March 8, 2010 – 4:00 am

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‘B’ Sides Himself [Fab 2, 1CD]

Rarities collection not officially released on CD. Very good to excellent sound.

“The title refers more to the double image of Paul in the cover photo than to the contents, which combines at least six entirely unreleased tracks with various non-LP songs and versions from long-deleted UK 12” singles. None of these specific mixes or versions has appeared on an official CD release.” - Philip Cohen

Who said life is fair? While many of these tracks won’t even make it to a Paul McCartney Greatest Hits album, there are many musicians out there who would consider it a great achievement if they had written any of these tracks.

McCartney is gifted as a tunesmith - his works may not be as weighty as John Lennon’s - but he does have a flair for melodies and rhythms. The songs may not be memorable, they won’t haunt you or bore into your consciousness but they will tickle your fancy with their cheery summery feel. And that’s not a bad way to spend an hour or so.

Thanks to Phil Cohen for sharing the tracks.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Simple As That (Anti Heroin Project) (6.0MB)
Track 02. Tough On A Tightrope (Extended) (9.8MB)
Track 03. Yvonne (Press To Play Sessions) (6.0MB)
Track 04. Pretty Little Head (Extended) (10.3MB)
Track 05. The First Stone (5.7MB)
Track 06. Good Sign (Groove Mix) (10.4MB)
Track 07. Waterspout (London Town Sessions) (6.8MB)
Track 08. Rainclouds (4.7MB)
Track 09. I’ll Give You A Ring (4.4MB)
Track 10. Ode To A Koala Bear (5.3MB)
Track 11. On The Wings Of A Nightingale (Demo) (3.5MB)
Track 12. Spies Like Us (6.7MB)
Track 13. No More Lonely Nights (Mole Mix) (12.3MB)
Track 14. 1882 (Live at The Hague, Rotterdam, 1972) (9.4MB)

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  2. A great collection for newcomers of Paul’s rarities. The highlights here are Yvonne and On The Wings Of A Nightingale. There is also a six disc set floating around of nearly all his b-sides, bonus cuts, demos and other hard-to-find singles. Certainly Macca is one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

    By Belmo on Mar 8, 2010

  3. This is a real rare. Paul’s best hits I have known for long years, but this album I never knew.

    By Gianni on Mar 31, 2010

  4. Hola amigos,muchas gracias por este CD,lo conozco y es muy bueno,y tal como dices hay mas discos por ahi.¿Tienes la coleccion B-Sides
    (6CD)?.Muchas gracias.

    By Jorge Morales on Mar 12, 2013

  5. Does anybody have a way to get the 6 disk set - called The Complete B Sides - for free? I’d really appreciate it!!

    By hithere on Jan 27, 2015

  6. Does anybody have a way to get the 6 disk set - called The Complete B Sides - for free? I’d really appreciate it!!

    another darth?

    By gold medal on Jan 27, 2015

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