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ABCKO Jul 14, 2014 02:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Uncle_Albert (Post 1125987)
... few song are missing

Oh, great... NOW (that I've ordered it) someone tells me...

How many (approx) is "a few" ?

... and those omissions = officially released tracks ?

backseat Jul 14, 2014 06:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ABCKO (Post 1126012)
Oh, great... NOW (that I've ordered it) someone tells me...

How many (approx) is "a few" ?

... and those omissions = officially released tracks ?

All of Paul McCartney's compositions (written or co-written) that were released between 1969 and 2013 (also the Fireman ones) are in the book: a total of 383 sheets. All the other songs - including covers, many unreleased and live setlist - also find their place all over the volume, although without a specific sheet.

ABCKO Jul 16, 2014 01:57 AM

And why not the covers ?

"Love is strange", for one, even if no info on Paul's recording of it, they could have listed the history of the song (and other covers), who wrote and first recorded it ect...

backseat Jul 17, 2014 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ABCKO (Post 1126027)
And why not the covers ?

"Love is strange", for one, even if no info on Paul's recording of it, they could have listed the history of the song (and other covers), who wrote and first recorded it ect...

The main reason is well explained in the intro. Paul McCartney is a composer of popular music (and more recently, also classical) and thiI wanted to focus on his working method: from composing to recording to arranging his songs.
He will be remembered in the history of music for his compositions. Certainly through he years, he did cover a massive number of songs, as well, but I made a choice, that's all.
I made an effort also trying to give a glimpse through Paul's classical works, with two of the most prestigious interviews I've done (Carl Davis and Carlos Bonell).
There's ton of info and anecdotes in the book to be enjoyed. :)

Luca

ABCKO Jul 19, 2014 09:18 AM

... then why not also include the songs he's writen for other people ?

Not all of them are exactly masterpieces (then again, not all of his own songs are), but some, like ''Six O'clock'', are among his better compositions.

backseat Jul 19, 2014 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ABCKO (Post 1126051)
... then why not also include the songs he's writen for other people ?

Not all of them are exactly masterpieces (then again, not all of his own songs are), but some, like ''Six O'clock'', are among his better compositions.

For the only reason that they were not part of his discography. I would have liked to throw in everything, believe me, but to analyze and write about "only" Paul's songs is quite a hard task. The scope of the book is to show and reveal how he works for his records, for his output. As an author, you have to set a limit to your work. But, being Paul McCartney's compositions, what a limit!!
:smoking2:

Luca

beatlebangs1964 Oct 26, 2014 11:15 PM

Put this on your gift list ASAP if not sooner!

backseat Nov 09, 2014 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beatlebangs1964 (Post 1127450)
Put this on your gift list ASAP if not sooner!

:)
A nice interview on Hey Dullblog website, by Nancy Carr:

http://www.heydullblog.com/paul-mcca...r-luca-perasi/

backseat Nov 27, 2014 01:59 AM

A very nice review by renowned critic Nick DeRiso:

http://somethingelsereviews.com/2014...s-luca-perasi/

Please note two things to complement Nick's comprehensive review, who received the book back in July:
- Recent reprint of the book (end September) is heavily improved, with corrections (suggestions courtesy of English writer Steve Lambley) and completely new layout.
- Volume II (containing covers, live material, unreleased songs, classical stuff) is in the works and planned for 2015.

bobdude Nov 27, 2014 11:12 AM

Congrats on the great review backseat!

backseat Jan 26, 2015 07:32 AM

Finally, there's a hardbound edition of the book available.
It's a strictly limited edition (200 copies), with flaps and cream-color paper. It was premiered at the Beatles Day in Mons, Belgium, last October, where I met with extreme pleasure a lot of friends and Mark Lewisohn.
The contents and the new internal layout mirror the last improved reprint released on October 1st, 2014 (the paperback one, which is currently available on all Amazon sites, including US).

It's available only in Europe, here's the UK link:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paul-McCartn...tag=shtv.uk-21

and all the other Amazon European sites.


Luca

backseat Feb 23, 2015 10:20 PM

You can read my interview with Kevin Courrier of Critics at Large, here:

http://www.criticsatlarge.ca/2015/02...with-luca.html

bobdude Feb 24, 2015 10:52 PM

Congrats on getting an ad in this month's Beatlefan magazine!

beatlebangs1964 Feb 25, 2015 02:05 PM

Seat, that is just wonderful! :thumbu2:

ABCKO Sep 30, 2015 10:42 PM

Backseat, would you happen to know when (recording date) the (early ?) version of "
Christian Bop" and "It's not on" ?

... couldn't find those mentionned in your (very good/informative !) book...


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