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November 16-18, 2023

What happened for Paul in 2023

In 2023, two Wings albums, “Red Rose Speedway” and “Band On The Run,” celebrated their 50th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, a limited half-speed mastered vinyl of “Red Rose Speedway was released in April. This special release followed the pattern set by “McCartney,” “RAM,” and “Wild Life,” which were similarly reissued on their 50th anniversaries.

In June, Paul McCartney delighted fans with the publication of his book titled “1964: Eyes of the Storm,” which showcases Paul’s personal photographs captured between late 1963 and early 1964, documenting the onset of Beatlemania in the UK and the band’s inaugural visit to the USA. To complement the book’s release, a compelling photo exhibition opened at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

During the promotional campaign for “1964: Eyes of the Storm“, Paul engaged in an interview with BBC Radio 4 on June 13, 2023. Among the topics discussed was the progression of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In a thrilling revelation, McCartney announced that a new Beatles song would be released before the year’s end, utilizing this very technology to denoise John Lennon’s vocals.

Now And Then” was a piano/vocal demo recorded by John in 1979, considered as a potential third reunion single for the Beatles’ 1995 autobiographical documentary project “The Beatles Anthology.“ Using the demixing technology used by director Peter Jackson for his 2021 documentary “The Beatles: Get Back“, the team was able to extract John’s voice from the original demo. With new overdubs by Paul and Ringo, and guitar tracks by George Harrison from the abandoned 1995 sessions, the track was finally released in November 2023, along with a reissue of the 50-year-old Red and Blue albums. These compilation albums were augmented with additional tracks, and all tracks were remixed using the same demixing technology as “Now And Then“.

Between August and October, several songs featuring contributions by Paul McCartney were released. In August, Dolly Parton released her rendition of “Let It Be,” with Paul and Ringo Starr contributions. In September, a song by Jimmy Buffett, who was a close friend of Paul, was released after his death, featuring Paul on bass. In October, Ringo Starr launched a new EP that included a song written by Paul, and where he played various instruments. Lastly, The Rolling Stones released their new album, “Hackney Diamonds“, in October, which featured a song where Paul played bass.

From October to December, Paul brought his “Got Back” tour to Australia, Mexico and Brazil.

In December, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, it was announced that a re-release of the “Band On The Run” album would be available in various formats in February 2024. The reissue included a half-speed mastered LP and a double LP featuring rough mixes of all the tracks. Unfortunately, during the same week, it was announced that Denny Laine, who joined Wings in 1971 and collaborated with Paul until the “Tug Of War / Pipes Of Peace” sessions in 1981, had passed away at the age of 79.

Last updated on December 8, 2023

Albums Paul McCartney contributed to, released in 2023

Hackney Diamonds

By The Rolling Stones • Official album

Let It Be

By Dolly Parton • Streaming

Rock Star

By Dolly Parton • Official album

Films released in 2023

Bite My Head Off (Official Lyric Video)

2023 • For The Rolling Stones

Now And Then

2023 • For The Beatles • Directed by Peter Jackson

Now And Then - The Last Beatles Song

2023 • For The Beatles • Directed by Oliver Murray

Concerts, TV & radio shows

Got Back Tour

Shows: 19 • Countries: 4

Recording sessions in 2023

Recording "Feeling The Sunlight"

2023 ? • Songs recorded during this session appear on Rewind Forward

2023 interviews

You Gave Me The Answer (2023)

Jan 31, 2023 • From

Interview with BBC Radio 4's Today programme

Jun 13, 2023 • From BBC Radio 4

Storytellers - Paul McCartney with Conan O'Brien

Jun 15, 2023 • From Tribeca Film Festival

Interview for CBS Sunday Morning

Jun 18, 2023 • From CBS

Paul McCartney In Conversation with Stanley Tucci

Jun 29, 2023 • From National Portrait Gallery

Behind The Hits - Paul McCartney

Jul 31, 2023 • From Behind The Hits

Interview with ABC Australia

Aug 02, 2023 • From ABC Australia

Interview for "Eras: The Beatles" podcast

Nov 01, 2023 • From BBC Radio 2

Interview with BBC Radio 1

Nov 02, 2023 • From BBC Radio 1


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Karin Larsson 2 years ago

Thank you, for all news! It's great with all energy and hopefully new music. With love ♥️ Karin

Andrey Michael 1 year ago

We need an updated version of the page with the recent news of a new Beatles song this year 🙏🏻

The PaulMcCartney Project 1 year ago

Hi Andrey, Michael, yes, it's coming !

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