The Paul McCartney Project

Standing Stone

Timeline More from year 1997

Related interviews


Interview: Paul McCartney

Nov 29, 1997 • From New Statesman


Paul McCartney Goes Classical

Nov 01, 1997 • From FI Magazine


"Standing" in the Shadow of Love

Sep 27, 1997 • From Billboard


About

From paulmccartney.com:

Standing Stone – based on an extended poem written by Paul himself – was Paul’s second full-length release of original classical music and was given its world premiere performance at The Royal Albert Hall in October 1997. As Paul explained, “I don’t divide my tastes into liking rock music or classical music. I just like good music.” Standing Stone may yet prove the least predictable landmark in a life-long musical journey packed with surprising moves. Rejecting a suggestion that it marked a permanent move from rock music to classical, Paul was quick to point out that only a month earlier he was on the same Albert Hall stage rocking out to ‘Kansas City’. He later explained part of the work: “Above all, I wanted Standing Stone to end with a celebratory passage. Besides the original sketches that I made for the work, I also had a tune that I wrote years ago but I never found a use for. My children had grown up with it, my father in-law liked it, and I always felt it was part of the family. I want everyone to leave happy after a performance of Standing Stone since I write for people.”

From tracks.co.uk – An original promotional press kit for Paul McCartney’s second classical album ‘Standing Stone’ which was released in September 1997. The press kit contains 9 sheets of printed information including a biography and details of the release, along with 2 black and white photographs of Paul and the orchestra taken during the recording and a sampler CD called ‘Celebration’, all housed in a black gatefold sleeve. The CD is still sealed in its original packaging. The press kit measures 30.5cm x 22cm (12 inches x 8.75 inches). 

Last updated on July 4, 2020

The album


Standing Stone

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Special editions


Celebration

By Paul McCartney • CD Single


Celebration

By Paul McCartney • CD Single


Related singles


Celebration

By Paul McCartney • CD Single


Celebration

By Paul McCartney • CD Single

Related songs





Celebration

Officially appears on Standing Stone







Inebriation

Unreleased song


Standing Stone

Officially appears on Standing Stone


Stately Horn

Unreleased song











Related Concerts, TV & Radio shows


Standing Stone

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Standing Stone

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Standing Stone

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Standing Stone

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Standing Stone

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Standing Stone

Shows: 2 • Countries: 2

Related sessions


"Standing Stone" recording sessions

Apr 30, May 01 & May 02, 1997 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Standing Stone


"Standing Stone" demo session

Mar 03 & 04, 1997 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Standing Stone


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