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Everybody Out There: Paul McCartney Expands “New” In October As 2-CD/1-DVD Set

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newThe 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!

Paul McCartney, New: Collector’s Edition (Hear Music, 2014) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

CD 1

  1. Save Us
  2. Alligator
  3. On My Way To Work
  4. Queenie Eye
  5. Early Days
  6. New
  7. Appreciate
  8. Everybody Out There
  9. Hosanna
  10. I Can Bet
  11. Looking At Her
  12. Road
  13. Turned Out
  14. Get Me Out Of Here/Scared (hidden track)

CD 2

  1. Struggle (previously available only in Japan)
  2. Hell To Pay (previously unreleased)
  3. Demons Dance (previously unreleased)
  4. Save Us (Live at Tokyo Dome 2013)
  5. New (Live at Tokyo Dome 2013)
  6. Queenie Eye (Live at Tokyo Dome 2013)
  7. Everybody Out There (Live at Tokyo Dome 2013)

DVD:

  1. Something New
  2. New Interview (Bang & Olufsen Presents The Living Room Tour: Launching Paul McCartney’s Album ‘New’)
  3. 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
  1. Music Videos
  • Queenie Eye
  • Save Us
  • Appreciate
  • Early Days
  • Making of Queenie Eye
  • Making of Appreciate
  • Making of Early Days

Written by Joe Marchese

September 17, 2014 at 13:18

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  1. Boy do I love it when artists make you buy their albums when the come out, only to force you to shell out for the same material a second and third time just to get bonus tracks and video footage. They really have no conscience about ripping the fans by reselling and repackaging the same material multiple times. I understand the archive series, but New was his most recent release. I ever bought the Target Exclusive version. Sheesh!!!

    sirwalter1967

    September 17, 2014 at 13:51

  2. Really? Why do folks keep releasing the same album over and over? Paul’s especially guilty of the practice. I think I’ll pass.

    Sam

    September 17, 2014 at 13:58

  3. Then they wonder why the consumer downloads pirated versions rather than buying the physical product. You fleece the customer enough times and they quickly become ex-customers.

    Mike

    September 17, 2014 at 14:30

  4. David Bowie pulled this stunt with The Next Day, and even though that album–and McCartney’s New- are pretty strong, I’ll thing I’ll pass–unless I can find it dirt cheap. I’d like to think the record companies are to blame-but who knows….

    JoeF.

    September 17, 2014 at 15:08

  5. I’ve been a huge McCartney fan for a long time and before he signed with Hearmusic I was an adamant completionist with his catalogue, collecting just about EVERYTHING. Once I started catching on to the current trend of releasing multiple versions, then 6 months later getting a deluxe I started waiting to buy new albums rather than purchase on the first day it comes out. I didn’t by NEW yet so I’ll likely make this my one and only copy. I nearly got the previous “deluxe” version with the two “bonus tracks” but am glad now that I waited. It will look good next to my five different copies of Memory Almost Full, haha

    Bradley Skistimas

    September 17, 2014 at 15:23

  6. I have to disagree with the previous comments. I probably have spent enough on Paul’s Lps and CDs that I could have had a pretty nice boat instead. But what would I listen to when relaxing on that boat? He’s releasing a worthy new edition of a very worthy album. I got the Target edition, and now I’ll happily move that CD to my car and enjoy this revised release in the comfort of my home. Heck, the money my wife and I will save on skipping his live concerts will pay for the deluxe editions of Venus and Mars and Speed of Sound.

    Steven

    September 17, 2014 at 15:51

    • After seeing him live last year at Safeco Field in Seattle, I would rather spend the money for a ticket to see him in concert. What a show! Not interested in this reissue/repackage however.

      Zubb

      September 17, 2014 at 22:13

  7. Any time you can’t find a price mentioned for one of these upcoming deluxe packages you can plan on paying through the nose for it especially if it’s in the hard cover book format.

    Ernie

    September 17, 2014 at 15:55

  8. Mr. McCartney has been doing this for years and years and stupid me has been buying 15 different versions of his singles and albums for years and years……..he must see “sucker” printed on a LOT of our foreheads……

    Rich D.

    September 17, 2014 at 19:17

  9. Pretty cynical marketing if you ask me. Wasn’t he in a group that refused to put singles on its British albums out of concern that fans shouldn’t be required to buy the songs twice? Sir Paul appears to be making up for lost time.
    At least, retitle the album, Once New, Now Not So Much.

    Bill

    September 18, 2014 at 02:31

  10. I would rather have McCartney release an album of him doing covers of songs that he wrote, co-wrote and/or produced for other artists. It would be a no brainer and I think fans would love it. Songs like “Goodbye” (Mary Hopkin), “Come and Get It” (Badfinger), “Woman” (Peter and Gordon), “From A Window” (Billy J Kramer), “World Without Love” (Peter and Gordon), “Giddy” (Roger Daltrey), “4th Of July” (John Christie) and “Leave It” by Mike McGear just to name a few.

    Zubb

    September 18, 2014 at 13:04


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