Mark Ronson confirms new material with Sir Paul McCartney

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Mark Ronson has confirmed he has recorded three new songs with Sir Paul McCartney for his upcoming solo album, describing the experience of working with him as "insane."

Mark Ronson has confirmed he's recorded new material with Sir Paul McCartney.

The music producer and DJ, who has worked with the likes of singers Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen, collaborated with the Beatles rocker on three tracks for his upcoming solo album - an experience which Mark describes as "insane".

He told Billboard: "He's done every kind of music ... I don't know if [our stuff] is revolutionary, but they're brilliant songs. I just tried to give him a sound he was looking for. You take a master class in production, like harmonies and layering sounds and arrangement. His ideas are just incredible."

While Mark admitted to initially feeling justifiably nervous working with the music legend, he was grateful Paul understood his concern.

He added: "He writes really good songs. He understands that you're so nervous to be working with Paul McCartney 'cause everyone is. He gives you a lot of leeway, but then at the end of the day you need to deliver the goods."

The follow-up to last year's 'Kisses On The Bottom' has been described as "classic Paul" by producer Ethan Johns, who has also helped with the album.

Ethan said: "He's still one of the most extraordinary recording talents. There's a song on the record called 'Hosanna' which is absolutely heartbreaking - just Paul and an acoustic guitar. It's gorgeous."

Paul recently announced plans for a 2013 tour called 'Out There!'.

Two dates have been confirmed so far, one at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland on June 22 and the other at Happel Stadium in Vienna, Austria on June 27.

Mark Ronson

DJ and producer du jour, who souped up Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen, performs his own solo show, now going in a more funky electro direction on latest album Uptown Special.

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Ex-Beatle, Ex-Wings, classical composer, poet, artist, animal rights activist, writer of silly love songs – Paul McCartney'll be a name familiar to your brain. Settle back for an evening of classic hits and a few more recent ones thrown in for good measure. It's cool – he'll probably play 'Hey Jude'. Get practicing your…

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