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The Lyrics, by Paul McCartney and Paul Muldoon

The Lyrics, by Paul McCartney and Paul Muldoon

W. W. Norton

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Through 154 of Paul McCartney's classic songs, The Lyrics unlocks the secrets of his journey, from his early days in Liverpool, to The Beatles' legendary decade, to his longtime solo career. Spanning two volumes alphabetically compiled, the first-person commentaries provide insight into the people that inspired McCartney, from his loving parents, Mary and Jim; to his songwriting partner, John Lennon; to his “Golden Earth Girl,” Linda Eastman; and even Queen Elizabeth. Revealing the origins of iconic songs like “Let It Be,” “Lovely Rita,” and “Yesterday”, The Lyrics also uncovers McCartney’s literary influences, like Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and his high-school English teacher, Alan Durband.

Including hundreds of never-before-seen images from McCartney's personal archives—including handwritten texts, paintings and photographs—The Lyrics spans 64 years to offer a definitive record of one of history's greatest songwriters.

  • The Lyrics includes previously unpublished/unrecorded lyrics
  • Two-volume set in cloth-covered slipcase
  • Product Type: Book, Hardcover, with slipcase
  • 960 pages, with 165 illustrations
  • Published in 2021
  • Shipping Dimensions: 10.8 × 8.5 × 3.1 inches  (27.4 × 21.6 × 7.9 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 8.6 lb (137.6 oz; 3901 g)
  • SKU010009383 | 9781631492563

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About the Artist

Paul McCartney

Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (b. 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and musician who gained worldwide fame with the Beatles, for whom he played bass guitar and shared primary songwriting and lead vocal duties with John Lennon. HIs other creative output includes paintings and photography.

About the Author

Paul McCartney

Born in Liverpool in 1942, Paul McCartney was raised in the city and educated at the Liverpool Institute. Since writing his first song at fourteen, McCartney has dreamed and dared to be different. He lives in England.

About the Author

Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of fourteen full-length collections of poetry, including Howdie-Skelp.

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