Paul McCartney announces The 7″ Singles Box

Paul McCartney is to release a singles box containing 159 tracks across 80 7″ singles.

The 7″ Singles Box is limited to 3,000 copies worldwide, and each contains an additional test pressing and 148-page book, all held in an “FSC-approved Redwood pine and Birch Ply wooden art crate” made in the UK.

The restored single artwork is from 11 different countries’ releases. Additionally, the box contains 15 singles that are previously unreleased on the 7″ format.

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It will be released on 2 December 2022. Despite the vast majority of the singles being available cheaply on the second-hand market, the box set will retail at £615/$612/€700.

Update: All 3,000 box sets sold out by 10am the following day, less than 24 hours after the announcement.

To coincide with the announcement, the 2022 mono remasters of ‘Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey’ and ‘Too Many People’ were made available on streaming platforms. The full collection will be streamed on 2 December.

The singles begin with McCartney’s first post-Beatles single, 1970’s ‘Another Day’, and ends with 2020’s ‘Women And Wives’ from his chart-topping album McCartney III.

Here’s the full press release:

80 career-spanning 7″ singles personally curated by Paul
Limited to 3000 copies
Available 2 December 2022

Rare 1971 mono recordings taken from the box set released today:
‘Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey’ [Mono] and ‘Too Many People [Mono]’

“I hope the songs in this box set bring back fun memories for you too. They do for me, and there will be more to come…” – Paul

2022 has seen Paul celebrate yet another series of landmarks. Just one week after his 80th birthday, Paul headlined the 2022 Glastonbury Festival, playing an unforgettable set that inspired deafening singalongs from the largest crowd the main stage had ever seen. Hailed as the best gig ever by critics and fans alike, it was a fitting celebration of an extraordinary career. Today, the revelry continues as Paul announces the release of The 7″ Singles Box, featuring 80 x 7″ Paul McCartney singles – including such global chart smashing tracks as ‘My Love’, ‘Live and Let Die’, ‘Band on the Run’, ‘Silly Love Songs’, ‘Coming Up’, ‘Ebony and Ivory’, ‘Say Say Say’, ‘No More Lonely Nights’, ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ and many more. The box set includes 163 tracks totalling over 10 hours of music and will also be released digitally.

Recognised by Guinness World Records as “the most successful songwriter of all time,” Paul’s 7″ Singles Box is a remarkable testament to this accolade, featuring songs that have sound-tracked our lives and that are loved and sung around the world today.

The format of the 7″ single had a profound impact and influence on Paul both as a songwriter and as a music fan. Paul recalls in his foreword that comes with this set how he still enjoys the thrill of flicking through crates in record shops looking for new discoveries and how much respect he and The Beatles had for the B-side.

Available from December 2nd, The 7″ Singles Box is the ultimate package for any McCartney fan. From 1971’s ‘Another Day’ to a 7″ version of 2022’s Record Store Day Song of the Year, ‘Women and Wives’ (taken from 2020’s chart-topping McCartney III) – the 80 singles included represent half a century of Paul’s life showcasing his prolific creativity and relentless innovation. An absolute treasure trove of music, the box set features recreations of 65 singles – complete with their original B-sides (using restored artwork from 11 different countries) as well as 15 singles never before released on 7″. These 15 singles are made up from tracks previously released on 12″, picture discs, CD singles & promos, digital downloads, music videos, two previously unheard demos, and a previously unheard 7″ single edit.

The box set is beautifully presented in a special wooden art crate, designed and built in Derbyshire, UK, and is packed with incredible content, including a 148-page book that features a personal foreword by Paul, an essay by music journalist Rob Sheffield and extensive chart information, liner notes, and single artwork. Each box includes a randomly selected exclusive test pressing of one of the singles.

This numbered limited-edition collection of 80 x 7″ singles personally supervised by Paul McCartney contains:

Recreations of 65 singles/promos using restored original artwork from 11 different countries
15 singles never-before-released on 7″ including:

Singles previously released on 12”, picture discs, CD
singles/promos, digital downloads, and music videos
2 x previously unheard demos
1 x previously unheard 7″ single edit
1 x EP
1 exclusive test pressing randomly selected from the
manufacturing process

148-page book containing foreword from Paul, essay by Rob Sheffield, recording notes, release dates, and chart information on each of the singles – each single included is
shown on the attached insert, which will be packed into each box

Remastered and cut at Abbey Road Studios, London

All housed in a two-piece, four-walled FSC-approved Redwood pine and Birch Ply wooden art crate manufactured in the United Kingdom.

