Paul McCartney praises ‘modern’ White Album

The Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney thinks the ‘White Album’ sounds like a record by a “modern band”, according to the producer’s son Giles Martin

Sir Paul McCartney thinks the ‘White Album’ sounds like a record by a “modern band”.

The legendary musician listened back to The Beatles’ iconic album while preparing for the new reissue, and he told the son of the famed ‘fifth Beatle’ Sir George Martin how contemporary it still feels.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper at the Abbey Road studio, Giles Martin revealed: “The last person to sit right there with me was Paul McCartney.

“We listened to The White Album mix and Paul said, ‘I never realised how modern this record sounds. This could be a band today.’ ”

The new project has seen the record’s 30 tracks becoming a staggering 107 tracks for the latest collection, and it sounded like Paul, 76, took the chance to reflect while he was going through the original LP.

Giles added: “When I went through The White Album with Paul recently, he really wanted to hear the song Julia again.

“I always thought it was just a John song but now I think Paul was kind of producing it.

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