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PAUL MCCARTNEY: Previously unreleased versions of John Lennon-inspired ‘DEAR FRIEND’ available now

Previously unreleased home recorded & remastered
versions of the John Lennon-inspired track

‘DEAR FRIEND’

Both available now as instant grats HERE
Taken from the forthcoming reissue of

Paul McCartney and Wings’ 1971 debut album ‘Wild Life’

Wild Life will be reissued alongside the 1973 album ‘Red Rose Speedway’ on December 7th

Both reissues are part of the ongoing Grammy-award winning Paul McCartney Collection

Today, to mark the forthcoming reissues of Paul McCartney’s 11th and 12th classic works from his revered catalogue, ‘Dear Friend’, the John Lennon-inspired closing track to Paul McCartney And Wings’ debut album ‘Wild Life’, has been made available to hear as two special instant grats. The first a remastered version, and the second a beautifully intimate unreleased home recording. The re-releases come fully remastered and expanded across multi format installments of his GRAMMY-winning Archive Collection, to be released December 7, 2018 via MPL/Capitol/UMe.

Speaking of the track, Paul comments “With ‘Dear Friend’, that’s sort of me talking to John after we’d had all the sort of disputes about The Beatles break up. I find it very emotional when I listen to it now. I have to sort of choke it back. I remember when I heard the song recently, listening to the roughs [remastering works-in-progress] in the car. And I thought, ‘Oh God’. That lyric: ‘Really truly, young and newly wed’. Listening to that was like, ‘Oh my God, it’s true!’ I’m trying to say to John, ‘Look, you know, it’s all cool. Have a glass of wine. Let’s be cool.’ And luckily we did get it back together, which was like a great source of joy because it would have been terrible if he’d been killed as things were at that point and I’d never got to straighten it out with him. This was me reaching out. So, I think it’s very powerful in some very simple way. But it was certainly heartfelt.”

ABOUT THE REISSUES:
PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: WILD LIFE
PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: RED ROSE SPEEDWAYLIMITED NUMBERED DELUXE EDITIONS TO INCLUDE REMASTERED ORIGINAL ALBUMS, BONUS TRACKS, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED DEMOS, RARE AND NEVER BEFORE SEEN VIDEO, EXCLUSIVE BOOKS FEATURING NEW INTERVIEWS WITH PAUL, PHOTOS, ARTWORK, & MUCH MORETO BE RELEASED DECEMBER 7, 2018 VIA MPL/CAPITOL/UMe

First up is the four-disc (3CD, 1DVD) limited deluxe edition of Wild Life, the debut album from Wings, originally released December 1971. Written by Paul and Linda McCartney (with the exception of a cover of Mickey & Sylvia’s ‘Love Is Strange’), Wild Life is beloved by fans for its raw and direct vibe–having been recorded in just over a week with the majority of tracks laid down in a single take. Wild Life’s limited deluxe edition treatment features the full album remastered at Abbey Road plus 25 bonus audio tracks including rough mixes of the album, original single edits, B-sides, home recordings and other previously unreleased material across three CDs. The set’s DVD features rare footage of acoustic home videos, rehearsals and more. The Wild Life deluxe package includes a 128- page book written by David Fricke telling the story behind the album – including track-by-track information and new interviews with Paul and key album personnel, a 48-page scrapbook of tour diaries, lyrics and set lists, unpublished Polaroids, lyrics, notes and memorabilia from the MPL archives. Wild Life’s download redemption card will provide access to all audio in HD 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution versions.

Next up is a six-disc (3CD, 2DVD + 1Blu-ray) numbered limited deluxe edition of the second Wings album and first credited to Paul McCartney and Wings, Red Rose Speedway. Released in April 1973 and featuring the #1 single ‘My Love,’ Red Rose Speedway was the first Wings album to hit #1 on the U.S. chart. The Red Rose Speedway limited deluxe edition features three discs of audio including the original album remastered at Abbey Road, no less than 35 bonus audio tracks, including a reconstruction of the originally conceived double album version of Red Rose Speedway, singles, B-sides, alternate mixes and previously unreleased tracks. The 2DVD + Blu-ray portions of the deluxe are packed with rare and previously unseen footage, including the James Paul McCartney TV Special, interviews and music videos, as well as the never before seen film The Bruce McMouse Sho  fully restored and remixed in stereo and 5.1 surround sound. The package includes a folio containing 14 replica hand drawn original character sketches by Paul and facsimile dialogue sheets for the film, a 128-page book containing many previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album and single artwork from the archives and story behind the album — including new interviews with Paul McCartney, and key album personnel — and track-by-track information, written by Amanda Petrusich, five replica handwritten lyric sheets and photo print, a 64-page ‘Wings In Morocco’ photo book, all housed in a numbered outer slipcase. The Red Rose Speedway download redemption card will provide access to all audio in HD 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution versions.

Finally, the 11-disc Paul McCartney and Wings 1971–73 numbered limited edition super deluxe compilation features not only the entire contents of the Wild Life four-disc numbered limited deluxe edition and of the Red Rose Speedway 6-disc numbered limited deluxe edition—but also the exclusive live album, Wings Over Europe. This exclusive collection features 20 previously unreleased, newly mixed live tracks recorded over the course of 5 shows, an introduction featuring Paul recounting memories of the 1972 tour, a 96-page photo book including previously unreleased images by Linda McCartney and Captain Snap, a replica of the 1972 Wings Over Europe tour program, and access to downloadable 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio versions.

