Saturday, December 8, 2018

New Beatles News Briefs podcast ... latest UK charts, Macca remasters, Lennon tribute

Brand new Beatles News Briefs podcast. On today's show, we give you the latest UK chart Beatles news, give first impressions of the new McCartney remasters and talk with Contributing Editor Candy Leonard, author of "Beatleness," about the legacy of John Lennon.

You can catch it on iTunes, Podbean and wherever you find podcasts and also on YouTube


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Ringo Starr reveals he's recording new album

The biggest news out of yesterday's Ringo interview with Howard Stern is that he's recording a new album. Hear our report on what was said during the interview in our latest Beatles News Briefs podcast.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Very special Beatles News Briefs show looks into new White Album set

Our Beatles News Briefs podcast has a new special show on the 7-disc White Album deluxe set out today (Nov. 9). The show features three Beatles authors, including new Contributing Editor to the show Candy Leonard ("Beatleness"), plus Brian Southall ("The White Album: Revolution, Politics and Recording: The Album, the Beatles and the World in 1968") and Ken Mansfield ("The Roof: The Beatles Last' Concert") plus a very special interview with set producer Giles Martin conducted at Capitol Records in Hollywood. 

Lots to hear and lots of information. Please let us know what you think and subscribe to the show.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Special free Beatles White Album streaming event with Giles Martin Wednesday on YouTube

Giles Martin to lead special White Album
streaming event on Wednesday. 

Capitol Records/Universal Music Group released the details today of the special streaming event taking place on The Beatles' YouTube channel Wednesday to promote the release of the 7-disc (6 CD and 1 Blu-ray) White Album box set and other 50th anniversary releases of the album this Friday.

The panel event, to be streamed live from London at 7 p.m. GMT (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT) will feature Martin, plus several British journalists and musicians. They are Dan Stubbs, Commissioning Editor for New Musical Express; Felix White, former guitarist of The Maccabees; Andy Bell, guitarist of Ride; Miles Kane from The Last Shadow Puppets; and Georgie Rogers, presenter, DJ and music journalist from BBC 6 Music, Soho Radio and Foundation FM. The moderator will be Matt Everitt of BBC 6 Music. Miles Kane will also perform a live acoustic version of "I'm So Tired."

The panel will talk about the new anniversary edition, its influence and whether an album as diverse as it is could be released in today's musical environment. Fans online will be able to ask questions and make comments.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Lennon, McCartney items to be sold in big Prince's Trust auction

Mick Jagger's motorcycle jacket to be auctioned. 

Julien's Auctions announced today (Oct. 23) a special auction of rock memorabilia Nov. 10 with items connected to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne, Brian May, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton and more, many of which were clothes worn on stage. The sale benefits The Prince's Trust, which works to help those from ages 11 to 30 who are unemployed or struggling at school.

The clothing includes a black leather motorcycle jacket custom made for Mick Jagger with the Stones' tongue logo signed on the back by Jagger; shoes and a signed stage jacket worn by Rod Stewart; a blue waistcoat worn by Eric Clapton; a red hockey jersey with “May 19” on the back signed by Queen guitarist Brian May; a Barbra Streisand dress worn for the movie All Night Long; boots worn on stage by Emma Bunton; a black long-sleeved caftan worn by Ozzy Osbourne; a long-sleeved black gown worn by Sharon Osbourne; a Joan Collins couture evening coat designed by Nolan Miller and other clothing used by Britney Spears, Lionel Richie and Geri Halliwell. 

Other non-clothing items include a set of The Beatles' super deluxe Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th anniversary set signed by Paul McCartney; limited edition prints of caricatures drawn by John Lennon of his friends at Quarry Bank High School accompanied by a letter of authenticity from a classmate of his at Liverpool Art College, a white Gibson SG 50th anniversary guitar signed by both Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who, and items connected to Annie Lennox, Bryan Adams and Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden.

