Wednesday, August 31, 2005

McCartney's 'Front Row' Interview Fun

BBC Radio 4's Monday interview with Paul McCartney is a real delight! Front Row interviewer John Wilson gets Macca to give something other than his well-worn, standard issue answers. He talks about headlining the recent Live 8 show, including singing Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the songwriting craft as seen through some of the songs on his newest LP, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard.

It's sort of refreshing to hear McCartney's voice, far from warmed up, cracking as he explains some things and forgetting the chord transition of one of his new compositions. Take a listen.


--josh-- said...

I too really enjoyed the McCartney inerview. The pre-release buzz on thks new record is that it may be his best in a while. I thought the high points over the past 20-some-odd years were Tug of War, Flowers in the Dirt, and Flaming Pie.

I wonder if those Jason Falkner sessions made it onto the record?

Mark Daniels said...

Thanks for visiting. I'm looking forward to hearing the CD, which seems to find Macca moving in a more organic direction, replete with stripped-down acoustic music, thoughtful lyrics, and minor keys.