Monday, March 14, 2011

Beatles 12"ers...PAUL

This series of 12" singles from Paul McCartney actually begins with a rare album. Thrillington is an orchestral take on the songs from Ram and is a 1977 release. It seems Paul McCartney just took on the persona of Percy "Thrills" Thrillington and hired Richard Hewson who created this LP. The artwork on the back shows a reflection of "Thrills" in the studio window, and he looks remarkable like Sir Paul! It's not bad, like many of Paul's ego-fueled projects, but not great.

Glad to have it in my collection though!

"Goodnight Tonight" and "Daytime Night time Suffering" the 1979 edition of Wings.

"This One" also contains "The First Stone" plus I Wanna Cry" and Fats Domino's "I'm In Love Again." 1980

"Take It Away" is backed with "Dress Me Up As A Robber" and "I'll Give You a Ring", from 1982

1982's "Ebony and Ivory" duet with Stevie Wonder is backed with "Ballroom Dancing" and "The Pound Is Sinking."

"We All Stand Together" is the song from Paul's animated cartoon of Rupert the Bear. The b-side is the same song, hummed. Hmmm. Not really a 12" as it has an unusual shape...kinda like the film. 1984

"No More Lonely Nights" from Paul's big film Give My Regards to Broad Street features an extended "Silly Love Songs" and the ballad version of "No More Lonely Nights" 1984

1986's Press To Play is the source for "Press" (and "It's Not True") backed with "Hang Glide" and "Press".

"Once Upon a Long Ago" and "Back On My Feet" b/w "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" and "Kansas City" 1987

"Put It There", "Mama's Little Girl", and "Same Time Next Year" also featured a frameable litho of the cover drawing. Haven't framed it yet. 1990

"All My Trials" came from a live album, but the single included "C Moon" and "Mull of Kintyre" and "Put It There" on the flipside. 1990

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