An Evening with Paul McCARTNEY - décembre 2020

Publié le 24 Décembre 2020

An Evening with Paul McCARTNEY - décembre 2020

Une soirée avec Paul McCartney, le gars des FabFour en personne, ça vous dit ?


C'est une des meilleures choses qui nous soit arrivée en 2020, avec et malgré cette crise sanitaire et ces confinements.

Un autre p'tit gars, Tim BURGESS, chanteur du groupe THE CHARLATANS, a décidé, pour ne pas s'ennuyer pendant ces longues soirées, d'écouter des albums sur Twitter, entre amis, entre potes, comme au bon vieux temps, tous ensemble mais à distance (c'est très tendance, vous avez remarqué ?).

Alors il a inventé les #TimsTwitterListeningParty !

L'idée est simple, on décide d'un jour, d'une heure et on s'y retrouve pour écouter et commenter ensemble le nouvel album de tel ou tel artiste. L'idée de génie de Tim est d'y inviter ... l'artiste lui-même, l'auteur de l'album afin de nous l'expliquer, de commenter ses chansons ...

Et l'autre jour, le 21 décembre, Tim a touché les étoiles avec le nouvel album de ... Paul McCARTNEY appelé "III" #McCartneyIII

An Evening with Paul McCARTNEY - décembre 2020

Here we go, song by song!

(avec les commentaires de Sir Paul himself)

Here we go! The great thing for me about this album is that I didn’t know I was actually making an album and it all started with this track really as I was making a bit of music for a film project #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

Paul McCartney on Twitter

An Evening with Paul McCARTNEY - décembre 2020

I used my Mustel Harmonium which was from Abbey Road on this

I started Find My Way on the piano, it was based on an idea that I’d had in the car when I was listening to music and there was a beat on the radio I liked so I just started singing along with it making up my own words and tune #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

Pretty Boys came from a newspaper article about some male models who’d got annoyed at a photographer who’d been too aggressive and a bit abusive #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

An Evening with Paul McCARTNEY - décembre 2020

I got to use the Kay M-1 upright bass on this. Previously played and owned by Bill Black when he played and toured with Elvis. How cool is that! #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

Women and Wives I wrote when I had just been reading a book on the Blues artist Lead Belly, so I was trying to get in this bluesy mood so I played simple chords and started singing in what I imagined was like a bluesy style #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

If anyone asked me to sing one of the songs off this album it would be this one! #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

Lavatory Lil’ is about anybody that you don’t like and that you didn't get on with and I think in our lives we have a lot of people like that. It’s not about anyone in particular but it is a fictitious character #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

An Evening with Paul McCARTNEY - décembre 2020

My missus gave me this beautiful little 1954 Telecaster which I haven’t played too much until this album, so it gave me a great chance on the lead part of Lil'. #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

Deep Deep Feeling was from a kind of jam that I had done, I’d wanted to get in a particular mood, a very sort of empty spacey mood, so I just made up stuff so it was just a combination of ideas that became an 8 minute song #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

The thing about making an album like this is, to some degree, indulgent. But then it’s also about having fun #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

I was thinking of editing it down to a shorter more reasonable length but when I listened through to it I liked it so much (he said modestly...) that I kept it 8 minutes #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

An Evening with Paul McCARTNEY - décembre 2020

I used my vintage Brenell Tape machine on this to create a guitar tape loop ‘orchestra’ – which consisted of two different chords each made up of five notes. #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

Slidin' came from a soundcheck jam when we were playing in Dusseldorf in Germany. During soundchecks when I’m checking my guitar, I like to try and make something up and the band will join in #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

An Evening with Paul McCARTNEY - décembre 2020

We used our Studer J37 Tape Machine on this track. The drums were recorded at double speed #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

Kiss Of Venus... A friend of mine gave me a little hippy book which was fascinating because it’s all about the movements of the planets and Earth and Venus and Mars and the moon #TimsTwitterListeningParty

An Evening with Paul McCARTNEY - décembre 2020

I was looking for ideas and the book said the phrase ‘the kiss of Venus’ meaning when Earth comes closest to Venus, and I thought well that’s a great idea for a song #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

I think it’s best not to question lyrics too deeply, so instead of it making an amazing amount of sense it becomes a little bit surrealistic which I like. #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

The chorus is about the cold cold days - ‘when the cold days come we’ll wish that we’d enjoyed today’. So that became ‘Seize The Day’ which is basically English for carpe diem! #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

An Evening with Paul McCARTNEY - décembre 2020

This song has a little bit of a feeling of covid times, because it is saying even though times are tough, let’s try and remember that we’ll be glad if we seize the day #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

I didn’t quite know what I meant by ‘deep down’ except ‘I want to have a deep relationship with you’ or whatever, so i just really kept going on it #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

An Evening with Paul McCARTNEY - décembre 2020

Some songs you know you don’t quite know where you’re going, you’ve just got half an idea and it’s really just that you’re enjoying the groove and that one was one of those, I just thought of ideas as I went along and it ended up as this #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

Like I said at the start, Winter Bird was the reason I went in the studio first of all to do a little bit for the opening titles of a short film #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

The music I was working on was for a short animation film about the song When Winter Comes so this is all full circle! Now I’d come from the beginning of the album to the end, so we have the song that had started the whole thing #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

This song is kind of an idealistic thing, a hippy existence on a farm, planting trees, mending fences and living the good life which is something I like, I love nature and I love that idea of getting down and getting your hands dirty #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

I made a record called Calico Skies a while ago that George Martin recorded, and at the same time because I was in the studio, I just thought oh wait a minute there’s this other song I’ve just written, so I did When Winter Comes! #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

An Evening with Paul McCARTNEY - décembre 2020

This is the last track on the album, so there you have it! #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

Hey guys – before I forget I’d like to say to everyone have a great holiday, have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year and enjoy yourself! #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

Thanks so much Tim and everyone who took part tonight. That was good fun. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Sending you all my love! See you soon X #TimsTwitterListeningParty #McCartneyIII

Thank you PAUL!

An Evening with Paul McCARTNEY - décembre 2020

Have a very merry Christmas (and a happy new year) !!

Rédigé par Franck Soutgall

Publié dans #Music

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