Thursday, 26 November 2015

"1" on it's way down the charts

Week 47 in the global albums chart.

Last week, the Beatles' new edition of "1" shifted 175.000 units around the world, which was enough to land them the top spot of the global albums chart. This week, week 48, they have only sold 77.000 more copies, and have fallen down the charts, currently residing at #10.

Meanwhile, new albums by teen idols Justin Bieber (the current #1) and One Direction (the current #2) have sold 863.000 and 764.000 units, respectively - far healthier first week sales than the Beatles. It will be interesting to see if TV advertisements (expected in December) and/or Christmas sales and/or the release of the vinyl edition will boost the performance of "1" on the chart.

In my own country of Norway, the "1" album has failed to show up on the albums chart at all. I believe this may have been because it was perhaps classified as a DVD with a bonus CD in this country, which disqualifies it from the albums chart. In the countries where it has entered the album charts, it has been counted as a CD with a bonus DVD.

Of course, the performance of the album may also have been affected by the fact that it's only four years since it was re-released in remastered form on CD, and now it's out again, remixed. The general public is not likely to understand the difference of remastering versus remixing.

Another factor is that the version most Beatle fans will need to get, is the "1+" edition, either on Blu-ray or DVD, because it's the most complete edition, with 23 more video clips than the regular edition. Reports from various countries suggest that the "1+" editions are still unavailable in many places, so a lot of fans may still be holding out, waiting for the edition they need to have in their collection.

The global album chart is compiled from sales figures as well as national charts from around the world.

Link: Global albums chart

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Tune In goes to Iceland

Who would have thought that the first foreign language "Tune In" would be published in, was Icelandic?
In Reykjavik for the launch of the first foreign language edition of "Tune In", Mark Lewisohn participated in this podcast. The intro is in Icelandic, but when Lewisohn enters, the rest is in English.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Source of the Nagra tapes

De Volkskrant Magazine
During the weekend, a story in Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant and elaborated upon in their Magazine edition has shed some light on the circulating Nagra tapes from the Beatles' recordings in January 1969.
As you know, nearly everything the Beatles did while filming the "Let It Be" film was recorded by two mono Nagra tape recorders, as the soundtrack to the film. The tapes captured every rehearsal, discussion between the Beatles etc for a whole month.
The website DutchNews summed up the articles in English:

Dutchmen fight for Beatles Let it Be tapes; claim wrongful arrest in 2003.

Two Dutch Beatles fans are involved in a legal wrangle over their claim to own 504 tapes made during a Beatles recording session in 1969, the Volkskrant reported at the weekend. The two men say the recordings were illegally taken from them by Dutch and British police 12 years ago and should be returned. They also want €700,000 in damages from the Dutch state in compensation for wrongful arrest. 

The tapes feature members of the Beatles composing and in conversation during the Get Back sessions, which became the basis for the film Let it Be. The recordings were made on Nagra tape recorders and are thought to be the basis for a large number of bootlegs. 

Stan Snelleman and Jos Remmerswaal say they bought the tapes from former Apple Records worker Nigel Oliver for the equivalent of €36,000 in 1992 after being outbid by Apple for other tapes at a memorabilia auction. Twelve years later they were caught in a police sting when Oliver got in touch again and claimed to have a serious buyer to take the tapes off their hands. In January 2003, Snelleman and Remmerswaal were arrested and charged with money laundering and fencing stolen property. The case against them was formally dropped in 2007. 

According to Rolling Stone magazine at the time, ‘the arrests in Holland and London climaxed a year-round intercontinental hunt for the tapes, which have been missing since the early 1970s.’ The two Dutchmen deny they were in possession of stolen property and describe the charges of money laundering and fencing as ‘extremely curious’. In addition, they want to know why Apple Records never reported the theft in the first place. ‘Apple wanted the tapes back and theft has nothing to do with it,’ Snelleman told the Volkskrant. ‘We are the victims in all this and we want the tapes back. They belong to us.’ Apple Records would not comment on the case, the Volkskrant said.

So it appears that Stan Snelleman actually got wind of these tapes at the 1992 "Rock & pop memorabilia" auction at Phillips in London. Snelleman and Remmerswaal were Beatles fans regularly organised Beatles days in Holland, where they were selling rare memorabilia and were franchisees of a series of record stores, as Silverlux Music. Unofficially, they also ran their own bootleg record label, Yellow Dog Records, which was in the business of distributing unknown Beatles material. The tapes they were interested in buying at this auction, was a set of tapes from the 1969 Get Back recording sessions. They were, however, outbid by a representative from Apple Records.