The auction will be part of the upcoming Icons & Idols: Rock-N-Roll auction held by Julien's Auctions on November 9 and 10 at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. Personal property by Elton John lyricist Bernie Taupin will be featured on Nov. 9. For more information on bidding, go to

Friday, October 19, 2018

New Paul McCartney and Wings boxes announced

Track lists:
Wild Life - Deluxe Edition CD Box Set Tracklist

CD1 – Remastered Album
1. Mumbo (2018 Remaster)
2. Bip Bop (2018 Remaster)
3. Love Is Strange (2018 Remaster)
4. Wild Life (2018 Remaster)
5. Some People Never Know (2018 Remaster)
6. I Am Your Singer (2018 Remaster)
7. Bip Bop (Link) (2018 Remaster)
8. Tomorrow (2018 Remaster)
9. Dear Friend (2018 Remaster)
10. Mumbo (Link) (2018 Remaster)

CD2 – Rough Mixes
1. Mumbo [Rough Mix]
2. Bip Bop [Rough Mix]
3. Love Is Strange (Version) [Rough Mix]
4. Wild Life [Rough Mix]
5. Some People Never Know [Rough Mix]
6. I Am Your Singer [Rough Mix]
7. Tomorrow [Rough Mix]
8. Dear Friend [Rough Mix]

CD3 – Bonus

1. Good Rockin’ Tonight [Home Recording]
2. Bip Bop [Home Recording]
3. Hey Diddle [Home Recording]
4. She Got It Good [Home Recording]
5. I Am Your Singer [Home Recording]
6. Outtake I
7. Dear Friend [Home Recording I]
8. Dear Friend [Home Recording II]
9. Outtake II
10. Indeed I Do
11. When The Wind Is Blowing
12. The Great Cock And Seagull Race [Rough Mix]
13. Outtake III
14. Give Ireland Back To The Irish
15. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Version)
16. Love Is Strange [Single Edit]
17. African Yeah Yeah

DVD – Bonus Video
1. Scotland, 1971
2. The Ball
3. ICA Rehearsals
4. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Rehearsal)
Plus 24bit 96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio

Red Rose Speedway – Deluxe Edition CD Box Set Tracklist

CD1 – Remastered Album
1. Big Barn Bed (2018 Remaster)
2. My Love (2018 Remaster)
3. Get On The Right Thing (2018 Remaster)
4. One More Kiss (2018 Remaster)
5. Little Lamb Dragonfly (2018 Remaster)
6. Single Pigeon (2018 Remaster)
7. When The Night (2018 Remaster)
8. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon) (2018 Remaster)
9. Medley: (2018 Remaster)
*(a) Hold Me Tight
*(b) Lazy Dynamite
*(c) Hands Of Love
*(d) Power Cut

CD2 – “Double Album”
1. Night Out
2. Get On The Right Thing
3. Country Dreamer
4. Big Barn Bed
5. My Love
6. Single Pigeon
7. When The Night
8. Seaside Woman
9. I Lie Around
10. The Mess [Live At The Hague]
11. Best Friend [Live In Antwerp]
12. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)
13. Medley:
*(a) Hold Me Tight
*(b) Lazy Dynamite
*(c) Hands Of Love
*(d) Power Cut
14. Mama’s Little Girl
15. I Would Only Smile
16. One More Kiss
17. Tragedy
18. Little Lamb Dragonfly

CD3 – Bonus Audio
1. Mary Had A Little Lamb
2. Little Woman Love
3. Hi, Hi, Hi
4. C Moon
5. Live And Let Die
6. Get On The Right Thing [Early Mix]
7. Little Lamb Dragonfly [Early Mix]
8. Little Woman Love [Early Mix]
9. 1882 [Home Recording]
10. Big Barn Bed [Rough Mix]
11. The Mess
12. Thank You Darling
13. Mary Had A Little Lamb [Rough Mix]
14. 1882 [Live in Berlin]
15. 1882
16. Jazz Street
17. Live And Let Die [Group Only, Take 10]

DVD 1 – Bonus Video
1. Music Videos
2. James Paul McCartney TV Special
3. Live And Let Die [Live in Liverpool]
4. Newcastle Interview

DVD 2 - Bonus Film
1. The Bruce McMouse Show
5.1 Surround Dolby Digital, 16bit 48kHz /PCM Stereo, 24bit 48kHz Blu-ray

Blu-Ray - The Bruce McMouse Show
5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio, 24bit 96kHz/PCM Stereo 24bit 96kHz

Download Card
Plus 24bit 96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio.

Wings Over Europe Tracklist (included in combined box PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: WINGS 1971-73 available through his website)
CD 1
1. Big Barn Bed [Live In Newcastle/1973]
2. Eat At Home [Live At The Hague/1972]
3. Smile Away [Live In Berlin/1972]
4. Bip Bop (Link) [Live At The Hague/1972]
5. Mumbo (Link) [Live In Antwerp/1972]
6. Blue Moon Of Kentucky [Live At The Hague/1972]
7. 1882 [Live In Berlin/1972]
8. I Would Only Smile [Live In Antwerp/1972]
9. Give Ireland Back To The Irish [Live In Groningen/1972]
10. The Mess [Live In Berlin/1972]
11. Best Friend [Live In Antwerp/1972]
12. Soily [Live In Berlin/1972]
13. I Am Your Singer [Live At The Hague/1972]
14. Seaside Woman [Live In Groningen/1972]
15. Wild Life [Live At The Hague/1972]
16. My Love [Live At The Hague/1972]
17. Mary Had A Little Lamb [Live At The Hague/1972]
18. Maybe I'm Amazed [Live In Groningen/1972]
19. Hi, Hi, Hi [Live At The Hague/1972]
20. Long Tall Sally [Live In Groningen/1972]

Monday, October 15, 2018

Beatles News Briefs #19

10/15/2018: McCartney set list update, Beatles top British album poll are today's headlines.

Listen to it here.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Beatles News Briefs #18 now online

Beatles News Briefs #18 - McCartney set lists, Lennon birthday news, new Yoko interview, McCartney's DJ CD, White Album books.  Available here.

Album with Paul McCartney DJ, Chris Holmes, to be re-released with bonus tracks

Omnivore Recordings will reissue Yum-Yum's Dan Loves Patti album with ten bonus tracks on Nov. 2. One of the members is Chris Holmes, who has done the McCartney pre-shows for over a decade.

Here's the tracklist:

1. I'm Not Telling
  2. Apiary
  3. Dan Loves Patti
  4. Doot-Doot
  5. Train of Thought
  6. Sister
  7. Cross My Heart
  8. Ring
  9. Jealous of the Stars
  10. Uneasy
  11. Words Will Fail
  12. Lament
  13. When You Were Mine
  14. Baby I Love You
  15. The Rainbow Connection
  16. Uneasy (Fuzz Mix)
  17. Holding Out For Love (Demo) [Bonus Track]
  18. Summertime (Demo) [Bonus Track]
  19. I Took Advantage Of The Spring (Demo) [Bonus Track]
  20. Automatic Blues (Demo) [Bonus Track]
  21. Magic Back In Our Lives (Demo) [Bonus Track]
  22. Teaching The Mockingbird To Sing (Demo) [Bonus Track]

The White Album before The White Album

The Beatles (The White Album) and the upcoming release of the box set with all the demos and outtakes brings back the history of the album that itself was the only time that the Beatles recorded a full set of demos for an album. (Which will be on the new set.)

But the album was also leaked to WABC in New York, which played several of the tracks, including some unique versions. "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da" had some talking at the beginnning. And "Blackbird" was quite different with some vocal and guitar differences.

We're looking forward to seeing which outtakes are on the set and whether any of the songs WABC played will be there. More significantly, there's only one outtake of "Blackbird" on the set (not counting the Esher version) and it'll be interesting to see which it is.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

New Beatles-authorized products announced today

Crosley Radio announced several new Beatles-branded products today. They are:

  • The Beatles Sgt. Pepper Record Carrier Case
  • The Beatles Record Carrier Case
  • The Beatles Yellow Submarine Record Storage Crate
  • The Beatles Apple Record Storage Crate
  • The Beatles Platter Pad (available in 7 different licensed designs)
The record carrier cases hold 30 albums.  The record storage crates hold anywhere from 40 to 75 albums.  The platter pads come in 7 designs. They are MMT, Help, Rubber Soul, Apple, Fab Four, Sgt. Pepper and Yellow Submarine.



