McCartney’s symphony Standing Stone (1997) was the natural progression from “Yesterday,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and 1966’s The Family Way soundtrack (the first Beatle solo album). Recounting the rise of Celtic man (hence the Stonehenge reference of the title), it opens with the primordial great ball of fire and progresses to the first signs of life in this track, which recalls Fantasia’s take on Stravinksy’s Rite of Spring. Now if Macca just raps over an Asian folk tune, he’ll have every musical genre covered.
“Cell Growth” starts at 4:30 in the clip below:
And while we’re at it, here’s “Love in the Open Air,” from The Family Way.