Paul McCartney Ram [Deluxe Book Edition] (4-CD + DVD)

Ram [Deluxe Book Edition] (4-CD + DVD)
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Format: CD  (5 Discs)
Item:  HEAR 33450
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released: May 21, 2012
  • Label: Hear Music

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - p.76
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] grand psychedelic ramble full of divine melodies and orchestral frippery....RAM sounds ahead of its time..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.100
4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] defiantly miniaturist pleasures -- the gauzy lo-fi of 'Ram On'; 'Dear Boy''s pocket choir of McCartneys...[and] the easy-swinging, pre-Wings soft rock of 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey'..."
Uncut (magazine) - p.96
"RAM was McCartney's real return to the pop arena....Occasionally brilliant and historically fascinating."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Too Many People
  • 2.3 Legs
  • 3.Ram On
  • 4.Dear Boy
  • 5.Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
  • 6.Smile Away
  • 7.Heart of the Country
  • 8.Monkberry Moon Delight
  • 9.Eat at Home
  • 10.Long Haired Lady
  • 11.Ram On
  • 12.The Back Seat of My Car

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Another Day
  • 2.Oh Woman, Oh Why
  • 3.Little Woman Love
  • 4.A Love for You [John Kelly Mix]
  • 5.Hey Diddle [Dixon Van Winkle Mix]
  • 6.Great Cock and Seagull Race [Dixon Van Winkle Mix]
  • 7.Rode All Night
  • 8.Sunshine Sometime [Earliest Mix]

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Too Many People - (mono)
  • 2.3 Legs - (mono)
  • 3.Ram On - (mono)
  • 4.Dear Boy - (mono)
  • 5.Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey - (mono)
  • 6.Smile Away - (mono)
  • 7.Heart of the Country - (mono)
  • 8.Monkberry Moon Delight - (mono)
  • 9.Eat at Home - (mono)
  • 10.Long Haired Lady - (mono)
  • 11.Ram On - (mono)
  • 12.The Back Seat of My Car - (mono)

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Too Many People
  • 2.3 Legs
  • 3.Ram On
  • 4.Dear Boy
  • 5.Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
  • 6.Smile Away
  • 7.Heart of the Country
  • 8.Monkberry Moon Delight
  • 9.Eat at Home
  • 10.Long Haired Lady
  • 11.The Back Seat of My Car

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Ramming [DVD]
  • 2.Heart of the Country [DVD]
  • 3.3 Legs [DVD]
  • 4.Hey Diddle [DVD]
  • 5.Eat at Home On Tour [DVD]

Product Description:

