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Old Apr 11, 2007, 05:07 PM   #61
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Let's stoke this fire a little hotter! The other track list has been reported as false by the albums producer, and in my opinion it had flakey sounding titles anyway! The below post sounds more believable. It was posted to another forum.

Caution: Over the top Macca Fanboy Spewing w/Spoilers.

I was lucky enough to hear the full album last night. Honestly, I wasn't expecting the world - Paul seems to have a habit of following up a strong release (Chaos & Creation) with a dud. I'm happy to say this album exceeds all of my expectations. One of his best!

Five listens in (I'm guessing on song titles), here's a track-by-track:

1. "Everybody Gonna Dance Around Tonight" (title?) - Short album opener. Instrumentation includes ukelele (some similarities to Harrison's "Any Road"), kick drum (lockstep, martial beat) and whistling. Similar to "We're Open Tonight" in sentiment, the lyric is a trifle but track is brief/fun enough.

2. "My Everpresent Past" (title?) - Musically quirky (McCartney II fans will love this one), hooky and clever with great lyrics, addictive robotic rhythm, nifty distorted guitar riffs and terrific double-tracked vocals. Fully realized top-drawer Macca Pop in every respect. Opening line: "I've got too much on my plate - I've got no time to be a decent lover". A+

3. "Wanna See Your Sunshine" (title?) Creative, commercial pop love song with wonderful bass playing. Echoes of Linda in the background vocal department (as on "Run Devil Run", the vocal ghost of Linda shows up repeatedly throughout the album, as least to my ears). Middle section features a neat tempo change and fastly sung lyric. Romantic. Accapella ending.

4. "Only Mama Knows" (title?) Orgasmically great Power Pop! Back To The Egg-esque energy! Great vocal! Junior's Farm-esque gutbucket feel, quirky lyric, lots of Linda/Denny/Wings guitar energy. My early favorite, rocks like a bitch!

5. "You Tell Me" - Stunning, heartfelt, bittersweet non-silly, post-love song, Acoustic based with great confessional lyric (ala "Dear Friend") and astounding, emotional vocal. Very Wings - echoes of Denny and Linda abound. "When was that summer of a dozen words" (let the Heather/divorce lyric hunting begin).

6. "Mr. Bellamy" (title?) - I can't believe how great this track is; the odd, glorious musical structure and chord changes will surprise you at every turn. An A Cappella breakdown to die for. VERY early 10CC (think "Sheet Music"), with goofy vocal interjections (if you are familiar with 10CC's "The Worst Band in The World" you're halfway there).

7. "Gratitude" - Pop/gospel w/shouty, "Oh, Darling" vocal. Nice tune and interesting arrangement but overemoting vocal ruins it for me. Possible grower.

8. "Vintage Clothes" (title?) - not positive but I think this is the first track of the album-ending Medley, ala RRSpeedway/ARoad. Lyrically a modern-day "Dedicated Follower of Fashion"-a tongue in cheek (I think) sendup/lampooning of modern clothing/fashion trends. Possibly inspired by daughter/clothing designer Stella? Strong lyric, ultrahooky tune and great arrangement, w/Beatlesque swirly backwards mellotrons and highly compressed tack piano (the opening piano riff is almost identical to Fleetwood Mac's "Say You Love Me"). Perfect pop.

9. "That Was Me" (title?) Backwards drum loop, rockabilly guitar riffs on acoustic, with great dissonant piano stabs, ala "I Want To Tell You". Autobiographical lyric speaks of/chronicles events in Paul's childhood, The Cavern Club, success...

10. "Very Hard" (title?) - Top track, features Brian Wilsonesque vocal breakdown section (with vocodor!) and another strong autobiographical lyric.

11. "Hidden In The Yard" - moody, forboding, cinematic - think a darker "Beware My Love". Great lyric/arrangement, unexpected chord changes from heaven, screaming guitar solos and one of Paul's best vocals ever.

12. "The End Of The End" - touching, confessional album closer, unlike anything that Paul has recorded. The lyric speaks to how he would like to be remembered/celebrated after he's gone. A heavy lyric tempered by upbeat, song-closing whistling coda (echoing whistling on opening track).

13. "Nod your Head" (title?) - Silly, brief album closer, ala "Boil Crisis". Probably (hopefully) a bonus/hidden track. Musically similar to the also-hidden instrumental track that closes Chaos (sounds like the same session).
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Old Apr 11, 2007, 07:24 PM   #62
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I... don't think so... Remember the whole "Bushie Tushie" affair?
You're right...it was reported as false...
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Old Apr 13, 2007, 05:53 AM   #63
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Cool! I know some other people who will certainly like to know what's on the album!
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Contactmusic.com is reporting that there will be a video from the new cd with Natalie Portman and Mackenzie Crook.
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Old Apr 13, 2007, 02:03 PM   #65
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New Paul McCartney album tracklisting leaked

Thursday, April 12, 2007

http://www.therockradio.com/2007/04/...cklisting.html

What appears to be the tracklisting to Paul McCartney's new album, Memory Almost Full, has appeared on the website starbucksgossip.typepad.com. The unconfirmed information features the titles to the album's 12 tracks and a thumbnail description of the songs. The album is McCartney's first for the Starbucks/Concord Music Group's offshoot label Hear Music.

