Evening Standard, Hulton Archive LONDON (AP) - Miles and Jimi. Jimi and Miles.…
- Posted on Jun 30th 2011 12:00PM by Tom Davenport
Henny Ray Abrams, AP/PA
"One of my old guys who I used to have as my manager, I was knocking 50 and he said, 'I think it's time you retired.' I thought, I know what you mean, but I don't really feel like it," McCartney revealed. "And if I'm really enjoying this, why retire? So I decided against it, and got rid of him. I wonder what he thinks today. Perhaps that he was right, but hopefully not."
Sir Paul, who is keeping busy with concerts across North America the reissue of old albums, said his job doesn't feel like work.
"People say to me 'you work so hard.' We don't work hard, we play music -- we don't work music. It sounds simplistic but it's really true. It's not like going into an office."
His recent album reissues are for 'McCartney' and 'McCartney II,' with editions available in every format imaginable between vinyl and high-resolution digital downloads. A deluxe version includes a 128-page book with images taken by Sir Paul's late wife Linda McCartney, and a DVD containing previously unseen footage.