CLASSIC ALBUM SERIES #20: Paul McCartney – McCartney

mccartney-50f38f2c9e19aOn the 17th April 1970, Paul McCartney stepped out of the shadow of The Beatles with his first solo album McCartney. It was unlike anything he had done before and as a result received a lot of criticism across the board. At the time, of course, the breakup of The Beatles was still fresh in peoples minds and McCartney received (unfairly) a lot of the blame. But this album set him on a  course away from The Beatles and their legacy and in my opinion it is one of the best solo albums to be released by any member of The Beatles.

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The Beatles Isolated Drum Track: Ticket To Ride

ringo_starr_1965_michael_ochs_archives_stringer_getty_images_74284960jpgReleased as a single in April 1965, Ticket To Ride hit #1 in the UK and USA and remained there for consecutive weeks. When you think of the song it’s probably not Ringo’s drumming that stands out the most, instead perhaps John’s vocals or George’s lead guitar work. But the following isolated track of the drums reveal Ringo’s steady drumming as the concrete foundation that all Beatles songs were built on. Check it out:

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The Beatles Isolated Guitar Track: Revolution

Revolution 1 is one of my favourite songs on The White Album which was later reworked into a faster, rougher version for a single. The guitar found in the single version is as loud and raw as The Beatles ever played with a tone that can cut through anything. Below is the full guitar track(s) from the song in isolated form. Hold on to something and take a listen:

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