▷ Paul McCartney: “What I have are my songs … they span my entire life” / …

02.11.2021 – 16:03

Verlag CH Beck I literature – non-fiction – science

Munich (ots)

I’ve been asked countless times to write an autobiography, but the time has never been right. The only thing that was always possible, whether at home or on the go, was writing songs. Once people have reached a certain age, they like to use diaries or diaries, remembering past events day after day, but I don’t have such records. What I have are my songs – hundreds – and actually they serve the same purpose. They span my entire life.” Paul McCartney

In this extraordinary book, Paul McCartney looks at his life and work with unparalleled openness in the prism of 154 of his own songs from all phases of his career – from his earliest compositions from childhood to the legendary decade of the Beatles, through the Wings and his solo albums to the Presence. Arranged in alphabetical order, these songs form an autobiographical kaleidoscope in which McCartney describes the genesis of his songs, the people and places that influenced him, and what he thinks about his songs today. Previously unknown sketches, letters and, above all, photographs from McCartney’s private archive make “Lyrics” a unique visual document about one of the most successful musicians of the 20th century.

I hope what I’ve written tells people something about my songs and my life that they didn’t know before. I have tried to describe how the music is made, what it means to me and, I hope, what it might mean to others as well.” Paul McCartney

The book is published with an introduction by Paul Muldoon. Conny Lösch translated it from English.

Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool in 1942, grew up in the city and attended the Liverpool Institute. Ever since he wrote his first song at the age of 14, McCartney dreamed of being different and dared to be. He lives in England. Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Muldoon is the author of fourteen collections of poetry, including his new collection Howdie-Skelp.

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