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Paul McCartney — Oo You

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This album was originally two sides, but what I have borrowed from the library has a bonus disk of music. I’ve just gotten through the album proper and am about to go to the bonus disk that has 7 tracks on it. I had forgotten how much I love this album. It’s all the more amazing because it was created and performed by Paul McCartney solo. I can feel his heart in every note. Not only is the album grief-processing but catharsis for Macca. I have given Macca a lot of heat over the past so many months, but he is one hell of a musician there is no denying it.

McCartney is the debut solo album by English musician Paul McCartney, released on April 17, 1970 by Apple Records. He recorded the album in secrecy, mostly using basic home-recording equipment at his house in St John’s Wood. Mixing and some later recording took place at professional studios in London. In its preference for loosely arranged performance, McCartney eschewed the polish of the Beatles’ past records in favour of a lo-fi style. Apart from occasional contributions by his wife, Linda, he performed the entire album alone by overdubbing on four-track tape.

Following John Lennon’s announcement in a band meeting on 20 September 1969 that he wanted a “divorce” from the Beatles, Paul McCartney withdrew to his farm in Campbeltown, Scotland. Author Robert Rodriguez describes his frame of mind as: “brokenhearted, shocked, and dispirited at the loss of the only job he had ever known”. While the announcement was not made official, partly for business reasons, McCartney’s period in seclusion with his family coincided with widespread rumours in America that he had died – an escalation of the three-year-old “Paul Is Dead” rumour. The rumour was dispelled by journalists from BBC Radio and Life magazine, who tracked him down at his farm, High Park.

Oo You is the cut I have chosen to post today.

 

 

 

Look like a woman
Dress like a lady
Talk like a baby
Love like a woman

Oo you
Oo you
Walk like a woman
Sing like a blackbird
Eat like a hunger
Cook like a woman

Oo you
Oo you

Look like a woman
Dress like a lady
Talk like a baby
Love like a woman

Oo you
Oo you
Songwriters: Paul Mccartney

11 thoughts on “Paul McCartney — Oo You

  1. I always liked this album. I like hearing Paul unpolished…you don’t hear him this way a lot. Really good song…the critics didn’t like this album…they missed it.

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