60 pippa.io <![CDATA[Take It Away: The Complete Paul McCartney Archive Podcast]]> https://takeitawaypodcast.com en Take It Away 2016-2018 Ryan Brady and Chris Mercer no Ryan Brady and Chris Mercer info+59e003a72ed684137d606432@pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/59e003a72ed684137d606432/1515122235741-25f051b2c776b886eff0b6bab0615834.jpeg https://takeitawaypodcast.com <![CDATA[Take It Away: The Complete Paul McCartney Archive Podcast]]> https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/takeitaway <![CDATA[Episode 21 – Off the Ground]]> Mon, 02 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT 2:08:38 5ab9cdb5f2a46ebc0b477d24 no full 3 21 Flowers in the Dirt, plus the well received The Paul McCartney World Tour in 1989-1990, Paul decided his follow-up would be recorded “live in the studio.” 1993’s Off the Ground, the fruits from the 1991-1992 recording sessions, is a mixed bag. Off the Ground: The Complete Works, a collection of B-sides and songs that didn't make the album, reveals many great songs lurking under the often flimsy surface of the official album. Highlights of the period include “Hope of Deliverance,” “Big Boys Bickering,” “Style Style,” “Get Out of My Way,” and the title track. The last of Paul’s writing collaboration with Elvis Costello (for now) appears on the album as well. If you are looking for the painting that inspired the song, click here. C’mon people, won’t join us for this very fun episode? After all, it wouldn’t take a lot...to get off the ground.]]> Flowers in the Dirt, plus the well received The Paul McCartney World Tour in 1989-1990, Paul decided his follow-up would be recorded “live in the studio.” 1993’s Off the Ground, the fruits from the 1991-1992 recording sessions, is a mixed bag. Off the Ground: The Complete Works, a collection of B-sides and songs that didn't make the album, reveals many great songs lurking under the often flimsy surface of the official album. Highlights of the period include “Hope of Deliverance,” “Big Boys Bickering,” “Style Style,” “Get Out of My Way,” and the title track. The last of Paul’s writing collaboration with Elvis Costello (for now) appears on the album as well. If you are looking for the painting that inspired the song, click here. C’mon people, won’t join us for this very fun episode? After all, it wouldn’t take a lot...to get off the ground.]]> <![CDATA[Episode 20 – Laurence Juber]]> Thu, 01 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT 1:50:14 5a9301558aae1be6484ba4b9 no full 3 20 In 1978, Laurence Juber joined Wings for their final flight. His stellar guitar work on Back to the Egg and the supporting British tour still shines after all these years. On September 23, 2017, at Atlantic Records in North Hollywood, Laurence found time between rehearsals to talk Wings, his incredible solo albums (including Standard TimeLJ, and Mosaic), his work with "yacht rock" icon Al Stewart, his television music career, as well as his fantastic book Guitar With Wings. Without question, Laurence is one of the best guitarists Paul McCartney worked with. Some say Laurence is one of the greatest guitarists of all time. We agree. Please listen to this very special and comprehensive episode with our friend Laurence Juber. It's an honor to share this with you.

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In 1978, Laurence Juber joined Wings for their final flight. His stellar guitar work on Back to the Egg and the supporting British tour still shines after all these years. On September 23, 2017, at Atlantic Records in North Hollywood, Laurence found time between rehearsals to talk Wings, his incredible solo albums (including Standard TimeLJ, and Mosaic), his work with "yacht rock" icon Al Stewart, his television music career, as well as his fantastic book Guitar With Wings. Without question, Laurence is one of the best guitarists Paul McCartney worked with. Some say Laurence is one of the greatest guitarists of all time. We agree. Please listen to this very special and comprehensive episode with our friend Laurence Juber. It's an honor to share this with you.

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<![CDATA[Episode 19 – Flowers in the Dirt]]> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT 2:27:39 5a7098628d07ee930a36da82 no full 3 19 In 1989, after several years of creative struggle, Paul McCartney released Flowers in the Dirt, a critical and commercial success. From the Beatlesesque pop of "My Brave Face" to the golden-era Hollywood glamour of "Distractions," or the paternal whimsy of "Put It There," Paul is in strong writing and performing form. Also, enter Elvis Costello, his acerbic wit balancing and enhancing McCartney's creative yet cloying compositions from the 1980s. Was Elvis Paul's finest collaborator since John Lennon? Is this Paul's best album of the 1980s? Is there more buried beneath the flowers in the dirt? You'll find out all this and more in this swan ... this one.