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection debuted with the November 2, 2010 re-release of Paul McCartney and Wings’ 1973 milestone Band on the Run, which won the 2010 GRAMMY Award for Best Historical Album, while the Archive Collection’s Deluxe Edition Box Set of the 1976 classic Wings Over America took the 2013 GRAMMY for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. The most recent previous installment was 2017’s reissue of Paul’s eighth studio album Flowers In The Dirt, which ROLLING STONE called “spectacular… an extraordinary document,” and the OBSERVER hailed as “perhaps the greatest record to emerge from the world of AOR in 1989… an absolute pleasure to rediscover today.”

Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by Paul himself, who oversees all aspects of each and every title from remastering to the curation of lost tracks, outtakes, artwork, photographs and video from his personal vaults, and much more. The result is one of the most ambitious and personal undertakings of its kind, one that encompasses more than 40 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history.

See below for the Deluxe Edition track listings.

Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway are also available on:
2CD – Special Edition
2LP – 180 Gram vinyl with MP3 download card
Digital Download/Streaming – Standard & Special Edition
Plus
A 2LP recreation of the Red Rose Speedway “Original Double Album” on 2LP – 180 Gram vinyl with
MP3 download card

PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: WILD LIFE
Paul McCartney Archive Collection Limited Deluxe Edition
Numbered heavy weight kraft board slipcase. Cover silkscreen printed.
128 page essay book written by David Fricke.
Folio containing; 48-page facsimile notebook, 12 replica medium format Polaroid pictures, plus
“The Ball” album launch party invite.
CD portfolio containing 3CDs & 1DVD.CD1 – Remastered Album1. Mumbo
2. Bip Bop
3. Love Is Strange
4. Wild Life
5. Some People Never Know
6. I Am Your Singer
7. Bip Bop (Link)
8. Tomorrow
9. Dear Friend
10. Mumbo (Link)

CD2 – Rough Mixes

1. Mumbo [Rough Mix]
2. Bip Bop [Rough Mix]
3. Love Is Strange (Version) [Rough Mix]
4. Wild Life [Rough Mix]
5. Some People Never Know [Rough Mix]
6. I Am Your Singer [Rough Mix]
7. Tomorrow [Rough Mix]
8. Dear Friend [Rough Mix]

CD3 – Bonus Tracks

1. Good Rockin’ Tonight [Home Recording]
2. Bip Bop [Home Recording]
3. Hey Diddle [Home Recording]
4. She Got It Good [Home Recording]
5. I Am Your Singer [Home Recording]
6. Outtake I
7. Dear Friend [Home Recording I]
8. Dear Friend [Home Recording II]
9. Outtake II
10. Indeed I Do
11. When The Wind Is Blowing
12. The Great Cock And Seagull Race [Rough Mix]
13. Outtake III
14. Give Ireland Back To The Irish
15. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Version)
16. Love Is Strange [Single Edit]
17. African Yeah Yeah

DVD – Bonus Video

1. Scotland, 1971
2. The Ball
3. ICA Rehearsals
4. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Rehearsal)

Plus 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio

PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: RED ROSE SPEEDWAY
Paul McCartney Archive Collection Limited Deluxe Edition

Numbered edition, colour printed silver metalized board slipcase.
128-page essay book written by Amanda Petrusich. Including 5 replica handwritten lyric
sheets, and a photo print.
64-page Wings Over Morocco photo book.
The Bruce McMouse Show folio containing; 14 replica hand drawn sketches by Paul
McCartney, facsimile dialogue sheets and the unreleased film restored and remixed on DVD
and 5.1 HD Blu-Ray. CD portfolio containing 3CDs & 1DVD.

CD1 – Remastered Album

1. Big Barn Bed
2. My Love
3. Get On The Right Thing
4. One More Kiss
5. Little Lamb Dragonfly
6. Single Pigeon
7. When The Night
8. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)
9. Medley:
a) Hold Me Tight
b) Lazy Dynamite
c) Hands Of Love
d) Power Cut

CD2 – “Double Album”

1. Night Out
2. Get On The Right Thing
3. Country Dreamer
4. Big Barn Bed
5. My Love
6. Single Pigeon
7. When The Night
8. Seaside Woman
9. I Lie Around
10. The Mess [Live At The Hague]
11. Best Friend [Live In Antwerp]
12. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)
13. Medley:
a) Hold Me Tight
b) Lazy Dynamite
c) Hands Of Love
d) Power Cut
14. Mama’s Little Girl
15. I Would Only Smile
16. One More Kiss
17. Tragedy
18. Little Lamb Dragonfly

