Congratulations, you opened and reached the second Secret Vault ! Here are some rare Macca's songs in a compressed format that you can download. Enjoy!
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Goodbye (Lennon / McCartney)
A number composed by Paul in 1969 which was recorded by Mary Hopkin. Paul also produced the number, sang a duet with Mary and played guitar on it. The song reached n°2 in the British charts and n°13 in the American.
Paul made a demonstration record of the tune on which he sang and played acoustic guitar.
Blackbird (Lennon / McCartney) -
Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Bill Monroe)
- Mock versions -
This is a funny medley performed by Paul using a Russian accent for a mock version of two great songs ! This was performed during a rehearsal, probably during Paul's World Tour in 1993.
This Paul's composition was performed during a rehearsal of a "Driving USA Tour" concert. It was broadcasted on the Internet through the DVD "Back In The US". This is a beautiful and unreleased gem that most of the fans expect to hear on a forthcoming album.
Lunch Box - Odd Sox (McCartney)
This song was released as the B-side of the "Coming Up" single in 1980.
A basic track (with count-in) already existed as a Venus & Mars outtake recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, November 1974, and Sea Saint Studios, New Orleans, January 1975. Probably one of the more attractive instrumental songs performed by Paul.
A mix was made in 1978, probably used for final release of "Coming Up".
Mary's Song / Ooby Dooby Song (?/?)
Paul's performances for the "Michael Parkinson Show",
BBC-TV1, 3 December 1999, included these two special unusual and unique numbers. These were played for an extremely pleased audience attending the show !
So Glad To See You Here (Outtake) (McCartney)
This was recorded during the "Rockestra sessions" for the album "Back To The Egg". Paul and his prestigious back-up band performed a first rough outtake of this hard number.
Don't You Wanna Dance With Me ? (McCartney)
An unreleased song recorded in 1977 at his farm in Scotland. Paul was backed by Denny Laine and Linda.
Three Cool Cats (Leiber / Stoller)
This performance was recorded during one of the rehearsals of Paul's '93 World Tour. "Tree Cool Cats" was an old standard covered by The Beatles in their early days. They performed it during their first audition at Decca Records on January 1st, 1962, with George Harrison on lead vocal.
Tragedy (Nelson / Burch)
This number is a "Red Rose Speedway" outtake. A basic track was recorded at Olympic & Abbey Road Studios, in March-October 1972. Later in the mid-80's, a final mix was made with vocal-up mixing & harp overdubs. This mix was intended to be part of the "Cold Cuts" project that was never released.
The song was originally written by Nelson/Burch and performed by The Fleetwoods during the '60s.
Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)
(Migilacci / Modugno)
This Italian standard was covered by Paul during his historic concert in Rome inside the Colosseum, on Saturday May 10th, 2003.
Waiting For The Train To Come In
This song was recorded during a soundcheck of one of Paul's shows in 2002. Peggy Lee had performed a song of the same title, but the two songs seem to be quite different (Paul had produced the recording of one of his songs, "Let's Love" by Peggy Lee for one of her albums...)
Anyway, let's assume that this song from the soundcheck is a Paul's song...
A basic backing track was recorded during the "London Town" sessions in 1977, but the takes remained outtakes.
A final mix was made with horn overdub in the mid-80's. This mix was intended to be part of the "Cold Cuts" project that was never released.
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