The Paul McCartney Project

McCartney III (Exclusive Third Man Records Version Red LP)

Timeline More from year 2020
Release date:
Dec 18, 2020
Publisher:
Capitol Records

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions



Recording "McCartney III"

April - June 2020 ?

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Track list

Disc 1


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 2


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.

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


3.

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


4.

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


5.

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

About

  • Limited to 3000 copies.
  • Sold via Paul McCartney’s official online US shop (outside the US, another Red LP was available – also limited to 3000 copies)

From Paul McCartney’s official US shop:

Written, composed, and produced by Paul McCartney

Cover Art and Typography by Ed Ruscha

Cover Portrait by Mary McCartney

Hand-numbered gatefold featuring photography by Mary McCartney, Sonny McCartney and Paul McCartney (it’s a family affair!)

Limited-edition (3000 units worldwide) store exclusive made in collaboration with Third Man Records

180g red vinyl disc with printed inner disc sleeve

12” x 18” insert poster

‘Made in Rockdown’

50 years following the release of his self-titled first solo album McCartney, featuring Paul playing every instrument and writing and recording every song, Paul McCartney will release McCartney III on December 11th. Paul hadn’t planned to release an album in 2020, but in the isolation of “Rockdown,” he soon found himself fleshing out some existing musical sketches and creating even more new ones. Before long an eclectic collection of spontaneous songs would become McCartney III: a stripped-back, self-produced and, quite literally, solo work marking the opening of a new decade, in the tradition of 1970’s McCartney and 1980’s McCartney II. Recorded earlier this year in Sussex (UK), McCartney III is mostly built from live takes of Paul on vocals and guitar or piano, overdubbing his bass playing, drumming, etc. atop that foundation. McCartney III spans a vast and intimate range of modes and moods, from soul-searching to wistful, from playful to raucous and all points between — captured with some of the same gear from Paul’s Rude Studio used as far back as 1971 Wings sessions. And Paul’s array of vintage instruments he played on the new album have an even more storied history, including Bill Black of Elvis Presley’s original trio’s double bass alongside Paul’s own iconic Hofner violin bass, and a mellotron from Abbey Road Studios used on Beatles recordings, to name but a few. Just as McCartney’s 1970 release marked Paul’s return to basics in the wake of the biggest band break-up in musical history, and the 1980 avant-garde masterpiece McCartney II rose from the ashes of Wings, McCartney III finds Paul back on his own, turning unexpected circumstances into a personal snapshot of a timeless artist at a unique point in history.

From the Instagram account of Third Man Records, October 21, 2020:

Announcing McCartney III, to be released December 11 on @capitolrecords across digital platforms, on CD, and on LP manufactured by @thirdmanpressing . Vinyl configurations will include the Third Man Edition of 3000 hand-numbered red vinyl copies sold on @paulmccartney online store, a ‘333’ Edition sold only via #ThirdManRecords online store and limited to 333 copies on yellow-with-black-dots vinyl composed from a “regrind” of 33 McCartney & McCartney II records, and more. More info at the link in bio. @paulmccartney #paulmccartney

About Third Man Records:

Third Man Records is an independent record label founded by Jack White in Detroit, Michigan, in 2001. Third Man established its first physical location—a combination record store, performance venue, and headquarters for the label—in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2009. The label opened a Detroit branch location in 2015, which added a pressing plant (Third Man Pressing) in 2017.

Email received from paulmccartney.com customer service, December 21, 2020:

We are reaching out regarding your order containing the McCartney III – Exclusive Third Man Records Version Red LP. We are currently preparing your order for shipment.

We wanted to give you the heads up that, unfortunately, the original product image for this item was incorrect. The Third Man Records logo will not appear on the cover of this vinyl as previously displayed.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Thanks for your support,

Paul McCartney Official Store

From Third Man Records’ Instagram – Out today on @capitolrecords, McCartney III, we hope you enjoy your Third Man Records’ limited red edition and black & yellow 333 edition! Every copy of each vinyl variant LP was proudly manufactured in Detroit @ThirdManPressing. 🎲@paulmccartney #paulmccartney
From Twitter – Out today on @capitolrecords, McCartney III, we hope you enjoy your Third Man Records’ limited red edition and black & yellow 333 edition! Every copy of each vinyl variant LP was proudly manufactured in Detroit #ThirdManPressing.

Last updated on December 23, 2020


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