Paul McCartney Finally Works With Decca to Release Ballet

4:30 PM PST 08/23/2011 by Sarah Maloy, Billboard
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Nearly 50 years after famously rejecting the Beatles, “Ocean’s Kingdom” will debut Sept. 22 in New York City.

Nearly 50 years after Decca famously rejected the Beatles and reportedly said that the group had "no future in showbusiness," the label is working with Paul McCartney to release his upcoming ballet, Ocean's Kingdom, Reuters reports.

The show will debut on Sept. 22 at the New York City Ballet and will have four additional performances in September and five in January. The recording will be released in Britain by Decca on Oct. 3.

McCartney's four-movement Ocean's Kingdom is conducted by John Wilson and perfomed by the London Classical Orchestra. The hour and a half performance tells the tale of an underwater love story, where the deep-sea world is threatened by humans.

McCartney said in a statement that he was "trying to write something that expressed an emotion -- so you have fear, love, anger, sadness to play with, and I found that exciting and challenging."

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