Interestingly, both McCartney's late wife Linda McCartney and Beatles bandmate John Lennon feature in the song titles. The reported opening track, titled "To Be Said," is from a 2001 poem McCartney published about Linda in his poetry book Blackbird Singing. "Pizza And Fairy Tales" was what Lennon accused McCartney of being during a mid-'70s phone argument. According to McCartney, Lennon once spat out at him that, "You're only pizza and fairytales." Since Lennon's death, McCartney has gone on record numerous times saying that it would make a great album title.

The Starbucks Gossip post reads in part:

"To Be Said" - Based on the poem. A short string quartet piece. Delicate.

"Bring The Dawn" - Huge production number, mellotrons to brass, booming drums.

"Memory Almost Full" - Nice pop song (see "Driving Rain"), likely (the)first single. Some electronica.

"Love Hear My Thunder" - (Rolling) Stones-like rocker. (Sounds like) peak Wings.

"Robber Of Soul" - Funky jazz/brass number, unlike anything in (McCartney's) catalog so far.

"Cracks In The Earth" - Electric piano ballad, sounds like a Chaos And Creation In The Backyard track.

"Buy The Farm" - Solid rocker, Steve Miller-ish.

"It Happens Every Time" - Tight rocker, best song here.

"Silent Water" - Piano/organ/electronica song -- nice lyrics.

"God Damn Rock 'n Roll" - Sounds like a Back To The Egg outtake- almost punk.

"Pizza And Fairytales" - Most Beatle-esque. Reminds (me) of (McCartney's unreleased 1987 song) "Return To Pepperland."

"Pictures In Song Suite" - Almost 15 minutes. A true song suite, divided into four movements. Most people won't get how good this is.

The McCartney fansite macca-central.com reported that the domain memoryalmostfull.com was purchased by Concord Music Group on March 13th, and it's a safe bet that that will be the home page for the upcoming album. McCartney's Memory Almost Full will be released on June 5th.
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Old Apr 13, 2007, 07:12 PM   #66
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April 13, 2007 -- Macca Report News
by Jorie B. Gracen

Memory Almost Full - Macca's hidden message to Linda?
Is the title of Paul McCartney's new album, "Memory Almost Full" really a secret anagram with a message to his late wife Linda?

An anagram is a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase in order to discover a hidden meaning.

It has been suggested that if you take the title of McCartney's album and rearrange the letters you get this phrase; "FOR MY SOUL MATE LLM." The initials "LLM" stand for Linda Louise McCartney. A secret message for the dear departed Linda? Or the brainchild of a fan with too much time on their hands?

Other title theories are not as cosmic. A more literal meaning points to Paul's impending divorce, as a "purging" of a computer hard drive running out of space. Is Paul "dumping the trash" and making room for someone else?

Whatever the meaning behind "Memory Almost Full," there are haunting echoes of the Lovely Linda throughout the album. Songs such as "See Your Sunshine" reportedly have vocals eerily reminiscent of McCartney's better half.

The album is said to be a nod to McCartney's former band, Wings, a band that Paul and Linda nurtured successfully in the aftermath of The Beatles.

For fans there is plenty of pop, rock Macca revisiting his Beatles past and his solo years on the album. McCartney plays most of the instruments, with some help from his touring band, Brian Ray, Rusty Anderson, Abe Laboriel, Jr. and Paul "Wix" Wickens who recorded at Abbey Road Studios with their boss and album producer, David Kahne, back in 2005.

The highlight of the album promises to be a fifteen-minute suite that some say reminds them of The Beatles "Abbey Road" album.

Glenn Barros, CEO of Concord Music Group, partnered with Starbucks' new Hear Music label launching the album, was quoted in Rolling Stone saying, "You can hear real elements of the Wings and Beatles eras."

The release date of June 5th might still be a long wait for hardcore McCartney fans, who having been anticipating a new Macca album since 2005 when the Grammy nominated "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard" was released. And a rumored tour this fall in Europe and the UK might keep fans in credit card debt forever.

Macca's memory maybe "almost full" but for us fans we just can't get enough. So clear off your CD shelf and make room for McCartney's latest endeavor which promises to be his best ever.

Jorie B. Gracen is the author of "Paul McCartney: I Saw Him Standing There" (Billboard Books) and the Webmaster of The Macca Report, the most popular and informative Paul McCartney news page on the Net.
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here's the probable tracklist.

1-Dance Tonight
2-Ever Present Past
3-See Your Sunshine
4-Only Mama Knows
5-You Tell Me
6-Mister Bellamy
7-Gratitude
8-Vintage Clothes
9-That Was Me
10-Feet In The Clouds
11-House Of Wax
12-End Of The End
13-hidden track...

I think we can put this matter to rest now.
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These titles and descriptions come from at least three different sources, so they have the highest chance of being accurate of anything I have seen. Having said that if one of th sources put out false information and the other two just jumped on that, then this could all be wrong. It just sort of sounds right to me, but we will see.

