Progrography

Paul McCartney
This wouldn't be much of a prog rock discussion without The Beatles, and not much of a Beatles discussion without Paul McCartney. (You see how this thing just sort of feeds on itself.) Paul has enjoyed the most successful solo career of all The Beatles. However, that band's mantle proved too heavy for Paul, who favored light compositions that brought his facility with melody to focus on matters of the heart mostly. Together with lovely wife Linda, Paul formed Wings in the early '70s. The band underwent a few lineup changes with guitarist Denny Laine (an early member of The Moody Blues) the only constant. This band released Band on the Run in 1973, viewed by many to be Paul's best post-Beatles album. By 1980, Paul McCartney was back to being a solo artist, reuniting with former Beatles producer George Martin for the critically acclaimed Tug of War. In the '90s, the songwriter released a pair of classical scores, perhaps looking to add substance to what many claimed was an insubstantial catalog. While I'd admit that Paul McCartney's solo output is no closer to the original magic than his bandmates', I'd hate to think of a world without songs like "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey," "Band on the Run," "Coming Up," "Silly Love Songs" -- well, you get the point.

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1967 THE FAMILY WAY
1970 April 17 McCARTNEY
1971 February Another Day
1971 May 17 RAM
1971 August The Back Seat of My Car
1971 August Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
1971 Eat At Home
1971 December 7 WILD LIFE
1972 February Give Ireland Back To The Irish
1972 May Mary Had A Little Lamb
1972 December Hi Hi Hi
1973 March My Love
1973 April 30 RED ROSE SPEEDWAY
1973 June 1 Live And Let Die
1973 October Helen Wheels
1973 December 5 BAND ON THE RUN
1974 January 28 Jet
1974 April Band On The Run
1974 October 18 Walking The Park With Eloise
1974 October 25 Junior's Farm/Sally G
1975 May Listen To What The Man Said
1975 May 27 VENUS AND MARS
1975 September Letting Go
1975 October 27 Venus And Mars Rock Show
1976 March WINGS AT THE SPEED OF SOUND
1976 April Silly Love Songs
1976 June Let 'Em In
1976 December WINGS OVER AMERICA
1977 February Maybe I'm Amazed (Live)
1977 April Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey (instrumental)
1977 May THRILLINGTON
1977 May Seaside Woman
1977 November Mull of Kintyre
1978 March With A Little Luck
1978 March 31 LONDON TOWN
1978 June I've Had Enough
1978 August London Town
1978 November 22 WINGS GREATEST
1979 March Goodnight Tonight
1979 May 24 BACK TO THE EGG
1979 June Old Siam, Sir
1979 June Getting Closer
1979 August Arrow Through Me
1979 November Wonderful Christmastime
1980 April Coming Up
1980 May McCARTNEY II
1980 June Waterfalls
1980 September Temporary Secretary
1980 December McCARTNEY INTERVIEW
1982 April Ebony And Ivory
1982 April TUG OF WAR
1982 June Take It Away
1982 September Tug of War
1982 October The Girl Is Mine
1983 October Say Say Say
1983 November PIPES OF PEACE
1983 December Pipes of Peace
1984 May So Bad
1984 September No More Lonely Nights
1984 October GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROAD STREET
1984 November We All Stand Together
1985 November Spies Like Us
1986 July 14 Press
1986 September 19 PRESS TO PLAY
1986 October Pretty Little Head
1986 Angry
1986 October17 Stranglehold
1986 December Only Love Remains
1987 November 2 ALL THE BEST
1987 November 16 Once Upon A Long Ago
1988 CHOBA B CCCP
1989 April 26 PAUL McCARTNEY CD GIFT SET
1989 May My Brave Face
1989 June 6 FLOWERS IN THE DIRT
1989 July This One
1989 July Ou Est Le Soleil?
1989 November Figure of Eight
1990 February Put It There
1990 October Birthday (Live)
1990 November 6 TRIPPING THE LIVE FANTASTIC
1990 November TRIPPING THE LIVE FANTASTIC HIGHLIGHTS
1990 December All My Trials (Live)
1991 May UNPLUGGED - THE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG
1991 Save The Child
1992 LIVERPOOL ORATORIO
1992 Deliverance
1993 January Hope of Deliverance
1993 February 2 OFF THE GROUND
1993 February 22 C'mon People
1993 March Off The Ground
1993 April Biker Like An Icon
1993 November 16 PAUL IS LIVE!
1994 January STRAWBERRIES, OCEANS, SHIPS, FOREST
1994 McCARTNEY IN CONVERSATION
1995 May A LEAF
1997 April 28 Young Boy
1997 May 6 The World Tonight
1997 May 27 FLAMING PIE
1997 Beautiful Night
1997 September STANDING STONE
1999 October 5 RUN DEVIL RUN
2000 August 24 LIVERPOOL SOUND COLLAGE
2001 May 8 WINGSPAN: HITS AND HISTORY
2001 November 12 DRIVING RAIN
2001 November 13 Freedom
2003 March 17 BACK IN THE WORLD
2003 September 23 MAXIMUM PAUL McCARTNEY
2005 August 29 Fine Line
2005 September 13 CHAOS AND CREATION IN THE BACK YARD
2005 November 21 Jenny Wren
2007 June 4 Dance Tonight
2007 June 5 MEMORY ALMOST FULL
2008 November 25 ELECTRIC ARGUMENTS
2009 January 27 AMOEBA'S SECRET (EP)
2009 November 17 GOOD EVENING NEW YORK CITY

SEE ALSO...
Jerry Maguire: Music From The Motion Picture
Recorded Highlights of the Prince's Trust 10th Anniversary Birthday Party
THE BEATLES discography
RINGO STARR discography
Roger Daltrey: One of the Boys

 

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