Report: Paul McCartney Recorded Over 50 Tracks For Upcoming Album
The long wait for Paul McCartney's followup to 2007's Memory Almost Full album might be coming to an end. The usually reliable Wogew.blogspot.com reported that McCartney has recorded over 50 songs for the set with various producers and that the project is set to enter the mixing stage early this month, adding: "Some last new tracks have just been recorded, All the strings have been added on some tracks thanks to Giles Martin as producer and (his) work at Air Studios recently."
The album will probably be released after the June reissue of McCartney's 1976 triple-set live collection Wings Over America, with the site adding: "Between three possible titles for the new album, one seems to emerge at the moment, with the concept of the cover: it's Pop Up, a mix of the old children 3D books full of surprises and the pop up on a computer which can surprise at any time."
Ringo Starr's former producer, Mark Hudson, first worked with McCartney in 1997. He says that McCartney has more than earned the right to be as experimental as he wants to be: "There's a weird thing about getting older and being relevant. And sometimes we try to be, 'Oh, we better sound like Coldplay or Radiohead, 'cause that's what's happening now.' And I think that when it come to the Beatles, they have nothing else to prove other than being what they wanna be. And if they wanna stretch out and try something new, they could do a polka album -- 'cause they paid their dues and done their stuff."