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Welcome to Take It Away: The Complete Paul McCartney Archive Podcast. Ryan Brady and Chris Mercer walk through every single Paul McCartney solo release from 1970 to present day. If you’re interested in The Beatles, Wings, or Paul McCartney the solo artist, you’ve come to the right place.
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Take It Away: The Complete Paul McCartney Archive Podcast Ryan Brady and Chris Mercer

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Welcome to Take It Away: The Complete Paul McCartney Archive Podcast. Ryan Brady and Chris Mercer walk through every single Paul McCartney solo release from 1970 to present day. If you’re interested in The Beatles, Wings, or Paul McCartney the solo artist, you’ve come to the right place.
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    McCartney III

    McCartney III

    Chris and Paul take to the mic to tackle the latest McCartney release - the conclusion to a trilogy 50 years in the making. With McCartney III, Paul finds himself once again crafting a homespun record born of sudden time on his hands, this time the result of a global pandemic and a pause in the music business (rather than the band shake-ups that spurred McCartneys I and II). Of course, no pandemic could put a pause on the business of Paul McCartney...and Macca's creative engine is still firing on all cylinders. From up-front rockers like “Lavatory Lil” and “Slidin'” to the jammy, effortless atmosphere of “Deep Deep Feeling” and “Long Tailed Winter Bird,“ there's lots to discuss. Take It Away co-founder Chris Mercer is joined by fellow music podcaster Paul Kaminski (The Third Men, Now Hear This, Yesterday & Today) to weigh in on this complex, exciting new record - and to thank the incredible TIA listeners for all the love and support these past few months. This episode (and all episodes) of the show is dedicated to the music and memory of Ryan Brady. So welcome back to the fold, friends - you can see our podcast through windows in our hair.Email us: takeitawaypodcast@gmail.com
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    • 2 hr 14 min
    For Ryan (pt2)

    For Ryan (pt2)

    Side B: The Take It Away and Now Hear This Podcasts have joined forces to pay tribute to friend and podcasting pioneer Ryan Brady. Hosts Chris and Paul are joined by guests, family and listeners to share the special music and memories given to them - and to all of us - by Ryan over the years in this two-part retrospective. We'll touch on the many facets of a life lived in joy and melody, and spotlight our favorite music made by, and enjoyed, by Ryan Brady. Our thanks go out to all those helping to keep Ryan's memory alive, and to everyone whose support made Take It Away and Now Hear This possible. So sit back, sing along and don't forget to enjoy every sandwich.
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    • 1 hr 54 min
    For Ryan (pt1)

    For Ryan (pt1)

    Side A: The Take It Away and Now Hear This Podcasts have joined forces to pay tribute to friend and podcasting pioneer Ryan Brady. Hosts Chris and Paul are joined by guests, family and listeners to share the special music and memories given to them - and to all of us - by Ryan over the years in this two-part retrospective. We'll touch on the many facets of a life lived in joy and melody, and spotlight our favorite music made by, and enjoyed, by Ryan Brady. Our thanks go out to all those helping to keep Ryan's memory alive, and to everyone whose support made Take It Away and Now Hear This possible. So sit back, sing along and don't forget to enjoy every sandwich.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Cold Cuts - A Now Hear This Crossover

    Cold Cuts - A Now Hear This Crossover

    Crossover episode! Emotional moment, we enter the cage. Cage match that is ... Chris, Ryan, and Paul throw down on the most famous unreleased Paul McCartney project to date: Cold Cuts (or Hot Hitz, and Kold Kutz, for those keeping score). We talk about this long lost, ultimately found, and yet sort of released, yet still unofficially unreleased clutch of rare gems in the McCartney cannon. Will there be debates? Heated. Will there be laughs? Myriad. Did daddy love a dancer? Yes, though she never gave an answer. Mama's little boys and girls, grab your best friends, and hey diddle, head down to the Robber's Ball for one hell of a carnival night out. If there are no tragedies, same time next year?
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    'Egypt Station' Singles "Home Tonight," "In a Hurry," and the 'It's a Wonderful Life' Musical

    'Egypt Station' Singles "Home Tonight," "In a Hurry," and the 'It's a Wonderful Life' Musical

    We're back for another surprise episode of Season 4 because Paul released two new Egypt Station singles: "Home Tonight" and "In a Hurry." Also, we touch on Paul's upcoming It's a Wonderful Life musical. We recorded this before the world shut down, but we thought now is the perfect time for a little laughter. Join us for this fun episode.
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    • 39 min
    Now Hear This

    Now Hear This

    Good news everyone! Paul Kaminski and Ryan's episode on Bruce McMouse earlier this year has morphed into its own podcast called Now Here This. In each episode, Paul and Ryan trade their favorite records and talk about one album per podcast for about an hour. In every episode, imagine one guy is the "expert" and the other guy is the rookie. They swap roles throughout the season. They walk through the history of the albums, run through the track lists, and attempt to turn each other - and YOU, the listener - on to new music. 
    Enjoy this promo episode where Paul, James, and Wayne Kaminski (you may know them from The Third Men Podcast or the Yesterday & Today Beatles Podcast) talk with Ryan about Now Hear This.
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
174 Ratings

174 Ratings

Movie degree ,

Paul Professors

These guys are terrific!! Well thought out reviews. I like the insight they bring. I absolutely enjoy listening to them talk about Paul, and I’ve learned so much!! Thank you both!!

Come back soon!!!!!
Just listened to the two part Ryan tribute. You all have been missed. Glad to hear you will be back.

Marthy Krautman ,

Thank You

Was checking in for updates on a McCartney 3 episode and instead encountered this awful news. Despite the deceptive intimacy of the podcast format, I of course did not know Ryan, but there was always a palpable goodness that shone through his spirit—reminiscent of the kind that makes McCartney’s music so special, especially as the soundtrack to these often bleak and cynical times. RIP Ryan, my condolences to Chris and loved ones, and thanks for contributing a little light into this listener’s life.

Toshibandana ,

Thank you

A perfect music podcast! Listening to this has been very helpful this past week. I wish I had discovered this earlier. Thank you Ryan and Chris for this incredibly fun and comprehensive document. Thank you to Ryan for your musical output and influence that will always be remembered

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