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@mg.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 25 – Driving Rain]]> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 08:00:07 GMT 1:53:37 5b3c27750c8cf403572955dc no full 3 25 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... let's go for a drive through Paul McCartney's 2001 album Driving Rain on our Season 3 finale. Arguably a critical and commercial failure (although possibly not), this episode walks through what some feel is the nadir of Macca's cannon. Highlights include "From a Lover to a Friend," "Magic," Your Way," and "Your Loving Flame." Stick around for a few interesting extras. Anyone tries to take it away, they'll have to answer, 'cause this is my right, we're talkin' about Driving Rain.

Click here for the Episode 25 song list.

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1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... let's go for a drive through Paul McCartney's 2001 album Driving Rain on our Season 3 finale. Arguably a critical and commercial failure (although possibly not), this episode walks through what some feel is the nadir of Macca's cannon. Highlights include "From a Lover to a Friend," "Magic," Your Way," and "Your Loving Flame." Stick around for a few interesting extras. Anyone tries to take it away, they'll have to answer, 'cause this is my right, we're talkin' about Driving Rain.

Click here for the Episode 25 song list.

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<![CDATA[Bonus Episode – 'Egypt Station' Singles: "Come On To Me" and "I Don't Know"]]> Tue, 03 Jul 2018 03:33:15 GMT 27:11 5b3aee7be1db77ff0c048228 no full 3 Egypt Station. In this bonus episode, Ryan and Chris give you their initial reactions to the two songs, "Come On To Me" and "I Don't Know." Keep your eyes and ears open for the full episode on Egypt Station coming soon!]]> Egypt Station. In this bonus episode, Ryan and Chris give you their initial reactions to the two songs, "Come On To Me" and "I Don't Know." Keep your eyes and ears open for the full episode on Egypt Station coming soon!]]> <![CDATA[Episode 24 – Flaming Pie – Part 2 of 2]]> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:38:11 GMT 1:20:00 5b27328bb3d482444789fdd7 no full 3 24 We are back for the second helping of Flaming Pie. Chris and Ryan are joined by special guests Simon Barber and Brian O'Connor from the Sodajerker podcast on this two part mega-episode on 1997's Flaming Pie. Because of The Beatles Anthology, Paul McCartney refreshed his record making approach on this album. We close out the second half of Flaming Pie and dig deep into the extras. We always came back to the songs we were ... talking about. Yes, we always came back.

Click here for the Episode 24 song list.

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We are back for the second helping of Flaming Pie. Chris and Ryan are joined by special guests Simon Barber and Brian O'Connor from the Sodajerker podcast on this two part mega-episode on 1997's Flaming Pie. Because of The Beatles Anthology, Paul McCartney refreshed his record making approach on this album. We close out the second half of Flaming Pie and dig deep into the extras. We always came back to the songs we were ... talking about. Yes, we always came back.

Click here for the Episode 24 song list.

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<![CDATA[Episode 23 – Flaming Pie – Part 1 of 2]]> Mon, 04 Jun 2018 08:00:00 GMT 1:41:03 5b10bcbc20190b4e70235072 no full 3 23 This one is so big we turned it into two episodes. Chris and Ryan are joined by special guests Simon Barber and Brian O'Connor from the massive hit podcast Sodajerker on this two part mega-episode on 1997's Flaming Pie. Because of The Beatles Anthology, Paul McCartney refreshed his record making approach on this album. We touch on "Free as a Bird," "Real Love," "Now and Then," and dive head first into Flaming Pie and all of its extras. Go ahead. Have a vision. This is the one on Flaming Pie.

Click here for the Episode 23 song list.

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This one is so big we turned it into two episodes. Chris and Ryan are joined by special guests Simon Barber and Brian O'Connor from the massive hit podcast Sodajerker on this two part mega-episode on 1997's Flaming Pie. Because of The Beatles Anthology, Paul McCartney refreshed his record making approach on this album. We touch on "Free as a Bird," "Real Love," "Now and Then," and dive head first into Flaming Pie and all of its extras. Go ahead. Have a vision. This is the one on Flaming Pie.

Click here for the Episode 23 song list.