CD3 – Bonus Audio

1. Mary Had A Little Lamb
2. Little Woman Love
3. Hi, Hi, Hi
4. C Moon
5. Live And Let Die
6. Get On The Right Thing [Early Mix]
7. Little Lamb Dragonfly [Early Mix]
8. Little Woman Love [Early Mix]
9. 1882 [Home Recording]
10. Big Barn Bed [Rough Mix]
11. The Mess
12. Thank You Darling
13. Mary Had A Little Lamb [Rough Mix]
14. 1882 [Live In Berlin]
15. 1882
16. Jazz Street
17. Live And Let Die [Group Only, Take 10]

DVD 1 – Bonus Video

1. Music Videos
2. James Paul McCartney TV Special
3. Live And Let Die [Live In Liverpool]
4. Newcastle Interview

DVD 2 – Bonus Film

1. The Bruce McMouse Show
5.1 Surround Dolby Digital, 16bit 48kHz
/PCM Stereo, 24bit 48kHz

Blu-ray – Bonus Film

1. The Bruce McMouse Show
5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio, 24bit 96kHz/PCM Stereo 24bit 96kHz

Plus 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio

PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: WINGS 1971-1973
Paul McCartney Archive Collection Limited Super Deluxe Edition
Both Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway Limited Deluxe Editions, plus:
Exclusive and numbered edition, 7-colour screen print on corrugated board.
Exclusive Wings Over Europe 96 page photo book with screen printed cover.
Facsimile of the Wings Over Europe 1972 European tour programme.
Brand new stereo mix of tracks played on the 1972 tour on CD.1. Big Barn Bed [Live In Newcastle]
2. Eat At Home [Live At The Hague]
3. Smile Away [Live In Berlin]
4. Bip Bop [Live At The Hague]
5. Mumbo [Live In Antwerp]
6. Blue Moon Of Kentucky [Live At The Hague]
7. 1882 [Live In Berlin]
8. I Would Only Smile [Live In Antwerp]
9. Give Ireland Back To The Irish [Live In Groningen]
10. The Mess [Live In Berlin]
11. Best Friend [Live In Antwerp]
12. Soily [Live In Berlin]
13. I Am Your Singer [Live At The Hague]
14. Seaside Woman [Live In Groningen]
15. Wild Life [Live At The Hague]
16. My Love [Live At The Hague]
17. Mary Had A Little Lamb [Live At The Hague]
18. Maybe I’m Amazed [Live In Groningen]
19. Hi, Hi, Hi [Live At The Hague]
20. Long Tall Sally [Live In Groningen]Plus 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio

TWO NEW MILESTONES ADDED TO THE GRAMMY-WINNING ARCHIVE COLLECTION

TWO NEW MILESTONES ADDED TO THE GRAMMY-WINNING ARCHIVE COLLECTION

PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: WILD LIFE
PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: RED ROSE SPEEDWAY

LIMITED NUMBERED DELUXE EDITIONS TO INCLUDE REMASTERED ORIGINAL ALBUMS, BONUS TRACKS, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED DEMOS, RARE AND NEVER BEFORE SEEN VIDEO, EXCLUSIVE BOOKS FEATURING NEW INTERVIEWS WITH PAUL, PHOTOS, ARTWORK, & MUCH MORE

TO BE RELEASED DECEMBER 7, 2018 VIA MPL/CAPITOL/UMe

Paul McCartney proudly announces the 11th and 12th classic works from his revered catalogue to be remastered, reissued and expanded across multi-format installments of his GRAMMY-winning
Archive Collection, to be released December 7, 2018 via MPL/Capitol/UMe.

First up is the four-disc (3CD, 1DVD) limited deluxe edition of Wild Life, the debut album from Wings, originally released December 1971. Written by Paul and Linda McCartney (with the exception of a
cover of Mickey & Sylvia’s ‘Love Is Strange’), Wild Life is beloved by fans for its raw and direct vibe–having been recorded in just over a week with the majority of tracks laid down in a single take. Wild
Life’s limited deluxe edition treatment features the full album remastered at Abbey Road plus 25 bonus audio tracks including rough mixes of the album, original single edits, B-sides, home
recordings and other previously unreleased material across three CDs. The set’s DVD features rare footage of acoustic home videos, rehearsals and more. The Wild Life deluxe package includes a 128-
page book written by David Fricke telling the story behind the album – including track-by-track information and new interviews with Paul and key album personnel, a 48-page scrapbook of tour diaries, lyrics and set lists, unpublished Polaroids, lyrics, notes and memorabilia from the MPL archives. Wild Life’s download redemption card will provide access to all audio in HD 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution versions.

Next up is a six-disc (3CD, 2DVD + 1Blu-ray) numbered limited deluxe edition of the second Wings album and first credited to Paul McCartney and Wings, Red Rose Speedway. Released in April 1973
and featuring the #1 single ‘My Love,’ Red Rose Speedway was the first Wings album to hit #1 on the U.S. chart. The Red Rose Speedway limited deluxe edition features three discs of audio including the original album remastered at Abbey Road, no less than 35 bonus audio tracks, including a reconstruction of the originally conceived double album version of Red Rose Speedway, singles, B-
sides, alternate mixes and previously unreleased tracks. The 2DVD + Blu-ray portions of the deluxe are packed with rare and previously unseen footage, including the James Paul McCartney TV Special,
interviews and music videos, as well as the never before seen film The Bruce McMouse Show–fully restored and remixed in stereo and 5.1 surround sound. The package includes a folio containing 14
replica hand drawn original character sketches by Paul and facsimile dialogue sheets for the film, a 128-page book containing many previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded
album and single artwork from the archives and story behind the album — including new interviews with Paul McCartney, and key album personnel — and track-by-track information, written by
Amanda Petrusich, five replica handwritten lyric sheets and photo print, a 64-page ‘Wings In Morocco’ photo book, all housed in a numbered outer slipcase. The Red Rose Speedway download
redemption card will provide access to all audio in HD 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution versions.