Busy making Nagra tapes: John and George.
After the auction, Snelleman was approached by a man who had been noticing what he had been bidding on. The man told him that he was in the possession of lots more of the same material, was Snelleman interested? Of course he was! It turned out that the tapes at the auction were mere copies of a fragment of what the unknown man had at home. The man lived in Slough, and his name was Nigel Oliver. As it turned out, he was a former Apple employee, office boy and tape library assistant at Apple studio. And the Nagra tapes were being kept at the studio. When the studio was shut down, Oliver asked if he could take the remaining Nagra tapes. No one objected to this, and he took them all back home with him.

Snelleman struck a deal with Oliver and bought all the tapes for about 80 thousand guilders (now 36 thousand euro), and loaded them into his Opel Omega. They drove to the ferry to Harwich Hook of Holland. Back in Holland, the contents of the tapes were transferred to digital, and divided into two file folders, the A-rolls and the B-rolls. Their bootleg company Yellow Dog was used to distribute discs of the material. In the early 2000s, Yellow Dog Records created Day by Day, a 38-part CD series comprising the Nagra tape recordings in their entirety.

Halfway through 2002, Nigel Oliver got in touch with them again. He said that he had found a new and serious buyer, who could pay 140 thousand euros or so for the original tapes. Since they now had all the tapes in digital form, Snelleman and Remmerswaal fell for it, and after negotiating the price up to 170 thousand euros, a new deal was struck in January 2003. Of course, this "new deal" was a set up, the participants were all arrested, and the tapes were seized. At the same time, Oliver was arrested in England. Later he was given a suspended sentence and put under psychiatric treatment, and the charges against Snelleman and Remmerswaal was eventually dropped in 2007.

Ten months after the seizure of the tapes, in late 2003, "Let It Be ... Naked" appeared as an official Apple release. Part of the package was a bonus single disc, "Fly on the wall", with all material taken from the seized Nagra tapes.

Compiled and edited by Kevin Howlett, this is the track list for that bonus single. All songs credited to Lennon–McCartney except where noted.

"Sun King" – 0:12–0:31
"Don't Let Me Down" – 0:32–1:05
"One After 909"– 1:30–1:38
"Because I Know You Love Me So" – 2:42–4:15
"Don't Pass Me By" (Richard Starkey) – 5:03–5:06
"Taking a Trip to Carolina" (Starkey) – 5:32–5:52
"John's Piano Piece" (Lennon) – 5:53–6:13
"Child of Nature" (Lennon) – 6:29–6:53
"Back in the U.S.S.R." – 6:54–7:06
"Every Little Thing" – 7:20–7:30
"Don't Let Me Down" – 7:31-7:51/8:00–8:31
"All Things Must Pass" (Harrison) – 9:00–9:38
"John's Jam" – 10:07–10:26
"She Came In Through the Bathroom Window" – 10:58–11:03
"Paul's Bass Jam" – 11:16–11:30
"Paul's Piano Piece" (McCartney) – 12:59–13:59
"Get Back" – 16:01–16:15
"Two of Us" – 17:03–17:24
"Maggie Mae" (Traditional, arranged by Lennon–McCartney–Harrison–Starkey) – 17:25–17:47
"Fancy My Chances with You" – 17:48–18:15
"Can You Dig It?" (Lennon–McCartney–Harrison–Starkey) – 18:39–19:10
"Get Back" – 19:35–20:08

A bit over twenty minutes then, is what Apple Records was willing to share from the "Get Back" sessions, which had already been distributed in full by the bootleggers. In comparison, Columbia Records recently released an 18 disc collection of Bob Dylan's recording sessions from 1965-66 in their ongoing official bootleg series.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Paul McCartney - Music video index

Still from Paul McCartney's music video to "Appreciate", his 184th, according to this index.
Mike Carrera has done it again, and sent me this index over Paul McCartney's music videos.
We did it with The Beatles and now is the turn to Paul as a solo artist.
The official 3 DVD box 'McCartney Years'  only gave us 45 videos at the time, but to date there are 189 official video clips, plus 17 additional where Paul participates, for a total of 206 videos! (and a few more that are not available yet)

Let’s be very careful because many fake/ false videos are in circulation, not only on youtube but also on many bootleg compilations over the past 20 years or more! And also many that were extracted directly from TV shows, TV Specials, Concerts, etc.