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In 1989, after several years of creative struggle, Paul McCartney released Flowers in the Dirt, a critical and commercial success. From the Beatlesesque pop of "My Brave Face" to the golden-era Hollywood glamour of "Distractions," or the paternal whimsy of "Put It There," Paul is in strong writing and performing form. Also, enter Elvis Costello, his acerbic wit balancing and enhancing McCartney's creative yet cloying compositions from the 1980s. Was Elvis Paul's finest collaborator since John Lennon? Is this Paul's best album of the 1980s? Is there more buried beneath the flowers in the dirt? You'll find out all this and more in this swan ... this one.


If you heard our message at the start of this episode, you can use the coupon TAKEITAWAY when you sign up to Pippa. You will get two months of Pippa for $2! ($1 / month for the first two months.) Don’t even worry about it, sign up now.

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<![CDATA[Episode 18 – Return to Pepperland]]> Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:00:00 GMT 1:59:26 5a4eef8b7d37c637627b48a7 no full 3 18 Return to Pepperland is a canceled album (some say) originally slated for release in 1987 to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Now mainly a curio, this bootleg album makes for a convenient catch-all for the stellar (and less than stellar) material from this period—songs written in the early '70s, polished gems not released until the late '90s, and a few fantastic tunes that remain in the MPL vaults. Press play to hear more because this is an episode for true Paul McCartney fans. Good news too, it's not a mile away. Stick around till the end for a special appreciation of our listeners.]]> Return to Pepperland is a canceled album (some say) originally slated for release in 1987 to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Now mainly a curio, this bootleg album makes for a convenient catch-all for the stellar (and less than stellar) material from this period—songs written in the early '70s, polished gems not released until the late '90s, and a few fantastic tunes that remain in the MPL vaults. Press play to hear more because this is an episode for true Paul McCartney fans. Good news too, it's not a mile away. Stick around till the end for a special appreciation of our listeners.]]> <![CDATA[Episode 17 – Press to Play]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT 2:13:18 59fe627ec119602c61528bce no full 2 17 Give My Regards to Broad Street severely shook his confidence. Paul jumps right back in the studio to record his "comeback album" with then in-vogue producer Hugh Padgham (Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, The Police) to turn in Press to Play in 1986. This eccentric "high 80s" album scored a few slightly successful singles including the featherweight "Press" and the #1 smash hit "Spies Like Us" for the John Landis movie of the same name. Love it or hate it, we're here to talk about it. One of the album's B-sides says it best: “It's got me confused, I'm split down the middle. Conflicting reviews of our life coming in. It's tough on a tightrope.” Tune in to find if it's (not) true.]]> Give My Regards to Broad Street severely shook his confidence. Paul jumps right back in the studio to record his "comeback album" with then in-vogue producer Hugh Padgham (Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, The Police) to turn in Press to Play in 1986. This eccentric "high 80s" album scored a few slightly successful singles including the featherweight "Press" and the #1 smash hit "Spies Like Us" for the John Landis movie of the same name. Love it or hate it, we're here to talk about it. One of the album's B-sides says it best: “It's got me confused, I'm split down the middle. Conflicting reviews of our life coming in. It's tough on a tightrope.” Tune in to find if it's (not) true.]]> <![CDATA[Episode 16 – Denny Laine – Part 2 of 2]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:00:22 GMT 1:51:17 no full 2 16 On Monday, August 6, 2017, we sat down with Denny Laine in Evanston, IL to talk about his entire career from the 1960s to present day. We discussed songs from The Moody Blues, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Balls, Wings, and Denny’s solo albums in this wide-ranging, two-part episode.


Episode Includes:

Wings Over America, Anyone Can Fly, Hometown Girls, Wings on my Feet, Lonely Road, Master Suite, All I Want is Freedom, The Rock Survivor, Reborn, Arctic Song, Colin Blunstone’s “Say You Don’t Mind,” Valley of Dreams, and more. If you want to discover Denny Laine gems, listen to this episode.


