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Old Sep 30, 2003, 11:44 PM   #221
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Oh, "Monkberry Moon Delight" ROCKS! I love the vocals and the piano is cool too. Linda's backing vocals are a little flat, but somehow they fit anyway. I think the reason it doesn't get a lot of notice is that the words are a little....ummmm....goofy?

My friend's band covered this song and although my friend has an AMAZING voice, he still couldn't do this song justice, which made me appreciate Paul's vocals in this song even more. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old Oct 01, 2003, 05:04 AM   #222
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I love the rough grittiness (is that a word?) of his voice on this, but for some reason, it's not a particular fave. So many people seem to like it, so many I'll have to play it more - hey, any excuse to play Ram, y'know? [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old Oct 01, 2003, 06:04 PM   #223
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I was just listening to Ram! I love this album.

Monkberry Moon Delight is a good song. I wouldn't say "great" though. It is unique, I will give it that. I agree with what Lynner said, about Paul's voice being rough and gritty.

I like this song just fine, but it is not the best song on Ram.
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Old Oct 01, 2003, 06:31 PM   #224
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I'm in the fan club of this song, if that ever exists... [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] I love Linda's background harmonies, I think Paul and herself did the arrangment to the songs for her to shine on, and oh boy she shines. She has a cheer-leader voice or something, that fits perfectly with this quirky, weird song. Another about hallucinations? (thinking about "Soft Hearted Hana" on the Crackerbox Palace topic)... This time probably with a drink. Or whatever comes to mind. I love songs like this or "Flaming Pie", when Paul just lets loose and creates pure images out of nowhere. Plus it's so darn catchy.

Anyone notice the mock at John and Yoko at the end? I've always taken it as that... you know, Paul sort of imitates them saying: "try some of this honey"... then does a John impersonation: "what is it?", like in the "Hey Bulldog" final dialog, and his 'Yoko' voice says "Monkberry Moon Deliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight" in a scream. I think it's hysterical. Perhaps he's not imitating John at all, but it's till so damn funny. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

Love the song. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old Oct 03, 2003, 06:21 AM   #225
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"Nineteen hundred eighty five" is my Macca song of the moment, but only outtake versions. Too much production and cheese on the album version. LOVE that piano bit!

(And I've been craving "Monkberry..." lately but have been too into "1985"!)
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Old Oct 03, 2003, 07:44 AM   #226
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oooo I love the album version of this one, another fave, like in my top 5. Well of the moment. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
And again, the little noises he makes at the end of this one. Oh my goodness.... *faints
But I think this song doesn't just rock, it rrrrocks. I love it when Paul just rocks out, I much prefer those songs to his ballads, which I don't mind of course, I'm just sayin'.
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Old Oct 03, 2003, 04:53 PM   #227
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I know it's the same day still, but new fave is "Hope of Deliverance."
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Old Oct 03, 2003, 05:22 PM   #228
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I know it's the same day still, but new fave is "Hope of Deliverance."
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">I can't stop listening to this song! I play it over, and over and over again. You can generally tell when I am really into a song. I change my sig to reflect what song I am in love with at the moment.

It was a lyric from "Hope Of Deliverance" but I changed it...Love this song. It is great!
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Old Oct 03, 2003, 07:06 PM   #229
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Oh, that's a winner. I love "Hope of Deliverance". A song that would have been a hit if there was any taste and justice. It's almost enough to inspire me to learn acoustic guitar, but who has the time? [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old Oct 03, 2003, 08:16 PM   #230
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A song that would have been a hit if there was any taste and justice.
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Could you believe that it was a Latin American #1? The last one by any of the ex Beatles. It's an incredible song, that helped Paul to promote his then upcoming Live In The New World tour, and which was heard in every possible radio station. And it's (now that you make me think about it) probably the reason why I started putting attention again to those guys called The Beatles who my dad had on those old vinyls. It was after I purchased Off The Ground on cassette (both "Hope" and the title track were big hits here), I liked it so much that I returned to The Beatles again. Rediscovered the Blue Album because of this.

And it was the right choice. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

I also remember Linda playing a weird sounding instrument which was made by small nails or something, in the video for this, which was sooo cool way back then. Yes, it was played by MTV when MTV had music. Oh, those were the times. And people here were singing "hope" and everything, even when they didn't know English at all! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

Thanks for the memories! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old Oct 05, 2003, 12:44 AM   #231
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Issued as the first single from his Off The Ground album, "Hope Of Deliverance" has some good guitar work and the Latin percussions didn't hurt it at all.

Hope Of Deliverance

I will always be hoping, hoping,
You will always be holding, holding,
My heart in your hand, I will understand, ooh.

I will understand someday, one day,
You will understand always, always,
From now until then.

When it will be right, I don't know.
What it will be like, I don't know.
We live in hope of deliverance
From the darkness that surrounds us, yeah.

