The week before hotly-anticipated Archive Collection releases arrive of Venus and Mars and Wings at the Speed of Sound, Paul McCartney is looking to a more recent title for a deluxe reissue. On October 28, McCartney will revisit New, first released in October 2013. The 2-CD/1-DVD set expands the album that entered both the U.K. and U.S. album charts at No. 3 and has since sold nearly a quarter of a million copies in the U.S. in addition to having earned platinum and gold certifications elsewhere in the world.
This new edition of New presents the original album on its first CD, followed by a 7-track CD of bonus tracks including outtakes (one previously released as a Japanese exclusive, two never before released) and live material. The DVD, with a running time of nearly two hours, may be the most impressive component of the package, featuring a New documentary, an interview and music videos in addition to “making of” featurettes for the videos plus eight promotional appearances from Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon’s television shows as well as appearances in Las Vegas, Times Square, and even HMV’s venerable Oxford Street, London shop.
For New, McCartney famously collaborated with a variety of producers including Academy Award-winning songwriter Paul Epworth (Adele’s “Skyfall,” 21) and Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black), as well as two producers with impressive credits whose fathers just happened to have had Beatle pedigrees – Ethan Johns, son of Glyn, and Giles Martin, son of Sir George and co-sonic architect of The Beatles’ Love stage show. Rolling Stone praised McCartney’s efforts with the fresh production team as “the music of eternal youth… energized and full of joyous rock & roll invention.” Both McCartney and his producers comment on New in “Something New,” the Don Letts-directed documentary included on the DVD.
Among the new audio material on New are the previously unissued tracks “Hell to Pay” and “Demon Dance” plus the Japanese bonus track “Struggle.” The second disc also includes live performances of “Save Us”, “New”, “Queenie Eye” and “Everybody Out There” from McCartney’s November 2013 gig at the Tokyo Dome.
After the jump: more details including the complete track listing and pre-order links!
The Collector’s Edition of New anticipates both the Archive Collection editions due on November 4 and the tribute album The Art of McCartney, due on November 18 in various formats (including vinyl) with contributions from Brian Wilson, Barry Gibb, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Heart and many more. The upgraded New is due from Hear Music on October 28 and pre-ordering should soon be active at the link below!
- Save Us
- On My Way To Work
- Queenie Eye
- Early Days
- Everybody Out There
- I Can Bet
- Looking At Her
- Turned Out
- Get Me Out Of Here/Scared (hidden track)
- Struggle (previously available only in Japan)
- Hell To Pay (previously unreleased)
- Demons Dance (previously unreleased)
- Save Us (Live at Tokyo Dome 2013)
- New (Live at Tokyo Dome 2013)
- Queenie Eye (Live at Tokyo Dome 2013)
- Everybody Out There (Live at Tokyo Dome 2013)
- Something New
- New Interview (Bang & Olufsen Presents The Living Room Tour: Launching Paul McCartney’s Album ‘New’)
- The Promo Tour
- MGM Grand for iHeartRadio Music Festival, Las Vegas, 21st September 2013
- Hollywood Boulevard with Jimmy Kimmel, Los Angeles, 23rd September 2013
- NBC Studios with Jimmy Fallon, New York, 7th October 2013
- Times Square, New York, 10th October 2013
- The Shard, London, 15th October 2013
- BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, 16th October 2013
- The London Studios with Graham Norton, London, 17th October 2013
- Covent Garden and HMV Oxford Street, London, 18th October 2013
- Music Videos
- Queenie Eye
- Save Us
- Early Days
- Making of Queenie Eye
- Making of Appreciate
- Making of Early Days