Finally, the 11-disc Paul McCartney and Wings 1971–73 numbered limited edition super deluxe compilation features not only the entire contents of the Wild Life four-disc numbered limited deluxe
edition and of the Red Rose Speedway 6-disc numbered limited deluxe edition—but also the exclusive live album, Wings Over Europe. This exclusive collection features 20 previously unreleased, newly mixed live tracks recorded over the course of 5 shows, an introduction featuring Paul recounting memories of the 1972 tour, a 96-page photo book including previously unreleased images by Linda McCartney and Captain Snap, a replica of the 1972 Wings Over Europe tour program, and access to downloadable 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio versions.

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection debuted with the November 2, 2010 re-release of Paul McCartney and Wings’ 1973 milestone Band on the Run, which won the 2010 GRAMMY Award for Best Historical Album, while the Archive Collection’s Deluxe Edition Box Set of the 1976 classic Wings Over America took the 2013 GRAMMY for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. The most recent previous installment was 2017’s reissue of Paul’s eighth studio album Flowers In The Dirt, which ROLLING STONE called “spectacular…  an extraordinary document,” and the OBSERVER hailed as “perhaps the greatest record to emerge from the world of AOR in 1989… an absolute pleasure to rediscover today.”

Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by Paul himself, who oversees all aspects of each and every title from remastering to the curation of lost tracks, outtakes,
artwork, photographs and video from his personal vaults, and much more. The result is one of the most ambitious and personal undertakings of its kind, one that encompasses more than 40 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history.
See below for the Deluxe Edition track listings.

Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway are also available on:
2CD – Special Edition
2LP – 180 Gram vinyl with MP3 download card
Digital Download/Streaming – Standard & Special Edition
Plus
A 2LP recreation of the Red Rose Speedway “Original Double Album” on 2LP – 180 Gram vinyl with
MP3 download card

For further information please contact:

Steve Martin (Paul McCartney U.S. PR) steve@nastylittleman.com
Stuart Bell (Paul McCartney U.K. PR) stuart.bell@dawbell.com
Sujata Murthy (UMe) sujata.murthy@umusic.com

PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: WILD LIFE
Paul McCartney Archive Collection Limited Deluxe Edition

Numbered heavy weight kraft board slipcase. Cover silkscreen printed. 128 page essay book written by David Fricke.
Folio containing; 48-page facsimile notebook, 12 replica medium format Polaroid pictures, plus “The Ball” album launch party invite.
CD portfolio containing 3CDs & 1DVD.

CD1 – Remastered Album

1. Mumbo
2. Bip Bop
3. Love Is Strange
4. Wild Life
5. Some People Never Know
6. I Am Your Singer
7. Bip Bop (Link)
8. Tomorrow
9. Dear Friend
10. Mumbo (Link)

CD2 – Rough Mixes

1. Mumbo [Rough Mix]
2. Bip Bop [Rough Mix]
3. Love Is Strange (Version) [Rough Mix]
4. Wild Life [Rough Mix]
5. Some People Never Know [Rough Mix]
6. I Am Your Singer [Rough Mix]
7. Tomorrow [Rough Mix]
8. Dear Friend [Rough Mix]

CD3 – Bonus Tracks

1. Good Rockin’ Tonight [Home Recording]
2. Bip Bop [Home Recording]
3. Hey Diddle [Home Recording]
4. She Got It Good [Home Recording]
5. I Am Your Singer [Home Recording]
6. Outtake I
7. Dear Friend [Home Recording I]
8. Dear Friend [Home Recording II]
9. Outtake II
10. Indeed I Do
11. When The Wind Is Blowing
12. The Great Cock And Seagull Race [Rough Mix]
13. Outtake III
14. Give Ireland Back To The Irish
15. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Version)
16. Love Is Strange [Single Edit]
17. African Yeah Yeah

DVD – Bonus Video

1. Scotland, 1971
2. The Ball
3. ICA Rehearsals
4. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Rehearsal)

Plus 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio

PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: RED ROSE SPEEDWAY
Paul McCartney Archive Collection Limited Deluxe Edition

Numbered edition, colour printed silver metalized board slipcase.
128-page essay book written by Amanda Petrusich. Including 5 replica handwritten lyric sheets, and a photo print. 64-page Wings Over Morocco photo book. The Bruce McMouse Show folio containing; 14 replica hand drawn sketches by Paul McCartney, facsimile dialogue sheets and the unreleased film restored and remixed on DVD and 5.1 HD Blu-Ray. CD portfolio containing 3CDs & 1DVD.

