Paul McCartney Interview

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Sunday, October 02, 2011

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney sits down with Spinning On Air's David Garland for a lively conversation about Sir Paul's music-making, his thoughts on collaboration, his musical background, and his latest orchestral project, the ballet "Ocean's Kingdom." Included are a couple McCartney-penned Beatles classics, and an excerpt from the new ballet. Also, with Martin Scorsese's documentary about another of the Beatles, "George Harrison: Living In The Material World" shown on HBO this week, (October 5 & 6), we hear a few Harrison classics.

Comments [4]


I disagree with the previous comment. McCartney did lose his inspiration but very gradually. "Ram" is a great album. "Back to the egg" is full of great ideas. There aren't many musicians who managed to keep such a great level of inspiration for so long.

Oct. 09 2011 08:23 AM
james D'Addio

Funny I was watching Marty's film about George today and realized there was competition among the Beatles especially the very exceptional George's talent. It seems the pure genius for Paul was only during the Beatles or with John or George he needs collaboration. The traveling Willbury’s were over the top with talent and grew.. Haven’t really heard Paul do anything of late he is a great ballet singer not a rocker like he tries to be. Very sad for me to hear and watch him seems lost after all the amazing songs he has written. Lost with out John let's face it. But he is Paul McCartney and those songs are enough for a legend. But he isn’t growing like George did. Wish him luck with the Ballet. Lost in analyzing instead of playing.

Oct. 04 2011 05:47 PM

Agree with the previous comment. An especially nice version of 'Beware of Darkness'.

Oct. 02 2011 09:45 PM
Joe from Bellerose, NY

I began listening to the Paul McCartney interview on my kitchen radio but found it so compellingly interesting that I moved to my laptop and listened to the remaining interview in my living room with my earbuds;;I found it to be a very rewarding experience and I thank you especially for the music of George Harrison who I feel is underappreciated as an artist but a very thoughtful poet...thank you!

Oct. 02 2011 09:06 PM

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