The Beatles Anthology rubbed off some of its magic on Paul, who came up with one of the best
albums of his career. There are still a couple of bad songs here, but the good stuff outweighs
them by at least 10 to 1 (in quality, if not in quantity).
Somedays - the best song Paul has done since "The Pound is Sinking". The lyrics are spot on, the orchestration excellent and the singing is lovely.
The song we were singing - I first disliked this opening track, but it's fast becoming a favourite of mine. Again, the lyrics are good and I like the singing (especially after the second chorus on the extra long "time").
The world tonight - a nice single that should have been a hit. A cool riff and excellent vocals make up for lyrics that say nothing.
Young boy - another should-have-been-a-hit. One of the best choruses on the album, and good musical backing.
Calico skies - on some occasions, I really love this song. At other times, I don't even listen to it. I don't know what to make of it. The lyrics are great, though.
Little willow - I like the Jeff Lynne "ghost backing vocals". The message of this song is heartfelt, and the music and singing fits the mood.
Beautiful night - much better than the original version, and the lyric changes are also important. The only thing Paul should have kept from the original one is the repeated bridge.
If you wanna - I know a lot of people really dislike this song, but I definitely disagree with that. Sure, the lyrics are trite, but I think the playing is fine, and Paul still has some excellent vocal chords.
Souvenir - I like the 78 rpm coda, and the verses are very good, but the chorus is not Paul's best one.
Great day - a nice closer to the album, but it still seems unfinished.
Flaming pie - it's a fun little rocker, but nothing that sticks in my mind, and definitely not one of Paul's better efforts.
Heaven on a Sunday - another of those "lazy" songs. I definitely think the singing is off-key at times. Good guitar work, though.
Used to be bad - another song that seems to be mostly a jam session. Not much to have.
Really love you - jams have never been my cup of tea. This one, for instance, is too plodding.