McCartney 3, 2, 1

McCartney 3, 2, 1

McCartney 3, 2, 1

Paul McCartney sits down for a rare in-depth one-on-one with legendary producer Rick Rubin to discuss his ground breaking work with The Beatles, the emblematic '70s arena rock of Wings and his 50 years and counting as a solo artist.

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EPISODE 1.1

These Things Bring You Together

Paul McCartney shares stories from the early days, shedding new light on his relationships with John Lennon and George Harrison. Welcoming an outside musician into the studio impacts one of The Beatles’ most famous songs.

EPISODE 1.2

The Notes that Like Each Other

Paul McCartney talks about his unique approach to musical composition, influences from Bach to Fela Kuti and some of the innovations that made his music altogether unique.

EPISODE 1.3

The People We Loved Were Loving Us!

Paul McCartney pays tribute to some of the artists that influenced The Beatles. He discusses the band’s trip to India and the expansion of The Beatles’ music and consciousness.

EPISODE 1.4

Like Professors in a Laboratory

Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin discuss musical experimentation and The Beatles’ drive to break boundaries. The episode features segments on Ringo Starr and “fifth Beatle” producer George Martin.

EPISODE 1.5

Couldn't You Play it Straighter?

Paul McCartney talks about finding his place in the band and the evolution of The Beatles’ sound and identity. This episode also focuses on a few of McCartney’s iconic contributions to the band.

EPISODE 1.6

The Long and Winding Road

Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin discuss McCartney’s songwriting evolution, his creative partnership with John Lennon, and his development as a solo artist.

McCartney 3, 2, 1 / Reviews

Time Magazine

Time Magazine

So relaxed that you almost forget you're watching a veritable rock'n'roll god in action.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Not only is the series an in-depth look into the creative process and an account of a unique cultural moment but it also evokes the workings of memory and the passage of time.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Will be a revelation even to the Beatles’ biggest fans.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

It's just three hours of conversation, stretched out over six episodes, but it flies by.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

From its beginning, the series has an inconsequential energy to it, starting with how it simply introduces Rubin and McCartney talking about different songs as if this chat were just happening...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It could well bore a casual viewer to tears, but for audiophile obsessives and Beatles fanatics, stuff like this is catnip.

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CNN

CNN

The clarity of McCartney's memories and the enduring power of the music makes this a treat for any Beatles aficionado.

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