Paul McCartney and Sony Settle Beatles Rights Dispute | Pitchfork

Good news!


James Taylor on Paul McCartney 

“…melodic screamer from I’m Down to Maybe I’m Amazed.” I can only agree.

“Paul is like an impressionist painter,” says James Taylor, who had the privilege of watching the Beatles record the White Album in 1968. “The pieces of his music are so elementary, yet the overall thing is so sophisticated. He’s such a precise and controlled singer.” On songs from the Beatles’ frenzied “I’m Down” to his own “Maybe I’m Amazed,” McCartney revealed himself as one of rock’s most agile and melodic screamers. But McCartney, who learned vocal harmonies from his musician father, is at least as gifted as a balladeer, drawing on British music-hall sounds from his childhood as much as Elvis Presley and the Everly Brothers for songs such as “Yesterday” and “Michelle.” “People chose Lennon or McCartney,” says Taylor. “I was definitely on the McCartney side. He makes a beautiful sound.”

Quote is from post of Roger Nicolucci as posted in the FB group The Fab Four

John Lennon Sings The “Band On The Run” Album – New Year 1975

It started as fun and ended just as that. John and his coterie of musician-friends just performed practically the BOTR album of Paul. For whatever intention or reason. But it was obvious that many of them knew the album by heart including Mamunia, Picasso’s Last Words, No Words and Mrs. Vanderbilt. Simply amazing. John seemed to have led the singing and directed the whole thing.

How authentic this is I really don’t know. John for one in some parts did not sound like the natural John. Well…

Here’s a shorter cut of it but with other Wings songs. 

It must be 1980 as the second video says. Because of Mull of Kintyre.

Hmmm. Interesting because we only have one source. Earlier he said 1975-6.

Enjoyed the comments though