Chaos and Creation in the Backyard

Paul McCartney - Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
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Based on 13 reviews
2005 Ratings: #159 / 455
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Based on 42 ratings
2005 Ratings: #73
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September 12, 2005 / Release Date
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An absolutely brilliant record, the best of his 'later' period and probably in the top three best solo albums he's ever done.

Best track: Jenny Wren
Worst track: Promise To You Girl
this album proves why i believe that paul mccartney is probably the greatest living artist. for someone to release an album like this so late in their career is almost impossible. paul legitimately released one of the best albums of his post-beatles career. it’s a stylistic change of pace for paul, as it’s more intimate and personal than most of his other work, but that change is more than welcome. the instrumentation on this album is perfect and the nigel godrich prodi toon is as ... read more
13. How Kind of You
12. Riding to Vanity Fair
11. A Certain Softness
10. This Never Happened Before
9. Too Much Rain
8. English Tea
7. This Never Happened Before
6. At the Mercy
5. Fine Line
4. Jenny Wren
3. Promise to You Girl
2. Anyway
1. Follow Me
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Track List

  1. Fine Line
  2. How Kind of You
  3. Jenny Wren 
  4. At the Mercy
  5. Friends to Go 
  6. English Tea 
  7. Too Much Rain 
  8. A Certain Softness
  9. Riding to Vanity Fair 
  10. Follow Me
  11. Promise to You Girl 
  12. This Never Happened Before 
  13. Anyway
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Added on: May 18, 2013