Album track off of "Ram." It's amusing to reflect that Paul got a lot of flack upon release of the this album, especially some snide comments from his former bandmates, but, over time, this album's rep has grown to the point that many think this is among Paul's best work.
Off of Wings' first album, "Wild Life." Kind of a throw-away song, though, as with just about any Paul song, there are those who claim this is one of his top compositions. "Wild Life" is a fun album, not full of big hits but with interesting sounds.
A few fun Paul interviews, the first with Michael Parkinson, the second with a local reporter in Quebec. These first two both are interesting, but Paul seems a lot more amused by the second one. The reporter rather bluntly and successfully gets Paul to show his respect for all things Quebecian (Celine Dion, French, local history and culture). Oh, and Paul sings "Yesterday" in the first clip.
And here's another, from 1984, with Johnny Carson. It practically defines the word "awkward."
Here's one with Bryant Gumbel in 1982 in which Paul talks very openly about the tight bond among the Beatles and having Linda in "Wings." This would have been during his "Tug of War" days.
Here's one with Paul and Linda on a morning chat show during the promotion of "Broad Street." Kind of an awkward interview, Linda particularly seems very stiff. However, Paul gives some interesting observations about working with Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson.
Two versions for your delectation, one the final cut above, the other a rough cut that is sort of a stripped-down mirror of the album track. Off of the under-rated Press to Play album.
In general, I'm not a big fan of Paul when he uses that girly, high-pitched voice that approaches falsetto. So, this isn't one of my faves, but it is nicely done anyway and has a nice sax part which isn't something Paul does a lot of.
Paul took a lot of criticism about his 1970 first solo album, "McCartney," but who wouldn't if they were being compared to the Beatles (Harrison and Lennon were all too quick to criticize this album)? This is a fine song, better appreciated now, I think. Paul is in fine voice, he's not trying to prove anything and is simply being mellow, and Linda chips in some nice backing vocals. This is Paul being homespun and simple, something that John (into social issues) and George (into his own spirituality) couldn't appreciate at that time.
This sounds like it could have fit in nicely on the White Album, next to Rocky Raccoon, Bungalow Bill, Martha My Dear, Happiness is a Warm Gun and pretty much everything else on it. It has a folksy feel that also complements Paul's later Monkberry Moon Delight. Comparing anyone's first effort, even Paul McCartney's, on his own to another act's culminating masterpiece "Abbey Road" was completely ridiculous and petty at the time and still is.
Some classic Wings, with Linda proving that she CAN sing without studio tricks if given the proper presentation, preparation and material. No autotune, no isolated mic, and a difficult harmony amidst a raucous crowd, I'd say she did fine.
This is off his very successful "Fireman" cd from a few years ago. It is nice to see an artist of his caliber who treats his fans with respect by dressing like it is an important occasion. Very rare these days.
Paul allows a local celebrity or performer or... something ... on stage for a promo that he turns into a humorous bit as she overstays her welcome. Hard to know how much, if any, of this was planned, though I highly doubt just anyone can simply waltz on stage at a McCartney show and do whatever they want. Who knows, maybe he met her earlier that day and gave her a break to plug whatever it is she is plugging. Oh, this is from his March 24 2012 Rotterdam show.