Paul McCartney – The 7" Singles Box contents

Track listing

1971, Sweden
1A: ‘Another Day’
1B: ‘Oh Woman, Oh Why’

1971, US Mono
Promotional Release
2A: ‘Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey’ [Mono]
2B: ‘Too Many People’ [Mono]

1971, UK
3A: ‘The Back Seat Of My Car’
3B: ‘Heart Of The Country’

Previously unreleased on 7″
4A: ‘Love Is Strange’ [Single Edit]
4B: ‘I Am Your Singer’

1972, UK
5A: ‘Give Ireland Back to the Irish’
5B: ‘Give Ireland Back To The Irish’ [Version]

1972, UK
6A: ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’
6B: ‘Little Woman Love’

1972, Belgium
7A: ‘Hi, Hi, Hi’
7AA: ‘C Moon’

1973, Israel
8A: ‘My Love’
8B: ‘The Mess’ [Live at The Hague]

1973, Sweden
9A: ‘Live And Let Die’
9B: ‘I Lie Around’

1973, Spain
10A: ‘Helen Wheels’
10B: ‘Country Dreamer’

1974, Germany
11A: ‘Jet’
11B: ‘Let Me Roll It’

1974, Germany
12A: ‘Band On The Run’
12B: ‘Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five’

1974, The Netherlands
13A: ‘Mrs Vandebilt’
13B: ‘Bluebird’

1974, Belgium
14A: ‘Junior’s Farm’
14B: ‘Sally G’

1975, Australia
15A: ‘Listen To What The Man Said’
15B: ‘Love In Song’

1975, Germany
16A: ‘Letting Go’
16B: ‘You Gave Me The Answer’

1975, Belgium
17A: ‘Venus And Mars’/‘Rock Show’
17B: ‘Magneto And Titanium Man’

1976, France
18A: ‘Silly Love Songs’
18B: ‘Cook Of The House’

1976, Germany
19A: ‘Let ’Em In’
19B: ‘Beware My Love’

1977, Japan
20A: ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’ (Live)
20B: ‘Soily’ (Live)

1977, UK
21A: ‘Mull Of Kintyre’
21AA: ‘Girls School’

1978, Germany
22A: ‘With A Little Luck’ (DJ Edit)
22B: ‘Backwards Traveller’/‘Cuff Link’

1978, UK
23A: ‘I’ve Had Enough’
23B: ‘Deliver Your Children’

1978, The Netherlands
24A: ‘London Town’
24B: ‘I’m Carrying’

1978, France
25A: ‘Goodnight Tonight’
25B: ‘Daytime Nighttime Suffering’

1979, UK
26A: ‘Old Siam, Sir’
26B: ‘Spin It On’

1979, UK
27A: ‘Getting Closer’
27AA: ‘Baby’s Request’

1979, Japan
28A: ‘Arrow Through Me’
28B: ‘Old Siam, Sir’

1979, UK
29A: ‘Wonderful Christmastime’
29B: ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reggae’

1980, UK
30A: ‘Coming Up’
30B: ‘Coming Up’ (Live at Glasgow)
30BB: ‘Lunch Box/Odd Sox’

1980, UK
31A: ‘Waterfalls’
31B: ‘Check My Machine’

Previously unreleased on 7″
32A: ‘Temporary Secretary’
32B: ‘Secret Friend’ [7″ Single Edit]

1982, UK
33A: ‘Ebony And Ivory’
33B: ‘Rainclouds’

1982, UK
34A: ‘Take It Away’
34B: ‘I’ll Give You A Ring’

1982, UK
35A: ‘Tug Of War’
35B: ‘Get It’

1983, UK
36A: ‘Say Say Say’
36B: ‘Ode To A Koala Bear’

1983, UK
37A: ‘Pipes Of Peace’
37B: ‘So Bad’

1984, UK
38A: ‘No More Lonely Nights’ (Ballad)
38B: ‘No More Lonely Nights’ (Playout Version)

1984, UK
39A: ‘We All Stand Together’
39B: ‘We All Stand Together’ (Humming Version)

1985, US
40A: ‘Spies Like Us’
40B: ‘My Carnival’

