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The Fireman collaboration began in 1993, just at the height of the boom in downtempo house, when a mostly featureless red LP named Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest appeared on the shelves of record stores. A bout of rumor-mongering reminiscent of the 1977 Beatles-are-Klaatu scam quickly gave way to the fact that McCartney had indeed been a part of the project. The album was licensed to America (through Capitol) as well, though it received little press. Though the album smacked of a one-off, the Fireman returned in 1998 with a second album, Rushes. ~ John Bush, Rovi