Booker T. & The MG’s. Medley (“Because” & “You Never Give Me Your Money”)

Medley – Booker T. & The MG’s. (1970) 24bit FLAC HD Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

Medley (“Because” & “You Never Give Me Your Money”) was the 3rd track (and the 2nd medley) on McLemore Avenue, the 9th studio album by Booker T. & the M.G.s, which was released in April of 1970. The record consisted entirely of mostly instrumental covers of songs from the Beatles’ album Abbey Road (released only months earlier, in September 1969). The title and cover are an homage to the Beatles album, 926 East McLemore Avenue being the address of the Stax Studios in Memphis, as Abbey Road was for EMI Studios in London.

Booker T. Jones said, “I was in California when I heard Abbey Road, and I thought it was incredibly courageous of The Beatles to drop their format and move out musically like they did. To push the limit like that and reinvent themselves when they had no need to do that. They were the top band in the world but they still reinvented themselves. The music was just incredible so I felt I needed to pay tribute to it.”

This record has always been really special to me. There are so few good reasons to listen to cover work of The Beatles, some great stuff scattered about but mostly pointless. This record has always astonished me with this band’s groovyfanfukncydelic interpretations….the songs just breath and there is so much amazing musicianship in every second of the record. This is the band we all wish we could have had. I really can’t pick a favorite musician from this band they are all stellar, but drummer Al Jackson, Jr and Booker T. Jones and his magical Hammond M3 Organ were insane brilliant, and guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn were merely among the greatest who ever played. Damn, they were really something.

If your a fan of rock n roll, The Beatles, Stax, soul, funk, soul or really music in general, McLemore Avenue is one that you really should give a listen to. It requires good headphones or a good home rig to get the full effect of the music, the bottom end, etc…plus it should be played LOUD if it’s gonna be played at all! πŸ˜‰

Thanks again to all my friends who stick around and encourage me to plug on! You guys RoCk! πŸ˜‰ I hope you enjoy my 3rd video from McLemore Avenue”! πŸ˜‰

Something – Booker T. & the M.G.s (1970)

Something – Booker T. & the M.G.s (1970) 192KHz/24bit FLAC HD Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Something” was the second track on McLemore Avenue, the 9th studio album by Booker T. & the M.G.s, which was released in April of 1970. The record consisted entirely of mostly instrumental covers of songs from the Beatles’ album Abbey Road (released only months earlier, in September 1969). The title and cover are an homage to the Beatles album, 926 East McLemore Avenue being the address of the Stax Studios in Memphis, as Abbey Road was for EMI Studios in London.

Booker T. Jones said, “I was in California when I heard Abbey Road, and I thought it was incredibly courageous of The Beatles to drop their format and move out musically like they did. To push the limit like that and reinvent themselves when they had no need to do that. They were the top band in the world but they still reinvented themselves. The music was just incredible so I felt I needed to pay tribute to it.”

This record has always been really special to me. There are so few good reasons to listen to cover work of The Beatles, some great stuff scattered about but mostly pointless. This record has always astonished me with this band’s groovyfanfukncydelic interpretations….the songs just breath and there is so much amazing musicianship in every second of the record. This is the band we all wish we could have had. I really can’t pick a favorite musician from this band they are all stellar, but drummer Al Jackson, Jr and Booker T. Jones and his magical Hammond M3 Organ were insane brilliant, and guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn were merely among the greatest who ever played. Damn, they were really something.

I’ve wanted to do somethings from McLemore Avenue for so long, but never could figure how to go about it. Finally found the fat, equalizer trick to work the video around. I’ll probably do the entire album, because it’s one of those records where, if I ever start to listen to, I cannot stop until the end!

If your a fan of rock n roll, The Beatles, Stax, soul, funk, soul or really music in general, McLemore Avenue is one that you really should give a listen to. It requires good headphones or a good home rig to get the full effect of the music, the bottom end, etc…plus it should be played LOUD if it’s gonna be played at all! πŸ˜‰

Thanks again to all my friends who stick around and encourage me to plug on! You guys RoCk! πŸ˜‰

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Shake it, baby, don’t break it

Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five – Paul McCartney & Wings (1973) HD Flac HD Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five” was released on Paul McCartney and Wings’ third studio album, Band on the Run, in December of 1973. A brilliant track from one of the true masterpiece solo Beatle album. Play this one loud on good headphones or audio rig for full effect!

