Wednesday, 27 April 2011

McCartney & McCartney II: It's official

DeLuxe editions

MCCARTNEY TRACKLIST:
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CD 1 - Remastered Album
1. The Lovely Linda
2. That Would Be Something
3. Valentine Day
4. Every Night
5. Hot As Sun / Glasses
6. Junk
7. Man We Was Lonely
8. Oo You
9. Momma Miss America
10. Teddy Boy
11 Singalong Junk
12. Maybe I'm Amazed
13. Kreen-Akrore

CD 2 - Bonus Audio Tracks
1. Suicide [Out-take]
2. Maybe I'm Amazed [From One Hand Clapping]
3. Every Night [Live At Glasgow, 1979]
4. Hot As Sun [Live At Glasgow, 1979]
5. Maybe '’m Amazed [Live At Glasgow, 1979]
6. Don't Cry Baby [Out-take]
7. Women Kind (Demo) [Mono]

DVD - Bonus Film
1. The Album Story
2. The Beach
3. Maybe I'm Amazed Music Video
4. Suicide [from One Hand Clapping]
5. Every Night [Live at Concert for the People of Kampuchea]
6. Hot As Sun [Live at Concert for the People of Kampuchea]
7. Junk [MTV Unplugged]
8. That Would Be Something [MTV Unplugged]

MCCARTNEY II TRACKLIST:
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CD 1 – Remastered Album
1. Coming Up
2. Temporary Secretary
3. On The Way
4. Waterfalls
5. Nobody Knows
6. Front Parlour
7. Summer’s Day Song
8. Frozen Jap
9. Bogey Music
10. Darkroom
11 One Of These Days

CD 2 – Bonus Audio 1
1. Blue Sway [With Richard Niles Orchestration]
2. Coming Up [Live At Glasgow, 1979]
3. Check My Machine [Edit]
4. Bogey Wobble
5. Secret Friend
6. Mr H Atom / You Know I'll Get you Baby
7. Wonderful Christmastime [Edited Version]
8. All You Horse Riders/Blue Sway

CD 3 - Bonus Audio 2 (DELUXE 3 CD – 1 DVD EDITION ONLY)
1. Coming Up [Full Length Version]
2. Front Parlour [Full Length Version]
3. Frozen Jap [Full Length Version]
4. Darkroom [Full Length Version]
5. Check My Machine [Full Length Version]
6. Wonderful Christmastime [Full Length Version]
7. Summer's Day Song [Original without vocals]
8. Waterfalls [DJ Edit]

DVD – Bonus Film
1. Meet Paul McCartney
2. Coming Up Music Video
3. Waterfalls Music Video
4. Wonderful Christmastime Music Video
5. Coming Up [Live at Concert for the People of Kampuchea]
6. 'Coming Up' [taken from a rehearsal session at Lower Gate Farm, 1979]
7. Making the Coming Up Music Video
8. Blue Sway 

From paulmccartney.com:

Paul's Classic Solo Recordings McCartney & McCartney II Get Deluxe Treatment

Paul's Seminal Solo Albums Will Be Available In Multiple Configurations Featuring Remastered Rare And Unreleased Audio & Video Content With Special Exclusive Packaging


We are pleased to announce McCartney and McCartney II as the next releases in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection on June 13th, 2011 (14th June USA). Heralded as one of the most beloved solo debuts of all time, McCartney, the smash # 1 album, originally released April of 1970, yielded the timeless tracks "Every Night" and "Junk" along with the immortal classic "Maybe I'm Amazed." McCartney II originally issued in May of 1980 was McCartney's return to solo work after nine years touring and having released several massively successful albums with Wings. Reaching #1 in the UK, and #3 in the U.S., the album produced enduring classics such as "Coming Up," "Waterfalls," & "Temporary Secretary."

Paul personally supervised all aspects of these two reissues. The remastering work was done at Abbey Road using the same team who recently remastered the complete Beatles' catalogue.

Both McCartney and McCartney II will be available in a variety of formats originating with the single disc digitally remastered Standard Edition version of each album. (Only digital version is available in USA only)

McCartney will also be made available as a 2-disc (2 CD) Special Edition featuring the original remastered album plus seven bonus audio tracks including the previously unreleased outtakes "Suicide" and "Don't Cry Baby" plus a rare live 1979 recording of "Maybe I'm Amazed". For collectors, the reissue will additionally be made available as a lavishly packaged 3 disc (2 CD, 1 DVD) Deluxe Edition which includes an exclusive bonus DVD featuring rare and previously unseen footage, an extraordinary 128-page hard bound book containing many exclusive and unpublished photos by Paul and Linda McCartney, original album artwork, downloadable hi-res audio versions of the remastered album and bonus audio tracks, an illustrated history of the making of the album, and expanded track by track information for the two audio discs as well as detailed historical information on the film content.

