Listen to ‘New’ Paul McCartney Album Over Sunday Lunch

tmp_timthumb-203430753Customers in Brakspear pubs in and around Henley this Sunday, 13 October, will be among the first in the country to hear the latest album from music legend Paul McCartney as it gets a pub-only first play ahead of its official release on Monday.

Already described as McCartney’s ‘best album in decades’, NEW is McCartney’s first studio album of original material in six years. The idea behind the pub debut is to give people the chance to hear the album while enjoying a Sunday lunch or drinks. Over 200 pubs across the country will be playing the album for customers and collectable Paul McCartney beer mats have been created for the occasion.

Doug Green, licensee at the Little Angel in Henley, said, “People come to the pub to relax on a Sunday lunchtime, whether to dine with friends or family or savour a pint or two of Brakspear. So it’s great to be able to offer them extra entertainment that they can enjoy at the same time.”

“We’ve been promoting the first play in the pub and it’s created a lot of interest, with customers booking tables to make sure they’ll be here for it. After all, it’s not every day you get the chance to hear an exclusive from a musician of McCartney’s stature.” All three of Doug’s pubs – the Little Angel, the Unicorn at Kingwood and the Cherry Tree at Stoke Row, will be playing NEW on Sunday.

Talking about the album, McCartney said: “It’s funny, when I play people the album they’re surprised it’s me. A lot of the tracks are quite varied and not necessarily in a style you’d recognise as mine. I didn’t want it to all sound the same. I really enjoyed making this album. It’s always great to get a chance to get into the studio with a bunch of new songs and I was lucky to work with some very cool producers. We had a lot of fun.”

Brakspear pubs playing NEW on Sunday include: the Anchor; Angel on the Bridge; Little Angel; Old Bell: Rainbow and the Three Horseshoes in Henley, as well as: Unicorn, Kingwood; Cherry Tree, Stoke Row; Rising Sun, Witheridge Hill; Half Moon, Cuxham; Chequers, Watlington; Butchers Arms, Sonning Common.

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