1986, US
41A: ‘Press’ [Video Edit]
41B: ‘It’s Not True’

1986, Art reformatted from US 12″ promotional vinyl
42A: ‘Pretty Little Head’ (Remix)
42B: ‘Write Away’

1986, US
43A: ‘Stranglehold’
43B: ‘Angry’ (Remix)

1986, UK
44A: ‘Only Love Remains’
44B: ‘Tough On A Tightrope’

1987, UK
45A: ‘Once Upon A Long Ago’
45B: ‘Back On My Feet’

1989, US
46A: ‘My Brave Face’
46B: ‘Flying To My Home’

1989, UK
47A: ‘This One’
47B: ‘The First Stone’

1989, Australia
48A: ‘Figure Of Eight’ [7″ Bob Clearmountain Mix]
48B: ‘Ou Est Le Soleil?’

1989, UK
49A: ‘Party Party’
49B: Artwork etching

1990, UK
50A: ‘Put It There’
50B: ‘Mama’s Little Girl’

1990, Europe
51A: ‘The Long And Winding Road’
51B: ‘C Moon’

1990, UK
52A: ‘Birthday’
52B: ‘Good Day Sunshine’

1990, UK
53A: ‘All My Trials’
53B: ‘C Moon’

Previously unreleased on 7″
54A: ‘The World You’re Coming Into’
54AA: ‘Tres Conejos’
54B: ‘Save The Child’
54BB: ‘The Drinking Song (Let’s Find Ourselves A Little Hostelry)’

1992, Europe
55A: ‘Hope Of Deliverance’
55B: ‘Long Leather Coat’

1993, Germany
56A: ‘C’Mon People’
56B: ‘I Can’t Imagine’

1997, Reformatted from 7″ picture disc
57A: ‘Young Boy’
57B: ‘Looking For You’

1997, Reformatted from 7″ picture disc
58A: ‘The World Tonight’
58B: ‘Used To Be Bad’

1997, Reformatted from 7″ picture disc
59A: ‘Beautiful Night’
59B: ‘Love Come Tumbling Down’

1999, UK
60A: ‘No Other Baby’
60B: ‘Brown Eyed Handsome Man’
60BB: ‘Fabulous’

2001, Europe
61A: ‘From A Lover To A Friend’
61B: ‘Riding Into Jaipur’

2004, Europe
62A: ‘Tropic Island Hum’
62B: ‘We All Stand Together’

2005, Europe
63A: ‘Fine Line’
63B: ‘Growing Up Falling Down’

2005, Europe
64A: ‘Jenny Wren’
64B: ‘Summer Of ’59’

Previously unreleased on 7″
65A: ‘Dance Tonight’
65B: ‘Dance Tonight’ [Demo]

Previously unreleased on 7″
66A: ‘Nod Your Head’
66B: ‘222’

2007, Europe
67A: ‘Ever Present Past’
67B: ‘House Of Wax’ (Live)

Previously unreleased on 7″
68A: ‘Sing The Changes’
68B: ‘Nothing Too Much Just Out of Sight’ [Radio Edit]

Previously unreleased on 7″
69A: ‘(I Want To) Come Home’
69B: ‘(I Want To) Come Home’ [Demo]

Previously unreleased on 7″
70A: ‘My Valentine’
70B: ‘Get Yourself Another Fool’

2012, US
Christmas Kisses
71A: ‘The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)’
71B: ‘Wonderful Christmastime’

Previously unreleased on 7″
72A: ‘New’
72B: ‘Early Days’

Previously unreleased on 7″
73A: ‘Queenie Eye’
73B: ‘Save Us’

Previously unreleased on 7″
74A: ‘Hope For The Future’
74B: ‘Hope for the Future’ [Thrash Mix]

Previously unreleased on 7″
75A: ‘In The Blink Of An Eye’
75B: ‘Walking In The Park With Eloise’

2018, Global
76A: ‘I Don’t Know’
76AA: ‘Come On To Me’

Previously unreleased on 7″
77A: ‘Who Cares’
77B: ‘Fuh You’

2019, Global
78A: ‘Home Tonight’
78AA: ‘In A Hurry’

Previously unreleased on 7″
79A: ‘Find My Way’
79AA: ‘Winter Bird/When Winter Comes’

Previously unreleased on 7″
80A: ‘Women And Wives’
80B: ‘Women And Wives’ (St Vincent Remix)

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