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Paul McCartney To Release Pop Standards Album

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This is…um, different!

Paul McCartney has just finished recording an album that's devoted to covers of pop standards from the pre-rock years.

He worked with an orchestra to record nearly a dozen songs, including some with Diana Krall and her band.

Explaining the album, Paul says:

"It’s my dad’s style of music. I’ve wanted to do that kind of thing forever, since the Beatle days. But then Rod [Stewart] went mad on it. I thought, 'I have to wait so it doesn’t look like I’m trying to do a Rod.'

They’re just songs I admire, I’m trying to steer away from the obvious ones It’s get-home-from-work music. You put it on and get a glass of wine."

Paul also plans on going in the opposite direction and will begin work on another album that will feature "heavier rock." And he hopes to work with Dave Grohl on the new tracks. Paul says:

"It sounds quite wacky, but it keeps it fresh. I love that – you get a crazy idea and go with it. You never know – I may run into a garage to make this other album.

But it won't be in Dave's garage."

Wow, the man is in his late 60s and he still knows how to make great music and stay current. We applaud Paul and can't wait to hear his new albums!

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7 comments to “Paul McCartney To Release Pop Standards Album”

  1. 1

    Paul has loved pop standards his whole life but never recorded them because people like John Lennon always browbeat him about liking that kind of music. It wasn't rock and roll; it wasn't "cool." He'll be 70 next year so it's about time Paul does something he's always wanted to do and record some of his favorites.

    Also, Perez, if you read the Rolling Stone article from which you took these quotes, Paul says he liked Dave Grohl's latest record and its rough sound. But Paul NEVER says he'll be working WITH Grohl. He just says he was inspired by Grohl to think about recording a heavier rock album in a different way. You misread. They aren't working together on Paul's next album.

  2. 2

    Looking forward to it.

  3. 3

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  4. 4

    DIANNA KRALL… has allowed Sir Paul to record with her? Way to go Sir Paul

  5. 5

    He Knows he can do it after he sang the duet of The Very Thought Of You with Tony Bennett 5 years ago from the album Duets An American Classic which was released to celebrate Bennett's 80th Birthday the only song on that album not a duet Is I Left My Heart In San Franscisco all of songs that are consdered part of the great american song book come from stage and screen things like Some Enchanted Evening Our Love Is Here To Stay Baby Mine If I Loved You If Ever I Would Leave You You'll Never Walk Alone All The Way ect Paul has one of those voices that can sing anything

  6. 6

    Who combed his hair? Donald Trump?

  7. 7

    desperate, must be having late in life crisis