The video features the wild “Lullaby of Broadway” short film-within-a-film (from Busby Berkeley’s 1935 film “Gold Diggers of 1935”), which I edited for the track (the audio is sourced from a 96KHz/24bit HD FLAC of the 2010 Archive Edition Remaster Edition). I tried to clean up the low-res video I had, stretched it for widescreen and gave it the bluish tint for effect. Stay calm and party on like it’s Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-Fi…I mean EIGHTY-FIVE! πŸ˜‰

Band on the Run marked the fifth album by Paul McCartney since his departure from the Beatles in April 1970. Although sales were modest initially, its commercial performance was aided by two hit singles – “Jet” and “Band on the Run” – such that it became the top-selling studio album of 1974 in the United Kingdom and Australia, in addition to revitalizing McCartney’s critical standing. It remains McCartney’s most successful album and the most celebrated of his post-Beatles works.

The majority of Band on the Run was recorded at EMI’s studio in Lagos, Nigeria, as McCartney wanted to make an album in an exotic locale. Shortly before departing for Lagos, however, drummer Denny Seiwell and guitarist Henry McCullough left the group; with no time to recruit replacements, McCartney went into the studio with just his wife Linda and Denny Laine, doubling on drums, percussion and most of the lead guitar parts himself as well as bass. On arriving, it was discovered that the studio was below standard, and conditions in Nigeria were tense and difficult; the McCartneys were robbed at knife-point, during which a bag containing unfinished song lyrics and demo tapes was taken. After the band’s return to England, final overdubs and further recording were carried out at AIR Studios in London.

In 2000, Q magazine placed it at number 75 in its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”. In 2012, Band on the Run was voted 418th on Rolling Stone’s revised list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. A contemporary review by Jon Landau in Rolling Stone described the album as “with the possible exception of John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band, the finest record yet released by any of the four musicians who were once called the Beatles”.
It was Paul McCartney’s last album issued on the Apple label.

More about the video:
The “Lullaby of Broadway” sequence tells the story of Broadway Baby who plays all night and sleeps all day. It opens with a head shot of singer Wini Shaw against a black background, then the camera pulls back and up, and Shaw’s head becomes the Big Apple, New York City. As everyone rushes off to work, Shaw returns home from her night’s carousing and goes to sleep. When she awakens, that night, we follow her and her beau (Dick Powell) from club to club, with elaborate large cast tap numbers, until she is accidentally pushed off a balcony to her death. The sequence ends with a return to Shaw’s head, as she sings the end of the song. Of all the musical numbers Berkeley created in his career, he named this as his personal favorite.

[Lyrics]

On no one left alive in 1985, will ever do
She may be right
She may be fine
She may get love but she won’t get mine
‘Cause I got you
Oh, oh I, oh oh I
Well I just can’t enough of that sweet stuff
My little lady gets behind
(Shake it, baby, don’t break it)
Oh my mama said the time would come
When I would find myself in, love with you
I didn’t think
I never dreamed
That I would be around, to see it all come true
Whoa oh oh I, oh oh I
Well I just can’t get enough of that sweet stuff
My little lady gets behind
Ah no one left alive in 1985, will ever do
She may be right
She may be fine
She may get love but she won’t get mine
‘Cause I got you
Oh oh I, oh oh I
Well I just can’t get enough of that sweet stuff
My little lady left behind

“You don’t need no rosary beads or them books to read…” George Harrison “Awaiting On You All” (1970)

Awaiting On You All – George Harrison (1970) 24bit FLAC Remaster HD Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Awaiting On You All” was released in late November of 1970 on George Harrison’s massive musical monument, the 3-album All Things Must Pass. This was George’s first album in the commercial sense and to say he knocked it out of the park would be an understatement.