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<![CDATA[Episode 22 – Songs Paul Gave Away]]> Tue, 01 May 2018 08:00:00 GMT 2:39:52 5adce0fb42c6787759cf4c27 no full 3 22 Going back to his Beatle days, Paul McCartney wrote many songs for other artists. Join Chris and Ryan along with author and Beatles expert Andrew Grant Jackson (Still The Greatest) for this special episode on the songs Paul gave away. We venture back to The Beatles' humble beginnings and walk through every song we could uncover up to present day. Artists discussed include Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas, The Fourmost, Cilla Black, The Rolling Stones, Peter & Gordon, P.J. Proby, Mary Hopkin, Badfinger, John Christie, Peggy Lee, Rod Stewart, The Everly Brothers, Diana Krall, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and more. If you want it, here it is, come and get it!

Enter our Still The Greatest Sweeps to win a copy of Andrew Grant Jackson's book.

Listen to our Songs Paul McCartney Gave Away Spotify and Apple playlists.

Buy merchandise in our new Take It Away Shop.

This episode edited since initial publication.

Click here for the Episode 22 song list.

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Going back to his Beatle days, Paul McCartney wrote many songs for other artists. Join Chris and Ryan along with author and Beatles expert Andrew Grant Jackson (Still The Greatest) for this special episode on the songs Paul gave away. We venture back to The Beatles' humble beginnings and walk through every song we could uncover up to present day. Artists discussed include Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas, The Fourmost, Cilla Black, The Rolling Stones, Peter & Gordon, P.J. Proby, Mary Hopkin, Badfinger, John Christie, Peggy Lee, Rod Stewart, The Everly Brothers, Diana Krall, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and more. If you want it, here it is, come and get it!

Enter our Still The Greatest Sweeps to win a copy of Andrew Grant Jackson's book.

Listen to our Songs Paul McCartney Gave Away Spotify and Apple playlists.

Buy merchandise in our new Take It Away Shop.

This episode edited since initial publication.

Click here for the Episode 22 song list.

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<![CDATA[Episode 21 – Off the Ground]]> Mon, 02 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT 2:08:38 5ab9cdb5f2a46ebc0b477d24 no full 3 21 After the heavily produced and commercially successful 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.

Click here for the Episode 21 song list.

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After the heavily produced and commercially successful 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.

Click here for the Episode 21 song list.

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<![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.

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.

Click here for the Episode 19 song list.

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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.

Click here for the Episode 19 song list.

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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 We are back for Season Three! From 1984 to 1987, Paul McCartney recorded an abundance of new material. Although not canon, 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.

Click here for the Episode 18 song list.

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We are back for Season Three! From 1984 to 1987, Paul McCartney recorded an abundance of new material. Although not canon, 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.

Click here for the Episode 18 song list.

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<![CDATA[Episode 17 – Press to Play]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT 2:13:18 59fe627ec119602c61528bce no full 2 17 By 1985, Paul McCartney is lost. The critical and commercial bomb of 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.

Click here for the Episode 17 song list.

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By 1985, Paul McCartney is lost. The critical and commercial bomb of 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.

Click here for the Episode 17 song list.

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<![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 In the 1980s, Paul experimented and took a few big risks. Sometimes risks don’t pay off, and the movie 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.

Click here for the Episode 14 song list.

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In the 1980s, Paul experimented and took a few big risks. Sometimes risks don’t pay off, and the movie 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.

Click here for the Episode 14 song list.

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<![CDATA[Episode 13 – Pipes of Peace]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:21:25 GMT 1:46:00 no full 2 13 Paul McCartney and George Martin follow up the smash success of 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.

Click here for the Episode 13 song list.

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Paul McCartney and George Martin follow up the smash success of 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.

Click here for the Episode 13 song list.

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<![CDATA[Episode 12 – Tug of War]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:00:07 GMT 1:58:22 no full 2 12 After 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 ….

This episode edited since initial publication.

Click here for the Episode 12 song list.

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After 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 ….

This episode edited since initial publication.

Click here for the Episode 12 song list.

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<![CDATA[Episode 11 – McCartney II]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 14:00:30 GMT 1:32:21 no full 2 11 After Wings’ dissolution, Macca hid at home and recorded another truly solo album in the vein of 1970’s 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.

Click here for the Episode 11 song list.

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After Wings’ dissolution, Macca hid at home and recorded another truly solo album in the vein of 1970’s 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.

