Specials

Specials · 04. January 2019
EDITORIAL The very start of 2015 brought us new music by Macca with the release of Only One, the song he composed ‘on the spot’ with rapper Kanye West. The song with words by Kanye and music by Paul is a tribute to West’s daughter North and is sung from the perspective of his late mother. The song became available as a download-only on the last day of 2014. Fans of Kanye are wondering who is this upcoming artist Paul McCartney? What a remarkable world we live in… When McCartney released...
Specials · 04. January 2019
EDITORIAL This is part two of the McCartney album special! In this special, you will find a special timeline for 1969 – 1970, a period when The Beatles were breaking up and Paul recorded and released his first solo record, McCartney. – Edward Eikelenboom – Chief Editor
Specials · 03. January 2019
EDITORIAL Paul McCartney’s debut solo album McCartney is included in the book “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die”. Although the album sold very well at the time of release, the reviews by the critics were not positive – to say the least. After all, didn’t Paul use this homemade record to tell the world that the Beatles were over? This album was a true solo work indeed, with only Linda helping out. It was recorded at a time when John Lennon had announced to the other Beatles...
Specials · 03. January 2019
EDITORIAL In this Maccazine you can find all shows part of the Up And Coming Tour that started in Phoenix on March 28, 2010, and ended in Las Vegas on June 10, 2011. As space is limited in these Maccazine specials, you will not find full concert reviews for each show but instead, we bring highlights like soundchecks, setlists and nice tour facts. 2011 is a high profile year for McCartney, bearing in mind concert tours like Up And Coming & On The Run, album re-releases for McCartney and...
Specials · 03. January 2019
EDITORIAL For three months, I have lived with “Wings At The Speed Of Sound” and I must admit I have grown to like and appreciate the album much more. No, don’t get me wrong, it still does not make my list of All-Time Top 10 Macca Albums, but it is certainly worth ‘The McCartney Catalogue’. “Speed Of Sound” became a very democratic Wings album that was recorded at the speed of sound between legs of the 1975/1976 Wings World Tour. All members were given the opportunity to sing a...
Specials · 03. January 2019
EDITORIAL Part 2 of “Paul is Live in 2009”. This special is mainly about the Good Evening Europe tour. Starting with the Children In Need charity performance at the Royal Albert Hall on November 12. There is a detailed story about the Good Evening Europe tour with stops in Germany, Holland, France, Ireland and England. For each show, we bring highlights like soundchecks, setlists and interesting tour facts. – Edward Eikelenboom – Chief Editor
Specials · 03. January 2019
EDITORIAL We started out this special with the idea to cover all Paul McCartney’s live appearances in 2009 starting with the Grammy performance in February and ending with the show in London just before Christmas. The plan was not only to include all regular McCartney concerts but also to include one-off performances like playing with Neil Young in Hyde Park, a small concert on the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater and the Children In Need charity. In late December we had too many pages for...
Specials · 03. January 2019
EDITORIAL “We decided we would go in the studio and have fun. We’d have the track going, have a groove going, and I just stood up at the mic and started throwing things at it. I’d hear a bit of a lyric or we’d look at a poetry book …we just started to concoct it and put it together and paste it…that’s the whole thing about the Fireman – he can do anything.” (Paul McCartney – 2008) It’s a long way from “Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest” to “Electric Arguments” with...
Specials · 03. January 2019
EDITORIAL In this special, we take you back to the early Seventies, to what Paul & Linda called their ‘funky period’. After the homemade “McCartney” album in 1970, Paul felt he had to take his other fellow Beatles to court to dissolve their partnership. During that time he also recorded “Ram” as a duet with Linda in America. McCartney took the blame for breaking up the Beatles. Both solo albums received lukewarm reviews by the critics although they sold in large quantities. With...
Specials · 03. January 2019
EDITORIAL We are going back through the mists of time… to a time they call the Eighties! 1980 wasn’t the best of years for the ex-Beatles: It started with an arrest in Tokyo and ended with a murder in New York. This special focuses on the album “McCartney II”, Paul’s second all-solo LP. It features all background information about the sessions and subsequent promotional activities, a detailed interview about the songs, a worldwide discography featuring two album releases and three...

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