Show Notes

In 1986 Chris Salewicz interviewed Paul McCartney for Q magazine and recorded the conversation for reference. Since then Salewicz's personal recording has made its way to YouTube.  This interview is notable because it captures McCartney in a refreshingly open and candid mood, where he was very forthcoming about his thoughts on the Beatles, John Lennon,  Yoko Ono, George Harrison, and his treatment in the press.  Unfortunately, since the audio was never meant to see the light of day, the audio is substandard and distracting.  

Chris and I often reference this interview in episode #15 ("McCartney as Artist: A Conversation with Chris Salewicz)  so I have cleaned it up and included it as a companion piece to that episode. 

Audio restoration/clean-up done by Ben Jousselin:

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