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As pretty as anything he’s written in four decades: McCartney III reviewed

23 January 2021

9:00 AM

23 January 2021

9:00 AM

Grade: A-

The greatest songwriter of the 20th century, or just one of the top two or three? Who else would you have up there? Kern, Gershwin, Ray Charles, maybe. Dylan for the words along with the music. But not, I think, John Lennon. It’s McCartney’s melodic imagination that captivates and sometimes staggers — ‘Here, There and Everywhere’, ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’.

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