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Four McCartney reissues coming up next May

On May 18, Paul McCartney will reissue four albums from his catalogue: NEW, Chaos And Creation In The Backyard, Wings Greatest and Thrillington. All four titles will be issued in affordable single CD digipak and 180gram black vinyl single LP formats. All vinyl LPs will include a download card. The reissues seem to be the result of McCartney's switch to Capitol Records.

The four albums will also be made available in limited edition 180gram color vinyl pressings, with each record having it’s own color: NEW will be in pink, Chaos And Creation In The Backyard in gold, Wings Greatest in blue and Thrillington will be red/black marbled. Wings Greatest also comes with a 20”x30” poster.



About the albums (from the press release):

NEW
Upon its release in 2013, NEW was lauded by Rolling Stone as "energized and full of joyous rock & roll invention." Executive produced by Giles Martin and also featuring production by Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns and Paul Epworth, NEW entered the U.S. chart at #3. The album scored positive reviews from Entertainment Weekly to Pitchfork and all points in between, while the title track, "Queenie Eye" and "Save Us" would become staples of the McCartney live show over the course of the Out There and One On One world tours.

Chaos And Creation In The Backyard
Released in 2005, Chaos And Creation In The Backyard was instantly hailed as continuing a hot streak that included Flaming Pie, Run Devil Run and Driving Rain. Produced by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Beck) and featuring the singles "Fine Line" and the Grammy-winning "Jenny Wren," Chaos And Creation… debuted at #6 on the Billboard chart. It remained on the charts for nearly half a year, while Paul mounted the massive 'US' Tour. In 2007, "Jenny Wren" won the Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, while the album was nominated in three other categories including Album of the Year. The 2018 edition of Chaos And Creation… will make the album available on vinyl for the first time since its initial run.

Wings Greatest
Originally released in 1978, Wings Greatest was the first ever compilation of Paul McCartney's post-Beatles hits, featuring four classics that had previously been unavailable on any McCartney album: "Another Day," "Junior's Farm," "Hi, Hi, Hi" and "Mull of Kintyre." The penultimate Wings album release, Wings Greatest was naturally a worldwide hit, and the soundtrack to the 70s for a generation.




Thrillington
Recorded in 1971 but not released until 1977, Thrillington remains one of the most enigmatic entries in the storied McCartney discography. Credited to the pseudonym Percy "Thrills" Thrillington, a fictitious socialite whose activities were chronicled in UK newspaper ads, Thrillington was actually a fully reimagined instrumental lounge/jazz version of Paul and Linda McCartney's RAM. With Thrillington's 2018 edition, Percy is given a new lease on life with this collector's item available on vinyl for the first time since the 1977 first pressings that fetch hefty sums on the collectors' market.


Related posts:

McCartney in 2018: What to expect?
McCartney’s New Year’s Wish: A Really Great New Album
McCartney: I'm Addicted To Songwriting And Performing


André Homan

André Homan is a Dutch writer and journalist.

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