Paul and Mike McCartney

Chaos and Creation with paul mccartney

Paul and Mike McCartney
Paul and Mike McCartney

On A Certain Softness, from the album Chaos and Creation in the Backyard of 2005, you can hear how much Paul has evolved since the Beatles. Compare this love song with She Loves You. It is much more delicate, painting the more subtle feelings of a love affair. In this song a powerful musical element is used: the perfect detail. After 1:21 minutes you hear a piano line, simple, not difficult to play, but perfect. The song is not the same without it.

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

The Beatles have used the perfect detail too, but never as beautiful as in this song. In Good Morning Good Morning from Sgt. Pepper for example, you have the electric guitar after 1:16 minutes. In Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da from The White Album you have a funny piano part, two short lines, towards the end, after 2:32 minutes. When the Analogues performed this song, as part of the integral performance of The White Album, they accentuated this perfect detail by a musician who came on stage, especially for these two piano lines.

The perfect detail, one of the musical elements used by Paul and the Beatles which make their music so interesting. A more detailed analysis of the musical elements of Beatles music can be found in The Beatles Era, A Quest for the Secret of the Beatles, by Peter Eijgenhuijsen, especially in the chapter The Secret of Their Music.

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