Esoteric Recordings releases a newly re-mastered 180 Gram gatefold vinyl LP edition of the album, “McGear” by MIKE McGEAR this Friday.
Originally released in 1974, “McGear” was the second solo album by Mike McGear (McCartney) and was a more “serious” record than his work with the Liverpool satirical trio Scaffold, or his work with Roger McGough on the “McGough & McGear” album. Here’s what to expect…
- A NEWLY RE-MASTERED 180 GRAM VINYL GATEFOLD LP REISSUE OF THIS CLASSIC ALBUM
- PRODUCED BY MIKE’S BROTHER – PAUL McCARTNEY
- FEATURING SONGS WRITTEN BY PAUL McCARTNEY & MIKE McGEAR McCARTNEY – FEATURING WINGS AND PADDY MOLONEY (THE CHIEFTAINS)
- RE-MASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES & CUT AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS WITH ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH A NEW POSTER
Recorded at Strawberry studios in Stockport, (the musical home of the band 10cc), the album was produced by PAUL McCARTNEY (who also played on the album and co-wrote most of the material with Mike) and featured LINDA McCARTNEY and members of WINGS, along with guests such as PADDY (“Pipes”) MOLONEY of The Chieftains. The album featured a selection of tremendous songs such as ‘Rainbow Lady’, ‘Simply Love You’, ‘Givin’ Grease a Ride’ and ‘The Man Who Found God on the Moon’. McGear also featured an inspired cover of the Roxy Music song ‘Sea Breezes’, the evocative ‘The Casket’ and the hit single ‘Leave It’. McGear was charming, eccentric and unique in equal measure and was one of the great unsung albums of its time.
Now acclaimed, but unavailable in any form for over twenty years, this long awaited vinyl reissue of “McGear” has been prepared with the full involvement of Mike (McGear) McCartney and has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and has been cut at the famous Abbey Road Studios. It includes a new poster and is a fine tribute to the eccentric genius of McGEAR.
1. SEA BREEZES
2. WHAT DO WE REALLY KNOW?
4. LEAVE IT
5. HAVE YOU GOT PROBLEMS
1. THE CASKET
2. RAINBOW LADY
3. SIMPLY LOVE YOU
4. GIVIN’ GREASE A RIDE
5. THE MAN WHO FOUND GOD ON THE MOON