Greetings fellow Paul bearers and welcome to the first of two instalments that explore the 1983 album by Paul McCartney, 'Pipes of Peace'. This is, apparently, the twin album to Tug of War and the culmination of Paul's prolific post-Wings period.

In this episode we cover... 

  • Working with Michael Jackson.
  • The gerat Beatle Songwriting Swindle, aka. The Beatles VS Michael Jackson.
  • The recording of the album.
  • Whether this truly is the "TWIN" album to Tug of War.
  • The album artwork.
  • The critical reception.
  • ....and I will not be covering Give My Regards to Broadstreet, even though it did technically happen during this period. Don't worry, we'll get to it.

This one, as many as you know, has taken a loooong time to come out, but I hope the wait was worth it! Please enjoy....

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November 12, 2019

Listen with Sam: RAM (1971)

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another episode of "Listen with Sam", where this week you and I get to sit back, and listen to what may very well be...the best album that Paul McCartney ever made. It's RAM time folks.

Pipes of Peace is the next episode I swear! Okay? I swear!

If you haven't seen the blog, check it out at www.paulmccartneypod.wordpress.com where you can see loads of episodes start out life as a random blog post, before being resculpted into the quality content you are here for today! 

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Hello everyone, welcome back to another episode of Paul or Nothing (with the help of a USB plugin keyboard) and I am excited to bring you my review, recounting and recanting of Mark Lewisohn's "Hornsey Road"! This live talk/lecture/performance, whatever you want to call it is a sneak peak at Lewisohns "Tune In" series, as he does a live deep dive on The Beatles final album, Abbey Road.

My special guest, long time friend of the show Matt Phillips, and I, were both lucky enough to catch the show on October 28th at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham, UK. This is our review, and we hope you enjoy the show. Well, our show and Lewisohn's!!!

Peace and love.
 

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Hey there everyone, I’m just releasing this bonus episode just after spilling water all over my keyboard...

I’m awfully sorry for any delays, and I will do my best to get Pipes of Peace out in one form or another as soon as possible.
 
In the mean time, please enjoy my digression packed discussion with Nathan, aka the host of The Deep Purple Podcast [@DeepPurplePod], where we attempt to discuss the new Beatles Abbey Road 50th anniversary thingymuhbob...
 
Peace and love.
 

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Hey everyone!

As I will soon hear in greater detail, this recording was intended to be Part 2 of our exploration of Pipes of Peace where me and ken were to go through the album song by song.

...that most certainly did not happen. 

Instead, enjoy my wonderfully casual conversation with Ken Michaels, aka the guy who was podcasting about the Beatles before podcasting about the Beatles, and indeed podcast themselves, were even a thing. He has a titan in Beatle media culture thanks to his tireless efforts in producing the most incredibly constant and high quality content ever made!

Check out Ken's radio show, "Every Little Thing", as well as all manner of exclusive interviews with the likes of Mark Lewisohn, Robert Rodriguez, and basically every other guest too big to come on this podcast! Find all that and more at https://kenmichaelsradio.com/about-ken.html.

Check out his Beatle podcast, "The Things We Said Today", on all podcasting apps, and at...
https://beatlesexaminer.podbean.com/ 

And finally, please show some love for "Talk More Talk"...
https://talkmoretalk.podbean.com/?fbclid=IwAR0FTo_w9zn75ra_eTagYglhmxywx8dl0VvwMYruVYhtR3oohmWpf-z50WA 

Thanks Ken!

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Hey everyone, as predicted our Pipes of Peace (1983) episode is taking a little longer than expected, so I thought I may try out a fun little format that I have been thinking about experimenting with for a while now.

Get your own copies of McCartney (1970) at the ready as you and me are going to listen to it together. Well, I say listen, I'm gonna be talking a whole lot too...

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We are back with another gig review, only this time I wanted to wrap up loose ends and cover everything and anything to do with the Wings Over Europe. In particular we will be highlighting my favourite performance from this whole tour in Groningen, The Netherlands.

Come and discover what a Paul McCartney live gig was like before they all became three hours long and ended with "Hey Jude".

If you haven't seen the blog, check it out at www.paulmccartneypod.wordpress.com where you can see loads of episodes start out life as a random blog post, before being resculpted into the quality content you are here for today! 

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Hey everyone! We're back for another film review, only this time it's for a film that is actually being watched by contemporary audiences! I know, right!?

Today we are here to talk about Danny Boyle's "Yesterday", written by Richard Curtis, and staring Himesh Patel, and Lily James. The film that asks the question, "What would you do if you were the only person on earth who knew about the Beatles. Whether the film answers those questions is another matter entirely....but yeah. Enjoy!

To shake things up I recorded this episode in two parts, one recorded before, and the other after I had seen the film. Let's see just how my expectations and guesswork lines up with the final product.

Peace and love.

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Greetings everyone, and welcome to the  long overdue interview with one of Beatledom's most notorious authors. I don't want to spoil anything, but a lot of people have a lot of opinions on this Geoffrey fellow, but don't take my word for it. This episode is straight from the horses mouth. 

This is an exclusive interview that you will not find on any other podcast. Am I brave, or am I plain stupid? Only one way to find out.

Please enjoy my chat with Geoffrey Giuliano!!!

Here are some links to Geoffrey's books and merch!

Audio books - https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geoffrey+Giuliano 
Hard copy books - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Geoffrey-Giuliano/e/B000APJCZO 
T-shirts - https://www.etsy.com/shop/DESIGNXGIULIANO/items?section_id=24632390&fbclid=IwAR0mqO9RZmJTcNANChv4Ca7YcbghbjgnHExNYW2-F54sywL7mxga0eM3nXA 

If you haven't seen the blog, check it out at www.paulmccartneypod.wordpress.com where you can see loads of episodes start out life as a random blog post, before being resculpted into the quality content you are here for today! 

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All aboard for the last, I repeat, the LAST train to Egypt Station. 

Yes folks, it is time to finally put Paul's seventeenth studio album to rest, as we discuss both the songs of Egypt Station II, as well as a little rant about the spate of McCartney re-releases.

The songs we cover today are...

1. "Get Started"
2. "Nothing for Free" 
3. "Frank Sinatra's Party" 
4. "Sixty Second Street" 
5. "Who Cares" (full length) 
6. "Get Enough" 
7. "Come On to Me" (live at Abbey Road Studios)
8. "Fuh You" (live at The Cavern Club) 
9. "Confidante" (live at LIPA) 
10. "Who Cares" (live at Grand Central Station)

If you haven't seen the blog, check it out at www.paulmccartneypod.wordpress.com where you can see loads of episodes start out life as a random blog post, before being resculpted into the quality content you are here for today! 

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