Let’s be clear:
‘James Paul McCartney’: performances from this TV show are NO actual videos (‘Live and let Die’, ‘Uncle Albert’, ‘My Love’, ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’, etc). Same with the TV Specials/DVDs: “Put it There”, “In The World Tonight”, etc, or the ‘Broad Street’ movie.
The  ‘album trailer’ for the LP ‘Band on The Run’ is also NOT an actual videoclip.

This is the list for all the known and also many unreleased and sometimes unknown by the fans, original videoclips. You won’t find any "video" here, extracted from the TV shows listed before. Any contribution/mistake report, etc are welcome!

Note: All the videos with this (*) mark, are available with his original slate or clocks. (sometimes more than one)

1-Maybe I’m Amazed #1 (1970)*
2-Maybe I’m Amazed #2 (1993)*
Version #1 and #2 are almost the same except for the aspect ratio plus the audio mix.

1993 version with audio from the new CD edition
3-Maybe I’m Amazed #3 (2001)*
A new version made to promote ‘Wingspan’.

4-Three Legs *
5-Heart of The Country  *

6-Mary Had a Little Lamb #1 (Farmyard with Live vocal) 
7-Mary Had a Little Lamb #2 (Psychedelic)
8-Mary Had a Little Lamb #3 (Psychedelic with live vocal/Flip Wilson show version)
9-Mary Had a Little Lamb #4 ((Animated) Partial available.

Do not confuse any of these versions with the one made for the TV show ‘James Paul McCartney’. Some seconds of a fifth version not available so far, are hidden inside the menus for the set 'McCartney Years'.

10-Hi Hi Hi  #1 *
11-Hi Hi Hi  #2
Version #1 and #2 are almost the same except for the aspect ratio, the size of the titles, plus both the intro and end is longer in Version #1.
12-Hi Hi Hi  #3 (2001) *
Shows a new edit using between Version #1 and the ‘Rockshow’ performance, along with some extra footage. The audio is also from ‘Rockshow’.

13-C Moon #1
14-C Moon #2
Version #1 and #2 are almost the same except for the aspect ratio, the size of the titles, plus both the intro and end is longer in Version #1.

My Love - two different ones.
15-My Love #1 (edit 1- live vocal version)
16-My Love #2 (edit 2 -live vocal version, alternate cameras) *unreleased
17-My Love #3 (edit 3- studio audio recording, alternate cameras) *unreleased
All four versions comes from the same performance with live audio (do not confuse it with the version for ‘James Paul McCartney’), but all are different camera edits. Version #1 is the common. #2 and #3 comes from private collection and were never broadcast.
18-My Love #4 (edit 1, variation B with studio audio recording)
Same as version # 1 but with different visual effects such as slow motion shots and zoom in Paul's face. The audio uses the studio version, not the live performance.

1993 version of Helen Wheels

19-Helen Wheels #1 (1973)
20-Helen Wheels #2 (1993) *
21-Helen Wheels #3 (SFX 1999 Version)*

1999 version of Helen Wheels.
Version #1 and #2 are almost the same except for the aspect ratio plus the audio mix. #3 adds special effects but is also the same video.

1999 version Band on the run.
22-Band on the Run  #1 (1973)
23-Band on The Run #2 (1999) *
24-Band on the Run #3 (2001 European Version) *
Three different videos. #3 shows some ‘Wings Over Europe’ concert footage of Paul with a moustache, from the final leg of the 1976 tour.

25-Jet #1 (1973) *
26-Jet #2 (1973)
# 1 is the short version and the # 2 the full. Definitely one of the rarest and least circulated videos of Paul, and also the least interesting, as only shows a picture of Paul and Linda with different animations and the lyrics of the song.
27-Jet #3 (1979) *
Taken from ‘Rockshow’, also released in 2001 to promote ‘Wingspan’.


29-Junior’s Farm  *
Originally distributed as a video in 1974, taken from the documentary "One Hand Clapping" (unpublished at the time and never officially released until 2010). Do not confuse with the presentation in the TV show "Top Of The Pops" which is included as a bonus on the official box 'McCartney Years'. That's not a music video.

30-Letting Go #1
31-Letting Go #2
Long and short version. Exclusive footage of Wings live during the mini UK tour in September 1975.

32-Venus and Mars/Rockshow #1
33-Venus and Mars/Rockshow #2
Long and short version. Exclusive footage of Wings live during the mini UK tour in September 1975.

