Weekly Vinyl – McCartney in the USSR

15 Nov

SONY DSC
CHOBA B CCCP
Paul McCartney
(1988)
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I have a many copies of this album. It was released exlusively in the USSR in the twilight of that bastard regime, and initially some collectors paid a kings ransom for what they thought was a rarety.
The citizens of the USSR heard about this and when they were able to get an exit visa they would leave for North America with a few of these records, purchased for a measly 4 roubles, hoping to make a killing in the West. Unable to sell these albums because no one wanted them after the initial curiosity faded, some of my Ukrainian friends left the albums with me. I haven’t been able to get rid of this lo many years have passed.
The album itself is fairly forgettable. Sir Paul is having some fun belting out some blues standards and some oldies … but the album itself is quite unremarkable.

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