Take It Away: The Complete Paul McCartney Archive Podcast

Take It Away: The Complete Paul McCartney Archive Podcast

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The Complete Paul McCartney Archive Podcast


32 – Live
May 12 • 118 min
Fancy a bit of rock’n’roll? If you’re like us, the answer is yes. Join us as we walk through Paul’s live albums and performances. Please note, this episode is an overview and is not intended to be definitive. This episode is very fun, and you will not…
Special Announcement: “It’s Good to Have You Back”
May 1 • 7 min
Please listen to Ryan Brady’s new song “It’s Good to Have You Back,” available everywhere now here.Special thanks:Vocals, bass, keys: Ryan Brady / Abject JoyProducer, guitar, vocals, keys: Chris PriceDrums: Ben LecourtLead guitar: Fernando PerdomoMixing:…
Bonus Episode – The Bruce McMouse Show ft. Paul Kay
Apr 12 • 45 min
On January 21, 2019, Paul Kay of the Yesterday and Today Podcast and The Third Men Podcast and Ryan Brady drove to the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood to watch The Bruce McMouse Show on the big screen. Please join Paul and Ryan for a fun and impromptu…
31 – Live at Northwestern University
Apr 5 • 61 min
On February 28, 2019, Northwestern University Professor Jacob Smith hosted and led Ryan and Chris in discussion on campus in the Annie May Swift Hall Auditorium in Evanston, IL. Professor Smith is the founder and director of the Master of Arts in Sound…
30 – NEW
Mar 11 • 112 min
After a six year wait, five if you count The Fireman project, Paul McCartney returned with 2013’s NEW. Mark Ronson, Paul Epworth, Giles Martin, and Ethan Johns take up production duties to varying degrees of efficacy. This is a fun late-era McCartney…
29 – The Fireman
Feb 4 • 104 min
Back in 1993 during the Off the Ground sessions, Paul McCartney and Youth formed The Fireman, an experimental electronic music duo. In this episode, we discuss their releases, including Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest, Rushes, Electric Arguments, and…
28 – Denny Laine Returns and Luca Perasi
Jan 4 • 138 min
Denny Laine returns to discuss the Wings Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway boxsets, his 2019 tour, his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and much more. Our friend Luca Perasi and author of Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013). A…
27 – Memory Almost Full
Dec 1, 2018 • 107 min
After the smash success of Chaos and Creation, Paul McCartney followed up with Memory Almost Full, another excellent almost refreshing album produced by David Kahne. Taken from a cell phone, the title describes both modern day life and Paul’s songwriting…
26 – Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
Nov 3, 2018 • 146 min
In 2005, Paul McCartney released the acclaimed Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, produced by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Beck, The Divine Comedy). Critics and fans love this album and consider it one of the high-water marks in Macca’s solo career. This is…
Bonus Episode – Egypt Station and Iain Lee
Sep 13, 2018 • 35 min
On 9/7/18, Paul McCartney released his Egypt Station LP. Iain Lee asked Ryan and Chris to weigh in with their initial reactions live on his show The Late Night Alternative on talkRADIO that evening at 11 pm BST. Join us as we discuss the album and share…
25 – Driving Rain
Aug 1, 2018 • 113 min
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 … let’s go for a drive through Paul McCartney’s 2001 album Driving Rain on our Season 3 finale. Arguably a critical and commercial failure (although possibly not), this episode walks through what some feel is the nadir of Macca’s cannon.…
Bonus Episode – Egypt Station Singles: “Come On To Me” and “I Don’t Know”
Jul 2, 2018 • 27 min
On 6/20/18, Paul McCartney released two singles off his upcoming album Egypt Station. In this bonus episode, Ryan and Chris give you their initial reactions to the two songs, “Come On To Me” and “I Don’t Know.” Keep your eyes and ears open for the full…
24 – Flaming Pie – Part 2 of 2
Jun 18, 2018 • 80 min
We are back for the second helping of Flaming Pie. Chris and Ryan are joined by special guests Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor from the Sodajerker podcast on this two part mega-episode on 1997’s Flaming Pie. Because of The Beatles Anthology, Paul…
23 – Flaming Pie – Part 1 of 2
Jun 4, 2018 • 101 min
This one is so big we turned it into two episodes. Chris and Ryan are joined by special guests Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor from the massive hit podcast Sodajerker on this two part mega-episode on 1997’s Flaming Pie. Because of The Beatles Anthology,…
22 – Songs Paul Gave Away
May 1, 2018 • 159 min
Going back to his Beatle days, Paul McCartney wrote many songs for other artists. Join Chris and Ryan along with author and Beatles expert Andrew Grant Jackson (Still The Greatest) for this special episode on the songs Paul gave away. We venture back to…
21 – Off the Ground
Apr 2, 2018 • 128 min
After the heavily produced and commercially successful Flowers in the Dirt, plus the well received The Paul McCartney World Tour in 1989-1990, Paul decided his follow-up would be recorded “live in the studio.” 1993’s Off the Ground, the fruits from the…
20 – Laurence Juber
Mar 1, 2018 • 110 min
In 1978, Laurence Juber joined Wings for their final flight. His stellar guitar work on Back to the Egg and the supporting British tour still shines after all these years. On September 23, 2017, at Atlantic Records in North Hollywood, Laurence found time…
19 – Flowers in the Dirt
Feb 1, 2018 • 147 min
In 1989, after several years of creative struggle, Paul McCartney released Flowers in the Dirt, a critical and commercial success. From the Beatlesesque pop of “My Brave Face” to the golden-era Hollywood glamour of “Distractions,” or the paternal whimsy…
