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PAUL McCARTNEY-..CD-REVIEW-NEW-RE-INVENTING HIS LOVE OF THE MUSE-BY JOHN EMMS

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Heck, if your NOT a musician because you love it, stop now.

Paul McCartney as varied as his career has been is a musician because he always loved it.

He does not need the money folks.

Making music for musicians as famous as McCartney or even heck myself is all about making people feel what your writing and playing.

It’s that simple.

And on McCartney’s 16th solo album NEW you “feel it”

This album woke me up to the realization that even after all his success McCartney has no intention of living off his amazing catalogue of great songs.

Think about that.

The tracks on New feel fresh but familiar.

It does not mean your going to think everything here is or should be a hit.

Why should it be.

Been there done that with The Beatles folks.

What you have here is four producers.  Paul Epworth, Mark Ronson, Giles Martin and Ethan Johns interacting with McCartney on a musical level.

New is a varied and fresh piece of work.

Tracks like Queenie Eye and Alligator’s guitar interplay between Brian Ray and

Rusty Anderson as well as  Save Us all have inventive chord progressions and tons of ambience.

Heck,  Ethan Johns and Macca will bring you almost to tears with Early Days.

The song brings out the innocence of why anybody ever bothered to get excited about being in a band and making music

It’s that good!

Giles Martin lets the melodies speak, and then surrounds them with a more modern spare studio production. At the heart of On My Way to Work, Looking At Her and the piano driven hidden song Scared (not the Lennon song) the songs are laid bare for all to hear.

In the end McCartney summed it up in a press release.

“The next thing for me is to get together with the band and learn the whole album,” he says. “I’m really looking forward to it – I’ve never done that ‘Play the entire album’ thing. People have asked me about this before and I’ve always said I’ve got too much other stuff to play, but now I’m really excited to see how the songs will sound – there are a few I have my eye on that were made to play live!”

‘Hey Everybody out There’ do some good before you die”

JOHN  EMMS is a veteran music journalist  with POST MEDIA radio host and singer-songwriter with THE SHAFTMEN

CHECK OUT John on TWITTER

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-worlds-gone-crazy/id673101570

www.theshaftmen.com

and solo https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/close-another-door/id392307439


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