McCartney I II III Box Set

Release date:
Aug 05, 2022

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

The Lovely Linda

Written by Paul McCartney

0:46 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Percussion, Producer, Recording engineer, Vocals
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recorded:
Late December 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 21, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


2.

That Would Be Something

Written by Paul McCartney

2:42 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Producer, Recording engineer, Vocals
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Late December 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 22, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


3.

Valentine Day

Written by Paul McCartney

1:44 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Percussion, Producer, Recording engineer
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Late December 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 22, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


4.

Every Night

Written by Paul McCartney

2:35 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Producer, Vocals
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Feb 23, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 24, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


5.

Medley


1.

Hot As Sun

Written by Paul McCartney

1:28 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • Medley with "Glasses", "Suicide" - 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Bongos, Drums, Electric guitar, Maracas, Organ, Producer
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Robin Black :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Feb 12 to ~20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London, UK

Session Mixing:
Feb 24, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


6.

Junk

Written by Paul McCartney

1:57 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Producer, Vocals, Xylophone
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Robin Black :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Late December 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Overdubs:
Feb 12-20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Late February 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Disc 2


1.

Man We Was Lonely

Written by Paul McCartney

3:00 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Percussion, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Vocals
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Feb 25, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 25, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


2.

Oo You

Written by Paul McCartney

2:50 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Aerosol spray, Bass, Cow bell, Drums, Electric guitar, Producer, Tambourine, Vocals
Robin Black :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Late December 1969
Studio :
Home studio, Cavendish Avenue, St.John's Wood

Session Overdubs:
Feb 12-20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 12-20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


3.

Momma Miss America

Written by Paul McCartney

4:08 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer, Recording engineer
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Late December 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 21, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


4.

Teddy Boy

Written by Paul McCartney

2:25 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Producer, Recording engineer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Robin Black :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Late December 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Overdubs:
Feb 12-20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Late February 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


5.

Singalong Junk

Written by Paul McCartney

2:38 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Robin Black :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
December, 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Overdubs:
Feb 12-20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 21, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


6.

Maybe I'm Amazed

Written by Paul McCartney

3:51 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Organ, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Feb 22, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 22, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


7.

Kreen - Akrore

Written by Paul McCartney

4:16 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Producer
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Robin Black :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Feb 12, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
Feb 12-20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 12-20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London ?


8.

Medley


1.

Glasses

Written by Paul McCartney

0:29 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • Medley with "Hot As Sun", "Suicide"

Paul McCartney :
Glasses, Piano, Producer, Recording engineer, Vocals
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Feb 21 to 25, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Late February 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Suicide

Written by Paul McCartney

0:09 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • Medley with "Glasses", "Hot As Sun"

Paul McCartney :
Mixing engineer, Piano, Producer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Late December 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, St. John's Wood, UK

Session Mixing:
Late February 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Disc 3


1.

Coming Up

Written by Paul McCartney

3:54 • Studio versionA2011 • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitars, Electric piano, Mixing engineer, Percussion, Producer, Recording engineer, Synthesizers, Tambourine, Vocals
Eddie Klein :
Mixing assistant
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


2.

Temporary Secretary

Written by Paul McCartney

3:16 • Studio versionA2011 • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Mixing engineer, Producer, Recording engineer, Sequencer, Synthesizers, Vocals
Eddie Klein :
Mixing assistant
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


3.

On The Way

Written by Paul McCartney

3:41 • Studio versionA2011 • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitars, Mixing engineer, Producer, Recording engineer, Vocals
Eddie Klein :
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


4.

Waterfalls

Written by Paul McCartney

4:46 • Studio versionA2011 • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Electric piano, Mixing engineer, Producer, Recording engineer, Synthesizers, Vocals
Eddie Klein :
Mixing assistant
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


5.

Nobody Knows

Written by Paul McCartney

2:55 • Studio versionA2011 • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Mixing engineer, Producer, Recording engineer, Vocals
Eddie Klein :
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon

Disc 4


1.

Front Parlour

Written by Paul McCartney

3:34 • Studio versionA2011 • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitars, Keyboards, Mixing engineer, Producer, Recording engineer, Synthesizers
Eddie Klein :
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


2.

Summer's Day Song

Written by Paul McCartney

3:26 • Studio versionA2011 • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Keyboards, Mellotron, Mixing engineer, Producer, Recording engineer, Synthesizers, Vocals
Eddie Klein :
Mixing assistant, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Overdubs:
October 1979
Studio :
Replica Studio, Soho Square, London

Session Mixing:
October 1979
Studio :
Replica Studio, Soho Square, London

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


3.

Frozen Jap

Written by Paul McCartney

3:41 • Studio versionA2011 • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Mixing engineer, Producer, Recording engineer, Synthesizers
Eddie Klein :
Mixing assistant, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


4.

Bogey Music

Written by Paul McCartney

3:29 • Studio versionA2011 • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitars, Mixing engineer, Producer, Recording engineer, Synthesizers, Tambourine, Vocals
Eddie Klein :
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


5.

Darkroom

Written by Paul McCartney

2:22 • Studio versionA2011 • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Mixing engineer, Producer, Recording engineer, Shaker, Synthesizers, Vocals
Eddie Klein :
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


6.

One Of These Days

Written by Paul McCartney

3:38 • Studio versionA2011 • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Mixing engineer, Producer, Recording engineer, Vocals
Eddie Klein :
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio :
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon

Disc 5


1.

Long Tailed Winter Bird

Written by Paul McCartney

5:17 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Drums, Harmonium, Hofner bass, Producer, Recorder, Vocals
Keith Smith :
Assistant engineer
Steve Orchard :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
April - June 2020 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


2.

