Paul McCartney: Inside the Songs

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Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics, including The Beatles’ classics All My Loving, Eleanor Rigby and Penny Lane.

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10. You Tell Me
327
Paul looks back in wonder in the song You Tell Me, a song about memory and experience from the 2007 album Memory Almost Full. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
Oct 25, 2021
9. Pretty Boys
247
Paul explores the inspiration behind Pretty Boys, a song from his most recent album McCartney III. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
Oct 25, 2021
8. Here Today
242
After the murder of John Lennon in 1980, Paul remembers the loss he felt and how he reconnected with his friend in the song Here Today. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
Oct 25, 2021
7. Too Many People
403
Paul recalls how his friendship with John Lennon turned fractious after The Beatles split. He addressed the issue on the song Too Many People, recorded for his 1971 album Ram. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
Oct 25, 2021
6. Junk
247
Paul discusses Junk, a song he originally wrote for The Beatles in 1968, but which was first released on his debut solo album McCartney in 1970. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
Oct 25, 2021
5. Penny Lane
242
The sights and sounds of Liverpool are evoked as Paul remembers the 1967 Beatles single Penny Lane. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
Oct 25, 2021
4. Got to Get You into My Life
365
Paul offers candid insight to the creation of Got to Get You into My Life, a track from The Beatles' 1966 album Revolver, which he describes as ‘my ode to pot'. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
Oct 25, 2021
3. Eleanor Rigby
362
Paul reveals the musical and lyrical inspirations behind his 1966 song Eleanor Rigby, a study of loneliness. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
Oct 25, 2021
2. Yesterday
484
Paul remembers how in 1965, at the age of 22, he wrote Yesterday - now regarded as one of the greatest songs of all time. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
Oct 25, 2021
1. All My Loving
550
Paul McCartney reveals how he wrote All My Loving, the song which helped take The Beatles from ’the next big thing’ to global superstars in 1963. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
Oct 25, 2021
Introducing Paul McCartney: Inside the Songs
185
Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics, including The Beatles’ classics All My Loving, Eleanor Rigby and Penny Lane. Reading extracts from his book The Lyrics.
Oct 18, 2021