McCartney

Timeline More from year 1970
UK release date:
Apr 17, 1970
US release date:
Apr 20, 1970

Related interviews


Who does Paul McCartney think he is?

May 02, 1970 • From Melody Maker


Paul McCartney Returns!

Apr 30, 1970 • From RollingStone


Paul & Linda McCartney send a telegram to Disc & Music Echo

Apr 25, 1970 • From Disc And Music Echo


Interview for the Evening Standard

Tuesday, April 21-22, 1970 • From Evening Standard


"McCartney" press release Q&A

Apr 09, 1970 • From Apple Records

About

From paulmccartney.com:

Released in 1970, a month before The Beatles’ swansong Let It Be, McCartney was Paul’s first solo album. Notable for the fact that he performed all instruments and vocals himself, aside from some backing vocals performed by Linda, it’s an album rich in experimentation, and the original home of ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’. “The McCartney album was good fun,” Paul remembers, “because I got a machine from EMI, only a four-track, and I just had it in my living room where I lived in London at the time. I’d just go in for the day like Monsieur Magritte. Go in and do a little bit of stuff and make something up, and knock off in the evenings. It was very interesting to do and it had a certain kind of rawness, because I was breaking loose after The Beatles, we all got a feeling of that, I think. During the Beatles period I’d said to John, ‘I think I should do an album called Paul McCartney Goes Too Far”. He said, ‘That’s a great idea man, you should do it.’ Of course, I never really did. It was just, Well, I’ll do it one day.” In 2011, the album was remastered and reissued as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, with a bonus disc of outtakes, demos and live versions, as well as a DVD of documentaries and live performances.

Last updated on March 26, 2022

The album


Related songs


Backwards Guitar Piece

Unreleased song


Cavendish Parade

Unreleased song



Every Night

Officially appears on McCartney


Glasses

Officially appears on McCartney


Hot As Sun

Officially appears on McCartney


Junk

Officially appears on McCartney


Kreen - Akrore

Officially appears on McCartney


Man We Was Lonely

Officially appears on McCartney


Maybe I'm Amazed

Officially appears on McCartney


Momma Miss America

Officially appears on McCartney


Oo You

Officially appears on McCartney


Rupert Guitar

Unreleased song


Singalong Junk

Officially appears on McCartney



Teddy Boy

Officially appears on McCartney


That Would Be Something

Officially appears on McCartney


The Lovely Linda

Officially appears on McCartney


Valentine Day

Officially appears on McCartney


Related films


Maybe I'm Amazed (version 1)

1970 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Charlie Jenkins



Maybe I'm Amazed (version 2)

2001 • For Paul McCartney


Maybe I’m Amazed ("Back In The US" version)

2002 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Mark Haefeli


Every Night (Live at Concert for the People of Kampuchea)

2011 • For Wings • Directed by Keith McMillan


Hot As Sun (Live at Concert for the People of Kampuchea)

2011 • For Wings • Directed by Keith McMillan


McCartney - The Album Story

2011 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Ali Assaf

Related sessions


Tape copies of the "McCartney" album

Mar 23, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


Mastering of the "McCartney" album

Mar 21, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


Playback of "Oo You"

Mar 16, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


Recording "Man We Was Lonely"

Feb 25, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


Mixing "Hot As Sun", "Every Night"

Feb 24, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


Recording "Every Night"

Feb 23, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


"McCartney" sessions at Abbey Road Studios

February 21 to March 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


Recording "Maybe I'm Amazed", mixing "That Would Be Something", "Valentine Day"

Feb 22, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


Mixing "The Lovely Linda", "Momma Miss America", "Singalong Junk"

Feb 21, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


Recording "Kreen - Akrore"

Feb 18, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


"McCartney" sessions at Morgan Studios

Feb 12-20, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney


"McCartney" home recordings

Late December 1969 to Jan 03, 1970 • Songs recorded during this session appear on McCartney

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