Find My Way

Written by Paul McCartney

3:54 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Drums, Electric guitar, Harpsichord, Hofner bass, Moog bass, Piano, Producer, Synth bass, Vocals
Keith Smith :
Assistant engineer
Steve Orchard :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
April - June 2020 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


3.

Pretty Boys

Written by Paul McCartney

3:00 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Double bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Harpsichord, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Keith Smith :
Assistant engineer
Steve Orchard :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
April - June 2020 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


4.

Women And Wives

Written by Paul McCartney

2:52 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Double bass, Drums, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Keith Smith :
Assistant engineer
Steve Orchard :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
April - June 2020 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


5.

Lavatory Lil'

Written by Paul McCartney

2:22 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Drums, Electric guitar, Moog bass, Producer, Vocals
Keith Smith :
Assistant engineer
Steve Orchard :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
April - June 2020 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


6.

Slidin'

Written by Paul McCartney

3:23 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums
Keith Smith :
Assistant engineer
Greg Kurstin :
Producer
Steve Orchard :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Alex Pasco :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
April - June 2020 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Disc 6


1.

Deep Deep Feeling

Written by Paul McCartney

8:26 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Drums, Electric guitar, Foot stamping, Hofner bass, Maracas, Mellotron, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer, Vocals
Keith Smith :
Assistant engineer
Steve Orchard :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
April - June 2020 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


2.

Seize The Day

Written by Paul McCartney

3:21 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Drums, Electric guitar, Hofner bass, Maracas, Piano, Producer, Rhodes, Tambourine, Vocals, Wurlitzer electric piano
Keith Smith :
Assistant engineer
Steve Orchard :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
April - June 2020 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


3.

Medley


1.

Winter Bird

Written by Paul McCartney

0:25 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Harmonium, Hofner bass, Mellotron, Percussion, Producer, Recorder, Vocals
Keith Smith :
Assistant engineer
Steve Orchard :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
April - June 2020 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


2.

When Winter Comes

Written by Paul McCartney

2:47 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Producer, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Keith Smith :
Assistant engineer
Bob Kraushaar :
Recording engineer
Steve Orchard :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
September 3, 1992
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


4.

The Kiss Of Venus

Written by Paul McCartney

3:06 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Harpsichord, Producer, Vocals
Keith Smith :
Assistant engineer
Steve Orchard :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
April - June 2020 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


5.

Deep Down

Written by Paul McCartney

5:52 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Drums, Harmonium, Moog bass, Producer, Rhodes, Vocals
Keith Smith :
Assistant engineer
Steve Orchard :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
April - June 2020 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

About

From McCartney I II III 3LP Box Set – Paul McCartney Official Store:

The eponymous solo albums written, performed, and produced by Paul McCartney from 1970, 1980, and 2020.  Includes 3 LPs on 180g audiophile vinyl with 3 limited edition photo prints and an introduction from Paul in a beautiful slipcase box.

Written, performed, and produced entirely by Paul McCartney, his three eponymous career-spanning solo albums (1970’s McCartney, 1980’s McCartney II, and 2020’s McCartney III) will now be packaged together and available in one special boxset for the first time.

McCartney I II III box set will be available in three different formats – Limited Edition Color Vinyl, Black Vinyl Edition, and CD – each including three special photo prints with notes from Paul about each album. The newly created boxset cover art and typography for the slipcase are by Ed Ruscha.

Bookending 50 years of unparalleled work, each album demonstrates Paul McCartney’s restless creativity and adventurous artistic spirit. McCartney, the Number One Album was Paul’s first solo album released in 1970 and features timeless tracks “Every Night” and “Junk,” along with the immortal classic “Maybe I’m Amazed.” This album saw a global music superstar pioneer a novel homespun approach to recording that would, in time, become a sought-after sound and the highly influential precursor to the “lo-fi” alternative genre.

Just as McCartney marked the end of an era with Paul’s first release after leaving the biggest band in history, Paul did it again in 1980, this time signaling the end of 70s rock giants Wings. Taking a fresh approach to things, Paul wrote, performed, and produced the avant-garde masterpiece McCartney II, which reached Number One in the UK, and Number 3 in the US, producing such classics as “Coming Up,” “Waterfalls,” and “Temporary Secretary.”

With McCartney III Paul went back to basics again to create some of his most revealing work to date. Released in December 2020, just two years after Paul’s Billboard-topping Egypt Station album, “Rockdown,” saw Paul turn unexpected time on his hands into an opportunity to get into the studio on his own. An intimate and loose record featuring “Find My Way” and the now live favorite “Women and Wives,” McCartney III features Paul’s melodic gift at its forefront throughout. Upon release, McCartney III charted at Number One on the UK’s Official Album Charts and Number One on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart.

In an unrivaled career, Paul has always been willing to take risks and have fun along the way – his musical projects have included classical albums, electronic albums, ballet scores, writing for video games, and left-field collaborations — along the way, breaking chart records, box office records, winning countless awards and remaining one of the world’s most influential and revered artists of all time. McCartney, McCartney II, and McCartney III captured and documented landmark moments of his singular career, each offering a personal snapshot of a unique artist at a particular moment in time.

Paul will headline the Glastonbury Festival on Saturday 25th June.

Written, performed, and produced entirely by Paul McCartney, his three eponymous career-spanning solo albums (1970’s McCartney, 1980’s McCartney II, and 2020’s McCartney III) will now be packaged together and available in one special boxset for the first time. McCartney I II III box set will be available in three different formats – Limited Edition Color Vinyl, Black Vinyl Edition, and CD – each including three special photo prints with notes from Paul about each album.

Last updated on June 20, 2022

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