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Paul McCartney - All By Myself (Eric Carmen AI Cover) Over the last few weeks a number of  Beatles & solo related videos have been uploaded to You Tube. Nothing new there I hear you say but these are uploads that have used AI technology to change musical history. Like a kid in a toy shop I've been ploughing through a number of uploads, enjoying and cringing at their various degrees of sucess and failiure. The first two AI videos I encountered made a big impression on me. Mainly because the changes to the songs were minimal but totally effective. They are Paul McCartney's 'New' and John's incredible Grow Old With Me which at this moment in time has had 84,000 views in 5 days, most probably  from me! They must be doing something right. Other highlights include the wonderful I Don't Know from Egypt Station, subtle changes but again totally effective. The highlights for me are Paul McCartney's Billy Joel AI versions She's Always a Woman To Me and My Life

CD Review - Return to Pepperland

  CD REVIEW:     The year 1987 has got to be one of the most important years in Beatles history. The Beatles catalogue and a number of their solo albums debuted on CD, we had the 20th anniversary of Sgt Pepper, George Harrison released his acclaimed solo album 'Cloud Nine' also appearing live at the annual Prince's Trust concert with Ringo Starr, who was busy learning his lines for the first 26 episodes of Thomas the Tank Engine, while Paul McCartney was recording rock 'n' roll classics, releasing All The Best and finished recording his ultimately shelved 1987 album 'Return to Pepperland' recorded with producer Phil Ramone. The release of Flaming Pie & the 2CD singles for Young Boy, The World Tonight & Beautiful Night enable Paul to release a number of  those tracks from the archive under his Oobu Joobu radio show banner. The opening song 'Lindiana' is a pleasant mid tempo ballad, 'Big Day' is an awful demo, the lyric consists of one