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Ram (1971)

Artist: Paul Mccartney
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Format: CD
Sku: 230391716
UPC: 888072334489
UPC 14: 00888072334489
Release Date: 5/22/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Too Many People ~ Paul & Linda McCartney/Paul McCartney
2. Three Legs ~ Paul & Linda McCartney/Paul McCartney
3. Ram On ~ Paul & Linda McCartney/Paul McCartney
4. Dear Boy ~ Paul & Linda McCartney/Paul McCartney
5. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey ~ Paul & Linda McCartney/Paul McCartney
6. Smile Away ~ Paul & Linda McCartney/Paul McCartney
7. Heart of the Country ~ Paul & Linda McCartney/Paul McCartney
8. Monkberry Moon Delight ~ Paul & Linda McCartney/Paul McCartney
9. Eat at Home ~ Paul & Linda McCartney/Paul McCartney
10. Long Haired Lady ~ Paul & Linda McCartney/Paul McCartney
11. Ram On ~ Paul & Linda McCartney/Paul McCartney
12. Back Seat of My Car, The ~ Paul & Linda McCartney/Paul McCartney
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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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Associated Artists and Works

Beatles (The)
The Beatles: Stereo Box Set ~ Beatles (The)
Freelance Hellraiser
Laine, Denny
Lennon, John
Live and Let Die [Bonus Tracks] [Remaster] ~ Martin, George
McCartney, Linda
Ram [Digipak] ~ McCartney, Linda
Ram [Special Edition] ~ McCartney, Linda
Ram ~ McCartney, Linda
Ram [Digipak] ~ McCartney, Linda
Novoselic, Chris
Original Soundtrack
Perkins, Carl
Let Us in Americana: The Music of Paul McCartney [ ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/21/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1971
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 7233448
Music Label Name Label : Hear Music
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00888072334489

Professional 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."

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Mccartney,Paul
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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