McCartney and (Concord Music Group) will be the next releases in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection . Heralded as one of the most beloved solo debuts of all time, McCartney, the # 1 album, originally released in 1970, yielded the tracks "Every Night" and "Junk" along with the classic "Maybe I'm Amazed." McCartney II originally issued in 1980, was McCartney's return to solo work after nine years touring and having released several successful albums with Wings. Reaching #1 in the UK, and #3 in the U.S., the album produced another classic in "Coming Up."
Paul McCartney personally supervised all aspects of these 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.
McCartney will 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 also 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featuring rare and previously unseen footage, an extraordinary 128-page hard bound book containing many exclusive and unpublished photos by Paul and Linda McCartney, original album artwork, downloadable hi-res audio versions of the remastered album and bonus audio tracks, an illustrated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.
McCartney II will also be made available as a 2-disc (2 CD) Special Edition featuring the original remastered album plus eight including B-Sides and alternative versions. The bonus audio CD includes the #1 hit "Coming Up (Live At Glasgow, 1979)" and holiday perennial " ."
The lavishly 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the McCartney II deluxe edition contains an extraordinary 128-page hard bound book featuring many previously unpublished photos by Linda McCartney, original album and single artwork, downloadable hi-res audio versions of the remastered album, an illustrated history of the making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.
McCartney & McCartney II mark the second and third releases from the Paul McCartney Archive Collection. Last November, the inaugural title, ' 1973 was released to worldwide acclaim.