Family Way (Ost) CD (2011)

Artist: Paul Mccartney

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Label Varese Sarabande Records/fonta
SKU 222678228
UPC 030206709520
UPC 14 00030206709520
Format CD
Release Date 7/26/2011
Author Paul Mccartney
Associated Artist/Work Beatles (The)
Associated Artist/Work Freelance Hellraiser
Associated Artist/Work Ginsberg, Allen
Associated Artist/Work Laine, Denny
Associated Artist/Work Lennon, John
Associated Artist/Work Martin, George
Associated Artist/Work McCartney, Linda
Associated Artist/Work Novoselic, Chris
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Perkins, Carl
Associated Artist/Work West, Kanye
Technical Info
Producer Chip Madinger (Reissue); Cary E. Mansfield (Reissue)
CatalogID 3020670952
Lable Name Var?se Fontana
Released 07/26/2011
Original Release 1967
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 26m : 21s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00030206709520
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Chip Madinger.
Recording information: CTS Studios, London (11/1966).
While on a break between Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's in late 1966, and with touring now out of the question and John Lennon off making the film How I Won the War, Paul McCartney tried his hand at a film score -- with a lot of help from Beatles arranger/producer George Martin. The rather pleasing result is one of the most elusive souvenirs of the Beatles' high tide in the '60s, long out of print, and commanding sky-high prices on the collectors' circuit. Only 24 minutes in length, Family Way is a collection of film cues based on a single McCartney tune, "Love in the Open Air," a plaintive melody reminiscent in some ways of "Here, There and Everywhere." (McCartney has since said that Johnny Mercer was planning to write lyrics for the song, but McCartney passed on it because at the time; he had never heard of Mercer.) The resourceful Martin then subjects McCartney's tune to variations and restatements in several kinds of orchestrations -- including, among other combinations, a proper British brass band; Duane Eddy-style guitar with soul organ; a small group with chamber strings, flutes, and classical guitar; and pre-echoes of Sgt. Pepper's-era trumpets. The whole project reflects McCartney's melodic and harmonic bents, as well as Martin's distinct orchestral personality -- along with some commercial touches that definitively date this score as a product of the '60s. It also should have pointed the way toward McCartney's classical collaborations with Martin, which might have produced some masterful work (McCartney, though, chose to work with other, less-simpatico orchestrators way off in the future). A United Artists single issued under the name of the George Martin Orchestra in 1967 offers a completely different, rock-edged treatment of "Love in the Open Air" -- even including some then-fashionable Tijuana Brass-style horns. This, too, will be difficult to locate. ~ Richard S. Ginell
Disc 1
1 Family Way: Cue 2M1 / 2M4, The
2 Family Way: Cue 5M1 / 11M3, The
3 Family Way: Cue 6M4 / 7M2, The
4 Family Way: Cue 6M2 / 1M2, The
5 Family Way: Cue 10M1 / 6M3 / 4M1 / 1M3 / 1M4, The
6 Family Way: Love in the Open Air, The
7 Family Way: Cue 2M5, The
8 Family Way: Cue 1M1, The
9 Family Way: Cue 7M1, The
10 Family Way: Cue 11M1 / 11M2 / 10M3 / 8M1, The
11 Family Way: Cue 12M1, The
12 Family Way: Cue 13M1, The
13 Family Way: Cue 13M2, The
14 Family Way: Theme, The
Product Attributes
Artist Mccartney,Paul
Music Format Compact Disc
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