Thursday, 8 January 2009

Paul McCartney's Amoeba's Secret on CD


Looks like the limited edidion vinyl 12" EP from Paul McCartney: Amoeba's Secret will make it's appearance on CD on the 27th of January. The EP included recordings of a concert McCartney did at the Amoeba record store in Hollywood on the 27th of June, 2007. The vinyl edition, released on the 20th November 2007 had the following tracks:
Side 1
1. Only Mama Knows (3:45)
2. C Moon (3:14)

Side 2
1. That Was Me (3:01)
2. I Saw Her Standing There (3:22)

No word about the contents yet.


The back of the vinyl EP featured the titles of the songs as word puzzles.

Ringo Starr and Jeff Lynne were in the audience at the most popular instore appearance in the history of the Hollywood record store. Paul McCartney performed the following songs (set list secured by a fan after the concert):



Recordings from the concert has also appeared elsewhere, the Santa Monica public radio station KCRW featured several songs as well as an interview with McCartney on their show, "Morning Becomes Eclectic" September 5th, 2007.
Selections played on "Morning Becomes Eclectic":
Drive My Car
Only Mama Knows
Dance Tonight
C Moon
That Was Me
Blackbird
Back In The USSR
Nod Your Head
House of Wax
Hey Jude

An uninterrupted show featuring even more songs from this concert made their debut in better quality on the notorious norwegian NRK radio station P1 on the 9th of November, 2007.
NRK P1 played:

Drive My Car
Only Mama Knows
Dance Tonight
C Moon
That Was Me
Blackbird
Here Today
Back In The USSR
Nod Your Head
House of Wax
Get Back
Hey Jude
Lady Madonna
I Saw Her Standing There

This presentation is still available online in streaming audio from NRK, just go to this page. You'll probably need more than 300 kbit/s bandwidth in order to listen to this concert. The host of this program is in error when he says that Paul "Wix" Wickens is in the band. He was busy organizing a tribute concert for the late Princess Diana back in London, and was replaced in Paul's band on this concert by David Arch on keyboards.

Some songs appeared on different editions of the Ever Present Past single, as follows:
CD Single
1. Ever Present Past
2. Only Mama Knows (Live from Amoeba)
3. Dance Tonight (Live from Amoeba)

7" Vinyl
Side A Ever Present Past
Side B House Of Wax (Live from Amoeba)

Digital Bundle (ie iTunes download package)
1. Ever Present Past
2. Only Mama Knows (Live From Amoeba)
3. That Was Me (Live From Amoeba)

With any luck, the new CD version of Amoeba's Secret should feature all these songs.
Nah, who am i kidding? Anyway, the new CD edition is probably forthcoming as a result of two of the songs from Amoeba's Secret having been nominated for the upcoming Grammy Awards show: "I Saw Her Standing There" (Best solo rock vocal performance) and "That Was Me" (Best male pop vocal performance).


Amoeba poster for the show

Get the goods directly from Amoeba.

UPDATE JAN. 19-2009: The CD-EP is only available in USA and Japan, and contained only the same four tracks as it's vinyl equivalent.

1 comment:

bx6095 said...

This store says it is the same four track. Another new information is "packaged in a unique edition mini-LP jacket."
http://music.barnesandnoble.com/Amoebas-Secret/Paul-McCartney/e/888072313064