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Exclusive First Listen: Youth and Paul McCartney

NPR brings another musical treat Exclusive to it’s audience, this one about the group known as The Fireman.

NPR.org, November 18, 2008 –  When The Fireman released its debut album in 1993 – the instrumental dance and electronica mix Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest – the band’s identity was a mystery. U.K. music magazine Melody Maker eventually exposed The Fireman as a duo featuring the bassist and producer known as Youth and, to everyone’s surprise, Paul McCartney. Reviewers praised the collaboration as “staggeringly brilliant,” but it was a strange and entirely unexpected direction for the former Beatle.