THE BEATLES TOP 60 SOLO SONGS: #21:”UNCLE ALBERT/ ADMIRAL HALSEY”- PAUL MCCARTNEY

Paul & Linda McCartney - Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey (1971, Vinyl) |  Discogs

The Beatles Top 60 Solo Songs:#21: “Uncle Albert/ Admiral Halsey”- Paul McCartney. Paul McCartney’s first post- Beatles #1 hit- in the fall of 1971- from his fine Ram album. This song is put together of several song fragments put together- like Paul did late in his Beatles days with the medley on Abbey Road- and later on Band On The Run. The Uncle Albert part of the song is based on his -Uncle Albert. Admiral Halsey – was Fleet Admiral from World War II William “Bull” Halsey. McCartney would describe the “Uncle Albert” section which opens the song as an apology from his generation to the older generation. The song is very playful and fun- but there are those who criticize it because of that. I have always liked the song a lot. This song would have fit into the late Beatles catalog. McCartney won a Grammy for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists.

7 responses to “THE BEATLES TOP 60 SOLO SONGS: #21:”UNCLE ALBERT/ ADMIRAL HALSEY”- PAUL MCCARTNEY

  1. This to me…although it’s pop shows his experimental side. How he pulled this off is something. Not a song you would play on acoustic on your back porch….I’ve always liked it.

  2. It’s kind of a cool tune with all the different parts. I think your comparison with Abbey Road is not too far fetched. The footage of Paul, Linda and the babies is also lovely. He really looks like an all-around happy man!

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