34-Listen to What The Man Said (1979) *
Taken from ‘Rockshow’, also released in 2001 to promote ‘Wingspan’.

35-Silly Love Songs   *

36-Let’em In (1979)  *
Taken from ‘Rockshow’, also released in 2001 to promote ‘Wingspan’.

37-Maybe I’m Amazed (1977 Wings Over America)
Video created to promote the live album 'Wings Over America', using collage of photographs, completely different from previous versions.

38-Mull of Kintyre #1 * (Scottish Version)
39-Mull of Kintyre #2 * (Fog Version)
Two different videos, one shot in Scotland and the second on a film set in Elstree Studios in London. Incorrectly, a third version circulates, but is taken from the TV show "The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show" and is not a video clip.

40-With A little Luck  *

Slate for With A Little Luck
41-London Town #1  *
42-London Town #2  *

Slate for London Town.
43-The Oriental Nightfish

44-I’ve Had Enough #1
45-I’ve Had Enough #2  *
The intro for each version is different.

46-Rockestra Theme *

Keefco produced Getting Closer and the other Back To The Egg videos

47-Getting Closer #1   *
48-Getting Closer #2   *
Identical in the video, but with differences in audio mixing. #1 does not include the effects of ambient sound, like the sound of the truck at the beginning or end of it, which are present in #2; plus you can hear the cue signal to the sound track with four "beeps" that were eliminated in the second version.

49-Baby’s Request #1  *
50-Baby’s Request #2
The second version is a slight variation: the colour imaga is in sepia, cropped picture and an effect to make it look like an old movie.

51-Old Siam Sir *

52-Spin it On #1  *
53-Spin it On #2  *
Identical in the video department, but with differences in audio mixing. #2 does not include the effects of ambient sound, like the sound of the plane at the beginning. #1 presents the introduction of Denny Lane "This is It" incomplete, all we hear is "Is it" , #2 is complete and includes the initial guitar riff repeated twice as an echo, before hearing Denny’s voice.

54-Winter Rose/ Love Awake  *

55-Again Again and Again    *

56-Arrow Through Me   *

Goodnight Tonight - a jungle
57-Goodnight Tonight #1 (VERSION A)   *
58-Goodnight Tonight #2 (VERSION A, variation B)
59-Goodnight Tonight #3 (VERSION B, partially available)
60-Goodnight Tonight #4 (VERSION C)
61-Goodnight Tonight #5 (VERSION D) *
62-Goodnight Tonight #6 (VERSION D, variation B) *
Variants for this video can be a nightmare and has caused much confusion among fans and unofficial appearances on bootleg compilations, which always shows the wrong order; fortunately, we have some with original slates, where the type of version (Version A, Version D, for example) is shown.

VERSION  A is the rarest and uses two takes mixed simultaneously, in one of them the camera approaches Paul throughout the video, making faces and gestures not available in any of the other versions; also here are no scenes where McCartney plays the bongos, which does appear in versions B, C and D.

VERSION A VARIATION B  adds an effect to look like an old film and fuzzy but the video is the same. This is the only of the four that is in full colour, since the others available in its entirety, has an effect on startup of black and white when Linda appears with her fan.

VERSION B does not circulate in full today, and shows the group in their “street clothes” and informal, the hair is also normal.

VERSION C is a combination of A, B and adds exclusive footage not available anywhere else. And version D is a combination of A and C only.

VERSION D VARIATION B version differs only in aspect ratio, showing more approaches to faces.
To create more confusion, incorrectly a youtube video shows  a comparison of the "four" versions, which is  wrong and also are ordered wrongly. If you want to see it:

But we must correct the order: top left  is VERSION C, upper right is VERSION A, and the two lower left and right are VERSION D and VERSION D VARIATION B. Version B is not included but many fans of the guy who made it, thinks so.

63-Wonderful Christmastime

64-Coming Up #1 *
65-Coming Up #2 (variation B)*
66-Coming Up #3
Version #1 and #2 are almost the same except for the aspect ratio. #3 adds some different footage.

67-Waterfalls #1
68-Waterfalls #2
Unknown to most, there are two versions, almost identical (#2 starts a little earlier than #1, and the end is longer), but with different audio mix. #1 starts with the chirping of birds while the camera approach the window; and ends with the same ambient noise of nature while Paul turns off the light and closes the window.
In #2, to start the video the sound of birds is quite hidden by the sound of a sheep (bleating) and the barking of a dog; but the end is more dramatic: while Paul was about to close his window, again the bleating of sheep and the barking of the dog is clearer, Paul turns off the light, spend a few seconds and there is a noise as is he fell above a cabinet, things falling, broken glass, the dog barks louder, an owl hoots, birds chirping again and therefore the end extends longer. This is one of the most unknown official video versions of Paul.

