Back to the Egg
Producer: Paul McCartney, Chris Thomas
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Bruce Beatlefan (March 11, 2006)
Rock and Roll experts who write for Rolling Stone or write their own books are so uniform in their scathing for everything Paul was doing at this stage of his career that I feel somewhat timid about stating how much I enjoy this album. Funny thing is, most of the \"expert\'s\" specific criticisms about Paul (undisciplined musical noodling, lack of substantive messages, etc.) I find myself agreeing with...and loving the music anyway. Back to the Egg is a flawed and sometimes foolish album which I play continually, with great pleasure. \"I\'m Getting Closer\" is irresistable--nobody can churn out these songs like Paul McCartney. \"Spin it Out\", \"Old Siam Sir\" and \"To You\" are eccentricities seeming to carry on a weird phase begun with side two of the London Town album. All make for great listening. The real prize is Denny Laine\'s sassy \"Again and Again and Again\" which is Wings\' best \"party\" track since the Band on the Run album. Two great disappointments mar this album and keep it from being truly great: One of Paul\'s most beautiful and haunting melodies ever, \"Winter Rose\", abruptly quits after one verse and one chorus to segue into the limpid \"Love Awake\", and the closing rocker \"So Glad to See You Hear\" starts off like the second coming of \"Back in the USSR\" and then inexplicably drives off the road and changes into a reprise of the album\'s weakest song, \"We\'re Open Tonight\". \"Baby\'s Request\" is great, as is the bonus track \"Daytime Nighttime Suffering\". Despite it\'s flaws, Paul and company are in superb form for this album.
John (July 14, 2005)
McCartney tries to do Led Zeppelin with this album. One his his most polished and well produced albums. It sounds great from beginning to end.
Getting Closer rocks although the lyrics are ridiculous but who can understand them anyway.
Old Siam Sir. I don't know what the hell he's going on about but I like it.
Arrow Through Me. A rocking Paul love song.
Rockestra and To You kick off side two. Oh never mind. That was in the days of vinyl. Anyway, it's just Paul rocking some more.
Give this CD a listen. You just may like it.
Dave (June 25, 2005)
One of Wings best albums...and largely overlooked. It makes a truly eclectic mix.
The production is superb and Mccartney's voice is at it's effortless best, particularly on "Million Miles". The band is tight and at it's most rocking. Listen to "Reception" and the instrumental breaks in "Old Siam, Sir" for evidence. "Baby's Request" makes for a great, end-of-the evening jazzy pastice.
Harry (May 27, 2004)
A brilliant rocking album that sounds superb on headphones. One of Paul's best efforts.
To nitpick, the "we're open tonight" bits drag on a little too long on the track So Glad To See You Here. And, I'm not a huge fan of Love Awake. Those gripes aside the rest of the album is a joy and a pleasure to listen to. Fantastic.
If you know this album you can review it.
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