Giles Martin: “Paul McCartney’s New is his best record for years”

Giles Martin: “Paul McCartney’s New is his best record for years”

Giles Martin, producer and son of Beatles collaborator George Martin, discusses his work on the new Paul McCartney album, in the latest issue of Uncut (dated November 2013), out on Wednesday, September 25.

Martin, who has produced the majority of the former Beatle’s upcoming album, New, states that the record is the best McCartney has made in years.

“If [Paul] doesn’t like the direction it’s going in, he’ll do something about it,” Martin says. “It’s his record. I think it’s his best for years, but I would say that.”

Martin also reveals some of the worries he experienced working with the Beatle.

“One day he did a live take of a bass part, and there was a mistake in the verse. I thought, ‘Well, you’re probably going to get fired, but you might as well tell him.’

“My dad’s always told me that you’re being paid for your opinion, so there’s no point in just saying, ‘Oh my God, that’s brilliant.’”

New, which also features production from Ethan Johns, Mark Ronson and Paul Epworth, is released on October 14.

The new issue of Uncut is out on September 25, 2013.

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