20 August 2013
Conversations with McCartney will be published in September.
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired an “intimate portrait” of musician Paul McCartney , written by journalist Paul Du Noyer.
As a young music journalist in 1989, Du Noyer was contacted by McCartney’s office and invited to interview the star.
In the years that followed, Du Noyer continued to meet, interview and work closely with McCartney, with their conversations covering music and his private feelings on John Lennon and his late wife Linda, among others.
Written with the permission “and blessing” of McCartney, Conversations With McCartney will draw from Du Noyer’s interview sessions and couple “McCartney’s own candid thoughts with Du Noyer’s observations”.
Du Noyer said: “Decades of access to Paul McCartney have been a privilege for me as a writer, and a personal thrill as a fan. I’ve now woven together our many interviews, many published for the first time, because – thanks to Paul’s honesty, humour and unique perspective – I think they make for an affectionate and fully-rounded portrait of one of the great musicians of all time.”
Black said: “It’s been a huge privilege to have had the opportunity to work with Paul Du Noyer. It’s as if one has been granted the best ringside seat, listening in to funny, telling, surprising and revealing conversations that ripple over so many varied subjects, years and moods in a way that is mercurial.”
Let’s hope Paul Du Noyer joins the forum like the Ringo biographer, Michael Starr, did.
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I’m looking forward to this. I remember reading du Noyer’s music journalism in NME and Q. He’s also written a book, We All Shine On, about every John Lennon song (I’ve not read it).
There’s a pre-order for Conversations With McCartney on Amazon. The hardback is £16.50, Kindle £14. I don’t think the US store has a price for the hardback version yet.
The description on the UK site suggests it was originally to have been called McCartney on McCartney:
In June 1989, Paul Du Noyer was contacted by Paul McCartney ‘s office in London and asked to interview the star as they had met once before and enjoyed a good raport.
In the years that followed, Paul Du Noyer continued to meet, interview and work for Paul McCartney on a regular basis, producing magazine articles, tour programmes, album liner notes, press materials and website editorial. It’s likely that Du Noyer has spent more hours in formal, recorded conversation with McCartney than any other writer.
McCartney on McCartney is the culmination of Du Noyer’s long association with McCartney and his music. It draws from their interview sessions across 35 years, coupling McCartney’s own, candid thoughts with his observations and analysis.
1 May 2011
I’ve read ‘We All Shine On’ and it was really enjoyable, havent been near it for a long time tho. Kind of similar in layout to Steve Turner’s ‘A Hard Days Write’ if i remember correctly.
Certainly a book to keep an eye on and will read further down the line but i’m not turning away from ‘Tune In’ until finished – even tho i will be reading that until volume 2 comes out.
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10 March 2015
1 May 2011
20 May 2016
has anyone read this?
I have just ordered it.
Currently reading Ticket To Ride which is the story of the 1964 US tour.
1 May 2011