Ahead of the exciting Flaming Pie Archive set that's due to arrive on July 31, Paul McCartney has released a trio of digital EPs starting with Young Boy, then The World Tonight. Today, he's released another digital EP, Beautiful Night. This one isn't too different from the last two in that it offers highlights from the box set. Among its four tracks are the remastered version of the song, a 1995 demo, a studio run-through, and the radio show mix "Oobu Joobu, Pt. 5."
But, as a surprise to fans everywhere, McCartney has also chosen to offer an exclusive download of an early version of "Beautiful Night," recorded in 1986. Though that version appears in edited form as part of the "Oobu Joobu, Pt. 5" mix, the version that can only be found on Paul McCartney's website is the full-length, 6-minute version. Unfortunately, the full-length track will not be on the upcoming Flaming Pie box, a fact which is sure to frustrate fans. But, Paul has always blazed a trail when it comes to exploring newer technologies and has a track record of offering exclusive downloads.
You can download the exclusive version of "Beautiful Night" (and the previously released exclusive downloads) here, and scroll down to enjoy the Beautiful Night EP, out today. Also available is a restored version of the track's original music video. Check it out here!
Paul McCartney, Beautiful Night EP (MPL/Capitol/UMe, 2020)
- Beautiful Night (remaster)
- Beautiful Night (1995 demo)
- Beautiful Night (run-through)
- Oobu Joobu, Pt. 5
- Beautiful Night Chat
- Paul and Ringo talk about "Beautiful Night"
- Ringo Chat
- Beautiful Night (Flaming Pie mix)
- Beautiful Night (1986 original version, edit)