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    Well, at least he's being honest about the whole thing. He's not trying to pass himself off as a Classical composer, he's merely attempting a long form orchestral work.

    He's also not doing his usual cagey and careful remarks here either.

    Unlike his first "Classical" recording, he takes full composer credit for this one. McCartney used a personal computer and software to help compose.

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    He's a knob. I wish he'd stick to what he knows.

    He's an excellent pop-composer. I love his LENNON/McCartney compositions.

    The Beatles' music is part of the soundtrack of my childhood - I loved them ......

    Preferred The Stones, of course
    Last edited by HenryPenfold; Aug-29-2021 at 03:31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryPenfold View Post
    He's a knob. I wish he'd stick to what he knows.

    He's an excellent pop-composer. I love his LENNON/McCartney compositions.

    The Beatles' music is part of the soundtrack of my childhood - I loved them ......

    Preferred The Stones, of course
    I think he explained this rather well: He wants to try different things, that's all. Maybe it'll be good, maybe not. He's also branched out into other genres as well . . . He's released a few albums in collaboration with "Youth" as "The Fireman", churning out ambient, electronica, industrial, neo-psychedelia, experimental rock.

    He's played pop rock all his life, and he does other things so he doesn't burn out on that.

    Oh, and the Stones were just a lucky garage band. They sucked when they started, and still suck. I'd rather listen to Dylan sing - Jagger is a terrible singer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryPenfold View Post
    He's a knob...
    Yep.

    First thing he tried to do after John Lennon died was change the credit on half of their catalogue from Lennon and McCartney to McCartney and Lennon.
    Last edited by Chilham; Aug-29-2021 at 12:37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilham View Post
    Yep.

    First thing he tried to do after John Lennon died was change the credit on half of their catalogue from Lennon and McCartney to McCartney and Lennon.
    I guess you didn't know that on their first album the credits were originally listed as McCartney/Lennon.

    I guess you didn't know that Yoko tried to get McCartney's name removed from songs she felt should have been credited to only Lennon.

    I guess you didn't know that Lennon wrote and released a song that was nothing but insults to McCartney, called How Do You Sleep?

    A pretty face may last a year or two
    But pretty soon they'll see what you can do
    The sound you make is muzak to my ears

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    Quote Originally Posted by pianozach View Post

    I guess you didn't know that Lennon wrote and released a song that was nothing but insults to McCartney, called How Do You Sleep?

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    "The only thing you done was yesterday." I remember that line being quoted in Time Magazine.

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    I welcome whatever he ends up doing. What's the big deal? He is a talented melodist and the rest he can learn, just like all composers who don't have his natural gifts.

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    Knob or not, at least McCartney kept the Beatles going. If it wasn't for his 'trying to take control' (a standard Lennon whinge from the Magical Mystery Tour project onwards, presumably because McCartney was the only one coming up with any actual ideas rather than withdrawing into his shell with the aid of adultery and heroin) they may well have fizzled out as a recording band after the White Album and become nothing but a business entity existing only on paper.
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

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    Quote Originally Posted by pianozach View Post
    Oh, and the Stones were just a lucky garage band. They sucked when they started, and still suck. I'd rather listen to Dylan sing - Jagger is a terrible singer.
    I think that luck that holds on for about 60 years contradicts your views.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pianozach View Post
    I guess you didn't know that on their first album the credits were originally listed as McCartney/Lennon.

    I guess you didn't know that Yoko tried to get McCartney's name removed from songs she felt should have been credited to only Lennon.

    I guess you didn't know that Lennon wrote and released a song that was nothing but insults to McCartney, called How Do You Sleep?

    A pretty face may last a year or two
    But pretty soon they'll see what you can do
    The sound you make is muzak to my ears
    Poor guesses on 2 & 3. Didn't know the first I must confess.

    McCartney is England's embarrassing uncle.

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    George Martin recounted playing a classical piece for John. John said it was good and all. But it was so long, by the time it got to the end, he couldn't remember what happened in the beginning.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chilham View Post
    Yep.

    First thing he tried to do after John Lennon died was change the credit on half of their catalogue from Lennon and McCartney to McCartney and Lennon.
    That was before Michael Jackson bought the catalog out from under him, instantly killing their friendship.

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