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Will Sir Paul Rest On His Laurels With A New Album?

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It’s been said, often cruelly, that as our mega-rock stars age, their new albums are not so great. Even flat, compared to their body of work that put them on the map.

Can Sir Paul McCartney rise above and put out new music with relevance? Beatles-esque? Wings-like?

The rock legend’s drummer, Abe Laboriel Jr., tells the  Boston Globe they have “a wealth of material” for the project, which he describes as “very youthful” with “a lot of different styles.” Sounds promising. Fingers crossed.

The drummer adds that some songs sound “aggressively rock” while others are “singer-songwriter, insular, and intimate.” A release date has remained unknown, but the new album will be McCartney’s fourth studio release with his current band. It’ll also be the former Beatle’s first collection of new tunes since 2007′s “Memory Almost Ful.”

The last album this reporter listened to from Sir Paul was his 2001 album Driving Rain.  I love Sir Paul’s music, but this one was wanting. The single released from this album was ‘Freedom,’ and it droned on.  Die hard fans will raise umbrage, but even Sir Paul knows what to play at his sold out stadium show: The Hits.

He arrives at Safeco Field On July 17.

-Lee Callahan, Jack FM

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