MUSIC: GRAY IN A GOLDEN VOICE

THE BOYISH BEATLE IS BACK--OLDER AND A LITTLE SADDER. WE LIKE PAUL MCCARTNEY THIS WAY

Here's hoping it's out of Paul McCartney's system. The three Beatles Anthology albums, which came out in 1995-96, were an exhaustive, exhausting exploration of the Fab Four's musical past, featuring the reunion of surviving Beatles McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison with the one late Beatle, John Lennon, on a beyond-the-grave ballad, Free as a Bird, and the release of obscure tracks such as the fifth take of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band and the seventh take of Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! By now, it seems, the Beatles' entire recording history has been exhumed and made public,...

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