Buy Denny’s latest release “Meant To Be” & “Over The Horizon” here.


For all official Denny Laine news, follow his Facebook page.


Get tickets to see Denny live here.

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On Monday, August 6, 2017, we sat down with Denny Laine in Evanston, IL to talk about his entire career from the 1960s to present day. We discussed songs from The Moody Blues, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Balls, Wings, and Denny’s solo albums in this wide-ranging, two-part episode.


Episode Includes:

Wings Over America, Anyone Can Fly, Hometown Girls, Wings on my Feet, Lonely Road, Master Suite, All I Want is Freedom, The Rock Survivor, Reborn, Arctic Song, Colin Blunstone’s “Say You Don’t Mind,” Valley of Dreams, and more. If you want to discover Denny Laine gems, listen to this episode.


Buy Denny’s latest release “Meant To Be” & “Over The Horizon” here.


For all official Denny Laine news, follow his Facebook page.


Get tickets to see Denny live here.

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<![CDATA[Episode 15 – Denny Laine – Part 1 of 2]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:00:43 GMT 1:32:44 no full 2 15 On Monday, August 6, 2017, we sat down with Denny Laine in Evanston, IL to talk about his entire career from the 1960s to present day. We discussed songs from The Moody Blues, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Balls, Wings, and Denny’s solo albums in this wide-ranging, two-part episode.


Episode Includes:

Magnificent Moodies, Denny Laine String Band, Balls, Trevor Burton, Wings Wild Life, Red Rose Speedway, Ahh…Laine, Band on the Run, McGear, Venus and Mars, Speed of Sound, Wings Over America, Holly Days, London Town, Back to the Egg, Tug of War, Pipes of Peace, Japanese Tears, Cold Cuts, Anyone Can Fly, and Denny’s 2017 single with Ron Pullman, “Meant to Be” and “Over The Horizon.”


Buy Denny’s latest release “Meant To Be” & “Over The Horizon” here.


For all official Denny Laine news, follow his Facebook page.


Get tickets to see Denny live here.

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On Monday, August 6, 2017, we sat down with Denny Laine in Evanston, IL to talk about his entire career from the 1960s to present day. We discussed songs from The Moody Blues, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Balls, Wings, and Denny’s solo albums in this wide-ranging, two-part episode.


Episode Includes:

Magnificent Moodies, Denny Laine String Band, Balls, Trevor Burton, Wings Wild Life, Red Rose Speedway, Ahh…Laine, Band on the Run, McGear, Venus and Mars, Speed of Sound, Wings Over America, Holly Days, London Town, Back to the Egg, Tug of War, Pipes of Peace, Japanese Tears, Cold Cuts, Anyone Can Fly, and Denny’s 2017 single with Ron Pullman, “Meant to Be” and “Over The Horizon.”


Buy Denny’s latest release “Meant To Be” & “Over The Horizon” here.


For all official Denny Laine news, follow his Facebook page.


Get tickets to see Denny live here.

