Friday, July 22, 2005

Paul McCartney: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Broadband

According to this crazy PR site, Paul McCartney's new single will debut online:

Marking the end of a nearly four-year hiatus since his last studio recording, Paul McCartney is preparing for the September 13 release of Chaos And Creation In The Back Yard - and only AOL(R) Music has the first single, "Fine Line." The song will debut as part of AOL Music's First Listen program on Tuesday, July 26. Fans can listen to "Fine Line" on the Web at beginning Tuesday at 12:01 AM EST. It will be available exclusively at AOL Music for 24 hours before anywhere else.

Following 2001's platinum-selling Driving Rain, Chaos And Creation In The Back Yard, which was produced by Nigel Godrich (who has produced for Radiohead and Beck), is McCartney's 20th studio recording since parting with The Beatles. The album is a return to basics for the renowned musician, successfully fusing his incomparable song writing talents with his unparalleled musicianship. Featuring sonically robust songs, Chaos And Creation In The Back Yard is a melange of up-tempo piano driven classics and introspective darker tracks resulting in a strikingly intricate and meaningful album. The album's release will coincide with the September 16 launch of McCartney's new 37-city US tour.
Wow, they really had the Roget's out for this one. And good for them, I say. It's a thankless job writing press releases, but at least whoever wrote this had Paul McCartney as his subject rather than Antigone Rising, for instance. The writer would still be using the same adjectives, but he or she would be throwing up while writing them.

In other online McCartney news, his performance with U2 is the fastest-selling online song ever. And it's in the Guiness Book of World Record for being the fastest-ever available single because it was on iTunes 45 minutes after it was performed. Thank goodness he has finally achieved something meaningful.

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