Thursday, November 11, 2021

Hardly surprising …

… The nearest thing to Paul McCartney’s autobiography: his guide to the Beatles’ songbook. (Hat tip, Dave.)

The Lyrics, presented in two huge volumes in a slipcase, is at once engrossing and frustrating. It is the closest McCartney is likely to come to an autobiography: 154 song lyrics, ranging from a scrap from a fourteen-year-old hand in 1956 to songs from McCartney III at the end of last year. His comments on each song and the circumstances of its composition are drawn from edited interviews with Paul Muldoon that point towards his muses (his parents; Lennon; Linda.

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