McCartney “bible” due

The McCartney Legacy Volume 1: 1969-73 is due out this year from Allan Kozinn and Adrian Sinclair. The authors are likening this to the job Mark Lewisohn is doing for The Beatles on his “Tune In” trilogy project. The project has evolved somewhat since it was conceived 8+ years ago, and it will now be a fully fledged biography of Paul’s life, and hundreds of people have been interviewed for the project (including many people who have never spoken about this period before). The authors assure us that there will be plenty of surprises for even the most well-read Macca fan. Here’s the description which will appear on the cover of the book:

McCartney’s Life After the Beatles: The First of a Groundbreaking Multi-volume Biography

In this monumental work, Paul McCartney’s life and music are examined from a fresh perspective. With a forensic eye for detail, a deep appreciation for a complicated period in this celebrated musician’s life, and an ability to contextualize McCartney’s work and person in the culture at large in a way that makes for sweeping narrative, The McCartney Legacy does what no biography has done before. In this, the first of a multi-volume set, Allan Kozinn and Adrian Sinclair chronicle in technicolor (including each of Paul’s studio sessions, song creations, and touring dates) the pivotal years from 1969 to 1973, as he recreated himself in the immediate aftermath of the Beatles breakup – a period when, newly married and with a growing family, he conquered depression and self-doubt, formed a new band, Wings, and recorded five epochal albums culminating in the triumphant smash, Band on the Run. Informed by hundreds of interviews, extensive ground up research, and never before seen documents, here is a look at the life and work of the world’s greatest living songwriter – Paul McCartney as readers and fans have never seen him before.

Allan Kozinn was a music critic and culture reporter for the New York Times from 1977 to 2014. In that capacity, he interviewed Paul McCartney several times. He currently contributes regularly to the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and other publications. He has taught courses at the Juilliard School and New York University (including a course on the Beatles) and has published several titles on the Beatles and classical music.

Adrian Sinclair is a documentary film editor, producer and writer. He has worked for the BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4, National Geographic, Discovery, MTV and others. He has received recognition for his work from the Royal Television Society in England and his 2010 documentary Stealing Shakespeare (BBC/Smithsonian) was Emmy nominated for Best Documentary.

The book launch will take place on the evening of December 14, 2022 at the Grammy Museum Experience in Newark, New Jersey, USA. The event, to be host by Beatles historian Kenneth Womack will take place amongst the artefacts of the Ladies and Gentleman… the Beatles! exhibition. More details of the event will be reveals closer to the time.

The McCartney Legacy Volume 1: 1969-73
ISBN: 9780063000704
PAGES: 720 (presented in larger 18.75 x 5.21 x 23.16 cm format)
AUTHORS: Allan Kozinn and Adrian Sinclair
US PRICE: $35.99
CAN PRICE: $43.50

Official website of the book project.

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