It’s about 30 years since this album came out. Today, on Amazon, it’s at number 8 on the best seller list – it’s still selling well. Interestingly, fabulously, Paul McCartney’s latest offering – Memory Almost Full deluxe limited edition is sitting at number 4, and the standard edition is sitting at number 5. Three albums, 30 years apart, in the top 10 on Amazon. Awesome! Congratulations, Paul.
Like it or lump it, that’s a fantastic talent. Paul himself compares the latest album with aspects of Sgt. Pepper’s:
The album title came after I had finished everything. For me, that’s when they normally come, with the exception of maybe Sgt. Peppers, otherwise I don’t think I have ever made an album with The Beatles, Wings or solo where I have thought of a title and a concept. I was thinking about what would sum the whole thing up and `Memory Almost Full’ sprung to mind. It’s a phrase that seemed to embrace modern life; in modern life our brains can get a bit overloaded. I realised I had also seen it come up on my phone a few times. When I started bouncing the idea round with some friends they nearly all got different meanings out of it, but they all said they loved it. So the feedback helped solidify the title.
Paul offers us a preview of ‘Dance Tonight’ and a plug for the album… make sure you stick around for the second video starring Natalie Portman and Mackenzie Crook and preempting (perhaps) the whole Harry Potter frenzy that’s about to start.
If you’re like me, and have wondered who are all those people are on the cover of Sgt Pepper’s, wonder no more.