The songs featured in the tome will be ordered alphabetically rather than chronologically, and the completed work will establish definitive texts of the lyrics for the very first time.
McCartney’s book will also describe the circumstances in which the songs were written, the people and places that inspired them, and what he thinks of them now, as the lyrics will be accompanied by never-before-seen material from McCartney’s personal archive, including drafts, letters, and photographs.
He added in his statement: “I hope that what I’ve written will show people something about my songs and my life which they haven’t seen before. I’ve tried to say something about how the music happens and what it means to me and I hope what it may mean to others too.”
‘The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present’ will be released on November 2, 2021, and will be priced at £75.00.