Release date:
Dec 15, 2023

Master release

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To celebrate the third anniversary of the “McCartney III” release, a limited edition, available in three tri-coloured LPs distributed randomly, was released. It was teased a week in advance through Capitol’s post mail with some postcards, and made available for purchase on December 11, 2023.

From Paul McCartney Official Fan Group on Facebook, December 11, 2023:


3 hours before general release, we’re giving you the chance to purchase the 3rd anniversary edition of ‘McCartney III’ as a special thank you for being a member of this Facebook Group!

‘McCartney III — 3×3 Edition’ will be released in three randomly distributed configurations, each featuring one of three unique combinations of multi-color vinyl and prints of Paul’s handwritten draft lyrics or of his hand-drawn album artwork sketch.

  • Tri-color vinyl + “Pretty Boys” lyric draft
  • Three-striped vinyl + album artwork sketch
  • Swirl vinyl + “The Kiss of Venus” lyric draft

Additionally, all copies will feature new cover art, and will include a poster of Ed Ruscha’s hand-sketched draft for the original ‘McCartney III’ album artwork.

From ‘McCartney III’ 3×3 Edition – Paul McCartney, December 11, 2023:

Release date: 15 December, 2023

A brand new limited-edition pressing of McCartney III celebrating the third anniversary of the album’s release. Each copy includes:

One of three unique tri-coloured LPs plus print handwritten by Paul
New cover artwork plus Ed Ruscha sketch poster
Variant selected at random for each purchase

*Customers will receive a random selection of LP + print pairing.
[Please note, if you purchase more than one copy, we cannot guarantee that you will receive two different variants]

Originally released December 18, 2020, McCartney III is the third in a trilogy of home-made self-titled albums that began with Paul’s milestone 1970 solo debut McCartney, and continued in 1980 with the bold, experimental McCartney II. All three albums were written, performed and produced by Paul in varying states of isolation, all showcasing his unique creativity and inspired spontaneity. Recorded in “Rockdown” in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, McCartney III saw Paul turn unexpected time on his hands into an opportunity to get into the studio on his own. An intimate and revelatory record, McCartney III features Paul’s melodic gift at its forefront throughout. Upon release, McCartney III charted at #1 on both the UK’s Official Album Charts and Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart.

Limit 2 per customer.

Formats: Vinyl LP
Label: EMI

Email newsletter announcing the release to subscribed used ahead of public availability

From Paul McCartney Official Fan Group on Facebook


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