US album release: Electric Arguments by The Fireman (Paul McCartney and Youth)

Electric Arguments, Paul McCartney’s third album with producer Youth, was released in the United States on 25 November 2008.

It was the third album credited to The Fireman, and followed 1993’s Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest and 1998’s Rushes.

Electric Arguments album artwork - The Fireman (Paul McCartney/Youth)

Unlike the first two Fireman releases, Electric Arguments was not issued by EMI. It was released by independent labels One Little Indian in the UK and ATO/Red in the US.

I’m interested in anything that keeps the process fresh, so to work with new people means that I’ll be exposed to new ideas and this keeps the excitement alive for me.
Paul McCartney

Electric Arguments was released in the UK on 24 November 2008. It peaked at number 79 in the album chart, which nonetheless marked the first chart appearance for The Fireman.

In the US it was issued on 25 November, and peaked at number 67 on the Billboard 200.

The compact disc edition came in a digipak with a 50-page booklet containing photographs of McCartney and Youth painting. No credits or sleeve notes were included.

A double-disc vinyl edition of Electric Arguments was released on 15 December 2008, and also contained the CD in a clear wallet, as well as a code for the digital download.

A deluxe edition followed on 31 January 2009, and contained the standard CD, double vinyl, digital download code, seven-track bonus CD, DVD with hi-definition audio and three videos, another DVD with multi-track session files for several of the songs, art prints, and an extensive booklet.

UK album release: Electric Arguments by The Fireman (Paul McCartney and Youth)
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