benefit of time, steering it toward what the artist may have originally intended.  Flowers in the Dirt was a repudiation of the Macca we love/hate: no imperialist odes to salamanders, loads of … Continue reading

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Look Closely: Paul’s Chaos and Creation

McCartney’s classic “Chaos and Creation in the Backyard” had a slipcover, flip it upside down and his name reads the same as it does right side up. What the?

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Paul McCartney’s Ever Present Past: 1991 – 2014

The much anticipated third and final volume of my Paul McCartney career focussed mega-overview. side one https://www.sendspace.com/file/at45hj 1. ever present past 2. fine line 3. mistress and maid 4. appreciate 5. young boy 6. friends to go 7. calico skies … Continue reading

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McCartney: Paul McCartney in the 80s

I’ve always considered myself a Lennon man when it comes to the Beatles – and I’ll always remain in that camp – but the joys of McCartney’s solo career are much more widely spread than I had ever imagined (see Man on the Run: … Continue reading

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Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s

side one https://www.sendspace.com/file/19xdq8 1. we’re open tonight 2. backwards traveller 3. eat at home 4. tomorrow 5. monkberry moon delight 6. getting closer 7. don’t let it bring you down 8. heart of the country 9. magneto & titanium man … Continue reading

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Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s

Author: Tom Doyle (2013) The most famous living rock musician on the planet, Paul McCartney is now regarded as a slightly cosy figure, an (inter)national treasure. Back in the 1970s, however, McCartney cut a very different figure. He was, literally, … Continue reading

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#13: Paul McCartney – McCartney II (1980)

McCartney II, number 13 in our 25 Greatest Worst Albums of All Time, is one of the more roundly ignored of all McCartney solo albums and certainly one of the most bizarre. It’s no surprise to note that around the … Continue reading

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