Other things Paul did in 1999. On May 28th he recorded an electronic dance track called “Clean Machine”
to promote the Linda McCartney Racing Team – the song was available on the team website.
The Linda McCartney Racing Team was a British professional road bicycle racing team. The team began in 1998 with Linda McCartney Foods, maker of vegetarian food, sponsoring vegetarian riders and staff. The company was started by Sir Paul McCartney’s wife, Linda. Team success would promote vegetarianism and Linda McCartney Foods.
The team was to compete in Britain before expanding to international events.
On September 8th he recorded the song “Nova,” which would be included on the album A GARLAND FOR LINDA. This album was released on April 25th, 2000. It will be reviewed on with all of his classical based releases.
On September 16th, 1999 he had a one off session and recorded “Maybe Baby.” Produced by Jeff Lynne, this would appear in the closing credits of the 2000 British motion picture of the same name. Again, another song for a movie that was not a success.
After RUN DEVIL RUN was released and the incredible live show (December 14th) at The Cavern Club Paul settled in for the rest of the year.
The DVD of the making and performance of his STANDING STONE was also released in 1999.
And a soft back book of his art work (with Egypt Station on the cover) was also released called Paintings 1988-98.
Behind the scenes his relationship with Heather Mills continued to intensify.
Y2K did not end life as we know it… so on to 2000…..
On March 6th Paul inducted James Taylor into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
On March 9th he recorded “That’s All Right Mama” for the album GOOD ROCKIN’ TONIGHT: the legacy of sun records.
Standing Stone was performed six times in three countries, including a May 4th performance in New York City (Church of St. Ignatius Loyola).
On May 25th Paul received the Fellowship of the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.
“I remember coming here the very first time with my mates John, George and Ringo and sitting back there. It was just fantastic to be part of this whole song writing thing. It was always just the greatest award, the greatest thing to get for songwriters and it still is many years later.”
The experimental album, LIVERPOOL SOUND COLLAGE was released on August 21st. We will review this album when we review all of Paul’s Fireman and odd releases .
Next.. 2001. A very busy year for Paul…