Thursday, November 25, 2010

Waterspout by Paul McCartney – ****


Considering the lackluster sound of McCartney’s latest albums (see "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard" and "Driving Rain"), one wonders why McCartney doesn’t just delve into the archives and put out an official release of long forgotten but recorded tracks. "Waterspout" is one of these. Originally recorded for "London Town", it was left off, even though it’s actually better than some of the songs that appeared. Then McCartney planned it for the "Cold Cuts" compilation that to date has never seen an official release.

McCartney has stated in more recent interviews he wants to release one more classic tune before he hangs it up for good. Judging from what he has been releasing as of late, he’d be better off just packaging better unreleased tracks such as this and passing it off as new. It was recorded in 1978.

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