Paul McCartney - Chaos & Creation at Abbey Road 1/7





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Published on Oct 20, 2006

Paul returns to Studio 2 at Abbey Road, the room where all the Beatles records were made, for an intimate journey through his songwriting history, from his very first Beatles song to the work on his new album "Chaos & Creation In The Backyard".

Aided and abetted by producer Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Travis) & using a selection of vintage instruments from his own collection (including the bass played by Bill Black on Elvis Presley's orginal recording of Heartbreak Hotel and the Mellotron & mixing desk used by the Beatles) Paul re-visits his back catalogue in new & revealing ways in front of an audience of just 64 people, including wife Heather, Fran Healy from Travis and Guy Chambers among others.

He'll be re-interpreting old songs, revealing new ones, playing some great cover versions & enlisting the audience's help in a demonstration of "in the moment" songwriting & arranging.

Music included in the programme:

-Paul on Acoustic guitar playing "Friends To Go" and "How Kind Of You".
-This is followed by the recording of an alternate version of "Band On The Run".
-On Acoustic again, Paul performing the pre-Beatles song "In Spite Of All Danger"
-Paul singing a couple of verses of "Twenty Flight Rock".
-Paul on Piano playing a Gospel-type rendition of "Lady Madonna".
-Also on Piano a song about English Tea.
-A couple of bars of "Heartbreak hotel" played on an Upright bass.
-Paul demonstrating the Mellotron and making up a song with it.
-The opening bars of "Strawberry Fields Forever" played on the Mellotron.
-Paul playing a new song called "Jenny Wren" on Acoustic guitar.
-Next the Beatles songs "I've Got A Feeling" and "Blackbird".
-Paul jamming and recording an improvised song with the Audience playing percussion. No title.


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