Today in the Maccathon I've done Flowers In The Dirt, and a few B sides and bonus tracks from the era such as P.S Love Me Do, the instrumental mix of Ou Est Le Soleil, and some of the "This One" B sides.
Don't Be Careless Love and Motor Of Love are both still horrific, and really bring down the overall quality of the album. I will NOT be swayed on this!
P.S Love Me Do - Has anyone ever heard Paul explain his reasoning behind doing this? I think it's a fun listen, and could totally understand it if, for example, it had been a part of Broad Street. I'm guessing it was a deliberate attempt at creating something new from old for the upcoming tour.
The First Stone - A perfect example of what I love about doing things like in chronological style. Here I am, something like 300 songs in to this journey, and BANG, I hear a song (that I'm admittedly fairly unfamiliar with) and think, for the first time, that here's something that could be on NEW. Here is the sound of the Paul of the future, we wouldn't have known that at the time, but listening know, we can see him entering territory he will explore later on.
Ou Est Le Soleil (Instrumental mix) - Couldn't help thinking to myself, what would a 19 year old Paul, fresh from recording backing for Tony Sheridan in Hamburg, make of this if you could have played it to him, in high fidelity, at the time, and told him it was by his future self? It would have blown his mind. In a good or bad way? Not sure! Like Marty McFly playing Johnny B Goode at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance!
Anyway, onwards and upwards as tomorrows journey to work and back should see me do serious inroads in to 9 variations of songs from 5 different issues of the Figure Of Eight single.
Wish me luck....