| Conversations With McCartney
With Paul McCartney’s co-operation, Paul Du Noyer has written a book combining all their many interviews together, with much new material besides.
The result is a compelling portrait of a legendary musician, told in a way that is fresh, revealing, intimate and deeply personal.
Du Noyer first interviewed McCartney in 1979 and in the years since then they have completed many projects together, from tour magazines to album sleevenotes, as well as a great many magazine articles. The writer has used his unique degree of access to brilliant effect, adding analysis and observation to McCartney’s own candid stories.
The subjects covered range from Paul’s childhood and early career in the Beatles, through the painful break-up of that band and his fight to build a successful solo career. He reflects at length on the joys of songwriting and the challenges of fame. He speaks with frank emotion about the two dominant partnerships of his life, with John Lennon and Linda McCartney.
Everywhere, his tone throughout is thoughtful and considered but often humorous as well – a sign of the rapport that these two Liverpudlians have always enjoyed.
Conversations With McCartney offers insights from every stage of his long life and extraordinary career. It conveys a powerful sense of the man’s personality and presence in ways that no biography can hope to match.
What they’ve said about Conversations With McCartney…
“Beautifully written, deeply felt. A new star in the Fabbologist’s library is born. Thumbs sky-high.” (MOJO Magazine)
“In my relatively-informed opinion, the greatest book ever written that properly understands McCartney… Not only a triumph of explaining how the legend ticks, it reveals a lot that even the most avid fan won’t know…. Until Paul McCartney himself writes his own memoir, Paul Du Noyer has set the bar and you won’t need any other volume on your shelf.” (Geoff Baker, Paul McCartney’s personal PR for 15 years.)