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Paul McCartney working on pre-rock covers album

Sir Paul McCartney says his next album will feature the sort of music that people can wind down to and calls it ''get-home-from-work-music''.
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Sir Paul McCartney is making a record of his "dad's style of music."

The 68-year-old former Beatles musician is recording a number of covers of tracks from the pre-rock era which remind him of his father's music taste.

He told RollingStone magazine: "It's my dad's style of music. It's get-home-from-work music. You put it on and get a glass of wine."

The 'Live and Let Die' musician will record the album with an orchestra and will also feature jazz singer Diana Krall and her band on a number of tracks.

He also said he has wanted to make an album of covers in this style for a long time, but he felt it would be too close to Rod Stewart's 'American Songbook' collection.

He added: "I've wanted to do that kind of thing forever, since the Beatle days. But then Rod went mad on it. I thought, 'I have to wait so it doesn't look like I'm trying to do a Rod.' "

Although Paul won't disclose the tracklisting, he hopes the record will be out by early next year.

He added: "They're just songs I admire. I'm trying to steer away from the obvious ones."

The guitarist is also busy writing material for a "heavier rock" album and joked that after having a conversation with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl he might even copy what they did for their latest record and record in his garage.

He said: "It sounds quite wacky, but it keeps it fresh. I love that - you get a crazy idea and go with it. You never know - I may run into a garage to make this other album."

Posted on 17 May 2011 10:00 to category : Music News

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