The Lyrics  1956 to the Present  Vol  Two Volume Set  Book

The Lyrics 1956 to the Present Vol Two Volume Set


  • Author : Paul McCartney
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN 10 : 9781324091134

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The Lyrics 1956 to the Present Vol Two Volume Set Excerpt :

A work of unparalleled candor and splendorous beauty, The Lyrics celebrates the creative life and the musical genius of Paul McCartney through 154 of his most meaningful songs. From his early Liverpool days, through the historic decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his long solo career, The Lyrics pairs the definitive texts of 154 Paul McCartney songs with first-person commentaries on his life and music. Spanning two alphabetically arranged volumes, these commentaries reveal how the songs came to be and the people who inspired them: his devoted parents, Mary and Jim; his songwriting partner, John Lennon; his “Golden Earth Girl,” Linda Eastman; his wife, Nancy McCartney; and even Queen Elizabeth, among many others. Here are the origins of “Let It Be,” “Lovely Rita,” “Yesterday,” and “Mull of Kintyre,” as well as McCartney’s literary influences, including Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and Alan Durband, his high-school English teacher. With images from McCartney’s personal archives—handwritten texts, paintings, and photographs, hundreds previously unseen—The Lyrics, spanning sixty-four years, becomes the definitive literary and visual record of one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

Hey Grandude  Book
Score: 3.5
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Hey Grandude


  • Author : Paul McCartney
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2019-09-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525648673

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Hey Grandude Excerpt :

This #1 New York Times bestselling picture book adventure from Paul McCartney is perfect for Father’s Day or any day when you’re looking to celebrate the fun that grandparents and grandkids can get up to! See the compass needle spin, let the magic fun begin! Meet Grandude--a super-cool grandfather who is an intrepid explorer with some amazing tricks up his sleeve. Grandude is a one-of-a-kind traveler! With his magic compass, he whisks his four grandkids off on whirlwind adventures, taking them all around the globe. Join them as they ride flying fish, dodge stampedes, and escape avalanches! Brought to life with gloriously colorful illustrations from talented artist Kathryn Durst, Hey Grandude is the perfect bedtime story for little explorers and an ideal gift for Father’s Day.

Paul McCartney Book
Score: 3.5
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Paul McCartney


  • Author : Peter Ames Carlin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-11-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 1416562230

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Paul McCartney Excerpt :

From the acclaimed biographer who brought you the rock biography of Bruce Springsteen comes the life of musician Paul McCartney—from his groundbreaking years with the Beatles to Wings to his work as a solo artist and activist. More than a rock star, more than a celebrity, Paul McCartney is a cultural touchstone who helped transform popular music as one half of the legendary Lennon-McCartney songwriting duo. In this definitive biography, Peter Ames Carlin examines McCartney’s entire life, casting new light not just on the Beatles era but also on his years with Wings and his thirty-year relationship with his first wife, Linda McCartney. He takes us on a journey through a tumultuous couple of decades in which Paul struck out on his own as a solo artist, reached the top of the charts with a new band, and once again drew hundreds of thousands of screaming fans to his concerts. Carlin presents McCartney as a musical visionary but also as a layered and conflicted figure as haunted by his own legacy—and particularly his relationship with John Lennon—as he was inspired by it. Built on years of research and fresh, revealing interviews with friends, bandmates, and collaborators spanning McCartney’s entire life, Carlin’s lively biography captures the many faces of the living legend.

Grandude s Green Submarine Book

Grandude s Green Submarine


  • Author : Paul McCartney
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2021-10-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593372432

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Grandude s Green Submarine Excerpt :

Celebrate the fun that grandparents and grandkids can get up to in this action-packed undersea adventure—a companion picture book to Paul McCartney’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hey Grandude. Grandude’s inventions are the stuff of legend, and his new green submarine doesn’t disappoint. In fact, it flies as well as submerges! Grandude whisks the grandkids off on another adventure, but he and the Chillers soon find themselves in a pickle. Suddenly, it’s Nandude to the rescue! Nandude is an explorer as courageous as Grandude, with an amazing accordion-ship to boot! Between Grandude’s magic compass and Nandude’s magical music, everyone arrives home safely. But not before enjoying a parade, dancing rainforest animals, and a narrow escape from a grabby octopus. This tale is perfect for little explorers and Paul McCartney fans alike! Artist Kathryn Durst returns with glorious, humor-filled illustrations that are as beautiful as ever.

