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 and Wings - Memory Almost Full - UK - 2-CD album set - £12.00, $14.88, €14.16 (Back In Stock) (arrived 18-May-2022 13:30)on May 20, 2022 at 2:12 am
PAUL MCCARTNEY Memory Almost Full (2007 UK limited edition double CD set comprising a 13-track CD album which sees Sir Paul reunite with producer David Kahne [2002's 'Driving Rain'], includes a Beatle-esque 15-minute suite reminiscent of 'Abbey Road' and the single 'Dance Tonight'; plus Bonus CD featuring three previously unreleased recordings and an exclusive interview. Both discs are in near mint condition within the multiple fold-out picture sleeve complete with picture booklet)
- Paul McCartney and Wings - Silly Love Songs - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.40, €11.80 (New Item) (arrived 06-May-2022 12:04)on May 20, 2022 at 2:12 am
WINGS Silly Love Songs (1976 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre and 'Wings at The Speed Of Sound' label design, also including Cook Of The House. The vinyl remains excellent with only a few light signs of play within a plain die-cut paper sleeve R6014)
- Paul McCartney and Wings - Figure Of Eight - p/s - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $9.92, €9.44 (New Item) (arrived 20-Apr-2022 11:32)on May 20, 2022 at 2:12 am
PAUL MCCARTNEY Figure Of Eight (1989 UK 7" single, also featuring Ou Est Le Soleil? The picture sleeve displays some light wear and the vinyl has only light sign of play R6235)
- Paul McCartney and Wings - Wingspan - EX - UK - 4-LP vinyl set - £95.00, $117.80, €112.10 (New Item) (arrived 25-Apr-2022 10:32)on May 20, 2022 at 2:12 am
PAUL MCCARTNEY AND WINGS Wingspan (2001 UK limited edition 40-track quadruple [FOUR] vinyl LP featuring Sir Paul's own personal choice of tracks for the Hits & History discs, including Mull Of Kintyre, Band On The Run, Jet, My Love and Pipes Of Peace. The hype stickered gatefold picture sleeve does display some storage wear mostly to the edges but all four discs look barely played with their individual illustrated credit inners)
- Paul McCartney and Wings - Temporary Secretary + Sleeve - EX - UK - 12" vinyl - £65.00, $80.60, €76.70 (New Item) (arrived 02-May-2022 09:18)on May 20, 2022 at 2:12 am
PAUL MCCARTNEY Temporary Secretary (Rare 1980 UK limited edition 12" vinyl single - Hard to find Macca solo single that has been a secret weapon for the more discerning DJ in recent years. The title track is a superb slice of oddball electro whilst the b-side 'Secret Friend', is simply incredible - ten minutes of disembodied vocals, swirling synths & drum machines [all played by the great man himself]. The picture sleeve shows some light age discolouration & shelfwear while the vinylhas a few minor surface scuffs showing evidence of play but remains in EX condition 12R6039)