McCartney's Linda album
13:30 26 September 2006
Sir Paul McCartney has dedicated his new album to his first wife Linda.
The former Beatle's latest musical creation - an orchestral work in four movements called 'Ecce Cor Meum' - contains a piece called 'Interlude' which Sir Paul says is a wordless tribute to Linda, who died after losing her battle with breast cancer in 1998.
Speaking at the launch of the album, in London, yesterday (25.09.06), he revealed: "I started the album when Linda was alive, so it has a lot of my feelings for her in it.
"When she died it stalled me. I just couldn't do anything, I was grieving. I gradually got back into it and wrote my sadness out.
"The interlude in the middle is a particularly sad melody and is what got me going again. Her spirit is very much in this."
Paul, 64, claims the tribute makes people cry even when they don't know what inspired it.
He told Britain's Sunday Times Culture magazine: "I've played it to people and said nothing, and I've seen them welling up. It's an amazing phenomenon - how chords can be so sad."
Paul has also revealed he is coping well since his split from second wife Heather Mills.
He said: "I'm doing fine. I'm enjoying music. It's something that sustains me."
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