From the BBC.
Sir Paul McCartney has revealed he once recorded a secret Christmas album “just for the family” that “gets brought out each year” at the McCartney household.
“Years ago I thought, there’s not very good Christmas records,” he told BBC Radio 4’s World at One programme.
“So I actually went into my studio over a couple of years and I made one.”
Sir Paul said he would never release the demo of traditional Christmas carol instrumentals, despite it being popular with his children and grandchildren.
“The kids like it,” he told Sarah Montague. “It’s something they’ve heard through the years, you know, and now it’s the grand kids getting indoctrinated with my carols record.”
Sir Paul has five children and eight grandchildren – six boys and two girls.
Earlier this year he revealed he had written a children’s book inspired by the “Grandude” nickname one of his grandchildren had given him.
It was confirmed last month the 77-year-old would be headlining at next year’s Glastonbury Festival in Somerset.
The former Beatle will top the bill on the Pyramid Stage on 27 June, a week after he celebrates his 78th birthday.
Glastonbury is ‘very special’
Sir Paul admitted he might get nervous, but would prepare for his appearance by playing 10 concerts beforehand “to get up to speed”.
“You don’t get an athlete just coming into the Olympics not having done a few races beforehand,” he said.
“The idea is by the time I get to Glastonbury it’ll just be just like another gig. But of course it won’t be, because it’s very special.”
He also discussed the 10th anniversary of Meat Free Monday, climate change and Christmas presents during the interview, which will be broadcast on Thursday’s World at One on BBC Radio 4 from 13:00 GMT.
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PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS Band On The Run (2010 UK 'Paul McCartney Archive Collection' Deluxe Edition 18-track 2-LP set pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Audiophile Vinyl - Originally released in 1973, Wings' third studio album, 'Band On TheRun', triumphed both critically and commercially, topping both the UK and US album charts, won a Grammy and went on to sell more than 7 million copies. Comes complete with 9 Bonus Recordings including the hit single 'Helen Wheels' and the One Hand Clapping television special. Presented in a gatefold picture sleeve complete with a download code and a Collectors Poster; gatefold picture sleeve and remains factory sealed in the hype stickered shrink HRM-32566-01)
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WINGS Red Rose Speedway (1973 UK 9-track LP with 'An Apple Record' label text, gatefold picture sleeve with integral 12-page booklet. The cover shows just a little mild wear and the booklet has started to come loose but still attached, whilst the vinyl has just a few faint paper scuffs leaving it Excellent PCTC251)
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WINGS Mary Had A Little Lamb (1972 UK solid centre 7" single with picture labels, also including Little Woman Love, picture sleeve. The flimsy sleeve [VG] naturally shows some creasing around the edges and small tears to the opening edge, whilst the vinyl has just light signs of play R5949)
- Paul McCartney and Wings - Flaming Pie - Remastered + Home Recordings - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £59.99, $81.59, €67.19 (Back In Stock) (arrived 26-Mar-2021 16:08)on April 20, 2021 at 11:29 am
PAUL MCCARTNEY Flaming Pie (2020 UK/EU limited edition triple LP set featuring the remastered album cut at half speed pressed across Two 180gram Vinyl disc in a gatefold sleeve with exclusive artwork and booklet, plus a third heayweight LP of unreleased home recordings [in hand-stamped white label sleeve]. Both sleeves are then housed within a sealed picture slipcase. Recommended!)
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PAUL MCCARTNEY Once Upon A Long Ago (1987 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Back On My Feet, housed in a glossy flipback style picture sleeve. The sleeve displays only light wear and the vinyl shows only light signs of play R6170)