CD1 – Remastered Album

1. Big Barn Bed
2. My Love
3. Get On The Right Thing
4. One More Kiss
5. Little Lamb Dragonfly
6. Single Pigeon
7. When The Night
8. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)
9. Medley:
a) Hold Me Tight
b) Lazy Dynamite
c) Hands Of Love
d) Power Cut

CD2 – “Double Album”

1. Night Out
2. Get On The Right Thing
3. Country Dreamer
4. Big Barn Bed
5. My Love
6. Single Pigeon
7. When The Night
8. Seaside Woman
9. I Lie Around
10. The Mess [Live At The Hague]
11. Best Friend [Live In Antwerp]
12. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)
13. Medley:
a) Hold Me Tight
b) Lazy Dynamite
c) Hands Of Love
d) Power Cut
14. Mama’s Little Girl
15. I Would Only Smile
16. One More Kiss
17. Tragedy
18. Little Lamb Dragonfly

CD3 – Bonus Audio

1. Mary Had A Little Lamb
2. Little Woman Love
3. Hi, Hi, Hi
4. C Moon
5. Live And Let Die
6. Get On The Right Thing [Early Mix]
7. Little Lamb Dragonfly [Early Mix]
8. Little Woman Love [Early Mix]
9. 1882 [Home Recording]
10. Big Barn Bed [Rough Mix]
11. The Mess
12. Thank You Darling
13. Mary Had A Little Lamb [Rough Mix]
14. 1882 [Live In Berlin]
15. 1882
16. Jazz Street
17. Live And Let Die [Group Only, Take 10]

DVD 1 – Bonus Video

1. Music Videos
2. James Paul McCartney TV Special
3. Live And Let Die [Live In Liverpool]
4. Newcastle Interview

DVD 2 – Bonus Film

1. The Bruce McMouse Show
5.1 Surround Dolby Digital, 16bit 48kHz
/PCM Stereo, 24bit 48kHz

Blu-ray – Bonus Film

1. The Bruce McMouse Show
5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio, 24bit 96kHz/PCM Stereo 24bit 96kHz

Plus 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio

PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: WINGS 1971-1973
Paul McCartney Archive Collection Limited Super Deluxe Edition

Both Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway Limited Deluxe Editions, plus:
Exclusive and numbered edition, 7-colour screen print on corrugated board. Exclusive Wings Over Europe 96 page photo book with screen printed cover.  Facsimile of the Wings Over Europe 1972 European tour programme. Brand new stereo mix of tracks played on the 1972 tour on CD.

1. Big Barn Bed [Live In Newcastle]
2. Eat At Home [Live At The Hague]
3. Smile Away [Live In Berlin]
4. Bip Bop [Live At The Hague]
5. Mumbo [Live In Antwerp]
6. Blue Moon Of Kentucky [Live At The Hague]
7. 1882 [Live In Berlin]
8. I Would Only Smile [Live In Antwerp]
9. Give Ireland Back To The Irish [Live In Groningen]
10. The Mess [Live In Berlin]
11. Best Friend [Live In Antwerp]
12. Soily [Live In Berlin]
13. I Am Your Singer [Live At The Hague]
14. Seaside Woman [Live In Groningen]
15. Wild Life [Live At The Hague]
16. My Love [Live At The Hague]
17. Mary Had A Little Lamb [Live At The Hague]
18. Maybe I’m Amazed [Live In Groningen]
19. Hi, Hi, Hi [Live At The Hague]
20. Long Tall Sally [Live In Groningen]

Plus 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio

PAUL McCARTNEY: “Come On To Me” (Official Video)

PAUL McCARTNEY

“Come On To Me” (Official Video)

Over the past week, Paul has introduced us to three nightshift workers who all share a love of dancing to ‘Come On To Me’, the latest track to be taken from his new studio album ‘Egypt Station’ (Capitol Records).

We’ve met Fred “Little Freddie” Maxwell (#COTMTeamFred) who loves hijacking the in-store sound system at the department store where he works as a security guard; Ali Almohri (#COTMTeamAli) who works at his family’s food truck hoping that one day the young woman he has a crush on will notice he’s looking for more than just casual conversation; and Elsa Morales (#COTMTeamElsa) who works two jobs to support her family whilst still managing to radiate good energy and be the epitome of positivity.

Little Freddie
Ali Almohri
Elsa Morales 

Today Paul reveals the official video for ‘Come On To Me’, bringing together all three stories / dance routines. Watch here – https://youtu.be/mSU4O7FzrRU
  
It may be a surprise to hear that Fred, Ali and Elsa are not professional dancers / actors – they were found by director TG Herrington, getting their acting debuts by sheer force of enthusiasm. 
 
Paul now invites fans to film themselves dancing to ‘Come On To Me’ and to post videos to Instagram and Twitter using #COTMChallenge.

Currently on his worldwide Freshen Up Tour, Paul returns to the U.S in May 2019 for a string of U.S. shows beginning in New Orleans, LA.  

Egypt Station was released in September and saw Paul score his first US #1 album in 36 years.

