Monday, August 12, 2013

Gordon in the morning: Helping young talent

If you place a glass against the Sun's paywall this morning, you can hear Gordon Smart excitedly announcing that there are going to be "big names" on Paul McCartney's album.

Yeah, because Paul McCartney is a man who needs help with his profile. Clearly, all that time he spent in The Beatles stopped him being thought of as a performer in his own right.

These "big names", by the way, are Mark Ronson and Giles "son of George" Martin. Giles being such a big name that his Wikipedia entry kicks off by mentioning his father and his half-brother.

Why are these two producers at the, um, peak of their powers being brought in, Gordon?

They hope it will take him back to the top of the pop charts.
Macca's solo studio albums in the last decade have got to 10, 5 and 2. It's not entirely clear that he needs Mark Ronson's help to get to the top of the charts.

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