Audio Mixer: Eirik the Norwegian.
Audio Remasterers: Steve Rooke; Guy Massey; Simon Gison.
Liner Note Author: Paul McCartney.
Recording information: A&R Studios, New York (02/22/1971); Abbey Road Studios, London (02/22/1971); CBS Studios, New York (02/22/1971); Hog Hill Mill (02/22/1971); Park Gates Studios, East Sussex (02/22/1971); Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles (02/22/1971); A&R Studios, New York (02/23/1971); Abbey Road Studios, London (02/23/1971); CBS Studios, New York (02/23/1971); Hog Hill Mill (02/23/1971); Park Gates Studios, East Sussex (02/23/1971); Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles (02/23/1971); A&R Studios, New York (03/01/1971); Abbey Road Studios, London (03/01/1971); CBS Studios, New York (03/01/1971); Hog Hill Mill (03/01/1971); Park Gates Studios, East Sussex (03/01/1971); Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles (03/01/1971); A&R Studios, New York (03/1971); Abbey Road Studios, London (03/1971); CBS Studios, New York (03/1971); Hog Hill Mill (03/1971); Park Gates Studios, East Sussex (03/1971); Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles (03/1971); A&R Studios, New York (06/1971); Abbey Road Studios, London (06/1971); CBS Studios, New York (06/1971); Hog Hill Mill (06/1971); Park Gates Studios, East Sussex (06/1971); Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles (06/1971); A&R Studios, New York (10/12/1970); Abbey Road Studios, London (10/12/1970); CBS Studios, New York (10/12/1970); Hog Hill Mill (10/12/1970); Park Gates Studios, East Sussex (10/12/1970); Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles (10/12/1970); A&R Studios, New York (10/16/1970); Abbey Road Studios, London (10/16/1970); CBS Studios, New York (10/16/1970); Hog Hill Mill (10/16/1970); Park Gates Studios, East Sussex (10/16/1970); Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles (10/16/1970); A&R Studios, New York (10/22/1970); Abbey Road Studios, London (10/22/1970); CBS Studios, New York (10/22/1970); Hog Hill Mill (10/22/1970); Park Gates Studios, East Sussex (10/22/1970); Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles (10/22/1970); A&R Studios, New York (10/26/1970); Abbey Road Studios, London (10/26/1970); CBS Studios, New York (10/26/1970); Hog Hill Mill (10/26/1970); Park Gates Studios, East Sussex (10/26/1970); Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles (10/26/1970); A&R Studios, New York (10/27/1970); Abbey Road Studios, London (10/27/1970); CBS Studios, New York (10/27/1970); Hog Hill Mill (10/27/1970); Park Gates Studios, East Sussex (10/27/1970); Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles (10/27/1970); A&R Studios, New York (10/29/1970); Abbey Road Studios, London (10/29/1970); CBS Studios, New York (10/29/1970); Hog Hill Mill (10/29/1970); Park Gates Studios, East Sussex (10/29/1970); Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles (10/29/1970); A&R Studios, New York (11/03/1970); Abbey Road Studios, London (11/03/1970); CBS Studios, New York (11/03/1970); Hog Hill Mill (11/03/1970); Park Gates Studios, East Sussex (11/03/1970); Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles (11/03/1970); A&R Studios, New York (11/05/1970-11/06/1970); Abbey Road Studios, London (11/05/1970-11/06/1970); CBS Studios, New York (11/05/1970-11/06/1970); Hog Hill Mill (11/05/1970-11/06/1970); Park Gates Studios, East Sussex (11/05/1970-11/06/1970); Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles (11/05/1970-11/06/1970); A&R Studios, New York (11/10/1970); Abbey Road Studios, London (11/10/1970); CBS Studios, New York (11/10/1970); Hog Hill Mill (11/10/1970); Park Gates Studios, East Sussex (11/10/1970); Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles (11/10/1970); A&R Studios, New York (11/13/1970); Abbey Road Studios, London (11/13/1970); CBS Studios, New York (11/13/1970); Hog Hill Mill (11/13/1970); Park Gates Studios, East Sussex (11/13/1970); Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles (11/13/1970); A&R Studios, New York (11/16/1970); Abbey Road Studios, London (11/16/1970); CBS Studios, New York (11/16/1970); Hog Hill Mill (11/16/1970); Park Gates Studios, East Sussex (11/16/1970); Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles (11/16/1970); A&R Studios, New York (1981); Abbey Road Studios, London (1981); CBS Studios, New York (1981).
Introduction by: Simon Harper.
Photographer: Linda McCartney.
Publishers: Nancy Jeffries ; Dave Bogart; Patricia O'Hearn.
At the beginning of his solo career, McCartney took the term rather literally, recording virtually alone, playing and singing nearly all the parts himself. Nowhere is that approach more effective than on RAM, arguably his finest solo recording. Admittedly, he had a little help from guitarist Hugh McCracken and a couple of others here and there, but for the most part, this is Paul's show. Instead of succumbing to self-indulgence, though, he used this forum to focus his artistic energies, thus turning out some of the best songs of his post-Beatles career.
The opening "Too Many People" is an appealingly melodic rocker that combines the two sides of McCartney--melodious popster and unabashed rocker--to unprecedented effect. He gets bluesy on "3 Legs," homespun-acoustic on "Heart of the Country," and appealingly jocular on the radio hit "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey," whose whimsy recalls his best light-hearted Beatles efforts. What he maintains throughout all this is his vision, never getting sidetracked into loopy experimentalism or sentimental mush. RAM is McCartney at the peak of his considerable powers, spontaneous-sounding but still expertly crafted.

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