This video is taken from the performance of the song at the Concert For Bangladesh with new effects and set to the studio version of the song. I kinda rushed this one out when my last one was blocked from viewing. (Typically I remove blocked vids, package them for later upload, and renumber the replacement video)….in this case Video #425 (a cleanup/widescreen of George’s “Crackerbox Palace” promo..with HD FLAC!) is sitting happily blocked from view, but I’m going to leave it and hope for the best…eventually. πŸ˜‰

I was blown away by the sound of the 2014 remaster of All Things Must Pass! It’s wonderful to finally be able to hear this album very close to the way I remember my old vinyl…..it’s just such a difficult and complex sound to get right, based on the way Phil Spector produced it to sound. In the wrong hands it will always sound shrill and thin….I swear if anyone wants to hear All Things Must Pass the way it should sound (and who doesn’t)….BUY the CD so you can get the full uncompressed version. George’s son Dhani had a large hand in the way this album was remastered and sounds and he nailed it…. his dad would be proud! *This video features the higher resolution 96/24bit HD FLAC version.

All Things Must Pass is epic in every sense of the word, and if you were young enough to miss it, and have somehow managed to still not have heard it (and if you’re a serious rock and roll music fan) this album (well two thirds of it anyway, the jams on the 3rd record I listened to exactly once)….you have committed a grave error and I suggest you make amends immediately, find this album and release yourself unto the majesty of what still stands as the greatest solo record ever released by any of The Beatles….John and Paul of course released their share of strong, brilliant albums, but really nothing that can compare to the sheer scale of this record. It has a timeless quality to it and it’s brilliance burns bright through the passing years.

As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art made this new art possible….THANK YOU!!!!! And of course, thank YOU! for watching!

[Lyrics]
You don’t need no love in
You don’t need no bed pan
You don’t need a horoscope or a microscope
The see the mess that you’re in
If you open up your heart
You will know what I mean
We’ve been polluted so long
Now here’s a way for you to get clean

By chanting the names of the lord and you’ll be free
The lord is awaiting on you all to awaken and see
Chanting the names of the lord and you’ll be free
The lord is awaiting on you all to awaken and see

You don’t need no passport
And you don’t need no visas
You don’t need to designate or to emigrate
Before you can see Jesus
If you open up your heart
You’ll see he’s right there
Always was and will be
He’ll relieve you of your cares

By chanting the names of the lord and you’ll be free
The lord is awaiting on you all to awaken and see
Chanting the names of the lord and you’ll be free
The lord is awaiting on you all to awaken and see

You don’t need no church house
And you don’t need no Temple
You don’t need no rosary beads or them books to read
To see that you have fallen
If you open up your heart
You will know what I mean
We’ve been kept down so long
Someone’s thinking that we’re all green

And while the Pope owns 51% of General Motors
And the stock exchange is the only thing he’s qualified to quote us
The lord is awaiting on you all to awaken and see
By chanting the names of the lord and you’ll be free

…and now we’re fine. Classic Klaatu from their first album, 3:47 EST (1976).

Doctor Marvello – Klaatu (1976) FLAC Audio HD Widescreen Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Doctor Marvello” was released on Canadian progressive rock group Klaatu’s first album 3:47 EST in August 1976. The album was renamed Klaatu when released in the United States by Capitol Records.

I’m a HUGE fan of Klaatu first two albums especially (yeah, I was completely caught up in the “it’s The Beatles secret record” when the first two records were released in the late seventies…how we all wanted to believe that at the time!!!), but their other albums are very nice as well. I have several videos started for some of their more epic tracks, but until those are ready (I’m working on them!)….here’s “Doctor Marvello”! Hope you enjoy this great track from an album loaded with great tracks.

***From what I remember about all the “clues” for the tracks which pointed to The Beatles; this one referred to their break up; (“Jonesey turned the tide..We lost our cool..Caught in whirlpools” and “So bland was our condition…We summoned black magicians..To wave a wand or two” etc.) and their “reunion” on this album (“We’re completely cured…and now we’re fine”).

3:47 EST is regarded as one of the band’s greatest albums (along with Hope), using the same kind of Beatlesque psychedelic rock (in the style of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour), with a few new additions; most notably vocal distortion, more backwards instruments, and some obscure musical instruments such as electric sitars. The Juno-nominated album cover was painted by a friend of Klaatu’s members, the Canadian graphic artist, Ted Jones.

For a variety of reasons, rumours spread in the wake of the album’s release that Klaatu were, in fact, a secretly reunited Beatles. The album was moderately successful in the United States, largely as a result of the Beatles rumours.

