Wednesday, June 20, 2018

New McCartney songs, album - info, order links

"I Don't Know"

"Come On to Me"

"Egypt Station" (14 tracks. Coming Sept. 7)

Double vinyl deluxe limited edition

Paul McCartney invites you on a musical journey to Egypt Station, estimated time of arrival September 7, 2018 by way of Capitol Records.

Sharing a title with one of Paul’s own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013’s international chart-topping NEW. Preceded by two of its tracks just released as double A-sides--plaintive ballad  “I Don’t Know” and raucous stomper  “Come On To Me”—Egypt Station was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex, and produced (with the exception of one track) by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Foo Fighters).

Of the forthcoming album’s enigmatic title, Paul says, “I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’ It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make.., Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from."

True to the inspiration behind its title, Egypt Station’s 14 songs combine to convey a unique travelogue vibe. Between the opening and closing instrumentals “Station I” and “Station II,” each song finds Paul capturing a place or moment before transporting the listener seamlessly to the next destination. Stops along the way include an acoustic meditation on present day contentedness (“Happy With You”), a timeless anthem that would fit on virtually any album of any McCartney era (“People Want Peace”), and an epic multi-movement closer clocking in at seven minutes with a song suite structure harkening back to the days of Paul’s previous combos (“Despite Repeated Warnings”). The result is a kaleidoscopic journey through myriad musical locales and eras, yet firmly rooted in the here and now--with Paul’s singular unmistakeable melodic sensibility serving as guide.

Confirmation of Egypt Station’s release puts an end to speculation about a new Paul McCartney album that began with the whiting out of his Instagram account as Paul turned up at various landmarks in Liverpool. The capper was a June 9 surprise gig at Liverpool’s tiny Philharmonic Pub, during which “Come On To Me” was debuted alongside a set of classics spanning Paul’s career. Further details to come…

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pre-order link for McCartney new album, possible release date, and 'Egypt Station' McCartney auctioned item

Amazon had a link to pre-order the forthcoming McCartney album, which they called "Egypt Station." The link has since been removed. Said it would be out Sept. 7, but that's not entirely reliable.

Original "Egypt Station" McCartney litho

Heritage Auctions sold this Egypt Station lithograph above in the past. It somewhat resembles the cover of one of the singles (see below) that will be out tomorrow.

Picture of two singles to be released June 20. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

CBS announces McCartney's 'Carpool Karoake'

Courtesy CBS

We announced the "Carpool Karaoke' segment broadcast news on Variety the other day. Here's the CBS press release today (6/13/18) with some more details: 
Legendary musician Paul McCartney will join James Corden in an all-new “Carpool Karaoke” during the London broadcasts of THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, to be broadcast from Central Hall Westminster, Monday, June 18–Thursday, June 21 (12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
During the “Carpool Karaoke,” Paul gives James a tour of his hometown of Liverpool as they sing his hits, have an exclusive sing-along to brand new material, and surprise unsuspecting locals.
UPDATE: The "Carpool Karaoke" segment with Paul McCartney will air June 21, CBS announced June 14.
*Thursday, June 21
Broadcast from London featuring guests Foo Fighters and “Carpool Karaoke” with Paul McCartney (n)