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Paul McCartney signs to label that rejected the Beatles

By Matthew Perpetua
Rollingstone.com

Paul McCartney has been signed to Decca Records nearly 50 years after the label famously rejected the Beatles, claiming that the group had "no future in show business."

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Decca has partnered with McCartney to release the score of "Ocean's Kingdom," his first ballet. The production will make its debut at the New York City Ballet's fall gala on September 22nd. The record is set to hit stores in England on October 3.

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In an interview with the New York Times earlier this year, McCartney said that the work is "basically a romantic story" about a couple from opposite worlds -- an ocean kingdom, which represents purity, and an earth kingdom, which represents darkness and evil.

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15Comments
Aug 24, 2011 4:17PM
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It's come full circle, they rejected the young Mrs Doubtfire when him & his band mates were all full of talent, energy & pot smoke, and now they sign the aging Doubtfire when he's got big bag of nothin, good business.

Aug 24, 2011 1:29PM
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Maybe Paul's ballet won't suck like 90% of his music does......oh sorry I was wrong again, it does suck....
Aug 24, 2011 11:49AM
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Decca must have money to burn, because, with all due respect to Sir Paul, his recordings are all vanity projects and no one buys them anymore. How did his last "classical" piece go?  Not well.

His live performances are echoes of his glory days.    

Let It Be, Paul....Let It Be.

Aug 24, 2011 10:21AM
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YouReallyWanna........

 

Why would a moron, you, ask an outrageously assinine question like that when it stated there is a Decca Records?  Oh, that's right!..................you're an idiot!

Aug 24, 2011 10:14AM
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Decca sure picked a great time to sign up Paul McCartney, now that he's 69 and his hit making days have long been over.
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