Paul McCartney's second album, ‘Ram,’ marked its 50th anniversary yesterday. The legendary album was released on May 17th, 1971 and it got a limited-edition reissue as a limited-edition “half-speed” vinyl pressing last Friday.
‘Ram’ was the only album credited to both Paul and Linda McCartney. The album was mostly created at their farm in Scotland, along with several sessions in New York.
‘Rolling Stone’ called the album a "masterpiece" and "a grand psychedelic ramble full of divine melodies." The album featured Paul’s first post-Beatles number-one single "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey."
The sessions for the album also produced a “stand alone” single with the smash it "Another Day."
Paul McCartney talked about the ‘Ram’ album:
"It's very down home. All of this whole album was really a reaction against the corporate thing that The Beatles had been getting into towards the end. It was a complete sort of reaction against all of that. I didn't want somebody to be telling me where to go, telling me what to do. You know, I suddenly got to a point in my life where I thought, 'No, I'm gonna do all that.' And so it was great. It was really sort of return to basics for me and it was a very good thing for me personally to avoid going off my head I think, you know."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]