A high-quality newly remastered version of the album was released on Klaatu’s indie record label “Klaatunes” in 2011. To accompany this release, a music video was made for the remastered version of “Calling Occupants”.

[Lyrics]
Oh
My love and I were thinking
How low our boat was sinking
From fishing for the blues
Every lure we tried
Jonesey turned the tide
We lost our cool
Caught in whirlpools

Oh
So bland was our condition
We summoned black magicians
To wave a wand or two
Talismanic spells
Tannis root and well
To tell the tale
Their magic failed

If that is all you want
(Doctor Marvello)
Then I may be of service
If all you want is love
(Doctor Marvello)
Well I may know a special man
Whose love machine turns can’t to can
With your mind in mind
With your mind in mind

(A passage of time)
Oh
The trance wore off by morning
A sentimental journey was hazily recalled
Though it sounds absurd
We’re completely cured
And now we’re fine
And now we’re fine
And now we’re fine

Try to get a message through And get back out of this material world

Living In The Material World – George Harrison (1973) FLAC Remaster HD 1080p ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Living In The Material World” was the title track of George Harrison’s fourth studio album, Living In The Material World, which was released in the spring of 1973.

I’ve done numerous videos for tracks from this album so not much left to say about it, except to repeat; after all these years, it’s beauty still strikes me…and if the second US single “Don’t Let Me Wait Too Long” hadn’t been cancelled (who gets credit for that stupid decision?! Surely not George?)….the album would have been able to gain more of the attention it deserved.

Stephen Leng describes the record as “one of the most keenly anticipated discs of the decade” and its unveiling “a major event”. Among expectant music critics, Stephen Holden began his highly favorable review in Rolling Stone with the words “At last it’s here”, before hailing the new Harrison album as a “pop classic” and a “profoundly seductive record”. “Happily, the album is not just a commercial event,” he wrote, “it is the most concise, universally conceived work by a former Beatle since John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.” Billboard magazine noted the twin themes found throughout the album – “the Beatles and their mish-mash” versus a “spiritual undercoat” – and described Harrison’s vocals as “first-rate”.

Music critic Graham Reid remarked that “Harrison is not a great wordsmith but he is a superb musician. Everything flows, everything interweaves. His melodies are so superb they take care of everything …”

Biographers Carr and Tyler lauded Harrison’s “superb and accomplished slide-guitar breaks”, and the solos on “Give Me Love”, “The Lord Loves the One”, “The Light That Has Lighted the World” and “Living in the Material World” have each been identified as exemplary and among the finest of Harrison’s career.

In his book The Beatles Apart (1981), Woffinden wrote: “Those who carped at the lyrics, or at Harrison himself, missed a great deal of the music, much of which was exceptionally fine.” Woffinden described the album as “a very good one”.

In the decades following its release, Living in the Material World gained a reputation as “a forgotten blockbuster” and an underrated masterpiece.

Reviewing the 2014 reissue, Blogcritics’ Chaz Lipp writes that “this chart-topping classic is, in terms of production, arguably preferable to its predecessor”, adding: “The sinewy ‘Sue Me, Sue You Blues,’ galloping title track, and soaring ‘Don’t Let Me Wait Too Long’ rank right alongside Harrison’s best work.” Classic Rock reviewer, Paul Trynka writes: “All these years on, it’s his most overtly spiritual album that sparkles today … The well-known songs, such as ‘Sue Me, Sue You Blues”, stand up well, but it’s the more restrained tracks – ‘Don’t Let Me Wait Too Long’, ‘Who Can See It’ – that entrance: gorgeous pop songs, all the more forceful for their restraint.”

Leng has named the album as his personal favorite of all of Harrison’s solo albums. According to Leng, with its combination of a defiant “protest” song in “The Day the World Gets ‘Round”, the anti-stardom “The Lord Loves the One”, and “perfect pop confections” in “Give Me Love” and “Don’t Let Me Wait Too Long”, Living in the Material World was the last album to capture the same clear-sighted, Utopian spirit that characterized the 1960s.

