'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
‘Ocean's Kingdom’ Tops The Classical Charts
Massive congratulations to Paul. 'Ocean's Kingdom' has topped the
Classical Charts and reached the number one spot in the US and number
two in the UK. Special thanks to everyone who made this happen and
supported the project.
'Ocean's Kingdom' marks Paul's first foray into the world of dance.
It's the first time Paul has specifically written any kind of music
Paul said: “I’m really pleased with the news that the Ocean’s
Kingdom ballet music has gone to the top of the charts. It was a
really exciting project and this is the ultimate pay off”.
Recorded in June in London ‘Ocean’s Kingdom’ was conducted by John
Wilson, produced by John Fraser and performed by The London Classical
Orchestra. The ballet, which was commissioned by the New York City
Ballet, premiered in September in New York where Paul received a
standing ovation from the audience.
His last orchestral project, 'Ecce Cor Meum', saw Paul winning a
Classical BRIT Award in 2007 for Best Classical Album.
here to buy the album!
The 'Hall of Dance' section in which McCartney gets to indulge
his inner Gershwin. McCartney undeniably has an ear for melody.
A new classical score by Macca is always an event. McCartney
packs in plenty of rhythm and builds exciting climaxes, particularly
in the first section where surging seas depict the rising tides of
passion. It's bold stuff...
The melodic score has a romantic touch that is almost 19th
century in character. 4 stars.