Paul McCartney delves into a handful of Beatles and solo classics with producer Rick Rubin in a new trailer for Hulu’s six-part docuseries, McCartney 3, 2, 1.
The two-and-a-half-minute trailer begins with McCartney and Rubin standing above a recording console and admiring Ringo Starr’s famous drum fills atop the Beatles. Abbey Route single “Come Together”. The two musical icons discuss a handful of other McCartney compositions and co-writings, including “All My Loving”, “And I Love Her”, “With a Little Help From My Friends” and “Maybe I’m Amazed. “.
At one point, Rubin unearths an alternate version of “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” in which McCartney scores high. “That’s why we don’t go into tapes,” says the singer and multi-instrumentalist with mock horror.
Elsewhere in the trailer, Rubin reads McCartney a note of admiration from John Lennon, which McCartney had never heard before. âPaul is one of the most innovative bassists to ever play bass, and what’s going on right now is ripped from his Beatle days,â the note said. “He’s a great, great musician.”
“Did I write that? McCartney impassive in response.
You can watch the McCartney 3, 2, 1 trailer below.
The six episodes of McCartney 3, 2, 1 premieres on Hulu on July 16. McCartney first teased the documentary last December with a 90-second trailer and a note saying, “Paul McCartney x Rick Rubin. An upcoming documentary event. Coming soon.”
“Never before have fans had the opportunity to hear Paul McCartney share, in such festive detail, the experience of creating his life’s work – over 50 years of culturally defining music.” Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, said in a press release. “Being an observer as Paul and Rick Rubin deconstruct how some of the greatest hits in musical history came to be is truly enlightening.”
McCartney 3, 2, 1 will precede Peter Jackson’s documentary on the making of the Beatles So be it, titled The Beatles: Come back. This project will air November 25, 26 and 27 on Disney + as three two-hour episodes.
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