During a recent conversation on ‘Penguin Podcast,’ Paul McCartney recently made an interesting confession about his own music, revealing why he doesn’t listen to The Beatles’ hit songs.
While talking about his new book, ‘Hey Grandude,’ Paul admitted that he didn’t listen to a lot of The Beatles and his own music.
Here’s what Paul McCartney stated:
“I don’t listen to a lot of Beatles music, I don’t listen to a lot of my own music.”
“You’re often onto the next thing and I’m always there doing something because I enjoy working.
But what is nice is when we remaster or when there’s a project particularly The Beatles from sixty years ago or it’s an anniversary – it’s fifty years, it’s sixty years.
I have to listen to it to approve it and to say the remaster is a great job.
So we play the remastered sound alongside the old sound and you know, sometimes the old sounds better.”
Paul also added:
“So you go, ‘Oops, wait a minute, it’s got more body’ and the engineer will address that. So that’s how I listen to Beatle records.
Yet, it’s amazing to hear something dredged from all that time ago because probably, my own stuff definitely I would just write it, record it, release it and probably never listen to it again.
That is until the remastering session – so I enjoy that.
In America, there’s a Beatles channel so when I’m there I do listen to them. [laughs].”
You can listen to full interview … Here.