69-Seaside Woman  #1 (1980)
70-Seaside Woman  #2 (1986) *
Version #2 was directed by Paul, and shows live action from Linda and the ‘Red Stripes’ mixed with the original animation.

The full version includes yawn by Paul in the very start
 71-Ebony and Ivory *
While running the clock before starting the video, Paul appears yawning during the filming of it, so collectors need to get the full video with the complete slate.

72-Ebony and Ivory (Solo)
* Weird that  this version was omitted from the recent ‘Archive Collection’ series.

73-Take it Away *

Tug of War
74-Tug of War #1 *
75-Tug of War #2 *
#1 is known by all. #2 was in the possession of private video collectors for many years and was unreleased until 2015 on the ‘Archive Collection’ series. It was certainly  one of the rarest unpublished videos, and shows images of Paul recording in the studio 'Keep Under Cover' and the unreleased 'It's Not On' (with audio of 'Tug of War') and talking to Japanese journalists, for example.

76-Here Today
This video also remains unpublished and was not included in the recent Deluxe 'Tug of War'. It is very similar to "Tug of War #2", but does not include Paul talking to journalists, but adds more scenes recording in the studio.
A second version, which is not available in full to date, shows a collage of photos of John and Paul taken by  Linda. Thirteen (13) seconds of this version can be seen on the official youtube channel of Paul, published in October 2015 with material left off from the 'Archive Collection' collection, from 1:02 until 1: 16:

Another version is also in circulation but it’s not official, although many do pass as such, it was created for a TV show, but not by MPL, therefore, is not on the list but here you can see it, remember, not an OFFICIAL VIDEO:

Say Say Say
McCartney started to make real interesting videos.
77-Say Say Say   *

78-Pipes of Peace  *

79-So Bad  *

No More Lonely Nights.

80-No More Lonely Nights   *
81-No More Lonely Nights (disco version) *

Rupert the bear decorates the slate for We All Stand Together.
82-We All Stand Together  *

83-Spies Like Us (UK Version) *
84-Spies Like Us (US Version) *
Although both versions includes slightly different scenes, the easiest way to identify  is in the final part: The US version includes the actresses Vanessa Angel and Donna Dixon doing backing vocals. They do not appear in the version for England.

The girls are only in the US version, due to the miming ban in UK.
Press, from the London Underground.
85-Press  *

Pretty Little Head
86-Pretty Little Head *
87-Stranglehold *
88-Only Love Remains *

89-Once Upon a Long Ago #1   *
90-Once Upon a Long Ago #2 (live Action Edit) *
The difference between the version known to all, #1, appears at 00:32 after the phrase "Making Up Moons In A Minor Key" and until second 00:39 where there is a completely different aerial shot; and from 00:40 until 1:04, the cartoon or animated sequence is not in this version, so Paul and his band gets more screen time. Once past this time, the rest is the same as Version #1.
Another variant is available: Once Upon a Long Ago # 3 (Live Action Edit-Clip) *, which is only a fragment of 1:29 seconds extracted from Version #2, to show differences versus #1, so it's not considered a different video clip.
Versions #2 and the clip #3 are the most difficult to get and are circulating only among collectors.

Once Upon A Long Ago.
91-Live and Let die (1987 All The Best -clip)
This version uses footage from the 1975 tour in the first part  and from the 1976 tour  after the explosions. Broadcast by VH1.

92-Band On The Run (1987 All The Best)
Extracted from 'Rockshow' to promote Paul’s hits collection. Broadcast by MTV.

My Brave Face
93-My Brave Face (UK Version) *
94-My Brave Face (Spanish Version) *
95-My Brave Face (French Version)
The difference between these versions are the subtitles in English, Spanish and French, the latter two being the most sought after by collectors. A fourth variant, subtitled in Italian was also produced, but is not circulating, only the initial slate.
96-My Brave Face (Japanese version/Making Of) *
Used mainly for the Japanese market to avoid the regular version showing a crazy Japanese fan, but this version was also broadcast in Europe and America.