Eder likewise welcomes Material World’s bold idealism, saying: “Even in the summer of 1973, after years of war and strife and disillusionment, some of us were still sort of looking – to borrow a phrase from a Lennon–McCartney song – or hoping to get from them something like ‘the word’ that would make us free. And George, God love him, had the temerity to actually oblige …”

[Lyrics]
I’m living in the material world
Living in the material world

can’t say what I’m doing here
But I hope to see much clearer,
after living in the material world

I got born into the material world
Getting worn out in the material world
Use my body like a car,
Taking me both near and far
Met my friends all in the material world

Met them all there in the material world
John and Paul here in the material world
Though we started out quite poor
We got ‘Richie’ on a tour
Got caught up in the material world

From the Spiritual Sky,
Such sweet memories have I
To the Spiritual Sky
How I pray
Yes I pray
that I won’t get lost
or go astray

As I’m fated for the material world
Get frustrated in the material world
Senses never gratified
Only swelling like a tide
That could drown me in the
material world

From the Spiritual Sky,
Such sweet memories have I
To the Spiritual Sky
How I pray
Yes I pray
that I won’t get lost
or go astray

While I’m living in the material world
Not much ‘giving’ in the material world
Got a lot of work to do
Try to get a message through
And get back out of this material world

I’m living in the material world
Living in the material world
I hope to get out of this place
by the LORD SRI KRSNA’S GRACE
My salvation from the material world

“He’s the master of going faster”

Faster – George Harrison (1979) FLAC Remaster HD Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Faster” was released in the winter of 1979 on George Harrison’s seventh, self-titled solo album, George Harrison.

This is the 3rd video I’ve made for a George Harrison song (George must be the artist I’ve made the most videos for!) from this album ….after “Your Love Is Forever” https://youtu.be/pY9TX_Q7j-o and “Blow Away” https://youtu.be/C5jY0w-wS_o

This video is the promo video with color adjustments and clean-up, presented in widescreen and synced to a FLAC remaster of the track from the Dark Horse Years box set. It sounds great and the video is now officially the best on YouTube! Yah! πŸ˜‰

I’ve rambled on about the album on the other videos I’ve made for songs from it, so I’ll just say….it’s another classic George Harrison effort full of classic George Harrison sounding songs! πŸ˜‰ Hope you enjoy another great George Harrison track!

From Wiki: With Harrison’s penchant for leisure and travel following Thirty Three & 1/3’s release, he had not started recording a follow-up until mid-1978, although he had been writing songs during his hiatus. Teaming up with a co-producer for the first time in years, Harrison decided to use Russ Titelman to help realise the music for George Harrison, which was recorded at his home studio, entitled Friar Park, with string overdubs being effected at London’s AIR Studios. Special guests included Steve Winwood, Gary Wright (who co-wrote “If You Believe”) and Eric Clapton.

The album was previewed by the single “Blow Away”, which reached No. 51 in the United Kingdom and No. 16 in the United States. George Harrison received positive reviews upon its February 1979 release. It reached No. 39 in the UK and it peaked at No. 14 in the US, going gold. “Blow Away” as a single was also successful in Canada, peaking at No. 7 on the singles chart. Harrison’s increasing efforts, however, were being directed towards the film industry, having formed Handmade Films in order to help his friends in Monty Python complete Life of Brian.

Three of the songs from the eponymous album were included on Harrison’s Best of Dark Horse 1976–1989 compilation: “Blow Away,” an edited version of “Here Comes the Moon,” and the single edit version of “Love Comes to Everyone.” “Blow Away” was also included in the career-spanning compilation Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison.

In 2004, George Harrison was remastered and reissued both separately and as part of the deluxe box set The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 on Dark Horse with new distribution by EMI, adding the bonus track demo version of “Here Comes the Moon”, recorded just after it was written in Hawaii.

As always, HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art made this new art possible. THANK YOU!!!