Click here for the Episode 11 song list.

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<![CDATA[Episode 10 – Back to the Egg]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:00:03 GMT 1:48:58 no full 2 10 As the 1970s come to a close, Wings takes its last flight with 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.

Click here for the Episode 10 song list

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As the 1970s come to a close, Wings takes its last flight with 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.

Click here for the Episode 10 song list

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<![CDATA[Episode 9 – London Town]]> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:00:07 GMT 1:50:51 no full 2 9 Chris and Ryan are back with Season Two and one of Paul McCartney’s most unusual and yet rewarding and relaxing releases of the 1970s, 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.”

Click here for the Episode 9 song list.

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Chris and Ryan are back with Season Two and one of Paul McCartney’s most unusual and yet rewarding and relaxing releases of the 1970s, 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.”

Click here for the Episode 9 song list.

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<![CDATA[Episode 8 – Wings at the Speed of Sound]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:06:17 GMT 1:24:16 no full 1 8 In 1976, Paul McCartney triumphs with his new band Wings, enjoying number one hits and a blockbuster tour. In the last episode of Season One, Ryan and Chris cover these Wings milestones and also find a moment to check in with George. Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs. What's wrong with that? Absolutely nothing.

Click here for the Episode 8 song list


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In 1976, Paul McCartney triumphs with his new band Wings, enjoying number one hits and a blockbuster tour. In the last episode of Season One, Ryan and Chris cover these Wings milestones and also find a moment to check in with George. Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs. What's wrong with that? Absolutely nothing.

Click here for the Episode 8 song list


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<![CDATA[Episode 7 – Venus and Mars]]> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:04:31 GMT 1:47:49 no full 1 7 In a wide-ranging episode, Ryan and Chris cover Wings’ great 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.

Click here for the Episode 7 song list


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In a wide-ranging episode, Ryan and Chris cover Wings’ great 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.

Click here for the Episode 7 song list


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<![CDATA[Episode 6 – Band on the Run]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:00:00 GMT 1:41:02 no full 1 6 Ryan and Chris dig into Paul McCartney’s most celebrated solo album, 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.

Click here for the Episode 6 song list

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Ryan and Chris dig into Paul McCartney’s most celebrated solo album, 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.

Click here for the Episode 6 song list

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<![CDATA[Episode 5 – Red Rose Speedway]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT 1:23:28 no full 1 5 In 1972-73, Wings is making progress, and their second album is a considerable improvement over their first. Originally planned as a double LP, 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.

An error regarding the attribution of the saxophone solo on "Leave It" is corrected in Episode 12 Tug of War. The solo is played by Tony Coe, not Paul McCartney.

Click here for the Episode 5 song list.

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In 1972-73, Wings is making progress, and their second album is a considerable improvement over their first. Originally planned as a double LP, 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.

An error regarding the attribution of the saxophone solo on "Leave It" is corrected in Episode 12 Tug of War. The solo is played by Tony Coe, not Paul McCartney.

Click here for the Episode 5 song list.

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<![CDATA[Episode 4 – Wild Life]]> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 09:05:37 GMT 1:26:31 no full 1 4 During a difficult period in 1971-72, McCartney starts his new band Wings. Their first album, 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.

Click here for the Episode 4 song list


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During a difficult period in 1971-72, McCartney starts his new band Wings. Their first album, 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.

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<![CDATA[Episode 3 – Ram – Part 2 of 2]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:54:52 GMT 44:22 no full 1 3 In an explosion of creativity, McCartney produces enough material for his first solo masterpiece, 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.

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In an explosion of creativity, McCartney produces enough material for his first solo masterpiece, 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.

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<![CDATA[Episode 2 – Ram – Part 1 of 2]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:50:26 GMT 1:20:14 no full 1 2 In an explosion of creativity, McCartney produces enough material for his first solo masterpiece, 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.”

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In an explosion of creativity, McCartney produces enough material for his first solo masterpiece, 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.”

Click here for the Episode 2 song list.

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<![CDATA[Episode 1 – McCartney]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:28:46 GMT 50:43 no full 1 1 While dealing with the break-up of The Beatles, Paul McCartney recorded his first solo album, 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.”

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While dealing with the break-up of The Beatles, Paul McCartney recorded his first solo album, 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.”

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<![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!]]>