This One, two completely different videos.
97-This One #1 *
98-This One #2 *
Two completely different videos. #1 was directed by Dean Chamberlain and is known as "Paul with hat"; #2  was directed by Tim Pope, known as the "Swan" Version.

99-Ou Est Le Soleil *

Video game look in this video.
100-Figure of Eight #1 (Short Version)
101-Figure of Eight #2 (Long Version) *
5 min and 10 seconds for #1 and 3 min 59 seconds for #2.
102-Figure of Eight #3 (UK live version)
To promote the live album 'Tripping the Live Fantastic', with completely different images to the two previous versions.

Figure of Eight, short version.
 103-Party Party

Put It There
104-Put it There #1 *
105-Put it There #2 (Variation B)
106-Put it There #3 (Paul Solo version) *
#1 mixes images of Paul with his acoustic guitar, and the story of fathers and sons. The photograph or image for the video is sepia colour. Variation B is identical in content to #1, but the colour is blue.
Version #3 shows only scenes of Paul and is the rarest.

107-We Got Married *
108-P.S. Love Me Do
109-Birthday #1  (Concert version)
110-Birthday #2  (Party version)  *

111-All my Trials #1 (Conceptual Version) *
112-All my Trials #2 (Paul version)
Paul and his band appear only in version # 2.

113-The Long and Winding Road (Tripping The Live Fantastic)
114-I Saw Her Standing There (Tripping The Live Fantastic)
115-Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Tripping The Live Fantastic) *
116-Band on the Run (Tripping The Live Fantastic)
117-Get Back (Tripping The Live Fantastic)
All videos to promote the live album 'Tripping The Live Fantastic' include very different scenes to the ones in Richard Lester's concert film 'Get Back', in many cases, completely different interpretations.

Save the Child from Liverpool Oratorio, versions 1 and 2.
118-Save the Child #1 (Liverpool Oratorio Version 1) *
119-Save the Child #2 (Liverpool Oratorio Version 2) *
Two of the most obscure videos on the film career of Paul, apparently, none were transmitted. The most interesting is #1, many scenes of Paul during rehearsals for the Oratorio, playing in Scotland with his sheepdog Arrow, a child pretending to be McCartney looking from the Liverpool Institute at the Cathedral. #2 is extracted directly from the  'Liverpool Oratorio' video for individual promotion. The two versions circulating among collectors with their respective slates.

Hope of Deliverance
120-Hope Of Deliverance #1 (1992) *
121-Hope Of Deliverance #2 (1993 version with stone) *
The main difference is the duration of the introduction. The version "with stone or grave" is the longest and is the least common.

The rare "Deliverance" video.
122-Deliverance  *

123-Big Boys Bickering
Another obscure video made exclusively for the MTV channel, which was the only US media that could present “offensive” language at that time; using footage from the TV show 'Up Close' with images of animals and people suffering extreme poverty.

Paul called on Industrial Light & Magic for flight scenes.
124-Off The Ground *

125-C’mon People #1 (Long Version)  *
126-C’mon People #2 (Short Version) 
The length of  #1 is 5:47, using the album version as audio; and 4 minutes is # 2, using the radio edit as audio but fixing some lines to match with the video.

Kevin Godley directed C'mon People.
127-Get out of My Way

128-Biker Like an Icon #1 (With Performance/ studio audio version)   *
129-Biker Like an Icon #2 (With Performance/ ‘Paul is Live’ audio version) *
130-Biker Like an Icon #3 (Without Performance/ No Paul version)
131-Biker Like an Icon #4 (Performance Only)
132-Biker Like an Icon #5 (3 screen split)
Another nightmare with different versions. #1 and #2 are identical in video, where the story of the girl who follows her motorcycle guy appears in the foreground, and Paul is shown (similar to version #4) on the right side of the screen, but one uses the studio version and the other, the ‘Paul is Live’ audio.
#3 is the most common and Paul does not appear at all. The audio is the studio version.
#4 is only Paul and his band playing the song live exclusively for this video.
In #5, the screen is divided into three parts: right and left images of Paul and his band (similar to Version # 4), and center, the story of the girl. The audio is the studio version.

Version 1 of Biker Like and Icon.

133-Young Boy #1  *
134-Young Boy #2  *
#1 contains images of Paul recording the song and # 2 is the "surf version".