[Lyrics]
Chose a life in circuses
Jumped into the deepest end
Pushing himself to all extremes
Made it, people became his friend

Now they stood and noticed him
Wanted to be a part of it
Pulled out some poor machinery
So he worked ’til the pieces fit

The people were intrigued
His wife held back her fears
The headlines gave acclaim
He’d realized their dreams

Faster than a bullet from a gun
He is faster than everyone
Quicker than the blinking of an eye
Like a flash you could miss him going by
No one knows quite how he does it
But it’s true, they say
“He’s the master of going faster”

Now he moved into the space
That the special people share
Right on the edge of do or die
Where there is nothing left to spare

Still the crowds came pouring in
Some had hoped to see him fail
Filling their hearts with jealousies
Crazy people with love so frail

The people were intrigued
His wife held back her fears
The headlines gave acclaim
He’d realized their dreams

Faster than a bullet from a gun
He is faster than everyone
Quicker than the blinking of an eye
Like a flash you could miss him going by
No one knows quite how he does it
But it’s true, they say
“He’s the master of going faster”

No need to wonder why
His wife held back her fears
So few have even tried
To realize their dreams

Faster than a bullet from a gun
He is faster than everyone
Quicker than the blinking of an eye
Like a flash you could miss him going by
No one knows quite how he does it
But it’s true, they say
“He’s the master of going faster”

No one knows quite how he does it
But it’s true, they say
“He’s the master of going faster”

From Paul’s Off The Ground album…C’Mon People

C’Mon People – Paul McCartney (1993) FLAC Remaster HD 1080p Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“C’Mon People” was released in February 1993 on Paul McCartney’s ninth solo studio album under his own name (maybe his 17th or 18th studio album counting all his releases with Wings, etc….the guy is prolific to be sure! and in his case of course that’s very good thing!). This was the last track on the album and (in large part to the (then) unlisted bit of the song it faded out into), it was probably my favorite from the first time I heard the record.

Off The Ground was one of my very least favorite Macca albums when it was released (as a huge fan of the previous album, Flowers In The Dirt”, it was a major letdown at the time, to me at least), but in the time since I’ve become much more fond of it. There were some really great tracks recorded during the sessions which didn’t make the album, but which made appearances on various singles and were eventually compiled and released in Germany and The Netherlands on the 2 disc Off the Ground: The Complete Works. This would have been a much greater album if a few of the tracks which made the cut were exchanged for a few which didn’t!

I had started vids for a couple of tracks which didn’t make the studio release (including the full version of the snippet of “Cosmically Conscious” which played as an unlisted track at the end of “C’Mon People”….it was always probably my favorite groove from the album) but they aren’t ready yet so I decided to do a quick rework for the “C’Mon People” video for HD using the FLAC audio track from the album. It’s a really great video, the strange effects I’ve added are there mainly to make it look better in HD….it sounds AWESOME! ;-)….and I hope you enjoy it…..THANKS FOR WATCHING!

The lead single, “Hope of Deliverance”, was released in the last week of December 1992 and the album followed on 2 February 1993. Off the Ground was the first Paul McCartney album to not contain a sizeable US hit single since Wings’ Wild Life in 1971. The album’s first single barely reached number 18 in the UK, where “C’Mon People” became a minor hit as well.

In the US, the album’s title track also entered Adult Contemporary chart at number 27. Singles from Off the Ground floundered on the US and the UK charts. However, “Hope of Deliverance” achieved commercial success elsewhere. It became McCartney’s first international hit single since “Say, Say, Say” with Michael Jackson in 1983, cracking the top 5 on the charts in over five European territories except his homeland and selling over 250,000 copies just in Germany.

In the United Kingdom, the album itself debuted at number 5 and quickly fell off the chart, spending only 6 weeks inside the top 100. In the United States, it peaked at the number 17 on the Billboard 200 with the first-week sales of only 53,000 copies, managing to receive Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Although it met with mixed reviews from critics and suffered from lackluster sales in the UK and North America, the album fared better in other key markets such as Spain.

In some countries like France and Japan, it was able to surpass its predecessor Flowers in the Dirt in cumulative sales. In Germany, Off the Ground has been McCartney’s best-selling album there, spending 20 weeks on the top-ten and eventually achieving Platinum for shipments of over half a million copies.

Some weeks after its release, McCartney launched “The New World Tour”, taking in many successful shows across the globe during the summer months. These gigs were documented on the album Paul Is Live, which followed at the end of 1993.

The feet on the album cover are of McCartney, his wife Linda and his touring band.

[Lyrics]
Well We’re Going To, Yeah We’re Going To
Get It Right This Time.
We’re Going To Really Going To
Raise It To The Sky.
People Are Ready To Forgive A Few Mistakes
But Let’s Get Started, Form A Party
Don’t You Know How Long It Takes!

