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Paul McCartney Announces Cover Album

Tuesday, December 20th 2011 10:00

The former Beatle covers songs he was inspired by as a youngster

NME reports that the as yet untitled album will be released on 6 February and it will feature guest appearances from the likes of Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder.

McCartney said that the tracks chosen for the LP were "the songs which inspired the songs" he would later go on to write and also described them as "the songs me and John [Lennon] based quite a few of our things on".

Speaking about songs chosen, he said: "When I kind of got into songwriting, I realised how well structured these songs were and I think I took a lot of my lessons from them. 

"I always thought artists like Fred Astaire were very cool. Writers like Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, all of those guys - I just thought the songs were magical," he added. "And then, as I got to be a songwriter I thought it's beautiful, the way they made those song'."

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