Paul McCartney to appear in six-part virtual reality documentary series

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The first two episodes of a six-part virtual reality documentary series about Paul McCartney will debut on Tuesday and is built around the June 10 release of compilation album Pure McCartney.

Presented by the British Tourist Authority and the GREAT Britain campaign, PURE McCartney VR is directed by Tony Kaye (the Grammy winner's first VR project) and produced by Palo Alto-based VR startup Jaunt.

The VR experiences were filmed in McCartney's home as the legendary performer recounts memories and anecdotes related to various tracks, while sharing archived and never-before-seen footage.

It also includes digitally remastered audio mixed in Dolby Atmos (the first time original Paul McCartney tracks have been remixed in the Dolby format). Geoff Emerick seved as producer and soundscape architect on the series; and Cliff Plumer, Lucas Wilson and Doug Allenstein exec produced.

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PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: (L-R) Paul McCartney and Kanye West attend the Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 9, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording Artists Paul McCartney and Kanye West perform onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
TOKYO, JAPAN - MAY 15: Paul McCartney is seen upon arrival at Haneda Airport on May 15, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/GC Images)
English musician Paul McCartney performs during the opening concert of his 'Out There' tour on April 19, 2014 in Montevideo. AFP PHOTO/ Miguel ROJO (Photo credit should read MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images)
British music legend Paul McCartney (C) introduces a robot to fans upon his arrival at the Haneda airport in Tokyo on May 15, 2014. McCartney is to play Tokyo's Nippon Budokan Hall on May 21, marking his first return to the venue since appearing there with The Beatles in 1966. AFP PHOTO/Toshifumi KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 6: Musician, Paul McCartney attends the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 06: Paul McCartney (R) and Nancy Shevell attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on April 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
British singer Sir Paul McCartney attends an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr perform at The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles, on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Zach Cordner/Invision/AP)
Paul McCartney performs at The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles, on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Zach Cordner/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Recording artistis Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye West perform 'FourFiveSeconds' onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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PURE McCartney VR episodes chronicle "Dance Tonight" and "Coming Up," which will be released on Tuesday; followed by "My Valentine" Parts 1 and 2 (debuting May 31 and June 7), "Mull of Kintyre" (June 10) and "Early Days" (June 14).

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Each track will be released in the Jaunt VR App. (Jaunt VR is available on iOS, Android, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Desktop 360).

Jaunt previously teamed with McCartney for a VR shoot of his 2014 concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. McCartney's performance of "Live and Let Die" helped launch the Jaunt app.

The startup's investors include The Walt Disney Company, Google Ventures, Sky and Dolby chairman Peter Gotcher.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.


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