PAUL MCCARTNEY: NEW VIDEO FOR ‘COME ON TO ME’ IS OUT NOW

PAUL’S NEW VIDEO FOR ‘COME ON TO ME’ IS OUT NOW 
Featuring Fred “Little Freddie” Maxwell

WATCH IT HERE:
https://PaulMcCartney.lnk.to/COTMTeamFredEm
and try to stop yourself falling in love with his moves

Do you think you can do a better dance than Freddie? Prove it!

Film yourself dancing to ‘Come On To Me’ and post a video to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #COTMChallenge

Stay tuned for videos from #TeamAli and #TeamElsa and highlights from fans in the #COTMChallenge tag!

And if you can’t get enough of Fred’s moves, you can enjoy them in all their infinitely looping glory on Paul’s GIPHY channel

PAUL McCARTNEY EGYPT STATION ARRIVES AT #1

PAUL McCARTNEY
EGYPT STATION ARRIVES AT #1

Paul’s First Ever U.S. #1 Solo Debut and Third Solo #1 Album

“**** Make a list of all the songwriters who were composing great tunes in 1958. Now make an overlapping list of the ones who are still writing brilliant songs in 2018. Your lists read: Paul McCartney.” – Rolling Stone

Paul McCartney’s Egypt Station (Capitol Records) has entered the Billboard 200 at #1, making it the third Non-Beatles/Wings McCartney effort to top the U.S. chart and Paul’s first Stateside #1 since 1982’s Tug Of War. Earning  153,000 equivalent album units, Egypt Station is Paul’s first solo album to enter the chart at #1. Since beginning a new and profound direction on his creative journey with the 1970 release of his debut solo album, McCartney, Paul has sold over 100 million albums and singles worldwide.

The 18-time GRAMMY® winner launched Egypt Station with an intimate show at New York City’s Grand Central Station on September 7, which was live streamed as a YouTube Originals concert special–available for viewing HERE. The previous evening, McCartney visited The TonightShow Starring Jimmy Fallon and performed his Top 10 AAA hit “Come On To Me.”

Explaining the album’s concept, Paul says, “I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’… I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.” The title is taken from the piece of art featured on the cover, which Paul painted in 1988.

Egypt Station has won praise from critics around the world. In a four-star lead review, Rolling Stonesaid,  “Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… (And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth.)” London’s Sunday Times, Q Magazine and MOJO also awarded the album four stars.

The New York Times’ Jon Pareles observed, “McCartney contemplates mortality and pain while still trying to offer love and strength.”  TIME declared Egypt Station “Essential… a document of McCartney’s spirit, which is still irrepressible more than five decades after the Beatles made their debut.” NPR said, “This is his best album in maybe 20 years.” People noted, “Egypt Station is a tour through the imagination of one of our greatest artists  — what’s not to love? It’s a celebration of all the things that make McCartney great: hope, exuberance, open mindedness and sweet melody. These days, we need all of these more than ever.”

GQ reveals “The Untold Stories of Paul McCartney” in the magazine’s October cover story. Writer Chris Heath observed, “Paul McCartney is driven….If you imagine that by now McCartney might have reached the point where he would relax and look back with cozy satisfaction on his life’s achievements… well, then you’re already very wrong about both who Paul McCartney is and who he ever was.” In thisaccompanying video, McCartney breaks down his most iconic songs. Cover stories have also run in the London Sunday Times Culture section and MOJO.

Additionally, Spotify has announced the release of Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under the Staircase. Recorded at Paul’s intimate Abbey Road Studio 2 gig earlier the summer, Under the Staircase features live versions of songs spanning Paul’s entire career—Beatles, Wings, solo catalogue numbers plus some of the first live performances of Egypt Station material—plus a feature length concert film.

Paul will headline the Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 5 and 12. He will return to the U.S. in 2019 for the Freshen Up tour. See below for confirmed dates.

Paul McCartney – The Freshen Up Tour – 2019 U.S. Dates

5/23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
5/27 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
5/30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
6/1 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
6/3 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
6/6 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
6/11 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
6/26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena

Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under the Staircase

Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under the Staircase

Now available on Spotify

14th September 2018: Today Spotify is proud to announce the release of ‘Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under The Staircase’, a playlist of exclusive audio and video recordings, all captured at an intimate Paul McCartney gig which took place at Abbey Road Studios over the summer, at which Paul McCartney played tracks from his newest solo album, Egypt Station.

Spotify hosted Paul McCartney at the intimate gig at Abbey Road’s iconic Studio 2, the studio in which so many of The Beatles’ classic tracks were recorded. The session – which was overseen by producer Giles Martin, the son of ‘the fifth Beatle’ Sir George Martin – featured a wealth of iconic tracks from the back catalogues of The Beatles and Wings, as well as tracks from his newest solo album, Egypt Station. The event was attended by around 150 of Paul McCartney‘s biggest fans from around the world, as well as close friends of the star and his family, including Stormzy, Kylie Minogue, Amy Schumer, Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom.

Spotify can now offer all of Paul McCartney’s fans the opportunity to enjoy the session as if they were there in Studio 2, in one new playlist, ‘Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under The Staircase’.

‘Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under The Staircase’ is a first-of-its-kind audio and video playlist, comprising of 17 audio tracks and a feature-length concert film, made up of 34 videos capturing the most special moments of the Abbey Road session.

