It was released by Capitol Records on compact disc, standard 140g double vinyl, limited edition 180g deluxe double vinyl with deluxe packaging, and as a digital download.
There were also several limited edition coloured vinyl variants: a green vinyl double LP promoted to Spotify listeners, double red vinyl sold by Barnes and Noble in the US, and an orange and blue vinyl edition in a “concertina trifold 6 panel gatefold package”, sold on the McCartney store and affiliated sites.
Egypt Station charted at number one on the US Billboard 200, becoming McCartney’s first chart-topper since 1982’s Tug of War.
Also on this day...
- 2018: Ringo Starr live at Fabulous Fox Theatre, St Louis, Missouri, USA
- 2018: Paul McCartney live at Grand Central Terminal, New York City
- 2010: John Lennon’s killer denied parole for sixth time
- 1967: Recording: Blue Jay Way
- 1964: Live: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada
- 1963: Live: Fairfield Hall, Croydon
- 1963: Radio: Saturday Club
- 1962: Live: Village Hall, Irby, Wirral
- 1961: Live: Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
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