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Paul McCartney nearly quit album recording


Paul McCartney almost walked away from his latest album project after suffering a meltdown in the studio as he attempted to record the songs.

The Beatles legend headed to Los Angeles to a record new live version of his last album, "Kisses On The Bottom," with a group of jazz musicians at the city's famous Capitol Studios.

However, McCartney says he was plagued by insecurity during the first session and considered quitting the project in a "moment of panic" when he decided the music wasn't working.

He tells British newspaper The Sun, "It was frightening. The very first day was the worst because I didn't know anyone. I've been with a band, we've been together for 10 years, and suddenly I'm the new boy. When I was trying the songs out I had been using a much more full voice -- kind of like a Rat Pack style. I suddenly realized I was doing an impersonation...

"There was a moment of panic in the studio actually on the day. I suddenly thought, 'This isn't going to work,'" he says.

"The band are listening to me. And they are jazz players who have worked with good people. It was a moment of insecurity and I was out of my element."

The recording eventually came together and the new version of the album, titled "Kisses On The Bottom - Complete Kisses," will be released in December.

Nov 27, 2012 12:03PM
Dang!  We were so close.

Nov 26, 2012 1:51PM
Nov 26, 2012 12:07AM
I'd really like to hear an album of just Sir Paul on acoustic and vocals. 
Nov 25, 2012 7:47PM
Plagued by insecurity???  Hoy Veh.
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