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1999-Jul-31: Run Devil Run; Garland For Linda

Run Devil Run - New Album

    According to Billboard magazine (20 July), Paul's new ablum of rock'n'roll covers will be titled Run Devil Run. It is set for release on October 4 in Europe on Parlophone/EMI and on October 5 in the U.S. on Capitol. The 15 tracks have been recorded earlier this year at Abbey Road Studios and there are guest appearances by David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) and Ian Paice (Deep Purple). There also are three McCartney originals - one of them possibly being a first single.

    "I Got Stung" - one of the album tracks was previewed on BBC Radio 2 earlier in July and the news agencies have since been reporting that this track was being "bootlegged" on various websites, and that some U.S. radio stations were airing the bootlegged track. Capitol and EMI were not amused - they fear people would be storming the shops and asking for a new McCartney single which does not exist.

The 20 July issue of ICE magazine had this track listing:

No Title original artist
1 Bluejean Bop Gene Vincent
2 She Said Yeah The Animals and The Rolling Stones
3 All Shook Up Elvis Presley
4 Run Devil Run McCartney original
5 No Other Baby Chad and Jeremy
6 Lonesome Town * Ricky Nelson
7 Try Not To Cry McCartney original
8 Movie Magg Carl Perkins
9 Brown-Eyed Handsome Man Cuck Berry, and Buddy Holly
10 What It Is McCartney original
11 Coquette Fats Domino
12 I Got Stung ** Elvis Presley
13 Honey Hush Joe Turner
14 Shake A Hand Faye Adams
15 Let's Have A Party Wanda Jackson

* Paul also performed this song live at "Here There And Everywhere - A Concert For Linda"
** This song aired on BBC Radio 2 on July 5 in Joe Brown's show.

Garland For Linda

a Garland for LindaTime: Sunday 18th July 1999, 7:30 pm.
Location: Charterhouse Chapel, Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, England.

a Garland for Linda
a Gala Charity Concert in aid of The Garland Appeal

Paul McCartney lined up with eight leading composers to create a tribute to his wife. This Sunday saw the world premieres of nine works by John Tavener, Judith Bingham, John Rutter, David Matthews, Roxanna Panufnik, Michael Berkeley, Giles Swayne, Sir Richard Rodney Bennet and Sir Paul McCartney, who contributed a new moving composition "Nova." The choral piece itself was acapella, with occasional flute and cello. All the composers attended, including Paul. According to an  eye-witness, his brother Mike and wife, Mary and husband Alistair with son Arthur, Stella, James, Heather, some of Linda's family and Geoff Emerick were also spotted. However, no sight of Geoff Baker.

EMI Classics will record A Garland For Linda at the end of August, for a Christmas release (other sources say February/March next year). Within the next 3 years, up to 200 performances of the work are planned around the world.

Tijl Vanbrabant of Belgium attended the Garland For Linda and has some wonderful photos and stories to share. Check it out at http://titan.glo.be/~kg001310/indextijl.html

Paintings Exhibition is over

The exhibition of Paul McCartney's Paintings in Siegen, Germany, ended on July 25. It had 37,500 visitors, which greatly exceeded the expected number of 20,000. About 30% of the visitors had come from abroad.

Working Classical

Paul's album of short classical pieces (which was already talked about around the premiere of Standing Stone) is now also set for release in late October 1999. Working Classical (an obvious wordplay on "working class") will be the centerpiece of a musical extravaganca at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. The piece will be performed by The London Symphony Orchestra on October 16 - and Sir Paul will attend.

Big Buddy Holly party

Paul McCartney will host an invitation-only Buddy Holly Rock 'n' Roller Dance Party on September 7, 1999 - Buddy's birthday. There will be Rock 'n' Roller Dance Contestes across the USA hosted by Infinity owned oldies radio stations, and the winners will go to New York to compete at the big Buddy Holly Rock 'n' Roller Dance Party and will get the chance to win $5000. Please see http://www.mplcommunications.com/buddy/index.htm for more details!


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