The audio Spotify Singles track listing includes:

o   A Hard Day’s Night

o   Love Me Do

o   Drive My Car

o   Got To Get You Into My Life

o   We Can Work It Out

o   I’ve Just Seen A Face

o   Lady Madonna

o   Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/Helter Skelter

o   Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five

o   My Valentine

o   Fuh You

o   Come On To Me

o   I’ve Got a Feeling

o   One After 909

o   Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

o   Back In The U.S.S.R.

o   Birthday

Paul McCartney’s latest album, Egypt Station, is now available on Spotify.

PAUL McCARTNEY THE FRESHEN UP U.S. Tour 2019 THREE NEW U.S. DATES ANNOUNCED

PAUL McCARTNEY

THE FRESHEN UP U.S. Tour 2019

THREE NEW U.S. DATES ANNOUNCED

© MPL Communications Ltd // Photographer: MJ Kim

May 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Arena
June 3 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
June 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena

TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC SEPTEMBER 17TH AT 10am LOCAL TIME

NEW ALBUM EGYPT STATION OUT NOW ON CAPITOL RECORDS

http://paulmccartney.com/ 

Paul McCartney has added three new dates to his eagerly anticipated Freshen Up tour, making for a total of eight confirmed shows on Paul’s first Stateside run since the One On One Tour that played to some two million fans around the world during 2016 and 2017.

The Freshen Up tour is Paul’s first outing following the release of his brand new studio album, Egypt Station, released September 7th on Capitol Records and generating rave reviews: Rolling Stone has raved, “Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth,” while Entertainment Weekly described the album as “the still-vital life force of a superstar who has been there and everywhere and is glad just to be here now.”

The U.S. leg of Freshen Up will now open with Paul’s return to New Orleans on May 23, where he will rock the Smoothie King Arena for the first time since 2014. On June 3, Paul will make his live debut in Fort Wayne IN, playing the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. And on June 26, Paul will visit the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ, another city he hasn’t played since 2014.

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a show: Nearly three hours nightly of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs from Paul’s solo, Wings and of course Beatles catalogues that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations throughout the Americas, the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all points between: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert in 1966, a 2016 week in the California desert that included two headline sets at the historic Desert Trip festival and a jam-packed club gig for a few hundred lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 15+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) –and constantly upgraded state of the art audio and video technology that ensures an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house, a Paul McCartney concert is never anything short of life-changing.

Tickets will go on sale to the public at Monday, September 17th at 10am local time.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for New Orleans, LA, Fort Wayne, IN, and Phoenix, AZ before the general public beginning Tuesday, September 11 at 10am local time through Thursday, September 13 at 10pm local time.

For further information, go to http://paulmccartney.com/

May 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Arena
May 27 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
May 30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
June 1 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
June 3 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
June 6 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
June 11 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
June 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena

PAUL MCCARTNEY’S NEW ALBUM EGYPT STATION OUT NOW

PAUL MCCARTNEY’S NEW ALBUM EGYPT STATION OUT NOW 

Stream Paul’s YouTube Original concert special live from New York on his YouTube channel

In case you missed it: Paul on The Howard Stern ShowThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and WTF with Marc Maron 

“Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… (And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth.)”ROLLING STONE

“Essential… a document of McCartney’s spirit, which is still irrepressible more than five decades after the Beatles made their debut.”TIME

“A tour through the imagination of one of our greatest artists… a celebration of all the things that make McCartney great: hope, exuberance, open mindedness and sweet melody. These days, we need all of these more than ever.”PEOPLE

“The still-vital life force of a superstar who has been there and everywhere and is glad just to be here now”ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Today, Friday September 7th, sees the release of Paul McCartney’s 17th solo album Egypt Station, which critics across the world are already hailing as a stellar addition to his peerless catalogue.

Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013’s international chart-topping NEW. The album was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex, and produced (with the exception of one Ryan Tedder track) by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Foo Fighters).

Of the album’s enigmatic title, Paul says, “I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’ It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make… Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.”

True to the inspiration behind its title, Egypt Station’s 14 songs combine to convey a unique travelogue vibe. Between the opening and closing instrumentals Station I and Station II, each song finds Paul capturing a place or moment before transporting the listener seamlessly to the next destination. Stops along the way include an acoustic meditation on present day contentedness (Happy With You), a timeless anthem that would fit on virtually any album of any McCartney era (People Want Peace), and an epic multi-movement closer clocking in at seven minutes with a song suite structure harkening back to the days of Paul’s previous combos (Despite Repeated Warnings). The result is a kaleidoscopic journey through myriad musical locales and eras, yet firmly rooted in the here and now–with Paul’s singular unmistakeable melodic and lyrical sensibility serving as a guide.

Paul began the journey to Egypt Station with his June appearance on Carpool Karaoke with James Corden, which has since set the record for most watched late night video on Facebook, with views of over 100 million.

The following month, July saw Paul bring traffic to a standstill in London when he crossed Abbey Road on his way into the iconic Abbey Road Studios to record a session for Spotify to be released sometime in the near future.  A few days later, his next stop was his hometown of Liverpool where he visited LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, the site of the school Paul attended as a child) – Paul was interviewed by Jarvis Cocker of Pulp for an hour long Facebook Live chat.  And as if that wasn’t enough for one week – Paul drove fans wild when he announced a secret show the following day at The Cavern. Maccamania swept through the city as 200 lucky fans crammed into the tiny venue to watch Paul play a career spanning sets including brand new songs from Egypt Station. Global 5-star press reports described the show as a ‘once in a lifetime experience’.

