Tag Archives: McCartney

Spanish promo “7

7 Nov

Spain is an interesting country for many reasons. I could move there for the sun, the Mañana or the paella. But what I like the most is the McCartney 7″ promos released there. First to mind comes the Macca/Jackson duet ‘The Man’ from ‘Pipes of Peace’. From albums like ‘Choba B CCCP’ and ‘Tripping the live fantastic’ unique 7″ promos also were released. And I love them! From ‘Flowers in the dirt’ the hidden little gem ‘Distractions’ was picked for promotion (006 1223267).

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3″ heaven – The ‘Flowers In The Dirt’ quartet

4 Nov

I like the logic that a single should be physically smaller than an album. That goes for vinyl and of course that should be the case for cd’s as well, the record companies thought. So during a few years by the late 80ies and early 90ies this cute mini standard was in fashion. (In retrospect most formats seem to have been in fashion during that period by the way.) At least four of Macca’s singles from the 1989 ‘Flowers in The Dirt’ album was released in the baby single format – a format that passed under serveral different names;
• ‘My Brave Face’, “3” CD-single” (CDP 560-2033583)
• ‘This One’, “Maxi CD” (CDP 560-2034463)
• ‘Figure Of Eigth’, “3” Maxi-CD” (CDP 552-2036533)
• ‘Party Party’, “3” CD single” (CD3R 6238)

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Unofficial Macca promo

3 Nov

Macca’s 12″ ‘Balearic Rarities’ surfaced to coincide with the re-release of McCartney II in 2011, having some titles in common. The 12″ also included Sunshine Sometimes which wasn’t officially released until the new Archive Collectoon release of Ram saw the lught of day this year. This item is claimed by the Ebay seller to be an official promo. I definitely doubt that. Although the the record itself is a nice hint of Macca’s multitalent there is nothing that points at an official release. Sometimes Macca has tried to balance between official and unofficial releases (Choba B CCCP, Wingspan remixes and other 12″ promo only releases in the 80-90ies).

I got my copy from Germany (MAC001), no label.
Track Listing
A1 Check My Machine
A2 Frozen Jap (Unreleased Version)
A3 Sunshine Sometime (Unreleased Instrumental)
B1 Temporary Secretary
B2 Blue Sway
B3 Front Parlour (Unreleased Version)

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