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PAUL MCCARTNEY ANNOUNCES HIS NEW SOLO ALBUM ‘MCCARTNEY III’

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Paul McCartney announces his new solo album ‘McCartney III’. Ending a 40-year wait to complete the ‘McCartney’ solo album trilogy.

A press release explains that Paul initially hadn’t planned to release an album in 2020, “but in the isolation of ‘Rockdown’ he soon found himself fleshing out some existing musical sketches and creating even more new ones”.
“Before long an eclectic collection of spontaneous songs would become ‘McCartney III’: a stripped back, self-produced and, quite literally, solo work marking the opening of a new decade, in the tradition of 1970’s ‘McCartney’ and 1980’s ‘McCartney II’.”
Recorded earlier this year in Sussex, ‘McCartney III’ was “first sparked” when McCartney returned to an unreleased track from the early 90s, ‘When Winter Comes’ (which was co-produced by the late George Martin). He crafted a new passage for the song to give rise to the album’s opener, ‘Long Tailed Winter Bird’.
‘When Winter Comes’, featuring its new 2020 intro ‘Winter Bird’, has also been revealed to be the final track on the album.

Speaking about the new album, McCartney said: “I was living lockdown life on my farm with my family and I would go to my studio every day. I had to do a little bit of work on some film music and that turned into the opening track and then when it was done I thought what will I do next? I had some stuff I’d worked on over the years but sometimes time would run out and it would be left half-finished so I started thinking about what I had.
“Each day I’d start recording with the instrument I wrote the song on and then gradually layer it all up, it was a lot of fun. It was about making music for yourself rather than making music that has to do a job. So, I just did stuff I fancied doing. I had no idea this would end up as an album.”

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PAUL MCCARTNEY FINALLY FINISHED THE THIRD IN A TRILOGY OF SOLO ALBUMS, A GLOBAL ANNOUNCEMENT DUE TOMORROW

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Paul McCartney finally finished the third in a trilogy of solo albums.
Paul who released his debut solo LP ‘McCartney‘ in 1970 and followed with ‘McCartney II’ a decade later – is set to announce the next record on Thursday (22.10.2020).
Paul has been totally alone, with no producer or sound engineer, while making this record, just as he was for the previous two volumes.Obviously this time around recording in isolation wasn’t his choice.But it made complete sense for this album to be the third in the trilogy, particularly given the first came out five decades ago.”
It’s said Paul “had to get experimental” recording during the coronavirus lockdown, and he was happy to use whatever he could find around the house.
It’s been a true solo effort and he had to get experimental with what he used as instruments, hence the saucepan.
He’s now gearing up to put it out in the coming weeks, with a global announcement due tomorrow.

There have been some hints recently to tease the announcement, particularly on Spotify when a dice with three dots appears on the album covers when you listen to the first two albums in the trilogy.
On social media, there have been cryptic posts of things in sets of threes, while a new website domain – mccartneyiii.com – was registered over the summer.

Paul – whose most recent solo effort was ‘Egypt Station’ in 2018 – previously said: “I’ve been able to write and get into music, starting songs, finishing songs.
“I’ve had a few little things to write and it’s given me the time to finish some songs that I hadn’t found the time to get around to.”

COMPOSER MICHAEL GIACCHINO:‘IS THERE ANYONE ELSE ON THE PLANET WHO CAN SAY THEY’VE DONE WHAT PAUL MCCARTNEY HAS DONE IN THE MUSIC WORLD?’ I’D SAY NO”

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Film composer Michael Giacchino and Paul, have been working on an animated film together. Giacchino, who’s the Oscar-winning composer behind Up and Star Trek, is hopeful we’ll see the film McCartney-Netflix project called High in the Clouds one day.

Giacchino said: “There’s an animated film he was putting together and wanted to do, so he called and asked if I’d want to work with him on that,” he said. “It’s something we’ve been working on in the last bunch of years. One day, one day it’ll come to fruition.” The animated movie he’s talking about is McCartney’s adaptation of his own children’s book, High in the Clouds, which he co-authored with Philip Ardagh and was illustrated by Geoff Dunbar. Last year, Netflix acquired the film about a teenage squirrel “pulled into a ramshackle gang of teenage rebels who live high in the clouds after he accidentally antagonizes Gretsch the owl, the tyrannical leader, who steals the voice of anyone who upstages her.” Paul wrote seven or eight new original songs for the movie.

One of those unreleased songs involves Lady Gaga. Over five years ago, the pop star posted a behind-the-scenes image of herself alongside a large band, including Giacchino, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, Paul and Abraham “Abe” Laboriel Jr. Gaga contributed to one of the film’s songs.

Netflix hasn’t shared a release date for High in the Clouds yet. The adaptation is directed by Timothy Reckart (the Oscar-winning Head Over Heels) and hails from the mind of Jon Croker, who wrote the live-action Paddington films. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix,” Paul said in the press release. “They complement what is already an amazing team with [the 125-year-old French studio] Gaumont and we can think of no-one better to be working with to bring our film to a global audience. I’ve always loved animated films and this is a hugely important passion project for me. I can’t wait for the world to see it.”

Giacchino said: “I’ve been very lucky to work with him on a couple of things,” he said. “Getting to know him over the past seven years or so has been such a treat, because you realize this is a man who just does this because he loves it. It’s as simple as that. He loves the challenge that music gives him. He loves sharing the result of that challenge with everyone in the world. You listen to the breadth of work he’s done and you say to yourself, ‘Is there anyone else on the planet who can say they’ve done what Paul McCartney has done in the music world?’ I’d say no.”

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“MCCARTNEY III” IS ON THE WAY

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Paul McCartney hints at the release of McCartney III. It’ll complete a trilogy first started in 1970.
Paul has begun teasing the impending announcement of McCartney III, a new full-length solo record from the ex-Beatle. The album will complete a trilogy of self-titled records that he started recording before The Beatles split up.

The first, simply titled McCartney, was released in 1970. It was followed a decade later with 1980’s McCartney II. Both of these albums were recorded at home and featured additional vocals from his late wife Linda. Fans have now started to receive hints that a third release is on the way, thanks to a number of ‘three’-themed teases. A series of surprise animations began to appear on Spotify when users play songs from McCartney and McCartney II on the service’s mobile app, an animation of a die thrown onto the images of the album covers, with three dots facing upwards plays.
You can see the Paul’s social media accounts with a series of images which were accompanied by three die emojis.
Speaking to GQ earlier this year, McCartney confirmed that he had been recording during lockdown: “I’ve been able to write and get into music, starting songs, finishing songs,” he said. “I’ve had a few little things to write and it’s given me the time to finish some songs that I hadn’t found the time to get around to.”
También se ha afirmado que el nombre de dominio mccartneyiii.com fue registrado en agosto por CSC Corporate Domains, que resulta ser la misma empresa que registró anteriormente paulmccartney.com y flaming-pie.com para la reedición del álbum de Paul de 1997 a principios de este año. año.
The album will be the follow-up to 2018’s Egypt Station, Paul’s 17th post-Beatles release.