135-The World Tonight #1  *
This differs from the next three by showing Paul walking the streets with his tape recorder on his shoulder, or sitting on a beach "the center of a circle" (to paraphrase the lyrics of the song). This version is presented incomplete in the film 'In The World Tonight', editing the start where in slow motion, you can see Paul turning his head and behind him, a shooting star (this scene appears in the middle of the actual video # 1 not at the beginning, as in the film). This version of 'In The World Tonight' is not a different video, just an edit to highlight this event caught on tape.
136-The World Tonight #2  *
137-The World Tonight #3  (alternate edit) *
Versions # 2 and # 3 are identifiable by the large yellow umbrella charging Paul, but hardly distinguishable. The different scenes are very fast and seems to be the same. In # 2 at the end Paul and Linda give a big kiss and walk away, leaving only their shadows. In # 3, the kiss is shown briefly and ends there, plus you can hear at the beginning of it, over the chords that open the song, Paul saying: "Yeah Man". #3 is the hardest to get.
138-The World Tonight #4
The final version is distinguished mainly to contain scenes of the film 'Father's Day' with the actors Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, along with scenes of Paul taken from versions #1, #2, #3 and adding new shots.

Censored and uncensored versions of Beautiful Night.
139-Beautiful Night #1 (Uncensored version) *
140-Beautiful Night #2 (Censored version)
The only difference between the two is the editing in the body shot of the girl who stars in the video. The uncensored version shows a little more "skin" when she takes off her clothes, the second removes this exposure of her body and was edited for broadcast on television channels like VH1.

141-Little Willow
142-Wide Prairie

143-The Light Comes from Within #1 (Censored version)  *
144-The Light Comes from Within #2 (Uncensored version)  *
To promote Linda posthumous album 'Wide Prairie', another animated video was made. As for the image, the two are identical, but in the audio from the censored version, there is a "whistle" or “cuckoo” effect when Linda says a “bad word” many times. This audio mix is unique and it’s not available on CD to date.

145-No Other Baby #1  *
146-No Other Baby #2 (concert version)  *
147-Brown Eyed-handsome man #1 *
148-Brown Eyed-handsome man #2 (concert version) *
Unknown to many, but we have second versions for "No Other Baby" and "Brown Eyed", taken from the charity concert for PETA in 1999, as directed by Joel Gallen.

149-From a lover to a Friend #1
150-From a lover to a Friend #2 (without cameras) *
151-From a lover to a Friend #3

In Version #1, the image was cropped up and down to make it widescreen. #2 named "Without Cameras" is full screen and image is untrimmed, showing details that are not seen in the first. And #3 is similar, but adds scenes unused in #1 and #2, and also adds footage from the Concert for New York in 2001. #2 and #3 circulates among collectors only.

Fake versions are in circulation. This for example:

taken from the Eurochannel TV special for 'Driving Rain', but it’s not different, it simply adds scenes of Paul with the interviewer at the beginning. And we have another, 100% FALSE  made by a fan and that has circulated many years in bootlegs collections, pretending to be real:

152-Freedom #1 *
153-Freedom #2 (revised version) *
154-Freedom #3 (football version)

Three versions of "Freedom".
#1 and #2 are the same, it seems that there is a slight edit in certain shots, but a comparative frame by frame indicates that is the same, but we have two different slates, the # 2 tells us that it is the "revised" version, so the difference is in the audio mix then?
#3 is the rarest and was created especially for ABC during Monday Night Football. Showing images of football players and fans, and scenes of Paul during the Concert for New York.

155-Lonely Road #1 *
156-Lonely Road #2 (studio version)
157-Your Loving Flame #1 *
158-Your Loving Flame #2 (studio version)
"Lonely Road # 2" and "Your Loving Flame # 2" are the rarest, and filmed the same day as "From a Lover to a Friend". Paul is shown in a recording studio, simulating taping these songs, plus scenes from the New York Concert.

159-Driving Rain (web video)
The video of this song was only available on a secret website by entering the DVD 'Back in the US'. The audio presents Paul’s demo for the song.

160-Fine Line #1 *
161-Fine Line #2 (animated) *

162-Jenny Wren #1  *
163-Jenny Wren #2
Version #1 is taken from the 'Chaos At Abbey Road' program recorded live and with an audience, #2 was filmed the same day, but there is no audience and it uses the album version. The video shots are similar, although the opening is the identification key.

164-Dance Tonight
165-Ever Present Past
166-Nod Your Head
168-Sing the Changes
169-Dance Till We’re high
170-(I Want to) Come Home
171-Blue Sway (2011)

172-My Valentine #1
173-My Valentine #2
174-My Valentine #3
175-My Valentine #4
176-My Valentine #5
177-My Valentine #6
Six different versions, all directed by Paul. One side only, front view only, Natalie Portman only, or Johnny Depp only, etc.

