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 McCartney III Imagined (2021 Japanese only Special Edition 12-track Super High Material SHM-CD [Super High Material CD - playable on all CD players]. Personally curated by Paul, McCartney III Imagined features an A-List assortment of friends, fans, and brand new acquaintances, each covering and/or reimagining their favourite McCartney III moments in their own signature styles. Including Long Tailed Winter Bird (Idris Elba Remix) exclusive to physical releases. Housed in a gatefold card wallet picture sleeve with lyric booklet, two exclusive fold-out poster insert and obi-strip, remains in the stickered re-sealable bag UICY-15988)
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PAUL MCCARTNEY Press To Play (1986 UK 10-track vinyl LP, including the singles Press, Pretty Little Head, Stranglehold and Only Love Remains. The gatefold picture sleeve has some light patches of foxing with age but otherwise remains in Excellent condition and comes with the lyric inner while the vinyl is Excellent with minor evidence of play only PCSD103)
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PAUL MCCARTNEY AND WINGS Band On The Run (2017 German pressed UK limited edition Online Exclusive digitally remastered issue of their 1973 9-track LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180gram Heavyweight White Vinyl including the singles Jet and the classic title track, housed in the sealed & hype-stickered gatefold picture sleeve with the original poster and download code!)
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WINGS Give Ireland Back To The Irish (1972 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also featuring the Instrumental Version, 'Wings' printed yellow die cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains excellent with only a few light signs of play R5936)