Thursday

Paul McCartney

Cold Cuts (Bootleg) - 1970-80

Originally planned as an official double LP comprised of one disc of hits and another of unreleased material, the Hot Hits and Cold Cuts package died on a number of occasions at the starting gate before eventually being scrapped altogether. Decades since it was initially dreamed up, the Cold Cuts portion of that project has become one of the most highly regarded and frequently traded McCartney bootlegs in existence - and for good reason. Rather than another chronologically ordered heap of poorly mixed outtakes and also-rans, Cold Cuts escapes the trappings of typical leftovers collections through thoughtful track selection and sequencing that was overseen by McCartney himself. The fact that this 12-track LP was mined from one of the most envied vaults in the history of rock music doesn't hurt either. Most of the songs here have shown up on other bootlegs throughout the years, but on Cold Cuts these misfits are presented in a way that makes them work as an album that stacks up with any in the McCartney canon. It's presented here at 192K, but it's a bootleg at the end of the day, so keep that in mind as you wrap your ears around these rare gems.

Track listing:
1. A Love for You - 1971 Ram Sessions
2. My Carnival - 1975 Venus and Mars Sessions
3. Waterspout - 1977 London Town Sessions
4. Mama's Little Girl -
1972 Red Rose Speedway Sessions
5. Night Out - 1972 Red Rose Speedway Sessions
6. Robber's Ball - 1980 Unreleased
7. Cage - 1977 Back to the Egg Sessions
8. Did We Meet Somewhere Before - 1977
9. Hey Diddle - 1970/1974 Ram/Nashville Sessions
10. Tragedy - 1972 Red Rose Speedway Sessions
11. Best Friend (live) - 1972 Intended for Red Rose Speedway
12. Same Time Next Year - 1978 Unreleased

13 comments:

TonyTiger - said...

Just so you know, that wasn't my post over on the Free For All (a community of Blog Authors). I did publish your comment though so you get some credit. Sorry about the plagarism.

JR Heat Warp said...

No worries, Tony. I wasn't aware of the new setup you had going over at Nargo's. It looks like my original writeup started getting posted around without attribution a while ago. Dust in the wind, my friend.

Thanks for dropping by!

modean said...

Thanks for this and all of your work. Looks very interesting.

woody said...

Hi, Mr HeatWarp, I saw "your" post of Beefheart in Free For All and came here to check the other posts. This McCartney must be great! I will try and then will be back to talking about.

Best wishes,
WOODY

woody said...

Hey, hey hey Mr. Heat Warp!! This is a fantastic Macca bootleg with excellent stereo. I found the booklet, packaging and more information about in the Bootlegzone.com

http://bootlegzone.com/album.php?name=cold§ion=3

I loved this album so much, that I'm thinking to put in my blog. With some credit for you, of course!

Best wishes,
WOODY

jack said...

Wow, hanks for this one!

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite 'boots.' Is it just me, or is his best stuff sitting in the vaults? One wonders what else he has hidden in there. Now if we can talk him into posting up this stuff on HIS own blog.....;)

-->D.Moose

chewbone said...

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kingfozzy said...

I wish McCartney would get off his butt and release a comprehensive box set and make all of us happy campers.

Anonymous said...

Hey JR, You have a great blog here so thank you for enlighting us with some wonderful music. Links are down on this Maca stuff, any chance for a re-up?? Thanx "Q"

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I find it really hard to believe that nobody's mentioned it sooner, but your track listing, and the one at Bootleg Zone linked in comments, are both incorrect as pertains to this download. Both list 12 tracks and this download features 15. They are all out of order compared to either playlist and the timings don't match, in other words based on the timings of tracks on BZ some of these seem to be missing several seconds. This is the tracklist that, as far as I can tell, seems to match these tracks in the order they are labeled ("Track 01" etc) in the .rar file:

1 Mama's Little Girl
2 I Would Only Smile
3 Tragedy
4 Night Out
5 Oriental Nightfish
6 unidentified instrumental
7 My Carnival
8 Send Me The Heart
9 Hey Diddle
10 Wild Prairie
11 12 13 three versions of the same dixieland instrumental
14 Same Time Next Year
15 Did We Meet Somewhere Before?

It falls to someone better versed than I in the Maccalogue to identify those instrumentals, but hopefully this clears up some confusion.

Anonymous said...

a ha... this seems to be the page to the version of the boot in question...

http://bootlegzone.com/album.php?name=cond1963&section=3

making the tracks I couldn't name above:

6 Lunch Box/Odd Sox (shoot I should have recognized that one!)

11 Tomorrow
12 Proud Mum
13 Proud Mum (Reprise)

Sorry for doubling up on comments, should have found that before I sent the first one in. Thanks for the music!

Anonymous said...

a ha... this seems to be the page to the version of the boot in question...

http://bootlegzone.com/album.php?name=cond1963&section=3

making the tracks I couldn't name above:

6 Lunch Box/Odd Sox (shoot I should have recognized that one!)

11 Tomorrow
12 Proud Mum
13 Proud Mum (Reprise)

Sorry for doubling up on comments, should have found that before I sent the first one in. Thanks for the music!