McCartney II


McCartney II
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Released: 1980, 21 May
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Average song rating Coming up (3:52) Lyrics
Average song rating Temporary Secretary (3:13) Lyrics
Average song rating On the Way (3:36) Lyrics
Average song rating Waterfalls (4:41) Lyrics
Average song rating Nobody Knows (2:51) Lyrics
Average song rating Front Parlour (3:30) Lyrics
Average song rating Summer's Day Song (3:24) Lyrics
Average song rating Frozen Jap (3:38) Lyrics
Average song rating Bogey Music (3:25) Lyrics
Average song rating 10  Darkroom (2:18) Lyrics
Average song rating 11  One of These Days (3:33) Lyrics
Average song rating 12  Check My Machine (5:51) Lyrics
Average song rating 13  Secret Friend (10:30) Lyrics
Average song rating 14  Goodnight Tonight (4:18) Lyrics
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Producer: Paul McCartney
Engineer: Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney - instruments & voices
Linda McCartney - additional vocals

Label: Columbia FC-36511

Tracks 12-14 are bonus tracks on McCartney collection reissue.


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7/10 Erika (June 8, 2007)
I bought this album on vinyl for 99 cents a few months ago, and I certainly got the better end of the deal! At first listen, I thought, \"What the heck is this stuff?\" but it grew on me as I listened to it a couple more times. \"McCartney II\" definitely sounds like it was made in 1980, which it was, but it has some very good songs, namely \"Temporary Secretary,\" \"Waterfalls,\" and \"Summer\'s Day Song.\"
5/10 T (July 13, 2006)
Mc Cartney II was the first of his albums I bought...My brothers had already owned his prior catalog, along with all of the Beatles albums...Sounds \"homespun\" and very amateurish..One of These Days was my favorite ( beautiful melody)...also like the the live version of \"Coming Up\" which was an added bonus 45 rpm that came with the LP and was the actual hit! Other than the above mentioned tunes, nothing else is memorable.....Daytime Nightime is catchy...have this as the B-side of \"Goodnight Tonight\"..every fan knows this!..Had a chance to see the new Cirque du Soleil Beatles \"Love\"...very enjoyable!
7/10 Bruce Beatlefan (June 14, 2006)
At first listen, this album came as a severe shock to me, being accustomed to (1) McCartney the Beatle, (2) McCartney the Wing, and (3) the charming and homespun first McCartney album. After the hard-rocking Back to the Egg album, Paul not only breaks up Wings (keeping Linda, of course...and Denny Laine drops in from time to time on future projects), but he seems to abandon rock and roll altogether (for his next three albums) to experiment with more trendy styles such as synth-pop and contemporary icons such as Prince and Michael Jackson. To middle-aged Beatle fans like myself, Paul seems very much alienated from everything we had become used to (perhaps years of jaundiced reviews caused him to become fed up and look for fresh paths...)

It took a few listens to realize that Paul was still crafting some very fine songs, and his most familiar distinctive touches were all right here, just disguised a little: the irresistable hook (\"Coming Up\"), the melodic ballad (\"Summer\'s Day Song\" and \"One of These Days\"), the exquisite ear candy (\"Front Parlour\" and \"Temporary Secretary\"), the R&B hommage (\"Darkroom\"), and the reckless-abandon vocal (\"Bogey Music\"). Some weird stuff, some new directions to get used to, but unmistakenly Paul McCartney. A very rewarding listen all in all--and you gotta check out the bonus track \"Secret Friend\" which is incredible.
6/10 John (July 14, 2005)
I never warmed to this album.
A couple of things I liked. Coming Up is terrific.
Temporary Secretary is a weird tune but i find it hypnotic.
Summers Day Song sounds almost classical to me. Very nice.
One of These Days is the required McCartney ballad on the album. Not bad but not great either.
Give the album a listen and then file it away.
7/10 Thiago Lennon® (January 31, 2005)

this song is great,
because there's a energy on the air!!!

10/10 Harry (May 27, 2004)
This album was originally intended as a double. Shame that it wasn't released in this form because I feel that this is one of Paul's most overlooked outtings.

Everytrack, even the instrumentals are brilliant. Probably the weakest track on the album is One Of These Days where Paul opts for some ordinary lyrics.

The bonus tracks (from the same sessions) are a treat too.

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