Seven tracks you never knew Australia-bound Beatle Paul McCartney wrote

In breaking news 24 years in the making, the legendary Beatles and Wings musician, Paul McCartney, is finally coming back to Australia this December, making up for a cancelled 2002 tour and giving a whole generation of Australians their first chance to hear the iconic songs that have defined the last fifty years and changed the face of music as it is today.

But in addition to the songs you know, from the extensive McCartney, Beatles and Wings catalogues, music written by McCartney has ended up in the hands of countless other musicians. Some were Lennon/McCartney Beatles material from the cutting room floor, others original McCartney material written for the artists. And we’re not just talking about those tracks he did with Kanye West and that Nirvana “reunion”.

Though you shouldn’t expect him to play these tracks at his shows, enjoy this playlist of seven tracks that you probably never knew McCartney wrote or co-wrote.

As included in the playlist…

  1. Badfinger’s “Come and Get It”
  2. Kanye West’s “All Day”
  3. Cilla Black’s “Step Inside Love”
  4. Peter and Gordon’s “World Without Love”
  5. Elvis Costello’s “Veronica”
  6. The Bloody Beetroots’ “Out of Sight”
  7. Hollywood Vampires’ “Come and Get It”

Paul McCartney hits Australia this December as part of the One on One tour that kicked off last year.

Photo by Mary McCartney.

General public ticket sales commence from July 4th.

Frontier Members can access an exclusive pre-sale from via from June 29th.  

December 2nd | nib Stadium, PERTH | All Ages
On sale 11am Perth local, July 4th

December 5th | AAMI Park, MELBOURNE | All Ages
On Sale 12 noon AEST, July 4th

December 9th | Suncorp Stadium, BRISBANE | All Ages
On sale 12 noon AEST, July 4th

December 11th | Qudos Bank Arena, SYDNEY | All Ages
On sale 5pm AEST, July 4th

December 16th | Mt Smart Stadium, AUCKLAND | All Ages
On sale 1pm NZST

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