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Paul McCartney: An Appreciation (59:00 / 54:00)

From: Paul Ingles
Length: 58:56

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Producer Paul Ingles joins with Richard Goldman, an L.A. musician, writer and fan, to detail why Paul McCartney matters in this program of commentary and music.

Paulmccartneythumb_small Paul McCartney is one of the most important musical figures of our times. Producer Paul Ingles turned to California musician, writer and Beatle lecturer Richard Goldman for this appreciation. Goldman suggests that McCartney was among the top ten songwriters, singers, and bass players in the 20th century. He also points out Paul's extraordinary abilities as a multi-instrumentalist. The program illustrates Goldman's claims with music from throughout McCartney's career. Goldman admits to his ambivalence about Sir Paul's more recent material suggesting that the artist may be trapped by his past - trying so hard not to repeat himself and always being judged by his remarkable early work. His disappointment was somewhat lifted by McCartney's 2007 release "Memory Almost Full." This piece is offered in 59:00 and newscast compatible 54:00 versions on this page. Newscast stations should use the Part Two labeled for the 54:00 version. Each has one 60 second break at the end of Part One.

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Paul McCartney is one of the most important musical figures of our times. Producer Paul Ingles turned to California musician, writer and Beatle lecturer Richard Goldman for this appreciation. Goldman suggests that McCartney was among the top ten songwriters, singers, and bass players in the 20th century. He also points out Paul's extraordinary abilities as a multi-instrumentalist. The program illustrates Goldman's claims with music from throughout McCartney's career. Goldman admits to his ambivalence about Sir Paul's more recent material suggesting that the artist may be trapped by his past - trying so hard not to repeat himself and always being judged by his remarkable early work. His disappointment was somewhat lifted by McCartney's 2007 release "Memory Almost Full." This piece is offered in 59:00 and newscast compatible 54:00 versions on this page. Newscast stations should use the Part Two labeled for the 54:00 version. Each has one 60 second break at the end of Part One.

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Review of Paul McCartney: An Appreciation (59:00 / 54:00)

This is a good overview of what makes Paul McCartney such aa special talent. Although I disagree with guest Richard Goldman on the merits of McCartney's "Memory Almost Full" album (it was no revelation to me as Paul has been on firm musical ground since the early 90's) I welcomed this long overdue look at his songwriting.

Broadcast History

This is an updated version of the 2006 "Now He's 64: A Paul McCartney Appreciation." The last 15 minutes of this new program spotlight McCartney's 2007 album.

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http://www.paulingles.com