Paul McCartney  The Stories Behind 50 Classic Songs  1970 2020 Book

Paul McCartney The Stories Behind 50 Classic Songs 1970 2020


  • Author : Mike Evans
  • Publisher : Welbeck Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2021-09-02
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787399624

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Paul McCartney The Stories Behind 50 Classic Songs 1970 2020 Excerpt :

Paul McCartney's songwriting output as a member of the Beatles, mainly with his co-writer John Lennon, has been exhaustively documented over the years. Now, taking 50 key songs from his five-decade career since the break-up of the Fab Four, Paul McCartney: The Stories Behind 50 Classic Songs takes an in-depth look at the post-Sixties work of one of popular music's most versatile and prolific composers and performers. Paul McCartney has been a genuine pop idol, a cutting-edge experimenter, and in later years recognized as an international musical treasure. The 50 selections from his vast songwriting catalogue highlighted in Paul McCartney: The Stories Behind 50 Classic Songs mark half a century of musical creativity by a true icon of popular music. Each song includes full session details, personnel lists and chart data and is described in detail, from original inspiration to the final release. Quotes from session musicians and studio personnel – and star guests such as Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello and Kanye West – bring the making of every song to life, alongside a wealth of related photographs in and out of the studio.

Paul McCartney Book

Paul McCartney


  • Author : Tony Barrow
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 147
  • ISBN 10 : 9780634069192

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Paul McCartney Excerpt :

In this book, Paul McCartney - the most prolific member of the Beatles, founder of Wings and enduring solo artist - speaks in his own words of his private life, his life as a singer, musician, composer, and businessman, of how the greatest band in the world came to be, and how and why they broke up. Paul McCartney Now and Then is the inside story from the man himself. Includes commentary from Sir George Martin, Steve Miller, Pete Best, Brian Wilson, Peter Asher, and others. Complemented throughout by rare, many previously unseen photos shot over a career spanning more than four decades. Robin Bextor is a well-known documentary film maker and writer who has formed a close relationship with Paul McCartney over the years. Tony Barrow, who coined the phrase "Fab Four," was head of the Beatles' Press Office from 1962-1968.

The Words and Music of Paul McCartney Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Words and Music of Paul McCartney


  • Author : Vincent Perez Benitez
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313349690

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The Words and Music of Paul McCartney Excerpt :

"The Words and Music of Paul McCartney: The Solo Years" examines the large and varied oeuvre of this deeply personal artist, showing how McCartney's stint as a Beatle continues to inform his solo music, as well as how he has transcended his days as a member of the Fab Four. After a biographical introduction, chronologically arranged chapters explore McCartney's music in the immediate aftermath of the breakup of the Beatles, his work with Wings during the 1970s, his collaborations with other artists during the 1980s, and his compositions of the 1990s, including his first forays into classical music. The examination also covers McCartney's critically acclaimed work in the first decade of the 21st century, including "Memory Almost Full" and "Ecce Cor Meum," a composition written in the style of sacred English choral music. Throughout, the book supplies analytical insights and historical background to a repertoire that, surprisingly, has not previously been covered in detail.

Paul McCartney Book

Paul McCartney


  • Author : Mike Evans
  • Publisher : Welbeck Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781802791563

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Paul McCartney Excerpt :

Paul McCartney's songwriting output as a member of the Beatles, mainly with co-writer John Lennon, has been exhaustively documented over the years. Now, taking 50 key songs from his six-decade career since the break-up of the Fab Four, Paul McCartney: The Stories Behind the Songs takes an in-depth look at the solo work of one of popular music's most versatile and prolific composers and performers. Paul McCartney has been a genuine pop idol, a cutting-edge experimenter, and in later years recognized as an international musical treasure. The 50 selections from his vast songwriting catalogue highlighted in this book mark more than half a century of musical creativity by a true icon of popular music.

