The 10 best Paul McCartney albums you may have never heard: #4—Flowers in the Dirt

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The 1980s are generally regarded as Paul’s least productive period in terms of quality output. Between the relentless negative critical reception to earlier albums and his extended absence from touring, popular opinion was that his most creative years were behind him. But Paul proved this critics wrong with Flowers in the Dirt, a brilliant album that re-established his creative prowess and served as a launch point for his first world tour since the late ’70s.
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Who’s the Better Beatle: John or Paul? There’s no Comparison.

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No, really, there’s not. So stop fighting about it.

This afternoon I saw an inane article giving 20 reasons why Paul is better than John. I won’t even give it the dignity of linking it here, but suffice it to say the reasons ranged from Paul knowing more chords than John in the beginning, to the fact that Paul recruited George into the group while John only recruited Yoko (I guess it didn’t matter that John first recruited Paul and Yoko never joined the band??).

We all have a favorite Beatle, whether we’re talking group or solo output. And everyone’s reasons are different—musical styles, personality, looks, politics, etc. But personal preferences aside, the Beatles’ genius was the result of a close partnership between two polar opposites who had a remarkable ability to collaborate while simultaneously competing with each other. The partnership made them the songwriters they became, and was responsible for allowing each to realize the fullness of his potential.
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Will the 2013 Paul McCartney Japan tour DVD be released?

The Out There tour, Summer 2013
The Out There tour, Summer 2013

Nothing’s better than the chance to see a real live Beatle in concert—especially when it’s Paul McCartney! The current “Out There” tour is especially good, since it contains a few more solo songs from his new album (New), as well as some Beatles and Wings songs that haven’t been performed live until now. Of course, price, location, and timing means even the most hardcore fans sometimes can’t make it…or if you have gone, you might just want to see it again and again.
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Review: 1964 The Tribute 50th Anniversary Concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater

When the Beatles played Red Rocks Amphitheater 50 years ago, it was one of the few shows on that first tour that didn’t sell out. At a $6.50 general admission price—about $50 in today’s dollars—the concert was simply too expensive for many fans (or at least for their parents). But last Friday night, there wasn’t an empty seat in the 7,000 seat house, as an excited multigenerational crowd packed in to relive the Beatles’ only live Colorado appearance with 1964 The Tribute, a look- and sound-alike band that plays pre-Sgt. Pepper era Beatles music.

These guys did not disappoint, giving the crowd as close to an authentic experience as you can get.
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