Paul and Linda McCartney - Ram: 50th Anniversary Edition [180G/ Half-Speed Mastered]

Paul and Linda McCartney - Ram: 50th Anniversary Edition [180G/ Half-Speed Mastered]

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To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of RAM, the album will be pressed from a master cut at half speed using the original master tapes at Abbey Road.

The only album credited to both Paul and Linda McCartney, RAM reached Number 1 in the UK and stayed in the US Top 10 for five months. Recording after he’d left The Beatles and before the formation of Wings, Paul initially flew with Linda to New York to record the songs they’d written but arrived without a band. As Paul recalls, “We were thinking of forming a group at that time, Wings. We went to New York, found a really grotty little basement somewhere and auditioned a bunch of people. We got someone to throw a lot of drummers at us, out of which we picked Denny Seiwell who’s one of the best, and his personality fitted. Then we went in, worked with him, Hugh McCracken, Dave Spinozza, a couple of New York session men, and did RAM.” To avoid arousing too much interest, the auditions were held under the guise of a session for a commercial jingle. As well as Paul’s lead vocals there are harmonies from Linda. “I gave her a hard time, I must say, but we were pleased with the results. Elton John later said somewhere that he thought it was the best harmonies he’d heard in a long while. It was very much the two of us against the world at that point.”

- Disc 1 -
1 Too Many People
2 3 Legs
3 Ram on
4 Dear Boy
5 Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
6 Smile Away
7 Heart of the Country
8 Monkberry Moon Delight
9 Eat at Home
10 Long Haired Lady
11 Ram on
12 The Back Seat of My Car

- Disc 2 -
1 Another Day
2 Oh Woman, Oh Why
3 Little Woman Love
4 A Love for You [John Kelly Mix]
5 Hey Diddle [Dixon Van Winkle Mix]
6 Great Cock and Seagull Race [Dixon Van Winkle Mix]
7 Rode All Night
8 Sunshine Sometime [Earliest Mix]