Saturday, November 8, 2008

Blackbird by The Beatles – ****

First released: 1968

A typical “White Album” classic from the “animal” side of the album. Paul or someone later claimed that the song was about “Black Power” or some such shit. I don’t know. I just think it was about a blackbird. Paul has never been too deep on his songs, but will easily jump on the bandwagon if someone deciphers some hidden meaning in one of his songs. Later on, the song produced comparisons to Paul’s solo "Jenny Wren" from "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard". A demo version is included on "Anthology 3" in 1996. It is also used for 2006's "Love".

A live version was performed by Wings and released on "Wings Over America" in 1976. McCartney does different live takes of the song on "Unplugged (The Official Bootleg)" in 1991, and 2002/3's "Back in the US/World".

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