Earlier this year it was announced that Paul McCartney would release a book exploring his lyrics from throughout his career.
The Lyrics: 1956 To The Present will delve into 154 of Macca’s songs – from his earliest compositions through to the Beatles, Wings and solo career, with the book edited by Paul Muldoon.
McCartney has now revealed a full list of all the songs that’ll be in the book, which will be published on November 2 through Liveright Publishing Corporation.
Favourites including Hey Jude, Yesterday, Band On The Run and Live And Let Die are present, while the previously unpublished lyrics to an unrecorded Beatles track titled Tell Me Who He Is will also feature. The handwritten lyrics to this forgotten track were discovered in one of McCartney’s notebooks, thought to date back to the early 60s.
In the foreword to The Lyrics: 1956 To The Present, McCartney writes: “More often than I can count, I’ve been asked if I would write an autobiography, but the time has never been right. The one thing I’ve always managed to do, whether at home or on the road, is to write new songs.
“I know that some people, when they get to a certain age, like to go to a diary to recall day-to-day events from the past, but I have no such notebooks. What I do have are my songs, hundreds of them, which I’ve learned serve much the same purpose. And these songs span my entire life.”
Find a full list of the songs that’ll feature in The Lyrics: 1956 To The Present below.
To coincide with the release of the book, the British Library in London will host a free exhibition titled Paul McCartney: The Lyrics from November 5 – March 13, 2022. On display will be previously unseen lyrics and career-spanning photographs.
Meanwhile, a new documentary DVD and accompanying album titled The Beatles And India will be released on October 29. It was inspired by Ajoy Bose’s book Across The Universe: The Beatles In India.
A statement reads: “The Beatles And India is a unique historical chronicle of the enduring love affair between The Beatles and India that started more than half a century ago.
“Rare archival footage, recordings and photographs, eye-witness accounts and expert comments along with location shoots across India, bring alive the fascinating journey of George, John, Paul and Ringo from their high octane celebrity lives in the West to a remote Himalayan ashram in search of spiritual bliss that inspires an unprecedented burst of creative songwriting.
“It is the first serious exploration of how India shaped the development of the greatest ever rock band and their own pioneering role bridging two vastly different cultures.”
The documentary was co-directed by Bose and Pete Compton, and produced by Reynold D’Silva.
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