Album artwork for The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present by Paul McCartney

In this extraordinary book, with unparalleled candour, Paul McCartney recounts his life and art through the prism of 154 songs from all stages of his career – from his earliest boyhood compositions through the legendary decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his solo albums to the present. Arranged alphabetically to provide a kaleidoscopic rather than chronological account, it establishes definitive texts of the songs’ lyrics for the first time and describes the circumstances in which they were written, the people and places that inspired them, and what he thinks of them now. Presented with this is a treasure trove of material from McCartney’s personal archive – drafts, letters, photographs – never seen before, which make this also a unique visual record of one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

Paul McCartney

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present

Allen Lane
Album artwork for The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present by Paul McCartney
Paperback

£22.00

Released 07/11/2023Catalogue Number

9781802064223

Paul McCartney

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present

Allen Lane
Album artwork for The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present by Paul McCartney
Paperback

£22.00

Released 07/11/2023Catalogue Number

9781802064223

In this extraordinary book, with unparalleled candour, Paul McCartney recounts his life and art through the prism of 154 songs from all stages of his career – from his earliest boyhood compositions through the legendary decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his solo albums to the present. Arranged alphabetically to provide a kaleidoscopic rather than chronological account, it establishes definitive texts of the songs’ lyrics for the first time and describes the circumstances in which they were written, the people and places that inspired them, and what he thinks of them now. Presented with this is a treasure trove of material from McCartney’s personal archive – drafts, letters, photographs – never seen before, which make this also a unique visual record of one of the greatest songwriters of all time.