Author : Paul McCartney
Genre : Music
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
ISBN : 9781324091134
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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.

Author : Peter Ames Carlin
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 1416562230
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File Download : 384 page

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.

Author : Paul McCartney
Genre : Music
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN : 9781495098307
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File Download : 192 page

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). This fourth compilation album from Sir Paul features nearly 40 songs from throughout the icon's unrivaled career, and our matching songbook features all in arrangements for piano, voice and guitar. Songs include: Another Day * Band on the Run * Dance Tonight * Ebony and Ivory * Goodnight Tonight * Jet * Let 'Em In * Let Me Roll It * Listen to What the Man Said * Live and Let Die * Maybe I'm Amazed * My Love * No More Lonely Nights * Say Say Say * Silly Love Songs * Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey * With a Little Luck * and many more.

Author : Mike Evans
Genre : Music
Publisher : Welbeck Publishing Group
ISBN : 9781787399624
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File Download : 192 page

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.

Author : Paul McCartney
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Penguin UK
ISBN : 9780241375686
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File Download : 32 page

From the legendary Paul McCartney - an action-packed picture-book adventure celebrating the fun grandparents and grandchildren can have when their imaginations run wild. See the compass needle spin - let the magic fun begin! Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer - a Mary Poppins for the modern day! 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 in the Wild West, and escape snowy avalanches! Brought to life in a riot of colour by talented children's illustrator Kathryn Durst, it's the perfect story for little explorers.

Author : Paul McCartney
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN : 9780593372432
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"Companion to ... Hey Grandude!"--Jacket.

Author : Tom Doyle
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher :
ISBN : 9780804179140
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File Download : 305 page

Based on exclusive first-hand interviews, a chronicle of Paul McCartney's struggles in the first decade after the Beatles' breakup discusses his reclusive life, substance abuses, arrests, and efforts to launch his band Wings.

Author : Tony Barrow
Genre : Music
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN : 9780634069192
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File Download : 144 page

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.

Author : Vincent Perez Benitez
Genre : Music
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
ISBN : 9780313349690
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File Download : 208 page

"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.

Author : Mike Evans
Genre : Music
Publisher : Welbeck Publishing Group
ISBN : 9781802791563
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File Download : 192 page

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.