Paul McCartney is set to release Pure Paul, a collection spanning from his 1970 debut solo album all the way through to his 2015 "Say Say Say" remix. Its scheduled release date is June 10. (QNYC note -- I take issue that "Souvenir" isn't on the vinyl version!)
The tracks in the collection were all handpicked by Sir Paul. It will come in three different formats; 2CD, 4CD, 4LP and digital. All will feature versions of Paul's greatest solo, Wings and Fireman compositions.
The 4CD version features 67 tracks, more than 40 of which were Top 40 hits including 'Maybe I'm Amazed', 'Live and Let Die', 'Mull Of Kintyre', ‘Ebony and Ivory’, ‘Dance Tonight’ and ‘New’.
'Pure McCartney', a new compilation of his solo, Wings and Fireman work, celebrates that fact, showcasing 67 highlights from one of the most-revered catalogues in music - from 'McCartney' in 1970, his debut solo album, right through to 'Hope For The Future', his 2014 track taken from 'Destiny', the most-anticipated video game of the last decade. Not only is 'Pure McCartney’ a monumental mixtape of some of popular music's most memorable moments from 1970 to the present day, it also features curios for the superfans and some of Paul's personal favourites — all handpicked by the man himself..
"Me and my team came up with the idea of putting together a collection of my recordings with nothing else in mind other than having something fun to listen to," Paul says of this project."Maybe it's to be enjoyed on a long car journey or an evening at home or at a party with friends? So we got our heads together and came up with these diverse playlists from various periods of my long and winding career.”