Saturday, April 14, 2012

Blue Sway


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"Blue Sway."



Paul McCartney wrote a melody during the first "McCartney II" sessions in June/July 1979. However, Paul did not use the track and shelved it for about thirty years (when you are Paul McCartney you can shelve things for 30 years and eventually get back to them). Ho hum, another melody that went nowhere.

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Finally, McCartney decided to use the old track. In 2010, he used footage from award-winning surf filmmaker Jack McCoy to create a music video (actually, it may have been the other way around) for his previously unreleased track.

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Now, the tune is called "Blue Sway." McCoy's footage provides nice underwater imagery to accompany the easy-listening tune. The footage is shot off Tahiti's Teahupoo reef.

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McCartney released the music video on the bonus DVD included in the McCartney II album released on June 14, 2011, by MPL and Concord Music Group. "Blue Sway won "Best Music Video" at NYC BE FILM Short Festival.

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"Deeper Shade of Blue."

McCoy, for his part, included the "Blue Sway" video on his film "Deeper Shade of Blue."


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