History: While George was writing songs as soon as during post production of Cloud Nine, various circumstances kept him from recording a full album. When he was attacked in his home in 1999 he spoke with his son Dhani about his eventual plans for an album, and in 2001 when it began to become clear […]
History: Paul once again employed a similar live performance feel of production for this album, with all the bandmates largely recording together over the course of two weeks. The exception was the track “Freedom,” which was recorded shortly after The Concert for New York City post 9/11. It was such a last minute addition to […]
History: Artist Peter Blake, best known for his creation of the Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover, reached out to Paul and asked him to create some music to go along side his latest exhibition. He requested that it have a Liverpool feel. Similar to the collages that Blake was known for creating, […]
History: For this album Paul did a collaborative effort with noted composers and arrangers in the classical genre to take some of his pop songs and turn them into classical music. Some of the songs had not been released previously while others are among his well known solo hits. My own personal history and initial […]
History: Ringo and Mark Hudson wrote a couple original Christmas songs together, and eventually decided to make a full album that was a mix of originals and traditional Christmas songs with the help of family and friends. It was critically well regarded but not promoted very much by the label at all, which led to […]
History: Paul took a full year off of music after Linda’s death, and when he did return he wanted to do something stripped down and easy to record, so he settled on another cover album, choosing a lot of the favorites from his teenage years. There are also three originals included that are written in […]
History: Paul and Youth once again got together to create another album, this time without the constraints of only using tracks from Paul’s previous work. They did use pieces of unused songs here and there, but there was also original music created for the album. According to Youth Linda also worked closely with them on […]
History: After the success of the Beatles Anthology, Ringo hoped to relaunch his career and appeal to a new set of fans. He worked closely with writer/producer Mark Hudson and songwriter Dean Grakal to come up with some new songs, and once again called in a lot of famous friends to help him record. That […]
History: Richard Lyttleton at EMI reached out to Paul to have him compose something for EMI’s 100th anniversary. This time around Paul was able to use computer software to compose the music of all the various instruments to give to the actual musicians to play. Dave Matthews (not that one), John Harle, and Richard Rodney […]
History: EMI asked Paul to delay release of his next album after Off the Ground so as to not essentially compete with himself while the Beatles Anthology discs were released. As such Paul took his time putting this album together, working with Jeff Lynne, Ringo, George Martin and Steve Miller of Steve Miller Band on […]
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