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15 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Gets Personal on ‘Driving Rain’

15 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Gets Personal on ‘Driving Rain’

November 14
08:52 2016

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After the 1998 death of Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney took some time off to grieve for the loss of his wife of nearly 30 years. And when he returned to music, the former Beatle became immensely productive, culminating in the release of Driving Rain on Nov. 12, 2001.Between 1999 and 2000, he put out his third classical album (Working Classical), collaborated on an experimental work (Liverpool Sound Collage) and bashed out a record of mostly old rock ’n’ roll tunes (Run Devil Run). The raw approach that McCartney took for that album helped shape his concept for his next release of original material.When planning his new record in 2001, McCartney told producer David Kahne that he wanted to simplify the recording process. Instead of obsessing over demos, he envisioned a plan that hearkened back to the way he had worked within the Beatles in the mid-’60s.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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