Monday, September 24, 2018

Beatles White Album 50th anniversary set world buying guide

  1.  U.S. Amazon  7 disc (6 CD /Blu-ray( (Super Deluxe):
  2.  U.S. Amazon 3 CD:
  3. U.S. Amazon 4 LP:
  4. U.S.  Amazon 2 LP Vinyl:
  5. UK 7 disc (6 CD.Blu-ray):
  6. UK 3 CDs:
  7. UK Amazon 4 disk vinyl:
  8. UK Amazon 2 disk vinyl:
  9. Japan 7 disc (6 CD SHM, Blu-ray):
  10. Japan Amazon (4 LPs)
  11.  Japan Amazon 3 CDs (SHM):
  12. Canada Amazon 6 CDs and Blu-Ray:
  13.   Canada Amazon 3 CDs:
  14.  Canada Amazon 2 LPs:
  15. Canada Amazon 4 LPs:
  16. Germany Amazon 4 LPs:
  17. Germany Amazon 3 CDs:
  18. Germany Amazon 7 discs (6 CDs/Blu-ray): 
  19. Germany Amazon 2 LPs Vinyl:

The configurations and their contents:

The BEATLES (‘White Album’) releases include:

Super Deluxe:
  • The comprehensive, individually numbered 7-disc and digital audio collections feature:
  • CDs 1 & 2: The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 stereo album mix
  • CD3: Esher Demos: - Esher Demo tracks 1 through 19 sequenced in order of the finished song’s placement on ‘The White Album.’ Tracks 20-27 were not included on the album.
  • CDs 4, 5 & 6: Sessions: - 50 additional recordings, most previously unreleased, from ‘White Album’ studio sessions; all newly mixed from the four-track and eight-track session tapes, sequenced in order of their recording start dates.
  • 2018 album mix in high resolution PCM stereo
  • 2018 DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 album mix
  • 2018 Dolby True HD 5.1 album mix
  • 2018 direct transfer of the album’s original mono mix
Deluxe: The 3CD; 180-gram 4LP vinyl box set (limited edition); and digital audio collections pair the 2018 stereo album mix with the 27 Esher Demos.
  • The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 stereo album mix
  • Esher Demos
Standard 2LP Vinyl:
  • The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 stereo mix,
  • 180-gram 2LP vinyl in gatefold sleeve with faithfully replicated original artwork
The BEATLES (‘White Album’) track lists

Super Deluxe [6CD+1Blu-ray set / digital audio collection]

