Saturday, June 25, 2011

More on "Coming Up"

Vanity Fair has a short piece about Paul's recent reissues that includes a video on the making of "Coming Up."

At the top of this post is an exclusive preview from the bonus DVD included with the McCartney II reissue, a charming “making of” commentary by McCartney for the video of “Coming Up,” the album’s single. As primitive early videos go—if you’ve seen Michael Jackson’s cruddy 1979 video for “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” you know what I’m talking about—“Coming Up” is remarkably well conceived and smartly produced, borrowing its multi-Paul orchestra conceit from an old Buster Keaton short. The tune itself, like McCartney’s earlier hit “Silly Love Songs,” has more going on musically, behind a maybe too-insistent melody, than it wants to let on.

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