Eight Paul McCartney albums to be reissued on CD and vinyl

Eight of Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles albums are to be reissued on CD and vinyl on 17 November 2017.

They include four McCartney solo albums: McCartney (1970), McCartney II (1980), Tug Of War (1982), and Pipes Of Peace (1983).

There is also the Paul and Linda McCartney collaboration Ram (1971), and three Wings releases: Band On The Run (1973), Venus And Mars (1975), and Wings At The Speed Of Sound (1976).

The reissues are part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, which has hitherto included bonus tracks and deluxe editions. Following McCartney’s move back to Capitol Records in 2016, the new releases will be standard CD digipak and 180 gram vinyl versions, plus limited edition vinyl versions.

Paul McCartney coloured vinyl (2017): Venus And Mars, Band On The Run, Ram, McCartney, Pipes Of Peace, Tug Of War, McCartney II, Wings At The Speed Of Sound

Here’s the full press release:


Paul McCartney: McCartney, McCartney II, Tug Of War, Pipes Of Peace
Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram
Paul McCartney and Wings: Band On The Run
Wings: Venus And Mars, At The Speed Of Sound

Paul McCartney’s critically acclaimed and multiple Grammy Award-winning Archive Collection will offer fans another chance to complete their collections on November 17, 2017. That date will see the MPL/Capitol/UMe reissues of the first eight Archive Collection titles in affordable single CD digipak and 180 gram black vinyl single LP formats—as well as limited edition 180 gram color 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 colors are as follows:

Paul McCartney: McCartney – RED
Paul and Linda McCartney: RAM – YELLOW
Paul McCartney & Wings: Band on the Run – WHITE
Wings: Venus And Mars – RED & YELLOW
Wings: At The Speed Of Sound – ORANGE
Paul McCartney: McCartney II – CLEAR
Paul McCartney: Tug of War – BLUE
Paul McCartney: Pipes of Peace – SILVER

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection debuted with the November 2, 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 installment was this year’s reissue of Paul’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.”

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

Last updated: 21 September 2021
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