The Amazing Beatles!

1971

Q: “Is this album a rest away from the Beatles or the start of a solo career?”

PAUL: “Time will tell. Being a solo album means it’s ‘the start of a solo career…and not being done with the Beatles means it’s just a rest. So it’s both.”

Q: “Is your break with the Beatles temporary or permanent, due to personal differences or musical ones?”

PAUL: “Personal differences, business differences, musical differences, but most of all because I have a better time with my family. Temporary or permanent? I don’t really know.”

Q: “Do you foresee a time when Lennon-McCartney becomes an active songwriting partnership again?”

PAUL: “No.”


“Paul? It’s John Ono Lennon here.”

“I take it you’ve read my press release?”

“Aw! Don’t be like that. It’s me. It’s only John”

“You won’t get me to change my mind like you normally do.”

“I just need you to tell me why you’re breaking up the gang.”

“Me? You told us last year that you wanted a divorce.”

“I know I said that but I didn’t mean it. I also told you all that I was Jesus Christ. It’s only me. I don’t mean everything I say. Anyway, we had that meeting when Ringo was ill and we made plans for another album.”

“I dunno John. I can’t keep up. Anyway my album is coming out.”

“Is it any good?”

“It’s got some good songs on it. One or two.”

“Come on Paul. Don’t release your album next week. “Let It Be” is coming out in three weeks. Let’s put out another Beatles album next year. Your great songs on one side. My songs on the other”.

“Have you got any new songs John? Are they good?”

“I’m John Ono Lennon. They’re bloody amazing. I’ve been in Primal Scream therapy. It’s the best thing since meditation and it’s shown me the answer more than acid ever did. I’ve got lots of songs about Yoko and me Mum. Come on Paul. Do it for me. It’s only me. John Ono Lennon. Please.”

“Does Ringo get any songs?”

“What? Any more like Octopus’ Garden? No. You do what you like though. Maxwell’s Stupid Hammer Number Nine if you want or even “Teddy Boy”.”

“I thought you hated that.”

“I hated it when we tried it in Twickenham last year. But you can do it if you want and George can have a couple of songs.”

“I heard that he’s made a great cover version of a Chiffons’ song.”

“No covers. We’ll write our own. Klein says that’s where the money is.”

“Klein! I’ll talk to Lee and see what he says.”

“Come on, Paul. Let’s make another Beatles’ album.”

“When do you want this album to come out?”

“January next year. We’ll get Spector to produce it.”

“I produce my own stuff now”.

“Okay. Spector can produce mine and George’s. You produce yours. George can produce Ringo’s song. What’s your best song called?”

“Maybe I’m Amazed.”

“Bloody brilliant. We’ll call it The Amazing Beatles. You can have the first track on Side One.”

“Okay. But I don’t want Spector producing any of my stuff. All those sweet strings.”

“Great. I promise. No problem.”

Side One: “Maybe I’m Amazed”, “Teddy Boy”, “Man We Was Lonely”, “Junk”, “Every Night”, “All Things Must Pass”, “It Don’t Come Easy”.

Side Two: “Mother”, “Isolation”, “Well Well Well”, “Working Class Hero”, “Love”, “What Is Life”.

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