When Beatles singer Sir Paul McCartney returned to his home city of Liverpool in the United Kingdom and gave TV host James Corden a personal tour of the iconic band’s old stomping ground, it was one of the most memorable Carpool Karaoke segments in the history of The Late Late Show.
Now, in news that is sure to delight fans of McCartney and the Beatles, CBS, the network that airs The Late Late Show in the United States, has confirmed an hour-long edition of the singer’s Carpool Karaoke will go to air later this month.
The original segment, which debuted in June and was watched by more than 130 million people on Facebook and YouTube, saw the singer and Corden visiting the house McCartney grew up in, the barber shop on the infamous Penny Lane and the pair even surprised a pub full of Scousers with a special performance.
The first clip lasted for just under 25 minutes and also saw McCartney belt out some of the biggest Beatles tracks including Penny Lane, Blackbird and Drive My Car. Perhaps the highlight was when he treated Corden (and millions of viewers at home) to an emotional version of the 1970 classic Let It Be.
The song left Corden in tears, with McCartney revealing the song was written about his beloved mother, who sadly passed away when he was just 14-years-old. Unseen footage from the original recording will be released as part of the Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool on August 20. The clip is expected to debut online shortly after it airs in the US.
“We were overwhelmed by the response to our ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with Paul McCartney,” executive producer Ben Winston said in a statement, according to EW. “We loved making it and knew we had something special, but it was so wonderful for us to see how many people watched and enjoyed it.”
He said McCartney’s music resonates with every generation and the message in the music is as relevant today as it ever was.
“After the shoot, while we sat in the edit, we had to cut so much we loved for time,” he continued. “Not only did Paul do a concert in that Liverpool pub, but James and he discussed so much in the car.”