1. "Dance Tonight" (single) - Short album opener. Instrumentation includes ukelele (some similarities to Harrison's "Any Road"), kick drum (lockstep, martial beat) and whistling. Similar to "We're Open Tonight" in sentiment, the lyric is a trifle but track is brief/fun enough.

2. "Ever Present Past" - Musically quirky (McCartney II fans will love this one), hooky and clever with great lyrics, addictive robotic rhythm, nifty distorted guitar riffs and terrific double-tracked vocals. Fully realized top-drawer Macca Pop in every respect. Opening line: "I've got too much on my plate - I've got no time to be a decent lover". A+

3. "See Your Sunshine" Creative, commercial pop love song with wonderful bass playing. Echoes of Linda in the background vocal department (as on "Run Devil Run", the vocal ghost of Linda shows up repeatedly throughout the album, as least to my ears). Middle section features a neat tempo change and fastly sung lyric. Romantic. Accapella ending.

4. "Only Mama Knows" (title?) Orgasmically great Power Pop! Back To The Egg-esque energy! Great vocal! Junior's Farm-esque gutbucket feel, quirky lyric, lots of Linda/Denny/Wings guitar energy. My early favorite, rocks like a bitch!

5. "You Tell Me" - Stunning, heartfelt, bittersweet non-silly, post-love song, Acoustic based with great confessional lyric (ala "Dear Friend") and astounding, emotional vocal. Very Wings - echoes of Denny and Linda abound. "When was that summer of a dozen words" (let the Heather/divorce lyric hunting begin).

6. "Mr. Bellamy" - I can't believe how great this track is; the odd, glorious musical structure and chord changes will surprise you at every turn. An A Cappella breakdown to die for. VERY early 10CC (think "Sheet Music"), with goofy vocal interjections (if you are familiar with 10CC's "The Worst Band in The World" you're halfway there).

7. "Gratitude" - Pop/gospel w/shouty, "Oh, Darling" vocal. Nice tune and interesting arrangement but overemoting vocal ruins it for me. Possible grower.

8. "Vintage Clothes" - not positive but I think this is the first track of the album-ending Medley, ala RRSpeedway/ARoad. Lyrically a modern-day "Dedicated Follower of Fashion"-a tongue in cheek (I think) sendup/lampooning of modern clothing/fashion trends. Possibly inspired by daughter/clothing designer Stella? Strong lyric, ultrahooky tune and great arrangement, w/Beatlesque swirly backwards mellotrons and highly compressed tack piano (the opening piano riff is almost identical to Fleetwood Mac's "Say You Love Me"). Perfect pop.

9. "That Was Me" Backwards drum loop, rockabilly guitar riffs on acoustic, with great dissonant piano stabs, ala "I Want To Tell You". Autobiographical lyric speaks of/chronicles events in Paul's childhood, The Cavern Club, success...

10. "Feet In The Clouds" - Top track, features Brian Wilsonesque vocal breakdown section (with vocoder!) and another strong autobiographical lyric.

11. "House Of Wax" - moody, foreboding, cinematic - think a darker "Beware My Love". Great lyric/arrangement, unexpected chord changes from heaven, screaming guitar solos and one of Paul's best vocals ever.

12. "The End Of The End" - touching, confessional album closer, unlike anything that Paul has recorded. The lyric speaks to how he would like to be remembered/celebrated after he's gone. A heavy lyric tempered by upbeat, song-closing whistling coda (echoing whistling on opening track).

13. Hidden Track "Nod your Head" - Silly, brief album closer, ala "Boil Crisis". Probably (hopefully) a bonus/hidden track. Musically similar to the also-hidden instrumental track that closes Chaos (sounds like the same session).
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April 18, 2007 -- Macca Report News

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Glamorous! The Quarry Men Paul is back!!
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sweet, where did u get this from? which song is the video for?
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Looks very promising. I even read that the new single will be released soon, Friday? . However isn't it time for something really official by now.
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sweet, where did u get this from? which song is the video for?
"Dance Tonight" by the looks of it. The upcoming single (?) Or "Ever Present" as I read somewhere else.

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sweet, where did u get this from? which song is the video for?
I got this from this website http://www.maccareport.com/ and I'm just amazed as you are
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i heard "ever present past" (if that's the actual title) on the radio a few minutes ago. it's nice and pop-py with double-tracked vocals. i'm listening to the station now, in hopes they'll play more tracks.
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Better or worse than Fine Line?
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in all fairness, i'll have to hear it again.
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The single is out on Friday and we don't now anything about it yet? If the Starbucks promotion strategy is going to be like this, then MAF is going to sell less than Chaos.

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Better or worse than Fine Line?
Can we really expect a classic song? Nope, not a chance and the above question says it all! If all we are looking for is better than Fine Line (which was a pile of lazy songwriting poo!) then Paul McCartney has well and truly left the building.
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Your opinon ofcourse. If the new album is just as good as C&C it will be worthwhile and Macca can keep on making albums as far as I am concerned.

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