A Little More Info on the ‘Egypt Station’ Super Deluxe Box Set?
Posted on June 24, 2018
There’s been some further bits of information trickling out about what might be in Paul McCartney’s mystery super deluxe box set of the forthcoming Egypt Station album.
The usually reliable Daily Beatle blog says that it is due for release in October, will contain 26 tracks (ten more than the 16 tracks announced so far), and will come with “various ephemera” included.
We don’t know if the image below is real or mocked up by a fan, but it kind of looks official and shows what could be some of the mystery super deluxe contents. It comes from the Macca-News blog Facebook page:
Now, we don’t know where the Macca-News blog sourced this. All they say is a cryptic “Well, well, well, look at this…”, but it appears to be an additional vinyl LP, housed in a sleeve with the same artwork McCartney’s official US store uses to link through to a super deluxe edition sign-up page. When you click through on that page you can sign up to be notified about the box set and when it will become available.
It’s also an image that formed part of the social media teaser campaign in the lead-up to the new album’s official announcement. The Egypt Station wording was intentionally washed out at the time to add to the mystique:
In the image we can also see four pin buttons, plus four postcards – also with images that were part of the extensive social media lead-up campaign. Could these be the “ephemera” that The Daily Beatle refers to?
As we say, its all speculation and could be a wild goose chase…..If you’d like to chip in your two cents worth, or you have any other clues, please get in touch!
Egypt Station - the full range
Posted by Roger Stormo
Friday, June 22, 2018
|Egypt Station from Paul McCartney is to be released on 7. September. And then some.|
So far, a number of variations of the albums have been announced, but there are more to come, and this will probably be the McCartney album available in more editions than any other album of his.
Capitol Records have never shied away from marketing.
Egypt Station has been recorded in studios in Los Angeles, London and Paul's own studio "The Mill" in Sussex, and is produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck and Foo Fighters), except for one song, "Fuh You", produced by Ryan Tedder. Tedder actually produced three songs for Paul, but "Fuh You" is the only one of those who made the album. The instrumentals "Station 1" and "Station 2" bookend the album. Other songs mentioned in the press release: an acoustic "Happy With You", a slogan anthem "People Want Peace", and a seven minute long suite along the lines of "A Day In The Life," "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey," "Back Seat of My Car," or "Band On The Run," called "Despite Repeated Warnings". More song titles have not been revealed.
In a new interview, McCartney said that playing in the tiny Philharmonic pub in Liverpool gave him the urge to play more of these kind of concerts in July, after which he will move on to bigger productions, so it's likely that means another stage of his tour. Be on the lookout for those pub concerts!
|The "Target" edition containing two extra tracks.|
Okay, so we promised a breakdown of the full array of editions of the album, here goes:
|There will be both 140 and 180 gram editions on vinyl, and colour variations of both.|