Mar 8, 2012

RhoDeo 1210 Goldy Rhox 62

Hello, today the 62nd post of GoldyRhox, classic pop rock. After leaving The Fab Four, todays mystery man launched a successful solo career and formed a band with his first wife, Linda Eastman, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine. BBC News Online readers named McCartney the "greatest composer of the millennium".

His 1977 single "Mull of Kintyre" became the first single to sell more than two million copies in the United Kingdom and remains the UK's top selling non-charity single. Based on the 93 weeks his compositions have spent at the top spot of the UK chart, and 24 number one singles to his credit, he is the most successful songwriter in UK singles chart history. As a performer or songwriter, he was responsible for 31 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, and has sold 15.5 million RIAA certified albums in the United States alone.

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Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

Todays mystery album was released in 1973. It was the band's third album and became its most successful album and remains the most celebrated of his post-Fab Four albums. After the success of Red Rose Speedway and "Live and Let Die" - the featured song for the James Bond movie of the same name - The band began contemplating its next album. They began writing new songs at their Scottish retreat soon after concluding their 1973 tour. Bored with recording in the United Kingdom, they wanted to go to an exotic locale. After asking EMI to send him a listing of all their international recording studios, they happened upon Lagos in Nigeria and were instantly taken with the idea of recording in Africa.

Upon arriving in Lagos, the band discovered a country in stark contrast from their visions of paradise. The country was run by a military government, with corruption and disease running rampant. The studio, located on Wharf Road in the suburb of Apapa, was ramshackle and underequipped. The control desk was faulty and there was only one tape machine, a Studer 8-track. More incidents would plague Wings' Lagos stay. While out walking one night against advice, Paul and Linda were robbed at knifepoint. The assailants made away with all of their valuables and even stole a bag containing a notebook full of handwritten lyrics and songs, and cassettes containing demos for songs to be recorded. Nevertheless recording of the album was completed by the third week of September.

It became 1974's top-selling studio album in the United Kingdom and Australia, and revitalised his critical standing. In 2000 Q magazine placed it at number 75 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. In 2003, the album was ranked #418 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Goldy Rhox 62 (flac 236mb)

Goldy Rhox 62 ( ogg 95mb)

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