Paul McCartney: Inside the Songs

Paul McCartney: Inside the Songs

By BBC Radio 4

Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics, including The Beatles’ classics All My Loving, Eleanor Rigby and Penny Lane.

Episodes

10. You Tell Me

Paul looks back in wonder in the song You Tell Me, a song about memory and experience from the 2007 album Memory Almost Full. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
25/10/215m 27s

9. Pretty Boys

Paul explores the inspiration behind Pretty Boys, a song from his most recent album McCartney III. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
25/10/214m 7s

8. Here Today

After the murder of John Lennon in 1980, Paul remembers the loss he felt and how he reconnected with his friend in the song Here Today. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
25/10/214m 2s

7. Too Many People

Paul recalls how his friendship with John Lennon turned fractious after The Beatles split. He addressed the issue on the song Too Many People, recorded for his 1971 album Ram. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
25/10/216m 43s

6. Junk

Paul discusses Junk, a song he originally wrote for The Beatles in 1968, but which was first released on his debut solo album McCartney in 1970. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
25/10/214m 7s

5. Penny Lane

The sights and sounds of Liverpool are evoked as Paul remembers the 1967 Beatles single Penny Lane. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
25/10/214m 2s

4. Got to Get You into My Life

Paul offers candid insight to the creation of Got to Get You into My Life, a track from The Beatles' 1966 album Revolver, which he describes as ‘my ode to pot'. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
25/10/216m 5s

3. Eleanor Rigby

Paul reveals the musical and lyrical inspirations behind his 1966 song Eleanor Rigby, a study of loneliness. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
25/10/216m 2s

2. Yesterday

Paul remembers how in 1965, at the age of 22, he wrote Yesterday - now regarded as one of the greatest songs of all time. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
25/10/218m 4s

1. All My Loving

Paul McCartney reveals how he wrote All My Loving, the song which helped take The Beatles from ’the next big thing’ to global superstars in 1963. In this podcast series Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics from The Beatles plus his solo recordings. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
25/10/219m 10s

Introducing Paul McCartney: Inside the Songs

Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics, including The Beatles’ classics All My Loving, Eleanor Rigby and Penny Lane. Reading extracts from his book The Lyrics.
18/10/213m 5s
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