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<![CDATA[Episode 14 – Give My Regards to Broad Street]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:01:38 GMT 1:27:07 no full 2 14 Give My Regards to Broad Street was both a critical and box office failure. Failure is feedback though, and we’ll trace the effects of this flop on the rest of Paul’s career. Fascinatingly, “No More Lonely Nights,” arguably one of Paul’s biggest artistic and commercial achievements, is from the soundtrack. So are the lost Wings songs “No Values” and “Not Such a Bad Boy.” But hey, Ringo is in the movie, so maybe you should just watch it and listen to this episode.]]> Give My Regards to Broad Street was both a critical and box office failure. Failure is feedback though, and we’ll trace the effects of this flop on the rest of Paul’s career. Fascinatingly, “No More Lonely Nights,” arguably one of Paul’s biggest artistic and commercial achievements, is from the soundtrack. So are the lost Wings songs “No Values” and “Not Such a Bad Boy.” But hey, Ringo is in the movie, so maybe you should just watch it and listen to this episode.]]> <![CDATA[Episode 13 – Pipes of Peace]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:21:25 GMT 1:46:00 no full 2 13 Tug of War with a sequel in the also successful, if overlooked, Pipes of Peace. Denny has flown the coop, Michael Jackson shows up for a couple tracks, Ringo is back on drums, and Eric Stewart turns in stellar performances. This is “English country music” from the 1980s. Highlights include “Keep Under Cover,” “Say Say Say,” and “Through Our Love.” This is a fun episode you will want to check out. Miss it? It’s not on.]]> Tug of War with a sequel in the also successful, if overlooked, Pipes of Peace. Denny has flown the coop, Michael Jackson shows up for a couple tracks, Ringo is back on drums, and Eric Stewart turns in stellar performances. This is “English country music” from the 1980s. Highlights include “Keep Under Cover,” “Say Say Say,” and “Through Our Love.” This is a fun episode you will want to check out. Miss it? It’s not on.]]> <![CDATA[Episode 12 – Tug of War]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:00:07 GMT 1:58:41 no full 2 12 McCartney II, Paul and the world suffered the horrible loss of John Lennon in 1980. Tug of War picks up the plot in 1982 with Paul’s touching tribute to his brother Beatle “Here Today”; two duets with Stevie Wonder, including the smash hit “Ebony & Ivory”; and collaborators like former Beatles producer George Martin, Ringo Starr, Eric Stewart, and Carl Perkins. We named our podcast after a song on this album. You might want to stop and listen up to this one. Take it away, take it away ….]]> McCartney II, Paul and the world suffered the horrible loss of John Lennon in 1980. Tug of War picks up the plot in 1982 with Paul’s touching tribute to his brother Beatle “Here Today”; two duets with Stevie Wonder, including the smash hit “Ebony & Ivory”; and collaborators like former Beatles producer George Martin, Ringo Starr, Eric Stewart, and Carl Perkins. We named our podcast after a song on this album. You might want to stop and listen up to this one. Take it away, take it away ….]]> <![CDATA[Episode 11 – McCartney II]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 14:00:30 GMT 1:32:21 no full 2 11 McCartney. Paul is responsible for nearly everything on this record. The real difference this time around? Synthesizers. Despite its experimental nature, the album birthed the number-one hit single “Coming Up” – a favorite of John Lennon’s. Believe it or not, the perennial “Wonderful Christmastime” originates from these sessions. Is this album true genius or absolute garbage? Nobody knows.]]> McCartney. Paul is responsible for nearly everything on this record. The real difference this time around? Synthesizers. Despite its experimental nature, the album birthed the number-one hit single “Coming Up” – a favorite of John Lennon’s. Believe it or not, the perennial “Wonderful Christmastime” originates from these sessions. Is this album true genius or absolute garbage? Nobody knows.]]> <![CDATA[Episode 10 – Back to the Egg]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:00:03 GMT 1:48:58 no full 2 10 Back to the Egg. McCartney’s answer to New Wave, the album features a brand-new Wings lineup, a dizzying array of genres, and incredible LP artwork. Although commercially unsuccessful, Back to the Egg is revered in the McCartney canon as an underground fan favorite. Love it or hate it, Chris and Ryan give their spin (it on) on it.]]> Back to the Egg. McCartney’s answer to New Wave, the album features a brand-new Wings lineup, a dizzying array of genres, and incredible LP artwork. Although commercially unsuccessful, Back to the Egg is revered in the McCartney canon as an underground fan favorite. Love it or hate it, Chris and Ryan give their spin (it on) on it.]]> <![CDATA[Episode 9 – London Town]]> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:00:07 GMT 1:50:51 no full 2 9 London Town. With a working title of Water Wings, it is no surprise we find Paul and crew recording on a boat in the Virgin Islands. Album highlights include “Girlfriend,” “Don’t Let It Bring You Down,” as well as the number-one smash hit “With A Little Luck.”]]