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 - No More Lonely Nights - Gold Promo Stamped - US - 12" vinyl - £20.00, $27.80, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jul-2021 16:37)on July 29, 2021 at 11:10 pm
PAUL McCARTNEY No More Lonely Nights (1984 US Columbia label gold promotional stamped 3-track 12" vinyl single, featuring Extended and Ballad Versions plus Silly Love Songs, housed in the original promo stamped picture sleeve; the sleeve has some very light ringwear and is graded as VG+/Ex)
- Paul McCartney and Wings - Back To The Egg - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.80, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jul-2021 14:47)on July 29, 2021 at 11:10 pm
WINGS Back To The Egg (1979 UK 14-track vinyl LP featuring guest appearances from Dave Gilmour, Hank Marvin, John Bonham & John Paul Jones, picture sleeve with die-cut picture inner. The sleeve shows only light edgewear and the vinyl has justa few minor surface scuffs PCTC257)
- Paul McCartney and Wings - The McCartney Interview - Export - US - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.80, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jul-2021 13:43)on July 29, 2021 at 11:10 pm
PAUL MCCARTNEY AND WINGS The McCartney Interview (1980 US limited edition vinyl LP featuring the complete recording of an interview given to Vic Garbarini of 'Musician' magazine, picture sleeve with photos by Linda McCartney. This copy was produced for export to countries for which Columbia was not a trademark of CBS, so all references to Columbia on sleeve & labels have been overstickered. The sleeve remains in the open shrink therefore displays minimal wear and the vinyl remainsExcellent with just a few light paper scuffs PC36987)
- Paul McCartney and Wings - Wings Over America - Complete - MINT - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £75.00, $104.25, €87.75 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jul-2021 14:11)on July 29, 2021 at 11:10 pm
WINGS Wings Over America (Archive Quality 1976 first UK issue live triple LP, featuring twenty eight tracks in total including renditions of both Wings & Beatles material, such as Jet, Lady Madonna, Blackbird, Yesterday & Band On The Run. Comes housed in a wide spined gatefold picture sleeve complete with double-sided fold-out poster & card picture inners. The sleeve & all its contents, including the poster & the three vinyl discs, remain Near Mint PCSP720)
- Paul McCartney and Wings - Press To Play - Padgam Mix - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $69.50, €58.50 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jul-2021 15:25)on July 29, 2021 at 11:10 pm
PAUL MCCARTNEY Press To Play (1986 UK 10-track vinyl LP with A-1U/B-3U matrices and 'MASTERDISK' & 'PRESS TO PLAY' etched into the run-out grooves, contains a version of Press mixed by Hugh Padgam that is 4:23, gatefold picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve retains the original shop price sticker & has a little foxing, whilst the vinyl is Near Mint PCSD103)