October 26, 2006
"Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"
Bedazzled! has a video performance of the first half of Paul McCartney's 1971 single "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey." The video fades out just at the Admiral Halsey section ("Admiral Halsey notified me/He had to have a berth or he couldn't get to sea"), and that's unfortunate. But it's still a cool find. The "promotional video" was shown during a TV special from 1973 called James Paul McCartney. It's one of my favorite McCartney solo tunes. The production quality, sound effects, vocals, and arrangement made it the most Beatlesque thing McCartney had done as a solo artist up to that point. I'll bet Beatles fans back in '71 really loved it!