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In March, “Flowers In The Dirt“, Paul McCartney’s 1989 opus, was reissued as part of the Archive Collection. It included a large set of demos recorded by Paul and Elvis Costello in 1987 and 1988. Some of those demos had previously been released on various bootlegs, but some were made available for the very first time.

Paul McCartney continued the recording of his new studio album, “Egypt Station”.

Paul McCartney brought his “One On One” tour in Japan, in the US, in Latin American, and in Australia / New Zealand.

The world celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, with a special reissue of the album remixed by Giles Martin, George’s son.

On non-music related matters, Paul was awarded Companion Of Honour by the Royal Family, for his major contribution to the arts.

From paulmccartney.com, December 31, 2017:

Pirates of the Carribean 5:

It’s been a pirates life for us here at PaulMcCartney.com as Paul hung up his Hofner to embrace the life of a pirate to embrace an exciting role in the new ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film. We can’t wait to here what you think of Paul in the movie! Did you spot ‘Uncle Jack’ in the film?

Paul and Bruce Springsteen at Madison Square Garden:
Fans may remember a few years back that Paul and Bruce Springsteen had the plug pulled on them! To the delight of New Yorkers, Paul and “The Boss” took to the stage together once more at Madison Square Garden this summer for a NY take-over! They performed ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ not once… but twice! And if that wasn’t cool enough, Paul joined Springsteen’s guitarist Stevie Van Zandt on stage later in the year at The Roundhouse to welcome him to the UK!

Paul in Latin America:
There are few things as impressive as a Latin America crowd, and gosh did they treat Paul and his band this year when he played dates in Brazil and Mexico! Our sources on the tour tell us that the streets were lined with people welcoming Paul with deafening screams and applause. Paul also ran competitions online for fans to win tickets to the shows by filming and uploading their own videos. You can check out all the fun on Paul’s Instagram page by clicking HERE!

MFM Film:
Meat Free Monday’s aim is to raise awareness and inspire people to make a change in their diets from an easily achievable starting point. The McCartney family launched the campaign’s new documentary short ‘One Day A Week’, narrated by Paul, and with appearances fom Mary and Stella McCartney, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone. The film describes the delicate balance on which our beautiful exists – a balance we are dangerously disrupting through our insatiable desire for animal products.

Australia and New Zealand:
Can you think of a nicer way to finish your year than a couple of weeks down under in Australia and New Zealand? That’s how Paul closed 2017 and his latest leg of the ‘One On One’ tour. Performing in packed out venues, Paul wowed his way across both countries even bringing sunshine to Melbourne (the Victorian state experiencing some of its worst rainfall on record just before his visit!). PaulMcCartney.com was lucky enough to be at one of the Melbourne shows and witnessed first-hand just how loud the Aussie fans can be! Paul also took time out on the trip to meet up with Kylie Minogue and meet a real kiwi in New Zealand.

From Twitter – Paul during the recording of #EgyptStation @AbbeyRoad, November 2017

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