18 – Return to Pepperland
Jan 5, 2018 • 119 min
We are back for Season Three! From 1984 to 1987, Paul McCartney recorded an abundance of new material. Although not canon, Return to Pepperland is a canceled album (some say) originally slated for release in 1987 to commemorate the twentieth anniversary…
17 – Press to Play
Nov 6, 2017 • 133 min
By 1985, Paul McCartney is lost. The critical and commercial bomb of Give My Regards to Broad Street severely shook his confidence. Paul jumps right back in the studio to record his “comeback album” with then in-vogue producer Hugh Padgham (Peter Gabriel,…
16 – Denny Laine – Part 2 of 2
Sep 15, 2017 • 111 min
On Monday, August 6, 2017, we sat down with Denny Laine in Evanston, IL to talk about his entire career from the 1960s to present day. We discussed songs from The Moody Blues, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Balls, Wings, and Denny’s solo albums in this…
15 – Denny Laine – Part 1 of 2
Sep 8, 2017 • 92 min
On Monday, August 6, 2017, we sat down with Denny Laine in Evanston, IL to talk about his entire career from the 1960s to present day. We discussed songs from The Moody Blues, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Balls, Wings, and Denny’s solo albums in this…
14 – Give My Regards to Broad Street
Aug 18, 2017 • 87 min
In the 1980s, Paul experimented and took a few big risks. Sometimes risks don’t pay off, and the movie Give My Regards to Broad Street was both a critical and box office failure. Failure is feedback though, and we’ll trace the effects of this flop on the…
13 – Pipes of Peace
Jul 28, 2017 • 106 min
Paul McCartney and George Martin follow up the smash success of Tug of War with a sequel in the also successful, if overlooked, Pipes of Peace. Denny has flown the coop, Michael Jackson shows up for a couple tracks, Ringo is back on drums, and Eric…
12 – Tug of War
Jun 16, 2017 • 118 min
After McCartney II, Paul and the world suffered the horrible loss of John Lennon in 1980. Tug of War picks up the plot in 1982 with Paul’s touching tribute to his brother Beatle “Here Today”; two duets with Stevie Wonder, including the smash hit “Ebony &…
11 – McCartney II
May 12, 2017 • 92 min
After Wings’ dissolution, Macca hid at home and recorded another truly solo album in the vein of 1970’s McCartney. Paul is responsible for nearly everything on this record. The real difference this time around? Synthesizers. Despite its experimental…
10 – Back to the Egg
Apr 21, 2017 • 108 min
As the 1970s come to a close, Wings takes its last flight with Back to the Egg. McCartney’s answer to New Wave, the album features a brand-new Wings lineup, a dizzying array of genres, and incredible LP artwork. Although commercially unsuccessful, Back to…
9 – London Town
Mar 31, 2017 • 110 min
Chris and Ryan are back with Season Two and one of Paul McCartney’s most unusual and yet rewarding and relaxing releases of the 1970s, London Town. With a working title of Water Wings, it is no surprise we find Paul and crew recording on a boat in the…
8 – Wings at the Speed of Sound
Dec 9, 2016 • 84 min
In 1976, Paul McCartney triumphs with his new band Wings, enjoying number one hits and a blockbuster tour. In the last episode of Season One, Ryan and Chris cover these Wings milestones and also find a moment to check in with George. Some people want to…
7 – Venus and Mars
Nov 25, 2016 • 107 min
In a wide-ranging episode, Ryan and Chris cover Wings’ great Venus and Mars. Along the way, they touch on Jimmy McColloch’s background, the “secret Wings album” McGear by Paul’s brother Mike, solo Beatles output from 1974, and even a little something from…
6 – Band on the Run
Nov 11, 2016 • 101 min
Ryan and Chris dig into Paul McCartney’s most celebrated solo album, Band on the Run. Released in 1973, it appears alongside a flood of high-quality solo Beatles material. Ryan and Chris place Band on the Run in the context of this peak period of solo…
5 – Red Rose Speedway
Oct 28, 2016 • 83 min
In 1972-73, Wings is making progress, and their second album is a considerable improvement over their first. Originally planned as a double LP, Red Rose Speedway is a modest hit and yields a number one single, “My Love.” As with Ram, however, the…
4 – Wild Life
Oct 15, 2016 • 86 min
During a difficult period in 1971-72, McCartney starts his new band Wings. Their first album, Wild Life, leaves fans and critics puzzled. The series of singles that follows does not help. Ryan and Chris dig into the details of this little-known material…
3 – Ram – Part 2 of 2
Sep 30, 2016 • 44 min
In an explosion of creativity, McCartney produces enough material for his first solo masterpiece, Ram (1971), and has enough left over for singles, B-sides, and even future album tracks. In part two, Ryan and Chris look into the fate of Ram’s voluminous…
2 – Ram – Part 1 of 2
Sep 16, 2016 • 80 min
In an explosion of creativity, McCartney produces enough material for his first solo masterpiece, Ram (1971), and has enough left over for singles, B-sides, and even future album tracks. In part one, Ryan and Chris cover Ram and single “Another Day.”Click…
1 – McCartney
Sep 9, 2016 • 50 min
While dealing with the break-up of The Beatles, Paul McCartney recorded his first solo album, McCartney, at home (mostly). In Episode 1, Ryan and Chris explore this difficult but fruitful period for Sir Paul. Highlights include “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “Every…
0 – An Introduction
Sep 3, 2016 • 13 min
Hello! Welcome to Take It Away: The Complete Paul McCartney Archive Podcast. Ryan Brady and Chris Mercer walk through every single Paul McCartney solo release from 1970 to present day. If you’re interested in The Beatles, Wings, or Paul McCartney the solo…