The Paul McCartney Catalog Book

The Paul McCartney Catalog


  • Author : Ted Montgomery
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2020-01-27
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476676449

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The Paul McCartney Catalog Excerpt :

This complete discography of Paul McCartney's solo and other post-Beatles work examines his entire catalog. It covers his studio and live albums and compilations, including the trance, electronic, classical and cover albums and selected bootleg recordings; all of the singles; videos and DVDs; and the 15 radio shows he made as Oobu Joobu. Each song is reviewed in depth, providing a wealth of information for both dedicated McCartney fans and those just discovering his music.

The Unknown Paul McCartney Book

The Unknown Paul McCartney


  • Author : Ian Peel
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781162750

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The Unknown Paul McCartney Excerpt :

Internationally acclaimed, knighted and immortalised in music's pantheon, Paul McCartney nevertheless remains one of the least fully appreciated of modern icons. Throughout his career, McCartney has initiated and participated in projects that have taken him very far away from the kind of music associated with his career in The Beatles, in Wings, and as a solo artist. From as far back as the 1960s there have been experimental solo projects, both under his own name and incognito. These include the legendary 'Carnival of Light' sixties freak-out, the Percy Thrillington diversion in the 70s, techno, ambient and chill-out releases as The Fireman, pure noise performance art as well as less-publicised activity, much of which Ian Peel now reveals in depth in print for the first time. What emerges is a unique, critical insight into an apparently over-familiar public figure - Paul McCartney, avant-garde musician. Undertaking extensive research for this book, Ian Peel interviewed many of McCartney's intimate musical associates from this less-familiar side of his career, including: Super Furry Animals - on their carrot chewing percussion and electronic sound collage collaborations. Youth - the three-times BRIT-nominated producer speaks in depth for the first time ever on his two albums of techno ambient and chill-out recorded with McCartney as The Fireman. Nitin Sawhney - on McCartney's first tentative steps into drum & bass, holed up in Sawhney's London bedsit. Richard Hewson - breaks a 20-year silence on the Thrillington project and pseudonym. David Vaughan - the renowned psychedelic artist and organiser of 60s 'happenings' airs his strong views on Carnival of Light, The Beatles' most legendary unreleased track. Other interviewees include Yoko Ono, bassist Herbie Flowers, Gong's Daevid Allen, Frank Zappa's guitarist Mike Keneally, JJ Jeczalik (Art of Noise) and members of Wings.

Paul McCartney Book
Score: 3.5
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Paul McCartney


  • Author : Philip Norman
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 868
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316327992

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Paul McCartney Excerpt :

The definitive Paul McCartney biography, written with his approval by bestselling biographer Philip Norman. Since the age of twenty-one, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock-n-roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now, Paul's story is told by rock music's foremost biographer, with McCartney's consent and access to family members and close friends who have never spoken on the record before. Paul McCartney reveals the complex character behind the favßade and sheds new light on his childhood -- blighted by his mother's death but redeemed by the father who introduced him to music. This is the first definitive account of Paul's often troubled partnership with John Lennon, his personal trauma after the Beatles' breakup, and his subsequent struggle to get back to the top with Wings -- which nearly got him murdered in Africa and brought him nine days in a Tokyo jail. Readers will learn about his marriage to Linda, including their much-criticized musical collaboration, and a moving account of her death. Packed with new information and critical insights, Paul McCartney will be the definitive biography of a musical legend.

