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Chaos and Creation in the Backyard by Paul McCartney []



Upon George Martin’s suggestion, Sir Paul teamed up with producer Nigel Godrich (see his work with Beck & Radiohead) for this incredible 2005 studio album. Chaos and Creation… served as a return to form for McCartney. The album begins with “Fine Line”, a straight ahead piano driven, maraca laden rock number. He later weaves into “Jenny Wren” which recalls certain arrangement elements from the White Album’s “Black Bird”. Then, the word “peradventure” is plucked from his Charles Dickens readings on the airy “English Tea”. Essentially, what we are presented with is classic McCartney accompanied by interesting loops courtesy of the brain of Nigel Godrich: a recording both modern and vintage.