The Words and Music of Paul McCartney: The Solo Years (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Music - 208 pages
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"The Words and Music of Paul McCartney: The Solo Years" examines the large and varied oeuvre of this deeply personal artist, showing how McCartney's stint as a Beatle continues to inform his solo music, as well as how he has transcended his days as a member of the Fab Four.

After a biographical introduction, chronologically arranged chapters explore McCartney's music in the immediate aftermath of the breakup of the Beatles, his work with Wings during the 1970s, his collaborations with other artists during the 1980s, and his compositions of the 1990s, including his first forays into classical music. The examination also covers McCartney's critically acclaimed work in the first decade of the 21st century, including "Memory Almost Full" and "Ecce Cor Meum," a composition written in the style of sacred English choral music. Throughout, the book supplies analytical insights and historical background to a repertoire that, surprisingly, has not previously been covered in detail.

  

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Contents

A Biographical Sketch of Paul McCartney
1
Paul McCartney as Solo Artist 197071
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2 Paul McCartney and Wings 197174
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3 Paul McCartney and Wings 197580
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4 Collaborating with Others 198089
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5 Classical Music Beatles Reunion and Musical Roots 199199
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6 Renewal 20002007
155
7 Popular Music Icon
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Glossary of Technical Terms
173
Selected DiscographyVideography
179
Notes
183
Selected Bibliography
195
Index
201
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