CD 1: The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 Stereo Mix disc 1
  • Back in the U.S.S.R.
  • Dear Prudence
  • Glass Onion
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  • Wild Honey Pie
  • The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Happiness is a Warm Gun
  • Martha My Dear
  • I’m so tired
  • Blackbird
  • Piggies
  • Rocky Raccoon
  • Don’t Pass Me By
  • Why don’t we do it in the road?
  • I Will
  • Julia
CD 2: The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 Stereo Mix disc 2
  • Birthday
  • Yer Blues
  • Mother Nature’s Son
  • Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
  • Sexy Sadie
  • Helter Skelter
  • Long, Long, Long
  • Revolution I
  • Honey Pie
  • Savoy Truffle
  • Cry Baby Cry
  • Revolution 9
  • Good Night
CD 3: Esher Demos:
  • Back in the U.S.S.R.
  • Dear Prudence
  • Glass Onion
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  • The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Happiness is a Warm Gun
  • I’m so tired
  • Blackbird
  • Piggies
  • Rocky Raccoon
  • Julia
  • Yer Blues
  • Mother Nature’s Son
  • Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
  • Sexy Sadie
  • Revolution
  • Honey Pie
  • Cry Baby Cry
  • Sour Milk Sea
  • Junk
  • Child of Nature
  • Circles
  • Mean Mr. Mustard
  • Polythene Pam
  • Not Guilty
  • What’s the New Mary Jane
CD 4: Sessions:
  • Revolution I (Take 18)
  • A Beginning (Take 4) / Don’t Pass Me By (Take 7)
  • Blackbird (Take 28)
  • Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey (Unnumbered rehearsal)
  • Good Night (Unnumbered rehearsal)
  • Good Night (Take 10 with a guitar part from Take 5)
  • Good Night (Take 22)
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Take 3)
  • Revolution (Unnumbered rehearsal)
  • Revolution (Take 14 – Instrumental backing track)
  • Cry Baby Cry (Unnumbered rehearsal)
  • Helter Skelter (First version – Take 2)
CD 5: Sessions:
  • Sexy Sadie (Take 3)
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Acoustic version – Take 2)
  • Hey Jude (Take 1)
  • St. Louis Blues (Studio jam)
  • Not Guilty (Take 102)
  • Mother Nature’s Son (Take 15)
  • Yer Blues (Take 5 with guide vocal)
  • What’s the New Mary Jane (Take 1)
  • Rocky Raccoon (Take 8)
  • Back in the U.S.S.R. (Take 5 – Instrumental backing track)
  • Dear Prudence (Vocal, guitar & drums)
  • Let It Be (Unnumbered rehearsal)
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Third version – Take 27)
  • (You’re so Square) Baby, I Don’t Care (Studio jam)
  • Helter Skelter (Second version – Take 17)
  • Glass Onion (Take 10)
CD 6: Sessions:
  • I Will (Take 13)
  • Blue Moon (Studio jam)
  • I Will (Take 29)
  • Step Inside Love (Studio jam)
  • Los Paranoias (Studio jam)
  • Can You Take Me Back? (Take 1)
  • Birthday (Take 2 – Instrumental backing track)
  • Piggies (Take 12 – Instrumental backing track)
  • Happiness is a Warm Gun (Take 19)
  • Honey Pie (Instrumental backing track)
  • Savoy Truffle (Instrumental backing track)
  • Martha My Dear (Without brass and strings)
  • Long, Long, Long (Take 44)
  • I’m so tired (Take 7)
  • I’m so tired (Take 14)
  • The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (Take 2)
  • Why don’t we do it in the road? (Take 5)
  • Julia (Two rehearsals)
  • The Inner Light (Take 6 – Instrumental backing track)
  • Lady Madonna (Take 2 – Piano and drums)
  • Lady Madonna (Backing vocals from take 3)
  • Across the Universe (Take 6)
Blu-ray: The BEATLES (‘White Album’) Audio Features:
  • : PCM Stereo (2018 Stereo Mix)
  • : DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (2018)
  • : Dolby True HD 5.1 (2018)
  • : Mono (2018 Direct Transfer of ‘The White Album’ Original Mono Mix)
Deluxe [3CD digipak / 180-gram 4LP vinyl box set (limited edition) / digital audio collection]:
  • The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 Stereo Mix
  • Esher Demos
Standard 2LP Vinyl [180-gram]:
  • The BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 Stereo Mix

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Retracing George Harrison, a fan's account - If you know where you are going, these roads will take you there

(Olivia Anne Morris Fuchs attended this year's International Beatleweek in Liverpool and visited Henley-on-Thames and the Bhaktivedanta Manor. This is her account along with videos and pictures she sent along. Thanks, Olivia!)

Every Beatles Fan I've ever met dreams of going to Liverpool, UK, and attending International Beatleweek. I was so fortunate as to do that in 2017; however, the reason I planned that trip did not come to fruition until 2018. So, I planned Liverpool #2 for 2018. 

First stop was a brief tour of London proper; then, a train into Henley on Thames, and George's Friar Park. George used to walk down the hill from Friar Park to the Row Barge Inn to enjoy a pint and to jam into the night with friends. It is a lovely little 16th century pub in a special little village. Now, it is a bed and breakfast run by Cath and Joe Miller who welcome you like family. (Save yourself money by booking directly with them at The Row Barge Inn, West Street, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2ED. Their dinner is wonderful and their Full English Breakfast is as good as I found any place in my travels.

Up the hill from The Row Barge Inn, an easy walk, is the entrance to George's Friar Park. The Friar Park gates are so lovely as to merit a trip on their own. Friar Park still is an active part of Henley-on-Thames. Each trip I made up to Friar Park found someone coming or going. It still is beautifully maintained and lovely to see. The folks at Henley-on-Thames are very protective of Friar Park and those who still count it home, Olivia and Dhani. Having said that, apparently Cath and Joe had done a good job of letting the locals know I was coming to stay for a bit. Every place I went in the village, I was greeted with "you must be the American Girl who loves George," and my name, and a story. That was just lovely.

