'THE LYRICS: 1956 TO THE PRESENT' out November 2nd
In this extraordinary book, with unparalleled candour, Paul recounts his life and art through the prism of 154 songs from all stages of his career.
Edited and Introduced by Paul Muldoon
Published 2nd November, 2021
RAM Album Songbook
Author: Paul McCartney
Publication Date: 1971
Publisher: Distributed by Music Sales Limited
TRACK LISTING: TOO MANY PEOPLE; 3 LEGS; RAM ON; DEAR BOY; UNCLE ALBERT/ADMIRAL HALSEY; SMILE AWAY; HEART OF THE COUNTRY; MONKBERRY MOON DELIGHT; EAT AT HOME; LONG HAIRED LADY; RAM ON; THE BACK SEAT OF MY CAR.
The official album songbook to accompany, 'RAM', the only album credited to both Paul and Linda McCartney, Ram reached Number One in the UK and stayed in the US top ten for five months. Recorded after leaving The Beatles and before the formation of Wings, Paul and Linda initially flew to New York to record the songs they'd written but arrived without a band. As Paul recalls, "We were thinking of forming a group at that time, Wings. We went to New York, found a really grotty little basement somewhere and auditioned a bunch of people. We got someone to throw a lot of drummers at us, out of which we picked Denny Seiwell who's one of the best, and his personality fitted. Then we went in, worked with him, Hugh McCracken, Dave Spinozza, a couple of New York session men, and did Ram."