Paul McCartney Unveils Expanded Reissues of McCartney and McCartney II

Paul McCartney Unveils Expanded Reissues of <i>McCartney</i> and <i>McCartney II</i>
Last year, Paul McCartney unveiled an expanded version of his classic Wings album Band on the Run with the promise that more reissues would follow. Sure enough, the Beatles legend is continuing to delve into his back catalogue by reissuing his solo albums McCartney and McCartney II. The expanded sets will arrive on June 14 via MPL and Concord Music Group.

According to a press release, "Paul McCartney personally supervised all aspects of these two reissues," with the albums being remastered at Abbey Road by the same team responsible for the recent Beatles remasters.

McCartney was originally released in 1970, and the home-recorded collection was made as the Fab Four were dissolving. The first of Sir Paul's many solo albums, it features the songwriter playing all of the instruments himself, and contains the classic song "Maybe I'm Amazed" and the Beatles leftover "Junk." The reissue will be available as a two-CD "special edition," featuring the remastered album with seven bonus tracks. This includes unreleased outtakes and a live recording of "Maybe I'm Amazed." For McCartney diehards, there will also be a "deluxe edition" with two CDs. plus a DVD and a 128-page hardcover book.

The sequel McCartney II was originally released in 1980, a decade after its predecessor. The experimental, synth-heavy album was created as Wings broke up. The reissue will again be available in a two-CD special edition with the remastered album and eight bonus tracks. These extra tracks consist of B-sides, alternate takes and live tracks. As for the deluxe edition, it will be made up of three CDs, a DVD and a 128-page hardcover book.

Both the albums and bonus tracks will also be released as double-vinyl sets (with MP3 download) and digitally.

We can expect more McCartney reissues to be announced in the coming months and years. See the deluxe edition tracklists below.

McCartney (Deluxe Edition):

CD 1:

1. "The Lovely Linda"

2. "That Would Be Something"
3. "Valentine Day"

4. "Every Night"

5. "Hot As Sun / Glasses"

6. "Junk"

7. "Man We Was Lonely"

8. "Oo You"

9. "Momma Miss America"

10. "Teddy Boy"

11. "Singalong Junk"

12. "Maybe I'm Amazed"

13. "Kreen-Akrore"

CD 2:

1. "Suicide (Outtake)"

2. "Maybe I'm Amazed" (from One Hand Clapping)

3. "Every Night" (Live at Glasgow, 1979)

4. "Hot As Sun" (Live at Glasgow, 1979)

5. "Maybe I'm Amazed" (Live at Glasgow, 1979)

6. "Don't Cry Baby" (Outtake)

7. "Women Kind" (Demo) (Mono)


1. "The Album Story"

2. "The Beach"

3. "Maybe I'm Amazed" music video

4. "Suicide" (from One Hand Clapping)

5. "Every Night" (Live at Concert for the People of Kampuchea)

6. "Hot As Sun" (Live at Concert for the People of Kampuchea)

7. "Junk" (MTV Unplugged)

8. "That Would Be Something" (MTV Unplugged)

McCartney II (Deluxe Edition):

CD 1:

1. "Coming Up"

2. "Temporary Secretary"

3. "On the Way"

4. "Waterfalls"

5. "Nobody Knows"

6. "Front Parlour"

7. "Summer's Day Song"

8. "Frozen Jap"

9. "Bogey Music"

10. "Darkroom"

11 "One of These Days"

CD 2:

1. "Blue Sway" (with Richard Niles Orchestration)

2. "Coming Up" (Live at Glasgow, 1979)

3. "Check My Machine" (Edit)

4. "Bogey Wobble"

5. "Secret Friend"

6. "Mr H Atom / You Know I'll Get You Baby"

7. "Wonderful Christmastime" (Edited Version)

8. "All You Horse Riders / Blue Sway"

CD 3:

1. "Coming Up" (Full Length Version)

2. "Front Parlour" (Full Length Version)

3. "Frozen Jap" (Full Length Version)

4. "Darkroom" (Full Length Version)

5. "Check My Machine" (Full Length Version)

6. "Wonderful Christmastime" (Full Length Version)

7. "Summer's Day Song" (Original Without Cocals)

8. "Waterfalls" (DJ Edit)


1. "Meet Paul McCartney"

2. "Coming Up" music video

3. "Waterfalls" music video

4. "Wonderful Christmastime" music video

5. "Coming Up" (Live at Concert for the People of Kampuchea)

6. "Coming Up" (taken from a rehearsal session at Lower Gate Farm, 1979)

7. "Making the Coming Up" music video

8. "Blue Sway"