Hope of deliverance, hope of deliverance,
Hope of deliverance from the darkness that surrounds us.

And I wouldn't mind knowing, knowing,
That you wouldn't mind going, going
Along with my plan.

When it will be right, I don't know.
What it will be like, I don't know.
We live in hope of deliverance
From the darkness that surrounds us.

Hope of deliverance, hope of deliverance,
Hope of deliverance from the darkness that surrounds us.

Hope of deliverance, hope of deliverance,
Hope of deliverance from the darkness that surrounds us.
Hope of deliverance, hope of deliverance,
Hope of deliverance from the darkness that surrounds us.

(Hope of deliverance, hope of deliverance)
I will understand.
(Hope of deliverance, hope of deliverance)
I will understand.
(Hope of deliverance, hope of deliverance)
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Old Oct 06, 2003, 04:48 PM   #232
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I would like to suggest a song: Dear Boy from the album Ram.
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Old Oct 06, 2003, 11:35 PM   #233
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Fine choice, Valerie. BTW, I like your new avatar. [img]graemlins/thumbsup2.gif[/img]

"Dear Boy" was a simple message for Paul to himself, reminding him that he was a lucky guy to have Linda in his life. Great vocal arrangement and sweet melody.

Dear Boy

I guess you never knew, dear boy,
What you had found.
I guess you never knew, dear boy,
That she was just the cutest thing around.
I guess you never knew what you had found, dear boy.

I guess you never saw, dear boy,
That love was there.
And maybe when you look too hard, dear boy,
You never do become aware.
I guess you never did become aware, dear boy.

When I stepped in, my heart was down and out
But her love came through and brought me around,
Got me up and about.

Dear boy,
Dear boy, dear boy,
Dear boy.

When I stepped in, my heart was down and out
But her love came through and brought me around,
Got me up and about.

I hope you never know, dear boy,
How much you've missed.
(I hope you never know, dear boy,
How much you've missed, dear boy)

And even when you fall in love, dear boy,
It won't be half as good as this.
(And even when you fall in love, dear boy,
It won't be as good as this)

I hope you never know how much you've missed, dear boy.
How much you've missed, yeah, boy.
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Old Oct 07, 2003, 12:31 PM   #234
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I love this song. Linda's backing vocals are great, and pretty ironic considering what the song was about.
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Old Oct 07, 2003, 05:16 PM   #235
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Thanks kat for the compliment on my avatar! Thanks to Jerry for allowing me to have it!

I love this song so much! I have been obsessed with the album Ram lately. I listen to it over and over. I play this song a lot.

I love the harmonies...It is such a sweet song.
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Old Oct 07, 2003, 05:27 PM   #236
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My computer freaked this morning and didn't let me post my response.....I love this song. I love it when the two opposing parts are going at the same time and man, I wish *I* could nail that last note like Paul does! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old Oct 07, 2003, 06:43 PM   #237
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Didn't Elton John say that these were some of the most fantastic vocal harmonies he'd ever heard? I believe so. I've spoken lots of times about all the feelings I have towards this track. I think it's one of the most fantastic things Paul produced as a solo artist, and I mantain that opinion. Sadly, he never played Ram stuff in concert.
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Old Oct 08, 2003, 12:40 AM   #238
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Oh I agree as often Darkhorse, the vocals on this track are just fabulous.

Oh I can keep going on about RAM as to me thé solo album by Paul. Also anyone who made jokes about Linda's musical qualities should have a listen to "Dear Boy".

There is some Beach Boys influence in the vocals, which is great.

The heavy piano sound is just marvelous.

Indeed it is very remarkable that he "never" (?) played RAM material live. Various songs really fit in a live concert.

Uncle Albert/The Admiral would, Smile Away would be perfect, Heart of the country is suitable for the acoustic set.
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Indeed it is very remarkable that he "never" (?) played RAM material live. Various songs really fit in a live concert.
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">As far as I know he did play "Smile Away" on the first Wings Over Europe tour (about 1972), and possibly "Eat At Home" during the same tour. But I don't think he's ever revisited songs from thé album again.
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Old Oct 11, 2003, 10:50 AM   #240
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The song for today is "However Absurd", from Press To Play.I really like this one, it's one if the highlights from this underrated album. It has silly lyrics, *apparently *, but it's much more than that. Here's the review from the Rolling Stone:

"On "However Absurd," McCartney, with a joking glance at his perceived status in the rock world, sings, "Custom made dinosaurs/Too late now, for a change/Everything is under the sun/But nothing is for keeps." While these lyrics might suggest a comfortable fatalism – and a fondness for comfort has been McCartney's most damaging flaw – they also express his sense that life slips away and that joyful times, a bright outlook and the ability to accept goodness are traits that shouldn't be too cavalierly shunted aside. It's a worthy point of view, and it's epitomized on Press to Play"

http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/....asp?aid=33225

One of the most underrated McCartney songs...ever.

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