Now available in paperback with seven additional song commentaries, the acclaimed #1 New York Times bestseller pays homage to the rich creative journey and unparalleled musical brilliance of Paul McCartney.
Encompassing sixty-four years, from his formative years in Liverpool, through the groundbreaking era of The Beatles, to his time with Wings and his solo endeavors, The Lyrics by Paul McCartney has transformed the landscape of how artists articulate their musical experiences. Hailed as an unprecedented “triumph” by the Times UK, this beautifully crafted volume not only presents the definitive lyrics of over 160 songs but also provides firsthand insights into McCartney’s life. These commentaries shed light on the diverse circumstances that inspired the creation of each song, the evolution of their composition, and the fascinating, often charmingly ordinary, individuals and locations that served as muses.
The Lyrics further include:
- A personal foreword written by McCartney himself.
- An extraordinary range of songs, spanning from timeless classics like “Band on the Run” to recent additions such as “Day Tripper” and “Magical Mystery Tour.”
- Over 160 captivating images are sourced from McCartney’s archives, offering a visual journey through the iconic musician’s life and career.
Paul McCartney: Since writing his first song at the age of 14, Paul McCartney’s career has been impossibly prolific and singularly influential. In the 1960s, Paul changed the world forever with The Beatles. He didn’t stop there and has continued to push boundaries, as a solo artist, with Wings, and collaborating with numerous world-renowned artists. He has received 18 Grammys, and in 1996 was knighted by H.M. The Queen for his services to music.