Paul McCartney - McCartney III (CD)

Paul McCartney - McCartney III (CD)
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New Stripped Back Self-Produced Solo Work in the Tradition of 1970's McCartney and 1980's McCartney II!

50 years following the release of his self-titled first solo album McCartney, featuring Paul McCartney playing every instrument and writing and recording every song, Macca delivers McCartney III. Paul hadn't planned to release an album in 2020, but in the isolation of "Rockdown," he soon found himself fleshing out some existing musical sketches and creating even more new ones. Before long an eclectic collection of spontaneous songs would become McCartney III: a stripped back, self-produced and, quite literally, solo work marking the opening of a new decade, in the tradition of 1970's McCartney and 1980's McCartney II.

Recorded earlier in 2020 in Sussex, McCartney III is mostly built from live takes of Paul on vocals and guitar or piano, overdubbing his bass playing, drumming, etc. atop that foundation. McCartney III spans a vast and intimate range of modes and moods, from soul searching to wistful, from playful to raucous and all points between – captured with some of the same gear from Paul's Rude Studio used as far back as 1971 Wings sessions. And Paul's array of vintage instruments he played on the new album have an even more storied history, including Bill Black of Elvis Presley's original trio's double bass alongside Paul's own iconic Hofner violin bass, and a mellotron from Abbey Road Studios used on Beatles recordings, to name but a few.  The process first sparked when Paul returned to an unreleased track from the early 90s, "When Winter Comes" (co-produced by George Martin). Paul crafted a new passage for the song, giving rise to album opener "Long Tailed Winter Bird" – while "When Winter Comes," featuring its new 2020 intro "Winter Bird," became the new album's grand finale. 

In keeping with McCartney and McCartney II's photography by Linda McCartney, the principal photos for III were shot by Paul's daughter Mary McCartney – with additional photography by Paul's nephew Sonny McCartney as well as photos Paul took on his phone (it's a family affair).  The cover art and typography is by celebrated American artist Ed Ruscha.

  1. Long Tailed Winter Bird
  2. Find My Way
  3. Pretty Boys
  4. Women And Wives
  5. Lavatory Lil
  6. Slidin'
  7. Deep Deep Feeling
  8. The Kiss Of Venus
  9. Seize The Day
  10. Deep Down
  11. Winter Bird / When Winter Comes

 

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