martes, 24 de mayo de 2016

VIDEOS : Paul McCartney in BBC Radio 4's Mastertapes


Paul McCartney joins John Wilson at BBC Maida Vale studios to discuss songwriting, his solo career in the years immediately after The Beatles and to answer questions from the audience. He also reflects on his recent collaborations with Kanye West, as well as recalling working with George Martin, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and - inevitably - John Lennon.
Producer Paul Kobrak.



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Paul McCartney: 'I was depressed after the Beatles broke up'
By Mark Savage
Music reporter
May 24 2016




Sir Paul McCartney has talked candidly about the depression he suffered after The Beatles broke up, confessing he considered giving up music altogether.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Mastertapes, he said he had been at a loss when the band fell apart in acrimony in 1970.

"It was difficult to know what to do after The Beatles. How do you follow that?" he told John Wilson.
"I was depressed. You would be. You were breaking from your lifelong friends. So I took to the bevvies."
The Beatles officially split in 1970 with the release of Let It Be, but the seeds of their demise were sown a year earlier, when the band appointed Allen Klein as their manager, against Sir Paul's wishes.
Although Klein helped restructure the band's loss-making business, Apple, he also took a hefty share of their profits, and gave his own company the rights to press The Beatles' records in the US.
He further angered Sir Paul by hiring Phil Spector to overdub a choir, orchestra and additional drums on to Let It Be; and attempted to make EMI delay the release of the star's first solo album.
In order to divest himself of Klein's influence, Sir Paul had to sue his bandmates. The legal fall-out was the caustic agent that finally broke his bond with John Lennon.

Paul McCartney and Wings
The star said he formed Wings "to get over the shock of not being in The Beatles any more"

"The business thing split us apart," said Sir Paul, adding that all the "heavy meetings" were "doing my head in".
He became so depressed that he did not know "whether I was still going to continue in music".
Eventually, he moved to Scotland - partly to make himself unavailable for the business meetings - and hit the bottle.
"I was far gone," he said. "It was Linda who said, 'you've got to get it together...' and that led to Wings."
"I liked the idea of a band. I wanted to go back to square one."
However, he admitted: "We were terrible. We weren't a good group. People said, 'Linda can't play keyboards,' and it was true.
"But John couldn't play guitar when we started [The Beatles]."

Sir Paul McCartney performs with Rihanna and Kanye West at the 2015 Grammys
Sir Paul said he was initially wary of recording with Kanye West and Rihanna, thinking "this could be loaded"

Mastertapes was recorded in Studio 3 of the BBC's historic Maida Vale, where the Beatles taped numerous radio sessions in the 1960s.
Among the audience were Brad Pitt, Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher, Martin Freeman, James Bay and Simon Pegg, as well as 100 members of the public, many of whom were able to put questions to Sir Paul.
Sir Paul talked about the writing of solo songs including Maybe I'm Amazed, Coming Up and Dance Tonight, as well as his Band on The Run and Sgt Pepper's.
The conversation also covered his recent collaborations with Kanye West, revealing: "We never appeared to write a song. A lot of what we did was just telling each other stories."
"People says he's eccentric... which you'd have to agree with. He's a monster. He's a crazy guy that comes up with great stuff."
And Sir Paul discussed how his relationship with John Lennon had improved in the months before the star's untimely death in 1980.
"I would make calls to John occasionally," he said. "We just talked kids and baking bread."


Sir Paul McCartney's Mastertapes interview is available now on the BBC iPlayer and Red Button. It will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 this Saturday, 28 May.







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Sir Paul McCartney speaks about his life after The Beatles.
BBC News
May 24 2016




In a revealing Mastertapes interview, Sir Paul McCartney speaks about his life after The Beatles. He describes the struggles he experienced and how he nearly quit playing music altogether.

Sir Paul McCartney's Mastertapes interview is available now on the BBC iPlayer and Red Button. It will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 this Saturday, 28 May.








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Paul McCartney: “Kanye… He’s a monster”
BBC News
May 24 2016




Talking about their recent collaboration, Sir Paul McCartney calls Kanye West "a monster... a crazy guy that comes up with great stuff”.
He also reveals that Oprah Winfrey warned him, "you shouldn't do this," after hearing West's track All Day; and how his contribution to the song FourFiveSeconds - which also features Rihanna - was sped up after he left the studio.
Sir Paul was talking to John Wilson for BBC Radio 4's Mastertapes.

Sir Paul McCartney's Mastertapes interview is available now on the BBC iPlayer and Red Button. It will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 this Saturday, 28 May.






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Paul McCartney at BBC Maida Vale Studios
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Mastertapes
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney joins John Wilson and the audience at BBC Maida Vale to discuss songwriting
BBC RADIO 4


Welcome Paul McCartney


"I lived through those early days."
Paul McCartney


"Is there a conflict between writing personal songs and being a private person?"
Simon Pegg


"Does it frustrate you that audiences don't want to hear your newer material?"
Paul Weller


"Which is your favourite, Mary or Stella?" ... "Neither."
Noel Gallagher


Paul McCartney with James Bay
Paul McCartney






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Mastertapes special: Paul McCartney

In this filmed version of Mastertapes, Paul McCartney talks to John Wilson about his career and answers questions from the audience at Maida Vale studios.




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