McCartney curated career-spanning compilation out 10th June
- Release of career-spanning collection, from 1970 debut solo album all the way through 2012’s ‘My Valentine’, 2014's ‘Hope For The Future’ and 2015’s ‘Say Say Say’ remix.
- Available on 10th June in three different formats; 2CD, 4CD, 4LP and Digital, all featuring versions of Paul's greatest solo, Wings and Fireman compositions.
- 4CD version features 67 tracks, more than 40 of which were Top 40 hits including 'Maybe I'm Amazed', 'Live and Let Die', 'Mull Of Kintyre', ‘Ebony and Ivory’, ‘Dance Tonight’ and ‘New’.
Paul McCartney and his music need no introduction. Together with three of his friends, he changed the cultural landscape forever.
And Paul’s accomplishments since then as a member of Wings and a solo artist make for a staggering body of work that stands proudly alongside those eight sensational years with The Beatles.
'Pure McCartney', a new compilation of his solo, Wings and Fireman work, celebrates that fact, showcasing 67 highlights from one of the most-revered catalogues in music - from 'McCartney' in 1970, his debut solo album, right through to 'Hope For The Future', his 2014 track taken from 'Destiny', the most-anticipated video game of the last decade. Not only is 'Pure McCartney’ a monumental mixtape of some of popular music's most memorable moments from 1970 to the present day, it also features curios for the superfans and some of Paul's personal favourites — all handpicked by the man himself..
"Me and my team came up with the idea of putting together a collection of my recordings with nothing else in mind other than having something fun to listen to," Paul says of this project.
"Maybe it's to be enjoyed on a long car journey or an evening at home or at a party with friends? So we got our heads together and came up with these diverse playlists from various periods of my long and winding career.”
As a songwriter Paul has never stood still, dipping his toe in countless genres and styles. 'Pure McCartney' is testament to that fact. From the songwriting masterclass of 'Maybe I'm Amazed' and adventurous, three-songs-in-one of 'Band On The Run' to the irresistible groove of 'Say Say Say' and ahead-of-its-time electronica of 'Temporary Secretary', described by NME when compiling a list of the greatest ever songs as “not so much ahead of its time, but out of it altogether”, 'Pure McCartney' charts the unstoppable adventures of McCartney's unique and eclectic songwriting talents and shines a light on his post-Beatles artistic achievements.
"The word 'career' is a bit misleading because to me it has been more like a musical adventure than a proper job," says Paul, reflecting on the 'Pure McCartney' tracklisting. "It pleases me, and often amazes me, that I've been involved in the writing and recording of so many songs, each of them so different from the others."
Paul's unparalleled career has seen his music break global chart records, win countless awards, fill stadiums around the world and become the soundtrack to millions of people's lives across generations.
DISC 1: 1. Maybe I'm Amazed 2. Heart Of The Country 3. Jet 4. Warm And Beautiful 5. Listen To What The Man Said 6. Dear Boy 7. Silly Love Songs 8. The Song We Were Singing 9. Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey 10. Another Day 11. Sing The Changes 12. Jenny Wren 13. Save Us 14. Mrs Vandebilt 15. Mull of Kintyre 16. Let ‘Em In 17. Let Me Roll It 18. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five 19. Ebony and Ivory
DISC 2: 1. Band on the Run 2. Arrow Through Me 3. My Love 4. Live and Let Die 5. Too Much Rain 6. Goodnight Tonight 7. Say Say Say [2015 Remix] 8. My Valentine 9. The World Tonight 10. Pipes of Peace 11. Dance Tonight 12. Here Today 13. Wanderlust 14. Great Day 15. Coming Up 16. No More Lonely Nights 17. Only Mama Knows 18. With a Little Luck 19. Hope For The Future 20. Junk
'PURE McCARTNEY': 4CD – 67 tracks
DISC 1: 1. Maybe I'm Amazed 2. Heart Of The Country 3. Jet 4. Warm And Beautiful 5. Listen To What The Man Said 6. Dear Boy 7. Silly Love Songs 8. The Song We Were Singing 9. Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey 10. Early Days 11. Big Barn Bed 12. Another Day 13. Flaming Pie 14. Jenny Wren 15. Too Many People 16. Let Me Roll It 17. New
DISC 2: 1. Live and Let Die 2. English Tea 3. Mull of Kintyre 4. Save Us 5. My Love 6. Bip Bop 7. Let 'Em In 8. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five 9. Calico Skies 10. Hi, Hi, Hi 11. Waterfalls 12. Band on the Run 13. Appreciate 14. Sing The Changes 15. Arrow Through Me 16. Every Night 17. Junior’s Farm 18. Mrs Vandebilt
DISC 3: 1. Say Say Say [2015 Remix] 2. My Valentine 3. Pipes of Peace 4. The World Tonight 5. Souvenir 6. Dance Tonight 7. Ebony and Ivory 8. Fine Line 9. Here Today 10. Press 11. Wanderlust 12. Winedark Open Sea 13. Beautiful Night 14. Girlfriend 15. Queenie Eye 16. We All Stand Together
DISC 4: 1. Coming Up 2. Too Much Rain 3. Good Times Coming / Feel the Sun 4. Goodnight Tonight 5. Baby’s Request 6. With a Little Luck 7. Little Willow 8. Only Mama Knows 9. Don’t Let it Bring You Down 10. The Back Seat Of My Car 11. No More Lonely Nights 12. Great Day 13. Venus and Mars / Rock Show 14. Temporary Secretary 15. Hope For The Future 16. Junk
A1: 1. Maybe I'm Amazed 2. Heart Of The Country 3. Jet 4. Warm And Beautiful 5. Listen To What The Man Said 6. Dear Boy
A2: 1. Silly Love Songs 2. The Song We Were Singing 3. Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey 4. Another Day 5. New
B1: 1. Mull of Kintyre 2. Sing The Changes 3. Jenny Wren 4. Mrs Vandebilt 5. Save Us
B2: 1. Let 'Em In 2. Let Me Roll It 3. Ebony and Ivory 4. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
C1: 1. Band on the Run 2. Arrow Through Me 3. My Love 4. Live and Let Die 5. Too Much Rain
C2: 1. Say Say Say [2015 Remix] 2. My Valentine 3. Goodnight Tonight 4. The World Tonight 5. Pipes of Peace
D1: 1. Dance Tonight 2. Here Today 3. Wanderlust 4. Great Day 5. Coming Up 6. No More Lonvely Nights
D2: 1. Too Many People 2. Only Mama Knows 3. With a Little Luck 4. Hope For The Future 5. Junk