Sacha Wingard maintains a flat fee London Cab service; he has become my friend. He met me at Heathrow, and had to wait for me for two hours to clear customs. We visited spots in London I asked to see again; then, he delivered me to the train to Henley-on-Thames. The next day, Sacha fetched me from The Row Barge Inn to take me to Bhaktivedanta Manor, the Krishna Temple in Aldenham. Later, we went
back to London; next day he dropped me at the airport for my flight to Manchester. You may find him on Facebook. No amount of praise is sufficient for Sacha. He will make your travels easy; now knows my favorite "George" spots; he is so reasonable; and you will feel so safe while in his company. He's the real deal.

Sacha had saved a few gifts from his last trip to Bhaktivedanta Manor for me, and had mentioned when he was there that I'd be visiting in August. The Communications Director of Bhaktivedanta Manor, Radha Mohan das, greeted me upon arrival and welcomed me to join him on a private tour. We visited the
private quarters of the founder, His Divine Grace Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, a very special friend of George over the years. You may recall that before he died, Prabhupada removed the ring from his hand and gave it to his closest Krishna confidants to deliver to George. George wore it the rest of his days. When Dhani helped me select my own ring to commemorate that one, he confirmed that he has the ring still, and loves it, as well. 

Radha Mohan das took me on a special tour of the memorial garden at Bhaktivedanta Manor which had been made to honor George for his gift to the Krishnas of the Temple, itself. It is lovely. Radha Mohan das pointed out special spots where George had spent special time, or meditated. There were a couple of
spots where George and Radha Mohan das had interacted. Then, I was stunned when Radha Mohan das sang some of George's songs to me at the appropriate spots in George's Garden. I was so in the moment that I didn't focus carefully on the videos. But you still should enjoy them. 

After an additional couple of days to tour in London, I flew to Manchester and took the train to Liverpool. Then, I enjoyed all International Beatleweek has to offer. That was a separate joy. If you are a Beatles fan, you should make this a reality for yourself. It is an expense you can manage in many different ways. And, if you need a "consultation," let me know. It really is a place of Peace & Love. 

George taught us All Things Must Pass. But, he also showed us that if we want Here Comes the SunI have more stories, photos, and videos on my Facebook profile, here, and would welcome you as a friend, if you ask. 

Olivia Anne Morris Fuchs

(FYI, Olivia tells us there is a Facebook group called The Friar Park Fan Club about the history of Friar Park.)

(Olivia also recommends "Chasing Rhinos With the Swami, Volume 1," which includes memories of George Harrison.) 

Friday, September 14, 2018

"Egypt Station" hits multiple Top 10s in first chart positions

"Egypt Station" (Copyright MPL Communications)

Paul McCartney's Egypt Station has hit the top 10 on nine different charts in its first chartings. It hit #1 in Germany, #2 in The Netherlands and on Ultratop Flanders in Belgium, #3 in Norway, on Official in the UK, and on Ultratop Wallonia in Belgium, #4 in Sweden, #5 in Italy, #7 on Ireland, and #12 in New Zealand. And a story on says that it looks like the album will make a #1 debut In the U.S.

Paul is about to play some of those songs in concert as he begins his Freshen Up tour Sept. 17 in Quebec. You can get tickets to shows on the tour here.

McCartney "Under the Staircase" audio-video playlist

Screen capture from "Under the Staircase"

Spotify announced today "Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under The Staircase," a new playlist of audio and video recordings all from the concert Paul McCartney did at Abbey Road Studios recently. The playlist is highlighted by "Under the Staircase," a film of the Abbey Road show. Sound for the film was overseen by Giles Martin. The band sounds great. McCartney's voice, though, sounds a little on the rough side.

The songs in the playlist:
  1. o   A Hard Day's Night
  2. o   Love Me Do
  3. o   Drive My Car
  4. o   Got To Get You Into My Life
  5. o   We Can Work It Out
  6. o   I've Just Seen A Face
  7. o   Lady Madonna
  8. o   Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/Helter Skelter
  9. o   Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five
  10. o   My Valentine
  11. o   Fuh You
  12. o   Come On To Me
  13. o   I've Got a Feeling
  14. o   One After 909
  15. o   Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  16. o   Back In The U.S.S.R.
  17. o   Birthday

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

John Lennon: Imagine: The Ultimate Collection ordering guide


4 CD/2 Blu-ray: 

 2 LP: 

2 CD: 



DIGITAL (4 discs): 



2 LP: 

2 CD:











Super deluxe limited editon: 


2 CD: