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.
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