Paul McCartney was dubbed as the king of pop-rock holiday radio when he released his synth-driven song called, “Wonderful Christmastime” in 1979. But who knew that he also made and recorded a full album of Christmas carol instrumentals “just for his family.“
“Years ago, I thought, ‘There’s not very good Christmas records,’ so I actually went into my studio over a couple of years and I made one,” the former Beatle told BBC Radio 4’s World at One. “It gets brought out each year, I’ve just got a little demo of it, but the kids like it. It’s kind of traditional — it’s something they’ve heard through the years, and now it’s the grandkids getting indoctrinated with my carols record.”
The album is not intentionally released as a traditional Christmas album, instead, McCartney put together a goofy, holiday-theme recording as a holiday gift for his Beatles in 1965. The set is an extraordinary released and surfaced on the internet in 2017, with it, he impersonates an American DJ and plays tracks from fellow musicians such as The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, and The Rolling Stones.
Recently, Record Store Day’s 2019 Black Friday event, McCartney released a picture-disc vinyl single of new tracks, “Home Tonight” and “In a Hurry,” which he recorded during the sessions for his 2018 LP, Egypt Station.
Listen to them down below: