Monday, October 2, 2017

Coming soon: New McCartney vinyl albums, George Martin CD, more

Eight McCartney vinyls are coming out Nov. 17 from uMe. They are "Ram," "Band on the Run," "Speed of Sound," "Venus and Mars,"

"Pipes of Peace," "Tug of War," "McCartney" and "McCartney II." Order them at the links. 


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Six solo Paul McCartney albums and two of his albums with Wings will be reissued in bare bones single disc 180 gram black vinyl, colored vinyl and CD configurations on Nov. 17 in a move that marks his return to Capitol Records.

The order links to the single disc black McCartney vinyl albums: “McCartney,” “Ram,” “Band on the Run.” “Tug of War,” “Pipes of Peace,” “McCartney II.”
The two Wings albums are “At the Speed of Sound” and “Venus and Mars.”  The colored vinyl pressings are available through udiscovermusic.com.

The order links to the single disc CDs: “McCartney,” “Ram,” “Band on the Run.” “Tug of War,” “Pipes of Peace,” “McCartney II” and the two Wings albums “At the Speed of Sound” and “Venus and Mars.” 

All the albums will be issued in single CD, black vinyl and various shades of colored vinyl with “McCartney” in red, “McCartney II” clear, “Tug of War” blue, “Pipes of Peace” silver, “Ram” yellow, “Band on the Run” white, “Venus and Mars” red and yellow and “At the Speed of Sound” orange. The vinyl albums will include a download card.


"The Film Scores and Original Orchestral Music of George Martin" coming out November 10. Double vinyl out in January. Order it here.


From Amazon: 


 "This recording collects - for the first time - the major orchestral works of iconic composer, arranger and producer George Martin. Performed by the Berlin Music Ensemble conducted by Craig Leon, the album features music from the films Yellow Submarine, Live and Let Die and the previously unrecorded choral and orchestral score for The Mission. Also included are the Overture to Under Milk Wood, the suite Three American Sketches and other previously unreleased original compositions."

And if you're looking for something a little different that's out now, "Louis Van Dyke Plays Lennon-McCartney" is available on import CD.  It's E. Power Biggs meets the Beatles and one of our favorite Beatles cover albums. Here's a sample.