Celebrate The 50th Anniversary of Paul McCartney’s Debut Solo Album On The Beatles Channel


April 18th, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Paul McCartney‘s first solo album, McCartney. In honour of this anniversary, Chris Carter will take listeners on a track-by-track guided tour through the album on The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18), which you can stream for free now until May 15th.

Originally released in April 1970, one month before The Beatles’ swansong Let It Be, McCartney saw Paul getting back to basics. Writing every song and playing every instrument (with backing vocals from Linda McCartney), the eponymous album represented a creative rebirth, bursting with new ideas, experiments, playfulness and freedom. McCartney’s bare-bones home recording aesthetic imbued the album with an authentic lo-fi spirit, a much sought-after sound that continues to retain a contemporary edge 50 years on. In contrast to the professional difficulties that came with the demise of the world’s most iconic band.

McCartney will receive a special 50th-anniversary release in a limited edition half-speed mastered vinyl pressing for Record Store Day on Saturday, June 20th.

You can hear this special on The Beatles Channel:

Wednesday, April 15th at 12 am ET
Thursday, April 14th at 1 pm ET