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Paul McCartney Archive Collection Set For Reissue In CD, Coloured Vinyl Editions

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Paul McCartney Archive Collection

The first eight titles in Paul McCartney’s critically acclaimed and multiple Grammy Award-winning Archive Collection are set to be reissued by MPL/Capitol/Universal Music on 17 November 2017.

New editions of Paul McCartney’s McCartneyMcCartney II, Tug Of War, Pipes Of Peace, Paul And Linda McCartney’s Ram, Paul McCartney & Wings’ Band On The Run and the two Wings albums Venus And Mars and At The Speed Of Sound will be issued in single CD digipak and 180g heavyweight black vinyl single LP formats—as well as limited edition 180g coloured vinyl pressings. All vinyl LPs in the Archive Collection will feature a download card and fully restored artwork. The titles and corresponding limited edition vinyl colours are as follows:

Paul McCartney: McCartney – red vinyl
Paul And Linda McCartney: Ram – yellow vinyl
Paul McCartney & Wings: Band On The Run – white vinyl
Wings: Venus And Mars – red and yellow vinyl
Wings: At The Speed Of Sound – orange vinyl
Paul McCartney: McCartney II – clear vinyl
Paul McCartney: Tug Of War – blue vinyl
Paul McCartney: Pipes Of Peace – silver vinyl

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The Paul McCartney Archive Collection debuted with the 2 November, 2010 re-release of Paul McCartney & 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 instalment was this year’s reissue of McCartney’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.”

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Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by Paul McCartney 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.

The CD, 180g vinyl and coloured vinyl editions of McCartneyRamBand On The RunVenus And MarsWings At The Speed Of SoundMcCartney II, Tug Of War and Pipes Of Peace will be released on 17 November. Scroll down to read the full tracklistings and order the reissues here.


‘The Lovely Linda’
‘That Would Be Something’
‘Valentine Day’
‘Every Night’
‘Hot as Sun/Glasses’
‘Man We Was Lonely’
‘Oo You’
‘Momma Miss America’
‘Teddy Boy’
‘Singalong Junk’
‘Maybe I’m Amazed’
‘Kreen – Akrore’

‘Too Many People’
‘3 Legs’
‘Ram On’
‘Dear Boy’
‘Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey’
‘Smile Away’
‘Heart of the Country’
‘Monkberry Moon Delight’
‘Eat at Home’
‘Long Haired Lady’
‘Ram On’ (Reprise)
‘The Back Seat of My Car’

Band On The Run:
‘Band on the Run’
‘Mrs. Vandebilt’
‘Let Me Roll It’
‘No Words’
‘Helen Wheels’
‘Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me)’
‘Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five’

Venus And Mars:
‘Venus and Mars’
‘Rock Show’
‘Love in Song’
‘You Gave Me the Answer’
‘Magneto and Titanium Man’
‘Letting Go’
‘Venus and Mars (Reprise)’
‘Spirits of Ancient Egypt’
‘Medicine Jar’
‘Call Me Back Again’
‘Listen to What the Man Said’
‘Treat Her Gently – Lonely Old People’
‘Crossroads Theme’

Wings At The Speed Of Sound:
‘Let ’Em In’
‘The Note You Never Wrote’
‘She’s My Baby’
‘Beware My Love’
‘Wino Junko’
‘Silly Love Songs’
‘Cook of the House’
‘Time to Hide’
‘Must Do Something About It’
‘San Ferry Anne’
‘Warm and Beautiful’

McCartney II:
‘Coming Up’
‘Temporary Secretary’
‘On the Way’
‘Nobody Knows’
‘Front Parlour’
‘Summer’s Day Song’
‘Frozen Jap’
‘Bogey Music’
‘One of These Days’

Tug Of War:
‘Tug of War’
‘Take It Away’
‘Somebody Who Cares’
‘What’s That You’re Doing?’ (duet with Stevie Wonder)
‘Here Today’
‘Ballroom Dancing’
‘The Pound Is Sinking’
‘Get It’ (duet with Carl Perkins)
‘Be What You See’ (Link)
‘Dress Me Up as a Robber’
‘Ebony and Ivory’ (duet with Stevie Wonder)

Pipes Of Peace:
‘Pipes of Peace’
‘Say Say Say’ (duet with Michael Jackson)
‘The Other Me’
‘Keep Under Cover’
‘So Bad’
‘The Man’ (duet with Michael Jackson)
‘Sweetest Little Show’
‘Average Person’
‘Hey Hey’
‘Tug of Peace’
‘Through Our Love’

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  1. Gary Simmons

    October 6, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Are these 2 or 3 disc sets, as the prices don’t make any sense. £34 some of the albums , Venus and Mars £52 and BOTR £42!
    Are they 45rpm cut or half speed mastered…more info needed.

  2. Tobys dad

    October 18, 2017 at 10:36 am

    I agree with the lack of info..also a good deal of the blurb is about Flowers in the dirt..Which isn’t actually in this series of re issues ??
    Try Amazon for more info..they always seem to be on top of the job.

  3. Ian

    October 18, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Still overpriced, will not be buying, just like the disaster that is the flowers in the dirt reissue. You guys need a dose of reality, reduce price sell more volume..simple

  4. Brian McNeill

    October 18, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    most fand want the likes of Back To The Egg and Red Rose Speedway & Wild Life reissued with extras not these old titles ONCE AGAIN! A RIP OFF!

  5. Chris moody

    October 18, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Agree with Brian a rip off, macca used to be good to his fans but just another buissness man in a suite something he always said he would never come.oh dear must of been talking to yoko.

  6. Kiwi40

    October 19, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    I love Macca but this is just the same thing again as the last reissues

  7. Al Muzer

    October 19, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    what happened to the “Wildlife” album???

  8. pascal de schryver

    October 19, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    i am still waiting for the next reissues of the collection , not for this !!!!! this way it will be taking a long time before our collection will be complete !!!!!!

  9. Louise

    October 19, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    What’s going on here? The black vinyls are all £20 at the Universal store and the coloureds £26, yet Amazon’s prices are vastly inflated!

  10. Klaus

    October 19, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    That’s a lot of money for stuff we already have. I’m waiting for my favorite Paul album – WILD LIFE.

  11. Gordon Abbey-Tibbitts

    October 21, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Amazon drop your priced play fair

  12. Roberto

    October 24, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    And no Red Rose Speedway??????????????????

  13. John Lennon

    November 9, 2017 at 12:37 am

    C’moon Paul – Brian’s right. Where’s your soul? This isn’t for the fans, this is for the sheep. Give us some truth!

  14. Ram on

    November 16, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Disgrace to make the fans wait and wait for Speedway, Wild Life, London Town and Back to the Egg! Why do we need box sets? Just re-master them properly without Paul input (Paul requests ‘Don’t make it too loud, More like the original sound.”) some of the reissues have very little improvement over the old crap ones! Make each reissue a double disc with the bonus tracks separate. If they are so concerned with the costs. then scratch the box sets and sell us the music the real fans want to hear in a simple format and please don’t make us ever have to download the B SIDES again!

  15. robert spinello

    November 17, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    I want reissues of Red Rose Speedway, Wild Life, London Town, Back To The Egg. Keep the damn colored crap.

  16. robert spinello

    November 17, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Reissues of the reissues.for what?

  17. W Nala

    February 8, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Theres a lit of spoilt brat like comments here . If you are a collector then great stuff even if we have them again and again and again . You don’t have to buy them . The rest of the series will come out eventually so turn off your mind relex and float downstream. Don’t sweat the small stuff . Life is short . We have a whole stack of Ringo Vinyl reissues to come . I say bring it on .

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