Showing posts with label McCartney 3 2 1. Show all posts
Showing posts with label McCartney 3 2 1. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The story behind "McCartney 3,2,1"

The L.A. Daily News talks to director Zachary Heinzerling about creating the new music documentary, which sees record producer Rick Rubin and Paul pulling apart Beatles and McCartney solo tunes and looking at how they were created. The six-part series premieres on Hulu on July 16.

Q. Who is the audience for this – the hardcore fan fascinated to hear Rick and Paul discuss the isolated bass track to “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” or the casual fan who might not know the story of the “Band on the Run” demos being stolen in Africa?

That’s a good question. You want something everyone can watch, but you also want something where Beatles aficionados can learn something new. The way Rick and Paul play off each other and the intimacy of the conversation, the spark and joy in the way Paul is answering the questions can make it universally watchable.

But I think our audience is primarily people who are fans and this is an opportunity to dig further in and see the real musicology. There’s the story about the Beatles wanting to increase the treble of “Nowhere Man” so much it would go past the red on the console. [McCartney explains how they persuaded the engineers to experiment.] They wanted that buzz inside of you, an emotional response to that sound. Stories like that are the pride of this project.

We wanted to capture the essence of a genius musician who has the ability to feel the magic in a moment and to capture it and infuse it with music that touches so many others.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

New teaser for Hulu's "3,2,1 McCartney" documentary series

The new series, which sees Paul discussing songwriting and record-making with producer Rick Rubin debuts July 16. All six episodes will be immediately available. Rolling Stone has an advance review here.

Monday, May 17, 2021

"McCartney 3, 2, 1" documentary series coming to Hulu on July 16

Finally some details about Paul's project with producer Rick Rubin hinted at several months ago.

From the news release:

Today, Hulu announced the Original documentary series McCartney 3,2,1.  The six-episode music series event features intimate and revealing examinations of musical history from two living legends, Paul McCartney and super producer Rick Rubin, and hails from Endeavor Content. The series is executive produced by McCartney, Rubin, Scott Rodger, Peter Berg, Matthew Goldberg, Brandon Carroll, Jeff Pollack, Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern with Leila Mattimore serving as co-executive producer. All six episodes of McCartney 3,2,1 premiere Friday, July 16, on Hulu.  

“Never before have fans had the opportunity to hear Paul McCartney share, in such expansive, celebratory detail, the experience of creating his life’s work - more than 50 years of culture-defining music,” said Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment. “To be an observer as Paul and Rick Rubin deconstruct how some of the biggest hits in music history came to be is truly enlightening. It is an honor that Paul chose to return to Hulu to share this one-of-a-kind series.”  

In the series, Paul McCartney sits down for a rare in-depth one-on-one with legendary music producer Rick Rubin to discuss his groundbreaking work with The Beatles, the emblematic 1970s arena rock of Wings and his 50-plus years as a solo artist. In this six-episode series that explores music and creativity in a unique and revelatory manner, the documentary gives a front-row seat to Paul and Rick in an intimate conversation about the songwriting, influences, and personal relationships that informed the iconic songs that have served as the soundtracks of our lives.

Since writing his first song at the age of 14, Paul McCartney’s career has been impossibly prolific and singularly influential. In the 1960s, McCartney changed the world forever with The Beatles. He didn’t stop there and has continued to push boundaries as a solo artist, then with Wings, and also collaborating with numerous world-renowned artists. He has received 18 GRAMMYS® and in 1997 was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music. His most recent album, McCartney III was No. 1 in the U.K. Official Charts as well as No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Top Album Sales Chart upon release in December 2020. McCartney is a dedicated philanthropist, passionately advocating for many causes including animal rights and environmental issues. 

Rick Rubin continues to co-produce and host the podcast series “Broken Record” with Malcolm Gladwell. He has an active partnership with GQ around a series of deep conversations with the foremost personalities across the music world ranging from Pharrell Williams to Kendrick Lamar, each of which he hosts and creates editorial and video content around. He recently produced the Grammy®-winning record “The New Abnormal” with The Strokes to rave reviews.

McCartney 3,2,1 is the latest title to join Hulu’s burgeoning slate of documentary series and films that examine influential and significant figures in world history such as 'Hillary,''I Am Greta' and 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years.' 

McCartney 3,2,1 is directed by Emmy® Award-winning Zachary Heinzerling and executive produced by McCartney, Rubin, Scott Rodger, Peter Berg, Matthew Goldberg, Brandon Carroll, Jeff Pollack, Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern with Leila Mattimore serving as co-executive producer. Endeavor Content serves as the studio, producing alongside MPL Communications Inc., Shangri-La, Film 45, Kennedy Marshall and Diamond Docs.