> London Town. With a working title of Water Wings, it is no surprise we find Paul and crew recording on a boat in the Virgin Islands. Album highlights include “Girlfriend,” “Don’t Let It Bring You Down,” as well as the number-one smash hit “With A Little Luck.”]]> <![CDATA[Episode 8 – Wings at the Speed of Sound]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:06:17 GMT 1:24:16 no full 1 8 <![CDATA[Episode 7 – Venus and Mars]]> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:04:31 GMT 1:47:49 no full 1 7 Venus and Mars. Along the way, they touch on Jimmy McColloch’s background, the “secret Wings album” McGear by Paul’s brother Mike, solo Beatles output from 1974, and even a little something from Paul’s dad.]]> Venus and Mars. Along the way, they touch on Jimmy McColloch’s background, the “secret Wings album” McGear by Paul’s brother Mike, solo Beatles output from 1974, and even a little something from Paul’s dad.]]> <![CDATA[Episode 6 – Band on the Run]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:00:00 GMT 1:41:02 no full 1 6 Band on the Run. Released in 1973, it appears alongside a flood of high-quality solo Beatles material. Ryan and Chris place Band on the Run in the context of this peak period of solo Beatles output. We thought the only lonely place was on the moon.]]> Band on the Run. Released in 1973, it appears alongside a flood of high-quality solo Beatles material. Ryan and Chris place Band on the Run in the context of this peak period of solo Beatles output. We thought the only lonely place was on the moon.]]> <![CDATA[Episode 5 – Red Rose Speedway]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT 1:23:28 no full 1 5 Red Rose Speedway is a modest hit and yields a number one single, “My Love.” As with Ram, however, the leftovers are as interesting as the album itself. Ryan and Chris provide a guided tour of the Red Rose Speedway that never was. Listen in and get on the right thing.]]> Red Rose Speedway is a modest hit and yields a number one single, “My Love.” As with Ram, however, the leftovers are as interesting as the album itself. Ryan and Chris provide a guided tour of the Red Rose Speedway that never was. Listen in and get on the right thing.]]> <![CDATA[Episode 4 – Wild Life]]> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 09:05:37 GMT 1:26:31 no full 1 4 Wild Life, leaves fans and critics puzzled. The series of singles that follows does not help. Ryan and Chris dig into the details of this little-known material and take a quick look at John and Yoko’s Some Time in New York City.]]> Wild Life, leaves fans and critics puzzled. The series of singles that follows does not help. Ryan and Chris dig into the details of this little-known material and take a quick look at John and Yoko’s Some Time in New York City.]]> <![CDATA[Episode 3 – Ram – Part 2 of 2]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:54:52 GMT 44:22 no full 1 3 Ram (1971), and has enough left over for singles, B-sides, and even future album tracks. In part two, Ryan and Chris look into the fate of Ram’s voluminous high-quality outtake material.]]> Ram (1971), and has enough left over for singles, B-sides, and even future album tracks. In part two, Ryan and Chris look into the fate of Ram’s voluminous high-quality outtake material.]]> <![CDATA[Episode 2 – Ram – Part 1 of 2]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:50:26 GMT 1:20:14 no full 1 2 Ram (1971), and has enough left over for singles, B-sides, and even future album tracks. In part one, Ryan and Chris cover Ram and single “Another Day.”]]> Ram (1971), and has enough left over for singles, B-sides, and even future album tracks. In part one, Ryan and Chris cover Ram and single “Another Day.”]]> <![CDATA[Episode 1 – McCartney]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:28:46 GMT 50:43 no full 1 1 McCartney, at home (mostly). In Episode 1, Ryan and Chris explore this difficult but fruitful period for Sir Paul. Highlights include “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “Every Night,” and “Junk.”]]> McCartney, at home (mostly). In Episode 1, Ryan and Chris explore this difficult but fruitful period for Sir Paul. Highlights include “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “Every Night,” and “Junk.”]]> <![CDATA[Episode 0 – An Introduction]]> Sat, 03 Sep 2016 10:52:07 GMT 13:56 no full 1 Take It Away: The Complete Paul McCartney Archive Podcast. Ryan Brady and Chris Mercer walk through every single Paul McCartney solo release from 1970 to present day. If you’re interested in The Beatles, Wings, or Paul McCartney the solo artist, you’ve come to the right place. Feel free to send any questions to our email at takeitawaypodcast@gmail.com. Thank you!]]> Take It Away: The Complete Paul McCartney Archive Podcast. Ryan Brady and Chris Mercer walk through every single Paul McCartney solo release from 1970 to present day. If you’re interested in The Beatles, Wings, or Paul McCartney the solo artist, you’ve come to the right place. Feel free to send any questions to our email at takeitawaypodcast@gmail.com. Thank you!]]>