C’mon People Let The Fun Begin.
We’ve Got A Future And It’s Rushing In.
Call All The Minstrels From The Ancient Shrine.
Pass Down The Message That It’s Right This Time.

Well I’m Trying To, Yeah I’m Crying To
Lay It On The Line.
We’re Trying To, Really Dying To
Get It Right This Time.
So Many Yearning For The Way It’s Gonna Be.
Believe It When You See It Happening To You.,
You Know It’s Real.

C’mon People Let The World Begin.
We’ve Got A Future And It’s Charging In.
We’ll Make The Best Of All We Have, And More.
We’ll Do What Never Has Been Done Before.
Oh Yeah.

Well I’m Going To, Yeah I’m Going To
Get It Right This Time.
I’m Going To, Really Going To
Raise It To The Sky.
I Must Admit I May Have Made A Few Mistakes,
But Let’s Get Started, From A Party
Don’t You Know How Long It Takes!

So C’mon People Let The Fun Begin.
We’ve Got A Future And It’s Rushing In.
Call All The Minstrels From The Ancient Shrine.
Pass Down The Message That It’s Right This Time.
Oh Yeah.

C’mon People Let The World Begin.
We’ve Got A Future And It’s Charging In.

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“Never seen such a beautiful girl…… Had me quickly untied”

Beautiful Girl – George Harrison (1976) FLAC Audio 1080p Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Beautiful Girl” was released in November 1976 on George Harrison’s seventh studio album, Thirty Three & 1/3.

After the disappointments of Dark Horse and Extra Texture over 1974–75, Thirty Three & 1/3 was widely viewed as a return to form for Harrison. The new album earned the artist his strongest reviews since All Things Must Pass (1970).

Billboard magazine described the release as “a sunny, upbeat album of love songs and cheerful jokes that is his happiest and most commercial package, with least high-flown postures, for perhaps his entire solo career”. The reviewer rated the production “top-notch” before concluding: “And Harrison’s often-spectacular melody writing gift gets brilliant display here.” In Melody Maker, Ray Coleman remarked on Warner Bros.’ need to re-establish Harrison, adding: “The question is merely whether the music [on Thirty Three & 1/3] merits it. Unequivocally, the answer is yes.” Coleman praised Harrison’s vocals on this “fine album” and likened the quality of his melodies to that on the Beatles’ 1965 album Rubber Soul.

In a review that author Michael Frontani terms “particularly laudatory”, Richard Meltzer of The Village Voice described Harrison’s new work as “his best LP since All Things Must Pass and on par with, say, [Bob Dylan’s] Blood on the Tracks”. Michael Gross wrote in Swank magazine that Harrison “seems with 33 1/3 to have come unstuck”, adding: “If the new record company, new girlfriend … Olivia Arias, and new disc have put him in a more secure place in the material world, he could well recapture his spot as the Beatle to watch.”

Less impressed, Rolling Stone continued to regard Harrison in an unfavourable light after what Elliot Huntley terms its “volte-face” in 1974. The magazine’s reviewer, Ken Tucker, noted the accessibility of “fast, cheerful numbers” such as “Woman Don’t You Cry for Me” and “This Song” but lamented both “George’s persistent preaching” elsewhere and that Scott’s presence rendered the album as “music with the feeling and sincerity of cellophane”. NME critic Bob Woffinden admired Harrison’s guitar playing but dismissed him as a lyric writer, before concluding: “Harrison’s general demeanour is more encouraging … While it is an album of no particular merit in itself, it is one which leads me to believe that his best work may not necessarily be behind him.” Four years later, however, Woffinden offered a more positive assessment, writing that “His spiritual convictions no longer seemed to be cramping his style, but affording him a generous and open heart. An excellent production and frequently inspired guitar work were amongst the other positive qualities which the album could boast.”

