The Words and Music of Paul McCartney

The Words and Music of Paul McCartney

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qThe Words and Music of Paul McCartney: The Solo Yearsq 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 qMemory Almost Fullq and qEcce Cor Meum, q 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.Their increasing disenchantment with each other is typified by the filmed row between Harrison and McCartney during the rehearsals of Let It Be. ... Aside from songwriting royalties, all profits went into Apple, which the group jointly owned. ... probably make the most commercially successful solo albums, Klein did not want to see McCartney dissolve his legal relationship with the Beatles, because Lennon, anbsp;...

Title:The Words and Music of Paul McCartney
Author:Vincent Perez Benitez
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2010


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