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‘It’s a lot of different kind of songs’: Paul McCartney previews his first solo album in six years

‘It’s a lot of different kind of songs’: Paul McCartney previews his first solo album in six years

Amy Winehouse vet Mark Ronson’s work on a forthcoming Paul McCartney studio effort, the former Beatle’s first mainstream pop album as a solo artist since 2007’s Memory Almost Full, has gotten all the headlines. The truth is, Ronson’s one of several collaborators on the project.

Deep Beatles: “Hey Bulldog” from Yellow Submarine (1968)

Years after the Beatles recorded the Yellow Submarine track “Hey Bulldog,” John Lennon casually described the song as “a good sounding record that means nothing.”

‘Dave is an a**hole; Krist, I’m disappointed in’; Courtney Love goes off on Sirvana collaboration with Paul McCartney

‘Dave is an a**hole; Krist, I’m disappointed in’; Courtney Love goes off on Sirvana collaboration with Paul McCartney

“Sirvana,” Courtney Love muses. “That’s hilarious.” But the widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has deeper feelings on the subject of Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic’s collaborations with Paul McCartney.

Deep Beatles: “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!” (Cavern Club, 1962)

What is a well-known Beatles track like “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!” doing in a column called “Deep Beatles”? After all, their cover has appeared on official releases three times: Beatles for Sale, Live at the BBC, and Anthology 1.

Gimme Five: 1980s songs where Paul McCartney didn’t, you know, suck

Gimme Five: 1980s songs where Paul McCartney didn’t, you know, suck

Paul McCartney had always been cuffed around for the times when he got too cute or — worse, really — too domestic. Yet, until the 1980s, he’d always possessed an unerring sense of hitmaking magic.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Paul McCartney, July 16, 2013

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: After all these years, you’d think that Paul McCartney would find it difficult to surprise audiences anymore. Yet with each tour, he dusts off more Beatles and solo material and breathes new life into them.

‘You ask and maybe they’ll say yes’: Bloody Beetroots’ song with Paul McCartney began with off-hand remark

‘You ask and maybe they’ll say yes’: Bloody Beetroots’ song with Paul McCartney began with off-hand remark

An out-of-nowhere collaboration between the Beatles’ Paul McCartney and Bloody Beetroots, the masked Italian DJs, grew out of a shared producer — and a remix.

Deep Beatles: “Doctor Robert” from Revolver (1966)

The Beatles recorded their share of mysterious tracks such as “I am the Walrus” or even the self-parody “Glass Onion.” Critics still analyze possible meanings of “Strawberry Fields Forever” or weird experiments like “What’s the New Mary Jane.”

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Live and Reissues): Ringo Starr, Otis Redding, ELO, Greg Lake

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Live and Reissues): Ringo Starr, Otis Redding, ELO, Greg Lake

The standard for making this list is that these projects — some lavish remastering jobs, others new live interpretations — illuminate corners of an artist’s work that we’d never noticed before.

Deep Beatles: Paul McCartney, “Flaming Pie” from Good Evening New York City (2009)

Our series on live Paul McCartney concludes with a perfect example of how live recordings often improve upon studio versions. Some artists use concerts as an occasion to play deep album tracks that may have been unfairly overlooked