Q: "Why did you decide to make a solo album?"
PAUL: "Because I got a Studer four-track recording machine at home - practiced on it (playing all instruments) - liked the results, and decided to make it into an album."
Q: "Were you influenced by John's adventures with the Plastic Ono Band, and Ringo's solo LP?"
PAUL: "Sort of, but not really."
Q: "Are all the songs by Paul McCartney alone?"
PAUL: "Yes sir."
Q: "Will they be so credited: McCartney?"
PAUL: "It's a bit daft for them to be credited to Lennon / McCartney, so 'McCartney' it is."
Q: "Did you enjoy working as a solo?"
PAUL: "Very much. I only had to ask me for a decision, and I agreed with me. Remember Linda's on it too, so it's really a double act. ”
Q: "What is Linda's contribution?"
PAUL: «Strictly speaking she harmonizes, but of course it's more than that because she's a shoulder to lean on, a second opinion, and a photographer of renown. More than all this, she believes in me - constantly. ”
Q: "Where was the album recorded?"
PAUL: "At home, at EMI (no. 2 studio) and Morgan Studios (WILLESDEN!)"
Q: "What is your home equipment (in some detail)?"
PAUL: «Study four-track machine. I only had, however, one mike, and as Mr. Pender, Mr. Sweatenham and others only managed to take 6 months or so (slight delay) I worked without VU meters or a mixer, which meant everything had to be listed to first (for distortion etc…) then recorded. So the answer - Studder, one mike, and nerve. »
Q: "Why did you choose to work in the studios you chose?"
PAUL: "They were available. EMI is technically very good and Morgan is cozy. ”
Q: «The album was not known until it was almost completed. Was this deliberate? "
PAUL: «Yes, because normally an album is old before it even comes out. (A side) Witness 'Get Back.' »
PAUL: «I've always wanted to buy a Beatles album like people do and be as surprised as they must be. So this was the next best thing. Linda and I are the only two who will be sick of it by the release date. We really love it. ”
Q: "Are you able to describe the texture or feel of the album in a few words?"
PAUL: "Home, family, love."
Q: "How long did it take to complete?"
PAUL: "From just before (I think) Xmas, until now. 'The Lovely Linda' was the first thing I recorded at home, and was originally to test the equipment. That was around Xmas. »
Q: "Assuming all the songs are new to the public, how new are they to you? Are they recent »
PAUL: «One was from 1959 (Hot As Sun). Two are from India - 'Junk' and 'Teddy Boy,' and the rest are pretty recent. "Valentine Day," "Momma Miss America" and "Oo You" were ad-libbed on the spot. "
Q: "What instruments have you played on the album?"
PAUL: "Bass, drums, acoustic guitar, lead guitar, piano and organ mellotron, toy xylophone, bow and arrow."
Q: "Have you played all these instruments on previous recordings?"
PAUL: "Yes, drums being the one I normally wouldn't do."
Q: "Why did you do all the instruments yourself?"
PAUL: "I think I'm pretty good."
Q: "Will Linda be heard on any future records?"
PAUL: "Could be. We love singing together and have plenty of opportunity for practice. ”
Q: "Will Paul and Linda become a John and Yoko?"
PAUL: "No, they will become Paul and Linda."
Q: "What has recording alone taught you?"
PAUL: "Making your own decisions about what you do is easy, and playing with yourself is very difficult, but satisfying."
Q: "Who did the artwork?"
PAUL: "Linda has taken all the photos, and she and I designed the package."
Q: "Is it true that neither Allen Klein nor ABKCO have been involved in any way with the production, production, distribution or promotion of this new album?"
PAUL: "Not if I can help it."
Q: "Did you miss the other Beatles and George Martin? Was there a moment when you thought, 'I wish Ringo were here for this break?' »
Q: "Assuming this is a very big hit album, will you do another?"
PAUL: "Even if it isn't, I will continue to do what I want, when I want to."
Q: "Are you planning a new album or single with the Beatles?"
Q: "Is this album a rest away from the Beatles or the start of a solo career?"
PAUL: "Time will tell. Being a solo album means it's 'the start of a solo career ...' and not being done with the Beatles means it's just a rest. So it's both. ”
Q: "Is your break with the Beatles temporary or permanent, due to personal differences or musical ones?"
PAUL: «Personal differences, business differences, musical differences, but most of all because I have a better time with my family. Temporary or permanent? I don't really know. ”
Q: "Do you foresee a time when Lennon-McCartney becomes an active songwriting partnership again?"
Q: "What do you feel about John's peace effort? The Plastic Ono Band? Giving back the MBE? Yoko's influence? Yoko? "
PAUL: "I love John, and respect what he does - it doesn't really give me any pleasure."
Q: "Were any of the songs on the album originally written with the Beatles in mind?"
PAUL: "The older ones were. 'Junk' was intended for 'Abbey Road,' but something happened. "Teddy Boy" was for "Get Back," but something happened. "
Q: "Were you pleased with 'Abbey Road'? Was it musically restrictive? ”
PAUL: "It was a good album. (number one for a long time.) »
Q: "What is your relationship with Klein?"
PAUL: "It's not. I am not in contact with him, and he does not represent me in ANY way. ”
Q: "What is your relationship with Apple?"
PAUL: "It's the office of a company I share with the other three Beatles. I don't go there because I don't like offices or business, especially when I'm on holiday. ”
Q: "Do you have any plans to set up an independent production company?"
PAUL: "McCartney Productions."
Q: "What kind of music has influenced you on this album?"
PAUL: "Light and loose."
Q: "Are you writing more prolifically now? Or less so? »
PAUL: "About the same. I have a queue waiting to be recorded. »
Q: "What are your plans now? A holiday? A musical? A movie? Retirement? "
PAUL: "My only plan is to grow up!"