In the 1978 edition of a book that traditionally promoted an unfavorable view on Harrison’s work, The Beatles: An Illustrated Record, authors Roy Carr and Tony Tyler described Thirty Three & 1/3 as Harrison’s “best effort – by far” since All Things Must Pass. Carr and Tyler concluded: “It must be the production. For no individual track really presents itself as typifying a New Harrison Approach – and yet the impression left by the album as a whole is definitely of a more balanced, poised and devil-may-care Hari …” Robert Christgau, another critic with a low regard for Harrison’s music,] gave Thirty Three & 1/3 the highest rating of all the ex-Beatle’s solo albums thus far, with a “B–”. Christgau wrote, “This isn’t as worldly as George wants you to think – or as he thinks himself, for all I know – but it ain’t fulla shit either”, and he highlighted “Crackerbox Palace” as Harrison’s best song since “Here Comes the Sun”.

[Lyrics]
Never seen such a beautiful girl
Got me shaking inside
Calling on me from deep within her eyes
Not the kind you go handing around
Want to keep her right there
But this love it don’t come as no surprise

And when I saw the way that she smiled at me
I knew it there and then that she was A 1
And then I felt the way she was touching me
Was something I had known I was waiting upon

Never seen such a beautiful girl
Had me quickly untied
Calling to me she made me realize
Not the kind that is lost or is found
She has always been there
A lover needed for this soul to survive

And when I saw the way that she smiled at me
I knew it there and then that she was A1
And when I felt the way she got through to me
Was something I had know I was waiting upon

Never seen such a beautiful girl
Got me shaking inside
Calling on me from deep within her eyes
Not the kind you go handing around
Want to keep her right there
But this love it don’t come as no surprise

Everything is clear in my heart

“Oh My Love” was released on John Lennon’s second solo album, Imagine, in September of 1971. For me, Imagine contains 4 or 5 of the most out of this world gorgeous songs every recorded….songs I’ve listened to hundreds of times and they only get more amazing and beautiful the more you listen to them…..”Oh My Love” is one of those tracks.

As with all John Lennon’s earlier solo recordings, what is there really left to say about this song? Listening to it along with the other John Lennon & The Beatles catalog, it is easy to kinda take it for granted as just another brilliantly written and performed song…but when you pull it out and listen to it on it’s own you’ll find (as with many of those other tracks) an absolutely brilliant and magnificent song of such immense beauty and power that it lays waste most everything around it. Most artists would be able to die peacefully if they wrote just ONE song as great as “Oh My Love”…..John wrote dozens. This was the single song from Imagine with writing credits “Lennon/Ono”.

Lately I’ve been kinda slow on the vid releases because I’ve got so many things started and can’t seem to focus on one or two to finish….tried to finish a couple last night but then just decided to start something quick from scratch (I had already worked some paint effects on an old butterfly clip for another video I’m updating @ beginning and 1:26)….a few quick effects and this one was finished in less than 3 hours late last night. (I might try a quick experiment and plug a McCartney song and art into this foundation and see what happens…mainly ’cause it would be an excuse to avoid the video logger-jam I been stuck in! πŸ˜‰

Hope you enjoy it and thanks for watching!

More about the album from Wiki: Imagine is the second studio album by John Lennon. Recorded and released in 1971, the album is more heavily produced in contrast to the basic, raw arrangements of his previous album, the critically acclaimed John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. The album is considered the most popular of his works and the title track is considered one of Lennon’s finest songs. In 2012, Imagine was voted 80th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

The album was issued by Apple on 9 September 1971 in the United States and a month later, on 8 October, in the UK. Early editions of the LP included a postcard featuring a photo of Lennon holding a pig, in mockery of McCartney’s similar pose with a sheep on the cover of Ram. It was also originally released in quadraphonic. “Imagine”, backed with “It’s So Hard”, was released as a single, in the US on 11 October 1971. The album went to number 1 worldwide and became an enduring seller, with the title track reaching number 3 in the United States. “Imagine” would not be issued as a single in Britain until four years later, to coincide with the release of Lennon’s Shaved Fish singles collection.

[Lyrics]
Oh my love for the first time in my life
My eyes are wide open
Oh my lover for the first time in my life
My eyes can see

I see the wind, oh I see the trees
Everything is clear in my heart
I see the clouds, oh I see the sky
Everything is clear in our world

Oh my love for the first time in my life
My mind is wide open
Oh my lover for the first time in my life
My mind can feel

I feel sorrow, oh I feel dreams
Everything is clear in my heart
I feel life, oh I feel love
Everything is clear in our world