Sunday, March 4, 2012

Once Upon A Long Ago


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The sleeve for "Once Upon a Long Ago."




"Once Upon a Long Ago" is a Paul McCartney ballad from his "All the Best" compilation released as a single on 16 November 1987. The single was not released in the United States, but peaked at No. 10 in the United Kingdom. Paul apparently intended for the song to be a duet between himself and Freddie Mercury, but it never happened because of Mercury's heavy workload at the time.

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"Once Upon a Long Ago" was, according to Paul, created for "The Princess Bride." Director Rob Reiner, however, rejected the song as "too sentimental" and replaced Paul on the soundtrack.

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This is another one of McCartney's more obscure songs, at least in the States, for a variety of reasons. Paul does not perform it very often, and the only compilation it has appeared on is "Never Stop Doing What You Love." It was not included on the US version of "All the Best." Thus, to hear it, you basically have to hunt down the UK/Canada version of "All the Best" or find the music video on Youtube.

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Probably the most interesting thing about "Once Upon a Long Ago" is the music video, which is featured on "Once Upon a Video." It is an interesting video that alternates between animation and Paul's band perched on a scenic rock.


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