James McCartney made his recording debut at age 9, on his dad Paul's 1986 album Press to Play, with a brief spoken-word comment ("Dad...you didn't say OK!") on the track "Talk More Talk." He also played guitar on Paul's 1997 Flaming Pie LP. as well as his mother Linda's posthumous 1998 release, Wide Prairie. In addition, James and Paul co-wrote a couple of tracks on 2001's Driving Rain album.
Over the last couple of years, James issued two solo EPs (Available Light and Close at Hand) as digital downloads. They have now been issued as a standard two-CD set, with additional bonus tracks. Although the contents could have fit on a single disc, apparently James chose to maintain the integrity of the EPs by issuing them as separate discs.
The results are quite good; James has the melodic gifts and the lyric-writing capability of his dad. While his voice is not quite as strong as his father's, that may improve with time. As good as James' originals are, my favorite track is the rockabilly cover of Carl Perkins' "Your True Love" (Dad suggested that one, I'm sure).
With Julian and Sean Lennon well-established in their solo careers, plus Dhani Harrison's work with thenewno2 and Fistful of Mercy, not to mention Zak Starkey's timekeeping duties for The Who (his brother Jason is also a drummer), the sons of The Beatles are carving out a fine musical legacy of their own.