“More often than I can count, I’ve been asked if I should write a resume, but the timing has never been right,” McCartney said in a statement.
“The only thing I’ve always been able to do, whether at home or on the road, is write new songs. I know that some people, when they reach a certain age, like to visit a diary to recall daily events from the past, but I do not have such notebooks. What I have are my songs, hundreds of them that I have learned serve almost the same purpose. And these songs cover my whole life. “
The financial terms for “The Lyrics”, which is priced at $ 100, were not disclosed. Publishers have long sought McCartney̵
No Beatle has written a standard, complete story about his life. Lennon published two works of short stories, poems, and drawings, and was considered the most gifted in words, but was assassinated in 1980, at the age of 40. Ringo Starr’s “Another Day in the Life” focuses on photos and quotes because the drummer said traditional memoirs would require multiple volumes. George Harrison, who died of cancer in 2001, released the album / retrospective “Me, Me, Mine” in 1980.
According to McCartney’s publishers, his songs will be arranged alphabetically and will include McCartney’s comments on when and where they were written and what inspired them. The American edition of the book will be divided into two volumes contained in one box.
“This presents a treasure trove of materials from McCartney’s personal archive – drafts, letters, photos – never seen before, which make this a unique visual record of one of the greatest songwriters of all time,” the statement said Wednesday.
McCartney has often received more acclaim for his melodies than his lyrics, but he has written some of the most quoted songs in recent history, including “Let It Be,” “Hey Jude,” and “Eleanor Rigby.” Muldoon said in a statement that their conversations in recent years “confirm the idea we have assumed – that Paul McCartney is a major literary figure who draws on and expands the long tradition of poetry in English.”
Muldoon is known for his poetry collections such as “Moy Sand and Gravel” and “Horse Latitudes”, and also has experience in music. He has given oral performances supported by the music group Rogue Oliphant; published a book of rock lyrics “The Word on the Street”; and collaborated on the title track of Warren Zeven’s “My Ride Here.” He even mentioned McCartney in the poem “Sideman”:
“I will be McCartney for your Lennon / Lenin for your Marx / Jerry for your Ben and / Lewis for your Clark”