Paul McCartney and His Creative Practice Book

Paul McCartney and His Creative Practice


  • Author : Phillip McIntyre
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-10
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030791001

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Paul McCartney and His Creative Practice Excerpt :

This book provides fresh insight into the creative practice developed by Paul McCartney over his extended career as a songwriter, record producer and performing musician. It frames its examination of McCartney’s work through the lens of the systems model of creativity developed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and combines this with the research work of Pierre Bourdieu. This systems approach is built around the basic structures of idiosyncratic agents, like McCartney himself, and the choices he has made as a creative individual. It also locates his work within social fields and cultural domains, all crucial aspects of the creative system that McCartney continues to be immersed in. Using this tripartite system, the book includes analysis of McCartney’s creative collaborations with musicians, producers, artists and filmmakers and provides a critical analysis of the Romantic myth which forms a central tenet of popular music. This engaging work will have interdisciplinary appeal to students and scholars of the psychology of creativity, popular music, sociology and cultural studies.

Paul McCartney A Short Unauthorized Biography Book

Paul McCartney A Short Unauthorized Biography


  • Author : Fame Life Bios
  • Publisher : Fame Life Bios
  • Release Date : 2022-02-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN 10 : 9781634976145

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Paul McCartney: A Short Unauthorized Biography is a short unauthorized biography produced from electronic resources researched that includes significant events and career milestones. Ideal for fans of Paul McCartney and general readers looking for a quick insight about one of today's most intriguing celebrities. This must-read short unauthorized biography chronicles: Who is Paul McCartney Things People Have Said about Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney is BornGrowing Up with Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney Personal RelationshipsThe Rise of Paul McCartneySignificant Career MilestonesPaul McCartney Friends and FoesFun Facts About Paul McCartneyHow The World Sees Paul McCartney Paul McCartney A Short Unauthorized Biography is one of the latest short unauthorized biographies from Fame Life Bios. Check it out now!

How to Analyze the Music of Paul McCartney Book

How to Analyze the Music of Paul McCartney


  • Author : Miles Raymer
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 161613531X

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How to Analyze the Music of Paul McCartney Excerpt :

This title explores the creative works of famous musician Paul McCartney. Music analyzed includes Beatles' music, 1970s-era music, 1908s- and 1990s-era music, and Electric Arguments (2008). Clear, comprehensive text gives background biographical information of McCartney. “You Critique It” feature invites readers to analyze other creative works on their own. A table of contents, timeline, list of works, resources, source notes, glossary, and an index are also included. Essential Critiques is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Man on the Run Book
Score: 4
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Man on the Run


  • Author : Tom Doyle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2014-06-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804179157

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Man on the Run Excerpt :

An illuminating look at the most tumultuous decade in the life of a rock icon—the only McCartney biography in decades based on firsthand interviews with the ex-Beatle himself. As the 1970s began, the Beatles ended, leaving Paul McCartney to face the new decade with only his wife Linda by his side. Holed up at his farmhouse in Scotland, he sank into a deep depression. To outsiders, McCartney seemed like a man adrift—intimidated by his own fame, paralyzed by the choices that lay before him, cut loose from his musical moorings. But what appeared to be the sad finale of a glorious career was just the start of a remarkable second act. The product of a long series of one-on-one interviews between McCartney and Scottish rock journalist Tom Doyle, Man on the Run chronicles Paul McCartney’s decadelong effort to escape the shadow of his past, outrace his critics, and defy the expectations of his fans. From the bitter and painful breakup of the Beatles to the sobering wake-up call of John Lennon’s murder, this is a deeply revealing look at a sometimes frightening, often exhilarating period in the life of the world’s most famous rock star. Sensing that he had nowhere to go but up, Paul McCartney started over from scratch. With emotional—and musical—backing from Linda, he released eccentric solo albums and embarked on a nomadic hippie lifestyle. He formed a new band, Wings, which first took flight on a ramshackle tour of British university towns and eventually returned Paul to the summit of arena rock superstardom. In Man on the Run, Doyle follows McCartney inside the recording sessions for Wings’ classic album Band on the Run—and provides context for some of the baffling misfires in his discography. Doyle tracks the dizzying highs and exasperating lows of a life lived in the public spotlight: the richly excessive world tours, the Japanese drug bust that nearly ended McCartney’s career, his bitter public feuds with his erstwhile Beatle bandmates, and the afte