The Beatles, Lindsey Buckingham, Big Red Machine, Leon Bridges, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Gunn, Curtis Mayfield, Shannon And The Clams, Mercury Rev, The Sugarcubes, Ripley Johnson, The Beach Boys and The Lovin’ Spoonful all feature in the new Uncut, dated September 2021, Available to buy online now HERE
As always, the issue comes with a free CD, this time comprising 15 tracks of the month’s best new music.
THE BEATLES: Fifty-five years on, Uncut has assembled a crack team of Beatles heads – including Johnny Marr, Brian Wilson, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn, Rickie Lee Jones, Sean Ono Lennon, Dhani Harrison, Steve Cropper, Margo Price and Wayne Coyne – to explore their favourite tracks from this, the Fabs’ finest body of work. Even Paul McCartney is on hand to tell about the origins of his experimental side.”
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts has launched a multi-million pound legal action against a Liverpool building company. Nobles Construction, a well known Liverpool building company, recently entered into administration with the loss of around 50 jobs.
The Wavertree -based company is mired in a long-running legal dispute with the city’s world famous performing arts institute LIPA, whose patron is Paul McCartney. Nobles Construction agreed to complete a refurbishment of a building at 68 Hope Street, which LIPA was set to move into. However the two parties became involved in a dispute over the time it took Nobles to do the work. The dispute resulted in three adjudications over recent years, which all favoured Nobles.
Court documents have now revealed that: LIPA has launched a civil action in the High Court against Nobles seeking damages of around £1.8m. LIPA has contested the adjudications that favoured Nobles and awarded them extension periods to complete the work A key section of the claim form ( paragraph 55) reads: “Nobles failed to complete sections 1 and 2 of the works by the section 1 and 2 completion dates. Rather Nobles only achieved sectional completion.” Nobles has contested the claims made by LIPA.
Their defence reads: “As to paragraph 55, it is denied that the defendant “failed to complete sections 1 and 2 of the works by the completion dates” as it is denied that the defendant could have been under any obligation, in light of the delays caused by the claimant to the progress of the defendant’s work to meet these original dates. “The parties clearly agreed that the completion dates were to be updated, and or amended to reflect the delays of the project.”
Just off Main street in Downtown Dunedin, you’ll find the Penny Lane Beatles Museum.
It’s all one local Dunedin residents collection. That collection started when he was studying in England in the early 80s. He was visiting a flea market when he noticed some of the Beatles he liked.
Today, it’s a free museum with all his cool finds.
Harlan Brown with the Penny Lane Beatles Museum says, “There’s all these cool things people focus in on when they come in, the sign, things. That letter back there next to you that Paul wrote and typed out and signed and made mistakes on. And I love that one because it’s from 1963. So it was before they had come to the U.S.”
The museum is open Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Paul McCartney’s “Find My Way (feat. Beck)” has been given a psychedelic visual treatment with a video that blurs the boundaries of time, space — and even identity.
The “Find My Way (feat. Beck)” video was co-produced by Hyperreal Digital, which specializes in the creation of hyper-realistic digital avatars. “The technology to de-age talent and have them perform in creative environments like this is now fully-realized, even with one of the most recognized faces in the world,” said Hyperreal’s CEO Remington Scott. Directed by Andrew Donoho (Janelle Monae, The Strokes, Khalid) and choreographed by Phil Tayag (Bruno Mars, Jabbawockeez), “Find My Way (feat. Beck)” was unveiled to the world via a global broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU and across MTV’s worldwide network of channels, as well as on the ViacomCBS Times Square billboard in New York.
“Find My Way (feat. Beck)” is the opening track of III Imagined, (on vinyl, CD, and cassette via Capitol Records. The album is already available.
Upon its digital release in April, McCartney III Imagined moved The New York Times to say “Don’t take Paul McCartney’s enduring gifts — natural melody, succinctly surprising lyrics, sly chord progressions, tidy arrangements — for granted. Other songwriters don’t.” Personally curated by Paul, the album features an eclectic all-star lineup featuring Damon Albarn, Anderson .Paak, Blood Orange, Phoebe Bridgers, EOB, Dominic Fike, Josh Homme, Khruangbin, St. Vincent, and 3D RDN of Massive Attack, each covering and/or reimagining their favorite moments from Paul’s acclaimed McCartney III album in their own signature styles.
The result is a kaleidoscopic reinterpretation – one that serves as an extension of the instantly beloved McCartney III while standing on its own as a thrilling and adventurous milestone in the McCartney discography. Physical editions of McCartney III Imagined will include the exclusive bonus track “Long Tailed Winter Bird (Idris Elba Remix).”