Tag Archives: George Martin

Revisiting McCartney’s ‘Press to Play’ 35 Years Later

Bill King takes another look at the 1986 album that Macca has all but disowned due to its lack of success. Paul McCartney was not really in a good place, creatively or careerwise, in late summer 1986, when his “Press … Continue reading

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Catching Up With Macca

Paul McCartney did a lot of press to promote his recent “McCartney III” album. Here are highlights of some of those interviews. … Talking with the BBC, Macca addressed his off-and-on gray pandemic beard, saying, “what I do is, I … Continue reading

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Reassessing Paul McCartney’s ‘Off the Ground’ 25 Years Later

Bill King takes a fresh look at a 1993 album that once was a mainstay on his stereo, but which he hadn’t listened to in years until recently. Twenty-five years ago, in the spring of 1993, Paul McCartney’s “Off the … Continue reading

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Macca in the Desert: What a Trip!

Here is Beatlefan Senior Editor Rick Glover’s complete report from the second night of Desert Trip festival in Indio, CA. … Paul McCartney must have some very big hands, to be able to hold 75,000 people in his palm at … Continue reading

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The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’: Inside the Cover Collage

Beatlefan #221 includes a special section devoted to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ “Revolver” album, including a look at how the cover, designed by the Fabs’ old pal Klaus Voormann, came to be. Originally presented here was a companion piece … Continue reading

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PLAY IT AGAIN: Reconsidering the Solo Beatle Albums

We’re pleased to launch a new series of articles exclusive to the SOMETHING NEW blog, in which some of our writers re-evaluate solo Beatles albums from the past. We open with this look at the “Tug of War” album by Contributing Editor … Continue reading

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Mystery ’Train Song’ Has Beatles Experts Divided

Bill King takes a look at a mystery track that has surfaced recently … The buzz in Beatles circles the past week or so has been a rare recording that appears in the film “A Hard Day’s Night” and may … Continue reading

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‘Guitar With Wings’ — Laurence Juber’s Photographic Memoir

Here is an expanded version of Bill King’s review of Wings guitarist Laurence Juber’s book that appears in Beatlefan #208 … “Guitar With Wings: A Photographic Memoir” by Laurence Juber with Marshall Terrill. Foreword by Denny Laine. Dalton Watson Fine … Continue reading

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