Category: Music

Egypt Station – The Packaging

Egypt Station – The Packaging

Now that the general public and the reviewers verdicts are in (all generally very positive btw), and now that Paul McCartney’s Egypt Station has entered the Billboard 200 at No.1, making it his first No.1 album on the US charts in over 36 years (the last time was Tug Of War in 1982), maybe it’s time to take a closer look at the cover art and design of the album – both in LP and CD form – because…

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George Martin Biography – Part Two: Sound Pict…

George Martin Biography – Part Two: Sound Pictures

The second installment in an exceptional two-part biography of Beatle producer, the late Sir George Martin, has just hit bookstores in the US and the UK.

We reviewed Part 1, Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years: 1926-1966), back in January and have been hanging out to get our hands on Part 2 ever since.

Now, Sound Pictures: The Life of Beatles Producer…

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Paul McCartney’s ‘Egypt Station’ – A Review

Paul McCartney’s ‘Egypt Station’ – A Review

One of Australia’s leading music critics has given Paul McCartney a big thumbs up for Egypt Station, released last Friday.

Veteran music journalist Bernard Zuel writes:

“…this is what you get when a man who was brilliant in his 20s and 30s and stumbled into mediocrity a bit too often in his 40s and 50s, shows [that] the creative rejuvenation of his 60s continues at a fine pace….

It works. But…

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McCartney’s ‘Egypt Station’ – Yet Another Viny…

McCartney’s ‘Egypt Station’ – Yet Another Vinyl Version Available

In the increasingly strange and frustrating story of the number of different versions of Paul McCartney’s soon-to-be-released Egypt Station, there was another twist yesterday.

Subscribers to Spotify who somehow were determined to be dedicated McCartney streamers were sent this email:

Now, that’s kind of odd. Firstly, offering people who mostly consume their music digitallythe only access to an…

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John Lennon’s ‘Imagine – The Ultimate Collecti…

John Lennon’s ‘Imagine – The Ultimate Collection’

Today the John Lennon camp finally announced the full details of the forthcoming Imagine – The Ultimate Collection in deluxe box set, double vinyl (black and clear), double CD, and single CD editions.

Here’s the official press release from Geffen/Universal Music:

John Lennon’s Imagine – “The Ultimate Collection”

The legendary singer/songwriter’s most celebrated solo album honored with a number of…

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McCartney’s Egypt Station – Packaging Images E…

McCartney’s Egypt Station – Packaging Images Emerge

As the release date of September 7 draws near, more images of Paul McCartney’s eagerly awaited release Egypt Station are beginning to trickle out.

This is helping collectors to delineate just what is what in the still-confusing array of variations on offer.

First up the humble standard 16 track CD:This will be joined by a version with two bonus tracks (still un-named) that will only be available…

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Another Great Beatle Podcast to Check Out

Another Great Beatle Podcast to Check Out

Since the terrifc Something About The Beatles podcast became Robert Rodriguez presenting solo (with frequent guest co-hosts), we’ve been wondering what happened to his original partner, Richard Buskin – who mysteriously disappeared from the show a while back.

Well, it turns out he’s struck out in the new direction with a new co-host and has launched an equally clever and entertaining Beatle-relat…

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Paul McCartney – Teaser Campaign For Latest So…

Paul McCartney – Teaser Campaign For Latest Solo Album?

Paul McCartney’s social media sites have seen some mysterious images appear.

On Instagram in the last 12 hours we first had this – posted twice (what looks to be just a blank white page):

Many people were speculating it was something to do with the 50th anniversary of the The Beatles White Album. However, that post was followed with this black and white freehand drawing:

On Facebookit was a…

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Yellow Submarine Picture Disc

Yellow Submarine Picture Disc

The Beatles official site has announced that a limited edition ‘Yellow Submarine’ 7″ vinyl picture disc single is to be released on July 6:  

This will mark 50 years since the Yellow Submarine animated hit movie screens around the world:

Of course this isn’t the first time we’ve seen an officially released ‘Yellow Submarine’ 7″…

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New Book: The Beatles Recording Reference Manu…

New Book: The Beatles Recording Reference Manual – Volume 2

As author, recording engineer and musician Jerry Hammack says in the introduction to his book: “If you have read Volume 1 of The Beatles Recording Reference Manual, you will understand that the goal of these books is a straightforward one; to document the creation of The Beatles’ catalogue of recorded work – from first take to final remix. Nothing more, nothing less.”

Now comes the next…

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