New York City was the next stop en route to Egypt Station: Following appearances on The Howard Stern Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and WTF with Marc Maron, this week will see another once in a lifetime experience for lucky fans in the US. To celebrate the release of the album and as part of a YouTube Original special, Paul will perform an intimate concert from New York tonight, to be streamed live on his YouTube channel. For those who can’t tune in at 8:00 pm EST the show will live on Paul’s YouTube channel after the event for fans to enjoy.

@paulmccartney
Paul McCartney’s YouTube channel
www.PaulMcCartney.com

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About YouTube Originals
YouTube Originals are award-winning, creative and engaging scripted and unscripted series and films for fans all over the world. Spotlighting both YouTube creators alongside Hollywood’s biggest stars, YouTube Originals provide an experience that only YouTube can offer. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement capabilities, and innovative content mixed with pioneering live streamed specials, there is truly something for everybody.

PAUL McCARTNEY TO PERFORM LIVE ON YOUTUBE SEPTEMBER 7 YouTube Original Special Will Start at 8:00PM ET

PAUL MCCARTNEY TO PERFORM LIVE ON YOUTUBE
SEPTEMBER 7

YouTube Original Special Will Start at 8:00PM ET

WHO: 
As part of a YouTube Original special, Paul McCartney will perform a concert live on Paul’s YouTube channel to celebrate the release of his highly anticipated new album Egypt Station. Paul will perform songs from the new album alongside classics from his Beatles, Wings and solo catalogues.

WHEN: 
The live stream will begin at 8:00PM (ET) on Friday, September 7, 2018.

WHERE: 
Fans can watch the intimate show live on Paul McCartney’s YouTube channel.

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About YouTube:
Launched in May 2005, YouTube’s mission is to give everyone a voice and show them the world. We believe that everyone deserves to have a voice, and that the world is a better place when we listen, share and build community through our stories. YouTube is a Google company. For more information, www.youtube.com.

For more information, please contact:
For YouTube: Lauren Verrusio at LaurenVerrusio@Google.com (m) 914-419-5881
For Paul McCartney: Steve Martin at steve@nastylittleman.com

PAUL McCARTNEY The FRESHEN UP U.S. Tour 2019 FIRST U.S. DATES ANNOUNCED OF NEW TOUR

PAUL McCARTNEY

The FRESHEN UP U.S. Tour 2019

FIRST U.S. DATES ANNOUNCED OF NEW TOUR

© MPL Communications Ltd // Photographer: MJ Kim

The Freshen Up U.S. Tour 2019:

Monday, May 27 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Thursday, May 30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Saturday, June 1 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
Thursday, June 6 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
Tuesday, June 11 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center

TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC SEPTEMBER 7TH AT 10am LOCAL TIME

PAUL TO APPEAR ON A VERY SPECIAL TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON SEPTEMBER 6th

NEW ALBUM EGYPT STATION OUT SEPTEMBER 7th ON CAPITOL RECORDS

http://paulmccartney.com/ 

Paul McCartney has confirmed his eagerly anticipated return to the U.S. with his new Freshen Up tour. Five confirmed dates have been announced, marking Paul’s first series of Stateside concerts since the One On One Tour that played to some two million fans around the world during 2016 and 2017.

The Freshen Up tour is Paul’s first outing following the release of his brand new studio album, Egypt Station, out September 7th on Capitol Records. Featuring the AAA Top 10 single “Come On To Me,” Egypt Station is already generating rave reviews, with Q magazine writing in a 4-star review that Paul is “enjoying his music too much to stop now. And so, for that matter, are we,” and Rolling Stone raving “Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth.” 

Paul will also be appearing on The Howard Stern Show September 5th and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon September 6th.

The U.S. leg of Freshen Up will begin with Paul rocking the Carolinas, on May 27th at the PNC Arena with Paul’s first show in Raleigh NC since 2002’s Driving World Tour and on May 30th with Paul’s debut appearance in Greenville SC at the  Bon Secours Wellness Arena. On June 1st Paul will return to the Rupp Arena in Lexington KY for the first time since 1990, while June 6th will see Paul play his first ever show in Madison WI at the Kohl Center. And on June 11th, Paul will rock the Quad Cities, visiting Moline IL for the first time to play the TaxSlayer Center.

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show: Nearly three hours nightly of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs from Paul’s solo, Wings and of course Beatles catalogues that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations throughout the Americas, the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all points between: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert  in 1966, a 2016 week in the California desert that included two headline sets at the historic Desert Trip festival and a jam-packed club gig for a few hundred lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 15+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) –and constantly upgraded state of the art audio and video technology that ensures an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house, a Paul McCartney concert is never anything short of life-changing.

Tickets will go on sale to the public at Friday September 7th at 10am local time.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, September 4 at 10am local time through Thursday, September 6 at 10pm local time.

For further information, go to http://paulmccartney.com/