2245 Kreen-Akrore – Paul McCartney (1970)

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Paul McCartney. 

Paul McCartney wrote this instrumental in 1970. It was recorded by him at Morgan Studios in London in 1970. The recording features backing vocals by Linda McCartney and it was produced by Paul McCartney. Kreen-Akrore was released on Paul McCartney’s 1970 album McCartney.

2244 Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney (1970)

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Linda and Paul McCartney.

Maybe I’m Amazed was written by Paul McCartney in 1969. It was first recorded by Paul McCartney in 1970. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Paul McCartney. The recording features Linda McCartney on backing vocals. It was first released on Paul McCartney’s 1970 album McCartney. The song was part of Wings’ repertoire. A live version was released on Wings Over America in 1976. That version was also released as a single in 1977. A live version from the TV special One Hand Clapping, recorded in 1974 and a live version recorded in Glasgow in 1979 were released in 2011 on the special edition of McCartney. Maybe I’m Amazed is also part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire and live versions have been released on Tripping The Live Fantastic (1990), Back In The U.S.A (2002), and Back The World (2003). A version recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra was released on the Paul McCartney album Working Classical in 1999. The 04 Summer Tour Remix of Maybe I’m Amazed was released on Twin Freaks in 2005. Maybe I’m Amazed has also been recorded by Sandie Shaw, Faces, Petula Clark and Ruby Starr among others.

Now Hear This: Maybe I’m Amazed – Wings (1976)
Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney (1990)
Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney (1999)
Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney (2002)
Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney (2003)
Maybe I’m Amazed – 04 Summer Tour Remix – Paul McCartney (2005)
Maybe I’m Amazed [From One Hand Clapping] – Paul McCartney (2011)
Maybe I’m Amazed [Live At Glasgow, 1979] – Paul McCartney (2011)

2242 Teddy Boy – Paul McCartney (1970)

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Paul McCartney.

Teddy Boy was written by Paul McCartney in 1968. The song was recorded by The Beatles during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. An edit of two takes was released on Anthology 3 in 1996. Paul McCartney recorded the song at his home studio in London and later added overdubs at Morgan Studios in London. The recording was produced by Paul McCartney and features backing vocals by Linda McCartney. Teddy Boy was first released in 1970 on the Paul McCartney album McCartney.

Now Hear This: Teddy Boy – The Beatles (1996)

2238 Junk – Paul McCartney (1970)

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Paul McCartney.

Junk was written by Paul McCartney in 1968. A demo version recorded by The Beatles in 1968 was released in 1996 on Anthology 3. The song was also played during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. Paul McCartney recorded the song at his home studio and Morgan Studios in London in 1970. That version features Linda McCartney on backing vocals. It was produced by Paul McCartney and was released on his 1970 album McCartney. An instrumental version, Singalong Junk, was also released on McCartney in 1970. Both Junk and Singalong Junk are part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire. A live version of Singalong Junk was released on Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) in 1991. That version was incorrectly titled Junk. A version of Singalong Junk performed by the London Symphony Orchestra was released on Working Classical in 1999. That version was also titled as Junk. A version recorded by Cilla Black in 1971 was produced by George Martin. Junk has also been recorded by John Denver and Chet Atkins. Jeff Lynne recorded the song in 2014 for the album The Art of McCartney.

Now Hear This: Singalong Junk – Paul McCartney (1970)
Junk – Cilla Black (1971)
Junk – Paul McCartney (1991)
Junk – The Beatles (1996)
Junk – Paul McCartney (1999)
Junk – Jeff Lynne (2014)

2233 The Lovely Linda – Paul McCartney (1970)

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Linda and Paul McCartney.

The Lovely Linda was written by Paul McCartney in 1969. It was written for his wife Linda McCartney. The song was recorded by Paul McCartney in 1969 at Paul McCartney’s home studio in London and was produced by Paul McCartney. It was first released on Paul McCartney’s 1970 album McCartney. A version performed by the Loma Mar Quartet was released on the Paul McCartney album Working Classical in 1999.

Now Hear This: The Lovely Linda – Paul McCartney (1999)

2219 Let It Be – The Beatles (1970)

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Let It Be.

Let It Be was written by Paul McCartney in 1968 but is credited to Lennon/McCartney. The song was first recorded by The Beatles in 1969. Rehearsals of the song were recorded at Twickenham Film Studios and Apple Studios in London during the Let It Be album sessions. Take 1 of the song was released in 1996 on the album Anthology 3. A remix of take 27A and 27B was released in 2003 on the album Let It Be…Naked. A version of the song was featured in the 1970 movie Let It Be.

Let It Be was first released as a single in 1970. The B-side was You Know My Name (Look Up The Number). The single version of Let It Be was recorded at EMI Studios in 1969 and was produced by George Martin. George Martin and Paul McCartney overdubbed orchestration and backing vocals to the track in 1970. The recording features backing vocals by Linda McCartney and Billy Preston on Hammond organ. The single reached number two on the UK Singles chart and number one on the Billboard Chart. A remixed version of the song was produced by Phil Spector and was released on The Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be.

The song was part of Billy Preston’s repertoire. A live version was released on his 1974 album Live European Tour. Paul McCartney recorded the song as part of Ferry Aid in 1987. The Ferry Aid line-up included Boy George, Kate Bush, and Edwin Starr among others. That version was released as a charity single with Let It Be (The Gospel Jam Mix) on the B-side. It reached number one on the UK singles chart. The song is part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire. He performed the song live at the Live Aid concert in 1985. He was joined on stage by David Bowie, Bob Geldof, Alison Moyet and Pete Townshend. That version was released in 2018 on the compilation album Live Aid (Live, 13th July 1985). Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr performed the song live at the Linda McCartney memorial service in London in 1998. Paul McCartney has also performed the song live with Billy Joel at Shea Stadium in 2008. That version was released on the Billy Joel’s album Live At Shea Stadium, released in 2011. Other live versions have been released on Tripping The Live Fantastic (1990) Back In The U.S. (2002), Back In The World (2003), and Good Evening New York City (2009).

Let It Be has also been recorded by Aretha Franklin, Ike and Tina Turner, Nicky Thomas and Joan Baez among others.

Now Hear This: Let It Be – The Beatles (1970)
Let It Be – Ferry Aid (1987)
Let It Be – Paul McCartney (1990)
Let It Be – The Beatles (1996)
Let It Be – Paul McCartney (2002)
Let It Be – Paul McCartney (2003)
Let It Be – The Beatles (2003)
Let It Be – Paul McCartney (2009)
Let It Be – Billy Joel, Paul McCartney (2011)
Let It Be – Paul McCartney (2018)