Standard editions

McCartney II will also be made available as a 2-disc (2 CD) Special Edition featuring the original remastered album plus eight bonus tracks including B-Sides and alternative versions. The bonus audio CD includes the #1 hit "Coming Up (Live At Glasgow, 1979)" and holiday perennial "Wonderful Christmastime."

The lovingly packaged 4 disc (3 CD, 1 DVD) Deluxe Edition of McCartney II not only includes an exclusive bonus DVD featuring rare and previously unseen footage (including performances of 'Coming Up' and the new video for the unreleased track 'Blue Sway') but includes an additional eight rare bonus audio tracks exclusive to this edition. Additionally, the McCartney II deluxe edition contains an extraordinary 128-page hard bound book featuring many previously unpublished photos by Linda McCartney, original album and single artwork, downloadable hi-res audio versions of the remastered album, an illustrated history of the making of the album, and expanded track by track information for all three audio discs plus detailed historical information on the film content.

Both original remastered albums and bonus audio content will also be issued as 2 disc 180gm audiophile vinyl editions which will come with an MP3 download of all included audio. Lastly, the special and deluxe versions of McCartney and McCartney II will be made available digitally worldwide.

Vinyl editions

The musical achievement of McCartney and McCartney II are noted in the annals of music history as they serve as bookends to the historic first chapter of McCartney's solo career.

McCartney & McCartney II mark the second and third releases from the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, an ambitious reissue program that encompasses 41 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history. In November of 2010, the inaugural title in the Archive Collection, Paul McCartney & Wings' 1973 classic Band on the Run was released to worldwide acclaim.



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6 comments:

wardo said...

I'm just a tad disappointed by this. I bought the Deluxe (2CD-1DVD) Band On The Run because it was about $25. I passed on the Super Deluxe because I already had the bonus disc from the 25th Anniversary Edition. It looks like the "cheaper" versions of these will only have the 2 CDs, and they'll hardly be full to maximum.

Sergio Taraddei said...

Hi Wogew!What do you think about the stuff of these remastered album?
I am a little bit disappointed.
No alternate tracks for the first album :-( Is so strange..
Is a Macca choose or dont exist nothing about Mccartney sessions?
What's your opinion?

Wogew said...

"Suicide" in full and "Don't Cry Baby" should be fun to hear from McCartney, "Women Kind" (Demo), I believe I've heard before. All in all I'm actually quite pleased with the extra material, and that we'll get bits off the Kampuchea film as a proper release. They seem to have learned the lesson from "Band On The Run" about reserving the DVD for the most expensive edition, so this time I'll have to shell out. Unless someone decides to buy them for me.. ;-)

Sergio Taraddei said...

Yes "Woman kind" is on the bootleg "Piano tape", just instrumental, on remastered I hope will be with lyrics :-)

Brian Fried said...

Totally surprised about the absence of "Maybe I'm Amazed (take one)", which has been rumoured on EVERY anthology of Paul's 1970-1980 output.

Also disappointed about the inclusion of the 1979 live recordings. What, was 1973's Hague show missing? What about doing a version of "Maybe I'm Amazed" with Linda sitting next to him rather than with the standard band setup?

But I'm a lot more disappointed with McCartney II. Yes, I know he erased leftovers as he went, but the leftover tracks are merged and there's a few other neat outtakes out there — plus the fact that while this album was made prior to 1979's tour, the last Wings cuts ("Robber's Ball" etc.) are now stuck on either an overloaded Back To The Egg or Tug Of War.

(And by overloaded, I mean that we'll get live recordings on Back To The Egg and "Cage," leaving not much room, while Tug Of War gets a bunch of demos.)

cb70 said...

Women Kind has lyrics on the late '73 Piano boot version.

He's obviously holding back the good stuff for the future box set or Cloud. He's got to hold something back to lure the fans in the future to buy something.

McCartney II deluxe is everything you could've hoped for. Every outtake from those sessions will be released and the only thing getting held back will be the alternate mixes and versions like the original 10 minute "Darkroom".

Only two songs look to be merged since Horseriders and Blue Sway have always segued together.

Remember, Paul wasn't including any of those 5 unreleased songs on the tracklistings for the proposed boxset so it's great to get them here.

And there are alternate tracks for McCartney as evidence by Etcetera's posting a few months back but the team obviously changed their mind and are holding them back for future use.

Don't expect any great unreleased songs on these sets. This is the chance to remaster his albums, gather up all the b-sides and single mixes, etc... and include a few 'bonus' stuff for the hard core fans. The real unreleased treats are still yet to come...

...and trust me, they will come.