178-The Christmas Song
179-Band On The Run (2014 Version)
180-Call Me Back Again (2014)
181-Rudolph The Red Nosed-Reggae (2014)
183-Queenie Eye
185-Save Us #1
186-Save Us #2
187-Early Days
188-Hope For The Future
189-Say Say Say (2015 Remix)

Extra videos, with collaborations from Paul:
190-Moondreams -Denny Laine & Wings (1977) Filmed by Paul.
191-They Don’t Know -Tracey Ullman (1983) Paul makes a cameo.
192-One Love- Bob Marley (1984) Paul makes a cameo.
193-Let It Be- Ferry Aid (1987)
194-T-Shirt- The Crickets (1988) Paul produces it and also makes a cameo.
195-Veronica- Elvis Costello (1989) Paul does not appear but plays on the song.
196-Drive My Car -RADD #1 (1994)
197-Drive My Car -RADD #2 (1994)
Two slightly different versions. Julian Lennon and Ringo Starr, along with Paul (among many others) appear during this campaign to drive responsibly. Paul’s vocals were recorded exclusively for this version.

"Come Together" by The Smokin' Mojo Filters
198-Come Together -Smokin’ Mojo Filters #1 (1995) *
199-Come Together -Smokin’ Mojo Filters #2 (1995) 
There are two different versions of the video showing scenes of the sessions at Abbey Road.
200-Ballad Of The Skeletons- Allen Ginsberg (1996)  *
Although Paul does not appear in this video, he plays all the instruments that accompany the poet Ginsberg. This version is different from the one released on a single CD of the same name.
201-Appaloosa –Linda McCartney (1988)
Extracted from the promotional video for press (EPK) for the album 'Wide Prairie'. Never promoted as a video clip alone, worth to be included, and shows images of Paul and Linda with their horses.
202-Do They Know It’s Christmas -Band Aid 20 (2004) Paul appears playing Hofner bass on several occasions.
203-He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother- Justice Collective (2012) Paul can be seen singing a few lines.
204-Out of Sight – The Bloody Beetroots (2013)
A modern version for the Fireman song "Nothing Too Much Just Out Of Sight". Paul appears throughout the video along with the Bloody Beetroots.
205-Fourfive Seconds –Rihanna feat. Kanye West & McCartney (2015)
206-Food Revolution Day- Jamie Oliver (2015)
Another rare video with a big collaboration from Paul. This song is not available so far on CD, and Paul sings the chorus throughout the song.

More official videos, not available to date, or complete, or reported to exist:
-Mary Had a Little Lamb #5 (Circus Version) A few seconds are available.
-Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five (From ‘One Hand Clapping’ but eliminating the scenes of Paul with a cigar)
-Rockestra Theme Version #1 : differences from the circulating #2 are unknown.
-Here Today Version #2: collage of photos of John and Paul, taken by Linda . A few seconds are available.
-My Brave Face (Italian Version) Only the slate is available.

Note: Contrary to the myth that has circulated for years, no video of McCartney and Michael Jackson for the song 'The Man' circulates. The collage of home movie footage shot by Paul released this 2015 in the DVD of the 'Archive Deluxe Collection’ for “Pipes of Peace”  is NOT a video clip. If a video was filmed, is still in Paul’s vault.

New title from Misterclaudel.
 Glad to report that all the videos (minus 2, for some reason, the Version #2 for ‘Once Upon a Long Ago’ and Version #2 for ‘Jenny Wren” are not present), including the unreleased versions, are available for THE FIRST TIME EVER on a bootleg release. I’ve been collecting bootlegs since the VHS days and have all the DVDs compiling Paul’s videos, from labels like FAB and others and none of them have had even 50% of the videos including on the new 7 DVD box set “Complete Promo Clip- The Ultimate Collection” that Misterclaudel just released and that made me create this review list. Many videos from other bootleg compilations are taken directly from TV Channels like MTV, VH1, and on this new release, we have many (a few exceptions of course, not all the videos are available from master tapes) without any TV Logo, so, Macca fans will be thrilled. Also, in some cases, all the different slates before the clip starts are present here, plus the final credits for some videos, never shown on tv channels, all those little details that we collectors love! And for those saying Misterclaudel never releases unreleased materials on video, this release will shut down a few mouths.