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McCartney CD ambles down ‘Memory’ Lane

Paul McCartney says his upcoming album, “Memory Almost Full,” strolls through the past. “In places it’s a very personal record, and a lot of it is retrospective, drawing from memory, like memories from being a kid, from Liverpool and from summers gone,” the former Beatle, 64, said Monday in a statement.“The album is evocative, emotional, rocking, but I can’t really sum it up in one s
/ Source: The Associated Press

Paul McCartney says his upcoming album, “Memory Almost Full,” strolls through the past.

“In places it’s a very personal record, and a lot of it is retrospective, drawing from memory, like memories from being a kid, from Liverpool and from summers gone,” the former Beatle, 64, said Monday in a statement.

“The album is evocative, emotional, rocking, but I can’t really sum it up in one sentence,” he said.

“Memory Almost Full,” McCartney’s 21st solo album, will be released June 5 in the United States. It is his first for Hear Music, Starbucks’ new music label.

A medley of five songs on the 13-track disc is “purposely retrospective,” said the legendary singer-songwriter. “I thought this might be because I’m at this point in my life, but then I think about the times I was writing with John (Lennon), and a lot of that was also looking back.”

Michel Gondry has directed a music video starring Natalie Portman for the opening track “Dance Tonight,” but McCartney said he’s “not going to give the plot away.”

McCartney's last release, the acclaimed “Chaos and Creation in the Backyard,” was in 2005.