Liverpool Sound Collage
|Liverpool Sound Collage|
|Studio album by Paul McCartney|
|Released||21 August 2000|
|Recorded||1964, 1965, 1967, 1991 and 2000|
|Genre||Electronica, ambient, avant-garde, musique concrète, noise|
|Paul McCartney chronology|
|Encyclopedia of Popular Music|||
Liverpool Sound Collage is an ambient electronic album by Paul McCartney, which is also credited to the Beatles, Super Furry Animals and Youth. McCartney had previously released two projects with Youth under the moniker the Fireman. Because McCartney was so heavily involved in its creation, in addition to his production credit, Liverpool Sound Collage, which was released in 2000, is generally considered a part of his main discography and is filed under his name.
Asked by artist Peter Blake to create something musical and with a Liverpool spirit to it, in order to complement his concurrent artwork exhibition, McCartney ended up harking all the way back to session chatter by the Beatles (hence their "involvement") and using snippets of his 1991 classical piece Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio. He also can be heard walking the streets and asking various pedestrians to give their impressions of Liverpool and the Beatles. The album also incorporates chopped up beats and digital manipulation of assorted sound clips.
Liverpool Sound Collage was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.
In return for being permitted to remix some Beatles music for the album, McCartney was asked to perform on the Super Furry Animals' next album, Rings Around the World, on which he is credited as providing "celery and carrot" on "Receptacle for the Respectable".
- "Plastic Beetle" – 8:23
- "Peter Blake 2000" – 16:54
- Super Furry Animals, The Beatles
- "Real Gone Dub Made in Manifest in the Vortex of the Eternal Now" – 16:37
- "Made Up" – 12:58
- Paul McCartney, The Beatles
- "Free Now" – 3:29
- Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Super Furry Animals